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Coconut oil for shaving sensitive skin!
08-02-2014, 01:35 PM
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If you are someone with sensitive skin then you may like to try shaving with coconut oil. The oil is a natural product derived from the kernel of the coconut, it helps to moisturize the skin and this makes it suitable for anyone who shaves. It is a natural antioxidant and has a number of other health benefits, and because of its moisturizing effect it is suitable for those people who have dry skin, dryness of the scalp, psoriasis or dermatitis. It can be used as a treatment for skin tissue that has been damaged, as a healing remedy for bruising and may help delay the onset of wrinkles as a person ages. It is also suitable for use as a massage oil.

Because of its massaging effect shaving with coconut oil can help reduce the nicks and cuts that occur. It does not contain chemicals so this is also a positive measure if you are looking to reduce these types of products in your home. The following steps may be helpful for anyone who hasn't used coconut oil to shave with. If you can it's a good idea to shave after a hot shower as this helps soften the skin. Using warm water moisten the area you will be shaving and apply several drops of coconut oil onto your hands and rub this onto your wet face. You will need enough oil so that it forms a light creaming effect on the skin. Unlike other commercial shaving products the oil does not form a lather or foam.

When you begin shaving with coconut oil, first dip your razor into water then move it gently over the hair in the direction of its natural growth habit. This will help with the prevention of razor burn and reduce the risk of hair follicles becoming infected. You will probably find that when you rinse your razor under the tap the oil will make it much easier to remove any facial debris from the cutting device. When you have finished shaving, wash your face with warm water then dry it with a soft towel. The coconut oil should leave your face feeling soft and smooth.
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08-17-2014, 03:02 PM
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RE: Coconut oil for shaving sensitive skin!
Hey, Bradley, great post on the healing properties of coconut oil. Coconut butter/oil is in itself an excellent hair conditioning product that helps to moisturize hair, so this other shaving benefit sure makes having a bottle of coconut butter/oil a safe male grooming option.

In the past, I did try coconut butter for shaving. I found that it worked pretty much as you\ve described, but the trick is in using pure coconut butter or oil, and not a blended product. Moreover, raw coconut butter/oil is cheaper than any blended product, and raw coconut butter/oil is what we also recommend for hair care. Lastly, you can cook with coconut butter or oil, which makes it a third benefit of this product.

For those of you wondering, the only difference between butter and oil is that state of the product. To turn the coconut butter into oil, simply scoop some of the butter, place it in your palm and then rub your palms together. Alternatively, you can microwave the oil for 10-20 seconds (but make sure that the oil is not burning hot!).

One excellent coconut butter product that we recommend in the forum and that many forum members have reported great feedback on is THIS coconut butter. It's both raw and organic, and makes for a great cooking product too (on top of its magnificent hair care properties and, of course, anti-irritant properties!)

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08-20-2014, 05:47 AM
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RE: Coconut oil for shaving sensitive skin!
I am almost tempted to try this trick since coconut oil is awesome for cooking. But do you end up smelling like a freaking coconut if shaving with coconut butter?
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08-20-2014, 02:56 PM
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RE: Coconut oil for shaving sensitive skin!
Vladimir, simply use a good soap to wash off the oily film left covering your face once you shave. Any good basic soap for men will work to remove the coconut butter from your face (try THIS soap for men, comes in a pack of 8 soap bars so it will last you an eternity and is pretty cheap!).

Once you remove the coconut butter/oil, you can either go "au naturel" or slap on some of your favorite aftershave. The good thing about coconut butter or coconut oil is that it is an anti-bacterial and moisturizer, hence it's already pretty good for you skin and there's no need to be using an aftershave to protect the skin.

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