Last week I was watching a vlog by Jennifer over at The Daily Connoisseur (one of my most favourite new-to-me bloggers), where she talked about her current skincare favourites. One little gem she shared was regarding frankincense. It seems, upon further investigation, that this essential oil is quite the miracle worker for repairing skin and reducing scarring. Since my local pharmacy carries it, I dropped in there yesterday and picked up a little (expensive!) bottle. I've mixed a handful of drops into some extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil. I had to use a warm teaspoon to mix it, since the oil is now quite solid, due to the cooler days we've had. But now it sits in a teensy little pot, looking quite cute.
Last night I had it on my eyes for about an hour and then had to get it off. My eyes were tearing up terribly, but the coconut oil feels so smooth and silky!! Interestingly, my eyes are a little puffy this morning, not as much as I would have expected. The skin on my eyelids has settled right down. It's not red and irritated, like it has been. So half a win.
I'm going to try using the coconut oil/frankincense mixture for short amounts of time and see if I can't build up some resilience for my eyelids. Maybe if I take it off after 15 or so minutes it'll help my lids to resist puffing up, and the skin will continue to heal?
The saga continues....