Anne sells beautiful shoes—think Louboutins and Jimmy Choos—but it’s the gorgeous skin of this ageless beauty that I am taken by every time I see her. Some women half her age don’t have as wrinkle-free skin as she does, so when I ran into her recently I just had to ask,

What’s your beauty secret? 

“Coconut oil,” she said.  “It’s the only product I use.” 

Coconut oil has long been touted for its health benefits, both as an antioxidant and an antimicrobial, but many people, like Anne, are using this tropical oil as the newest weapon in their beauty arsenal.

What exactly does Anne use it for?

Her Face: “I use coconut oil to remove my make-up and as a facial moisturizer.”

Her Body: “I love it as an all-over body moisturizer. It leaves your skin feeling super soft.”

Her Hair: “I use it to condition my hair, which I also happen to cut and color myself.”

Anne’s glowing skin (the above photo is not retouched) is enough to convince me to give *coconut oil a try. I’ll let you know what I think in an upcoming post.

*Remember to purchase only unrefined organic coconut oil and to do a skin patch test before slathering it all over your body.