Coconut oil has amazing benefits and can make your skin look and feel AMAZING!
Coconut oil is one of the most unique products on the market right now. The positive rewards it brings upon your life are just too amazing to go unnoticed. Coconut oil isn't just an awesome tool to cook with but it is also an amazing product to use for beauty purposes. Many people use coconut oil for cosmetic purposes and as a mouthwash in a process called oil pulling. If you want to enjoy all the health benefits of this blog, then you must get organic, virgin coconut oil… NOT the refined stuff. Look at what else you can use coconut oil for and enhance your beauty regimen.
Coconut oil is a creamy solid at room temperature, and turns to liquid when heated to 76°F. While in the shower, melt your coconut oil by running the jar under the warm water. Then, after shampooing, apply a generous amount of the oil to wet strands and twist hair into a bun. Let it sit for at least five minutes before rinsing to add moisture and shine back into limp locks.
As a solid, coconut oil's creamy texture makes it the perfect light moisturizer to slather all over. Apply a quarter sized amount right after you get out of the shower so it can sink into your warm skin.
Chapped lips don't stand a chance against ultra-hydrating coconut oil. Scoop some into a spare contact lens holder and throw it in your purse so you can dab it on with your finger throughout the day.
To clean your face
Because coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, moisturizing and great for atopic dermatitis, using it as a nighttime moisturizer on your face is a must!
Using your finger, swipe a small amount of the oil onto each of your cuticles and allow it to soak in. The coconut oil will strengthen your nails and hydrate the delicate cuticle skin, making your hands look more youthful.
The skin under your eyes is thin and delicate, making it prone to fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles. If you hate the idea of dropping big bucks on expensive eye cream, then sub in coconut oil. Just rub a pinch in between fingers to warm it up before patting it underneath your eyes.
A deep conditioner
The reason many conditioners contain coconut oil is to prevent protein loss, keep hair strong and nourish and protect from the effects of premature aging. So apply a quarter-size dollop to your hair, comb it, and then pile it into a loose bun. It’s recommended to place a soft towel over your pillow or sleep in a shower cap. In the morning, shampoo as usual with a gentle cleanser.
Use as a facial highlighter
Glowing, fresh skin! Dab a little liquefied coconut oil onto the tops of your cheekbones, cupid's bow (the dip above your upper lip) and just above eyebrows for hydration. Nothing perks up a tired face like a little highlighter. Try sweeping a small amount of coconut oil on top of your makeup and leave it alone.
Waterproof mascara, not a problem! Put a little on a cotton ball and gently sweep it over your eyes, paying attention to your under-eyes. The oil does a great job breaking down waxy, inky eye makeup, and leaves the delicate area hydrated, too. Once you're done, wash your face as usual.
Soothe dry skin
Mix a half cup of sea salt or sugar with an equal amount of melted coconut oil, and then use your hands to rub it over any rough patches of skin. The scrub moisturizes while removing dead skin cells. The result: skin that's baby soft. Add a little more salt or sugar for the extra tough skin on your feet and elbows.
Conventional shaving cream is full of chemicals and you often have to moisturize after you shave. Why not just use coconut oil to shave and hydrate at the same time. Just warm a jar of coconut oil under the water and smooth onto legs before shaving. Your razor will glide smoothly, allowing for a super-close shave, and your legs will be moisturized.
To massage with
Many store-bought massage oils have either coconut or jojoba oil as their base. Cut out the middleman and go straight to the bottle. It's slippery, skin-friendly, and moisturizing, too.