If you’ve been following me for a bit, you know I use one skincare brands religiously…Kopari Beauty! If you haven’t, sit down and get comfy because I’m going to tell y’all how I keep my skin healthy with only a few ingredients, the main one being coconut oil. Coconut oil is seriously a magic ointment and has changed my skin in so many ways, and no one does coconut oil beauty products better than Kopari. Keep reading!
Before I tell you guys how I keep my skin healthy + all the ways that I use Kopari products, let me tell you what was wrong with my skin. We all have issues with our skin, from acne to chronic dryness. Personally, I suffered from a few issues almost constantly:
- chronic dry skin all over…especially my face
- severe ingrown hairs, which appeared a few days after shaving
- skin bumps…tiny red bumps covering the back of my arms + sometimes even my cheeks
- constantly chapped lips, no matter how much balm I was applying
I’ve tried tons of remedies for all of the issues listed above. I think I’ve bought almost every drug store moisturizer + shaving cream, I’ve stockpiled Carmex and Chapstick and even tried dermatologist prescribed ointments! Not only were most of these options expensive, but also super complicated to keep up with. My skincare routine was twenty steps too long and not totally working for my skin.
I originally started using coconut oil after a fellow blogger recommended it before shaving to prevent ingrown hairs. I grabbed a jar off of the grocery store shelf and added it to my skincare routine. While it did seem to make a difference in the amount of ingrowns that appeared, it was just another step to add to the list.
So, I started searching for a brand that had all the creams, ointments + whatever else I needed for my daily skincare routine. Some seemed amazing but totally broke the bank. Others looked affordable, but were filled with harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients. Finally, I found Kopari.
* Quick disclaimer, this post is NOT sponsored by Kopari. I actually reached out to them after using and loving their products and they were nice enough to start sending me samples of new products. They even created my own page on their website where I could highlight my favorite products…click HERE to check it out!
I’m not kidding when I tell you guys that once I tried Kopari, I threw out most of the products in my cabinet. Keep scrolling to see why!
TIPS FOR PREVENTING INGROWN HAIRS // KEEPING SKIN SOFT + HYDRATED
First, I swapped my cooking coconut oil [ probably better suited for the kitchen than the bathroom ] for Kopari’s coconut melt! Every night while I wait for my shower to heat up, I apply coconut melt all over my legs, bikini line and armpits. After hopping in the shower and allowing my hair follicles to loosen in the warm water, I shave as normal.
After shaving, I use the coconut scrub to exfoliate and remove any dead or dry skin cells. Kopari’s scrub is made with brown sugar + pieces of coconut shell to buff your whole body!
After the shower, I pat dry and apply coconut melt to my whole body, except my face, for extra moisture. Using this super easy routine, my ingrown hairs are almost completely gone! I can’t tell you how huge this was for my self esteem. I’m a beach gal, but I always had dark, irritated bumps + pimples on the back of my legs from shaving. I hated it and would wear jeans even in July. No more of that now that I’ve found Kopari!
While I use the coconut melt for my body, I stick to Kopari’s face cream for moisturizing above the neck. I wash my face using their cleansing oil, so it cleans my skin + removes makeup without drying it out. I finish with a few spritzes of the coconut rose toner…which feels so refreshing and smells amazing.
Overall, I noticed that using Kopari to exfoliate and moisturize majorly decreased my ingrown hairs and almost totally got rid of those mysterious + pesky skin bumps.
TIPS FOR SOOTHING CONSTANTLY CHAPPED LIPS
I’m sure a lot of you chickadees can relate when I say my lips are ALWAYS chapped, cracked or dry. I have tried everything, and tried it twice! Various chemicals and ingredients I couldn’t pronounce didn’t help, so I turned to Kopari. Made with shea butter and coconut oil, this simple formula does the TRICK. Plus it leaves my lips with a subtle gloss and vanilla flavor.
If my lips are feeling super chapped, I’ll use a bit of the coconut crush scrub to exfoliate them before applying the lip gloss.
NEW PRODUCTS I’M TRYING
Kopari just launched a deodorant that I’m loving so far! I’ve been reading so much lately about the dangers of using deodorant, especially for women. I was skeptical that an all natural deodorant would be effective, but day to day it’s been working well. I haven’t used it for a workout yet, so I’ll try that and keep you posted.
One more thing then I’m done…promise! Last night I tried Kopari’s oil pullers that are supposed to improve gum health, whiten teeth and freshen breath. You’re supposed to squeeze the packet into your mouth and swish for 5 to 15 minutes. I made it for about 3 minutes before my mouth muscles [ is that a thing? do we have muscles in our mouth? ] got tired!
The taste of the pullers wasn’t bad…a combo of mint + coconut flavors. The texture kind of grossed me out, because it turned from this kind of clumpy paste to warm oil, but it was definitely bearable. I’m going to attempt to swish for 5 minutes tonight! Have any of you guys tried pullers?
SHOP MY FAVORITES FROM KOPARI
Kopari has been nice enough to give my followers 15% OFF with code “MOLLY15” at checkout!
It wouldn’t be a healthy skin post without mentioning SPF. Click HERE for some of my favorite SPF products.
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