Here's the down and dirty secret of training in Arizona: you sweat. And not just a little sweat, it's a LOT. It's the kind of sweat that demands you to immediately strip off those soaking clothes as you walk in from the heat kinda sweat. Over the past few years, this has been the cause of dry, itchy skin or Excema -- especially on my lower back and right above my elbows, where I rest my arms in my tri bars. I end up feeling like a lizard with a tough skaley exterior.
When I first noticed these patches of dry skin, I tried to soothe them with lotion -- ouch! There was way too many chemicals to apply to the abrasions. Then I tried Vaseline and Aquaphor, which helped but left me kinda goopy and oily. And then I was given a prescription that worked, but the allowable amount my health insurance covered was the size of a mini tube of toothpaste. I used it up way too fast and it was a hassle to refill the prescription.
Then I was introduced to this amazing product: Skinny Coconut Oil.
I love this stuff. It's 100 percent natural coconut oil and is very different than the coconut oil you can buy at your local grocer. I have been applying it on my "trouble spots" and it works! It gently soothes my Excema and it doesn't leave any oily residue on my body. It feels like it just soaks into my skin and heals it. It's so healthy and non toxic that I can even cook with it or throw a drop or two into my morning smoothie.
Here is the skinny on Skinny direct from the manufacturer: Our coconuts are WILD HARVESTED from the jungles of Vietnam. The coconuts are hand-picked and transported directly to our plant; a controlled environment ensuring quality. Once cracked open, the coconut meat is put into the closed-loop, dehumidifying Nutralock System™. This extracts the moisture without heat, leaving all of the raw nutrients of the coconut intact. Raw is better. The majority of coconut oils on the market claim to be "cold pressed," but are actually heated prior to the pressing process. This extracts more oil from each individual coconut, yet raises the temperature over 120˚ F and destroys nutritional value. We believe our Nutralock System™ is superior to any other pressing method. Each jar takes about three times longer than other processes and uses 12 coconuts. This is why you can see, smell and feel the difference between our oil and virtually any other oil on the market.
I'm very interested in trying the sugar scrub and lip balm when I place my next order for Skinny Coconut oil, but surprisingly that may be awhile. My first two ounce bottle has lasted me about three months, even when I use it daily.
So thanks for making me a believer Skinny & Co. You have a dedicated user for life.
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