My travel schedule has been especially tight lately. All of those hours in the air are really adding up. And, as the season starts to shift, dry skin now becomes the greatest of my worries. Yesterday, I was on a 5 hour cross country flight. One of the flight attendants had the most beautiful chocolate skin. Her skin just looked so effortless and well hydrated. I found myself catching glances of her whenever she wasn't looking. I asked myself, "how does this woman maintain such flawless skin while being in the air most of her day?"
I ran my extended finger along the length of her perfectly even toned arm. Silky would be the best word to describe the softness of her skin. "On my body, I use baby oil....gel. Not the oil, but the gel." I put it on every morning and my skin stays soft all day." (Mental note, get some baby oil gel ASAP). I also noticed that she had a cup of water in hand, which leads me to believe that she keeps herself hydrated by drinking lots of water. Unfortunately, a bout of turbulence interrupted our conversation as I had to return to my seat to buckle up. But not before I got the exact information I needed.
It's funny how she provided the tip of using coconut oil on my skin. I recently began spritzing my skin using Evian's facial spray and sealing in the moisture with a little bit of coconut oil. So far, I really love this practice for keeping my face hydrated all day. Now, I want to experiment with applying at night before bed. This reminds me of the "Go to bed greasy" post I wrote about a while back. Now, I gotta get my hands on some black soap and a tub of the baby oil gel.
By the way, if you plan on using coconut oil on your face, be sure to separate that oil in a different container (or use a spray form like CapriClear) so you aren't cross contaminating.