Last week, I suffered from the worst rash I have ever had in my life, triggered by allergies. I am allergic to animals especially cats and dogs, and after spending a lot of time at my mums house who has 4 cats and 2 dogs (yikes), I think my body just freaked out and left me with a horrendous itchy rash across my face and neck. For 2 days my skin was horrendous, itchy and irritated. I tried regular moisturiser and nothing seemed to improve or soothe the condition of my skin, I was afraid to put anything else on my face in case it made the rash worse. I thought by leaving it be, my skin would naturally get better but it was only getting worse.
Desperate to clear my skin, I started googling ways to get rid of the rash and I stumbled upon articles mentioning the benefits of coconut oil and its healing properties. I found this article listing a tonne of different uses for coconut oil that I found pretty cool! A friend of mine also mentioned trying coconut oil. Therefore, I thought I had nothing to lose, so I went ahead and grabbed the coconut oil in my kitchen. I took the picture above at night before bed, as you can see, my skin was full of tiny bumps, swelling and redness. I applied a generous amount coconut oil all over the rash and went to bed hoping for the best.
‘The Groovy Food Company Organic Coconut Oil’ – £4.99
I took the picture below the next morning, and as you can see, my skin had cleared up DRAMATICALLY. I was so AMAZED and happy that something as simple as coconut oil had performed such a miracle. There was still mild redness and a couple small bumps, but my skin was practically back to normal!!
And now almost one week after getting the rash and continuing to apply coconut oil, my skin is back to normal again. Crazy right?! I definitely underestimated the amazing benefits of coconut oil.
Do you use coconut oil? What do you use it for? Thanks for reading!