Everyone's been talking about the magical coconut oil and its many benefits in the cooking department, but did you know that it can also be used as a beauty product? Oh yes, it has many benefits that have soothing effect for your body.
So, what's so special about it? First of all - it's all natural, which means it doesn't contain any perservatives. It consists of saturated fats, fatty acids, vitamin-E and proteins, which are all very benefitial for your skin (you can read more about the composition here). Another good thing about it is that it doesn't become rancid, which means it can work for a longer time, unlike many other oils. It's also naturally antibacterial & antifungal and excellent moisturizer.
When you see in how many ways it can be used, you'll realize that you can throw away half of your beauty products and use only coconut oil instead. This way you'll have more space on your vanity and also save money. Here are 10 ways to use raw coconut oil as a beauty product. Try them and you'll see that it really does magic!
Cuticle and Nail Oil
Coconut oil can make wonders to dry skin. If you have very dry hands and cuticles, apply a generous amount of coconut oil on them and let it do its magic for about 15 minutes so that skin absorbs it and clean the rest with a towel. For the best results repeat every day.
Coconut oil is the best remedy for chapped lips, especially because it's semisolid at room temperature. To use it as a lip balm, put a little amount of coconut oil into a small jar and apply it on your lips throughout the day.
Did you know that raw coconut oil can speed up wound healing, increase hydration and reduce water loss in dry skin? If you want nourished and hydrated skin, apply modest amount of oil on your hands and rub it gently into your skin.
Why would you spend huge sums of money for body scrub, when you can easily make one at home?! Simply mix half a cup of coconut oil with a handful of coarse salt or sugar to create an exfoliator and then gently massage it on the body. Rinse it of with warm water.
According to researches coconut oil it's better able to penetrate hair and prevent protein loss than any other oils. For the best results, apply coconut oil on your hair before you go to sleep and leave it overnight. Don't forget to place a towel over your pillow or sleep in a shower cap. In the morning shampoo as usual. I can tell you from my experience that your hair will be stronger and healthier already after one treatment.
When you don't have shaving cream at hand, use coconut oil instead! It's naturally antimicrobial and it has skin-soothing properties that will leave your legs soft and hydrated.
Coconut oil is THE best makeup remover among all cosmetic ones! It removes all of the makeup perfectly and leaves your skin hydrated (I'm telling you from my own experience). Put a little amount of coconut oil on a coton wool and gently sweep it over your eyes, until all the makeup is removed. Afterwards wash your face as usual.
Nothing creates more healthy skin than a touch of highlighter. Did you know that you can achieve the same glowing result with coconut oil? Easily swap a small amount at the apples of your cheeks and leave it alone. Your skin will still look natural but glowier.
Coconut oil can also be used as a massage oil. It's skin-friendly and moisturizing and its slippery texture feels so good on the skin.
Coconut oil is claimed to whiten your teeth, make your breath fresher, reduce the amount of bacteria and lead to massive improvements in oral health. Put a little amount of oil in your mouth and swish it around your teeth for 15-20 minutes. After that spit out the oil and brush your teeth as usual. At first you might find it a little disgusting, but after a few days I'm sure you'll get used to it. I suggest you do it while taking a shower, so those 10-15 minutes pass by faster.
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Now tell me, do you know any other uses of coconut oil? I'd love to hear your experiences!