My secret to healthy skin, is not really so secret.  After all, it's cheap and you can usually find it in the cooking oil section of just about any grocery store.  My skin is not perfect, not by a long shot, but on average, at least 3 - 4 times a day I'm accused of having plastic surgery, which I haven't.  I'll be 50 in a few months and at my age, daily skin care is very important for great looking skin.  So I decided to write this article to let everyone know my inexpensive secret to healthy skin.

You won't find this product in a mall store in a fancy bottle that costs you a weeks pay.  But you probably will find it on the cooking oil isle in a nearby grocery store right by the Crisco for only a few bucks.

The secret to great skin is safflower oil.  Safflower oil very closely resembles your own natural oils and therefore will not clog your pores.  Safflower oil will be more effective on dry skin if it has been extracted from the safflower plant mechanically, rather than chemically, so choose an oil that specifically boasts mechanical extraction.  I'm not sure if the safflower oil I use is derived via chemical or mechanical extraction.  I get mine at Super One Foods.  I purchase the Hollywood brand that is enhanced with vitamin E.  People who see me buy it probably think I'm going home to fry  It comes in a large bottle so I pour the contents in a smaller pump bottle that I take in the shower with me.  I use it when still wet from the shower, just a little goes a long way.  Since I've posted this article on the KTDY website, may times I find Super One is sold out but they are usually quick to get more in.

Safflower oil is also high in Linoleic acid, a component beneficial for dry skin. Safflower oil is safe for everyday use. Use a small amount first, and test it on an inconspicuous area of dry skin. Wait at least 24 hours to makes sure no allergic reactions occur.  Safflower oil is colorless and odorless, so it will not irritate users with sensitive smell or sensitive skin.

[Via:  eHow]