The Surprising Reason To Slather Yourself In Cooking Oil
I have chronically dry skin, but have always had trouble finding a moisturizer that would truly hydrate my skin without clogging my pores.
Turns out there’s a big difference between moisturizing and hydrating when it comes to skin.
A friend of mine who works as a commercial makeup artist told me that she has used sesame oil (the exact kind you’ll find at the grocery store) as a whole body moisturizer for years and encouraged me to do the same.
It sounded, um, crazy. After all, sesame oil is for sautéing vegetables and making salad dressing, right? It belongs in the kitchen, not my bathroom cabinet.
After some research, however, I found out sesame oil has a whole host of benefits for the skin that make it a great low-cost alternative to pricey moisturizers!