Hanging up the call , i stretched my hands infront of me and started scanning the skin . Mom was right ! Winter was never a comfortable companion for the skin . Running my fingers over my skin , i could , to my dismay , feel prickliness at places .
I harked back those childhood days when my mother would chase me down to the floor for her coconut oil therapy . She used to spread the luke warm oil on my hands and feet and would massage them diligently focusing on my joints , until her hands felt weak . How those therapies used to leave my skin all smooth , shiny and refreshed ! After an hour of oil massage on my scalp , my mom would let me take a bath with warm water mixed with coconut milk. Not to forget the glasses of coconut water which would leave behind an admirable glow on my skin !
As taught in Community Medicine Classes ,
1 . The coconut fruit , water and milk , contain anti oxidants , thus supplementing the skin with anti ageing and anti cancerous properties along with vitamin E and minerals like magnesium and potassium .
2. The coconut milk rich in lipid content ,helps in maintaining the moisture of the skin , as it would seep into the skin deeper , thereby sealing the pores and making the skin smooth .The coconut oil when applied to the heel cracks and frayed skin recharges the skin and thus it regains its vitality and suppleness .
3 . When massaged onto the scalp , coconut oil acts as a stress buster removing dandruff and dirt from the hair roots, leaving behind a fresh feel
4 . Coconut water is great to replenish the water content of the body .
Cursing my hectic schedule as a house surgeon, I pondered on a way to pamper my skin with the greatness of coconut without affecting my hospital duties . Maybe a moisturizer enriched with coconut milk ? Surfing the net , my eyes fell on a Parachute ad :
The widest grin adorned my face as I found the perfect solution to my problem – ‘ The Parachute Advansed Body Lotion ‘ , available in two varieties – Parachute Soft Touch for dry skin and Parachute Deep Nourish for extremely dry skin . I learnt that they were available in 400ml bottles with a remarkably reasonable price of Rs 160 !
I could use it every single day , even on duty days , rather than squeezing in hours every week for the coconut oil therapy . It , coming in a small PumFp bottle further adds to the portability as well . The brand being Parachute , there was absolutely no space for any doubts or worries regarding the quality !
I beamed with happiness on adding a task to my To -Do list – ‘ Buy Parachute Advansed Deep Nourish tomorrow itself ‘ !