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How many of you use lard on your skin like I do?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 29, 2012 at 8:11 AM

I used to only use oil but for the past few months I have been using a mixture of pork lard, olive oil, and urefined beeswax. Lol I know I might get this question and yes I do smell like lard, but I use it at night time or if I'm staying home. Do any of you use animal fat on your skin/hair? I forgot, lard is one of the most magical things on hair. I have classic length hair(below buttocks/halfway of body) and it keeps the ends looking great.

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on August 09, 2012
at 10:55 PM

Shea butter is the best.

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:50 AM

No lard, but I use coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, and jojoba oil. I also use unrefined shea butter and cocoa butter. Love them all.

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on April 30, 2012
at 07:16 PM

No I dont, It doesn't look greasy actually, and I usually wear it in a bun.

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on April 29, 2012
at 05:04 PM

Does it smell??

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

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on April 29, 2012
at 05:04 PM

Does is smell??

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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on April 29, 2012
at 04:41 PM

Does that work well, Joshua? I've noticed my lips mostly depend on fat-soluble vitamins, so maybe that's why it works.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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on April 29, 2012
at 04:40 PM

Talking bout this type of habit, did anyone try bovine gall on their skin?

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on April 29, 2012
at 12:24 PM

Olive oil on my hands if they're super dry, but all other fats I would rather eat than wear unless swimming the English Channel or chilling on an iceberg :)

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on April 29, 2012
at 12:23 PM

Olive oil on my hands if they're super dry, but all other fats I would rather eat than wear unless swimming the English Channel or something :)

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on April 29, 2012
at 09:41 AM

That's true. Cross-channel swimmers used to cover themselves in it.

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Da7d6676f9a15c7c47566aa3287b2093

on August 09, 2012
at 10:40 PM

I've used lard (scented with lavender oil) on my hair and skin. I find it totally amazing and I was especially surprised how easy it is to wash out of your hair!

Lard actually makes my facial skin look firmer too! And I almost never have the annoying dry skin wrinkles from standing in the wind!

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on April 29, 2012
at 02:18 PM

After having no luck with coconut oil I tried some beef tallow on my son early this winter on his belly and it smoothed it out instantly. Sure, he smelled faintly beefy but his skin sure looked happy.

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on April 29, 2012
at 01:26 PM

I have tried pretty much everything and the only thing that works for me and I swear by it is shea butter. I also use it as hand cream and for my feet.

If you ever want to buy some, make sure it is 100% shea butter and nothing else (no additives) listed on the ingredients. Once I bought the wrong kind, it had tocopherol (vitamin E made from wheat - gluten).

I love it because it is not as greasy, not liquidy and absorbs fairy quickly. It also feels nice on skin, does not run and has a clean scent.

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

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on August 09, 2012
at 10:55 PM

Shea butter is the best.

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on April 29, 2012
at 02:30 PM

I've used beef tallow for chapped lips. Can't say that I've used animal fat for much else.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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on April 29, 2012
at 04:41 PM

Does that work well, Joshua? I've noticed my lips mostly depend on fat-soluble vitamins, so maybe that's why it works.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on April 29, 2012
at 02:16 PM

As long as I avoid using soap, I don't need to use moisturizers on my skin anymore.

I eat 60-70% fat (mostly lard, butter, coconut oil, plus fatty meat.)

And I live at 7,000 feet in the high desert.

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on July 21, 2013
at 11:28 AM

I use a homemade mixture of Tallow & Olive oil. No one told me how much it stinks but I can get past it if it's goal is to clear my skin, I also gave a batch for a lady's infant grandson at my grandmas job who has eczema all over his face. I'm praying it works for him.

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on July 21, 2013
at 06:35 AM

I was introduced to using Lard as a skin moisturizer, many years ago, by a Scientist. I just purchase baking/cooking lard. It only takes a small amount to do my face and neck and I have never noticed any odor from it.

If I use it regularly, my skin looks wonderful.

Another helpful use for Lard is to calm skin heat rashes. During the summer if you get a rash under your breasts, rub this area with lard before going to bed, or maybe during the day as well. My rash will go in 1 or 2 days.

Interesting to hear that it is also a hair moisturizer. My hair is also down to my buttocks and the ends do get dry. Will try that this week.

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on April 29, 2012
at 07:21 PM

I usually use olive oil, but have been known to rub in lard left on my hands after cooking. Well, that really counts for any fat I use in cooking. Oil of any kind makes my skin happy, but I gotta say olive oil and lard have less of a smell then coconut oil. (I like coconut oil and all, but XV coconut oil starts to smell HEAVILY of coconut after much more than a quick rub into the skin on my hands.)

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on April 29, 2012
at 06:50 PM

I use coconut oil on my skin. I've shown a decrease in fine lines and my skin tone has improved. I had a large discoloration from sun damage on my forehead, and it has lightened up quite a bit from it...

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on April 29, 2012
at 04:36 PM

I inadvertently use it as a hand moisturizer when I am doing the dishes and it coats my hands. Instead of scrubbing at it for minutes with soap, I just rub it in and call it a day.

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on April 29, 2012
at 11:28 AM

I haven't tried it, have only used coconut oil. For you hair do you put it on at night then wash out in morning?

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

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on April 30, 2012
at 07:16 PM

No I dont, It doesn't look greasy actually, and I usually wear it in a bun.

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on April 29, 2012
at 10:58 AM

Yes I've done it in winter before.

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on April 29, 2012
at 08:24 AM

I think animal fat holds in the heat?

901d843c6a01089575ef1751a9e6e9fd

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on April 29, 2012
at 09:41 AM

That's true. Cross-channel swimmers used to cover themselves in it.

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