The recent fad of using coconut oil as a beauty tool has taken over the world by storm! You can find recipes for DIY body butters, hair masks, scrubs, and even toothpaste’s in magazines, and all over social media! With all of these amazing ways to use coconut oil, these are the top 10 benefits of coconut oil for your skin and hair that you have to try!
With its natural antioxidant properties, coconut oil has been found to help individuals with eczema, it helps to calm and moisturize irritated and itchy skin.
Melt a scoop of coconut oil between your palms and apply all over your body and face after a shower as lotion! Not only will your skin glow and feel silky smooth, the oil will promote hair growth within the follicles of your eyebrows and eyelashes!
3. Make-up remover
Apply a small amount of coconut oil onto a cotton pad and gently wipe away your face and eye makeup as you normally would. Your makeup will melt away and your skin will feel gloriously hydrated, not to mention the oil will help reduce wrinkles around the eyes!
Mixing equals parts coconut oil and sugar will create a perfect DIY body/face scrub that moisturizes as it scrubs away dead skin, it doesn’t get any better than that! If you want something a little coarser for your body, you can substitute in sea-salt instead of sugar, or pink Himalayan salt if you want to get extra fancy! *Treat-yo-self*
Tip: add in a few drops of your favourite essential oil for a delicate fragrance
Do you tend to get bumps after shaving or a lot of in-grown hairs? Apply coconut oil immediately after a shower to the shaved areas of your body. This will help to moisturize and soothe the areas, preventing those unwanted bumps.
6. Scalp health
If you have problems with a flaky scalp, massage coconut oil with 1-2 drops of tea tree oil into your roots and leave it in overnight, the antibacterial properties in the oils will help reduce dandruff!
7. Hydrating mask
Create a mixture of coconut oil and honey, lather it throughout your hair (or just to the ends), and let it saturate for at least 30 minutes before washing your hair as normal. The mixture will penetrate the hair shaft and leave your hair feeling miraculously silky! You can also leave it in overnight for better results.
Tip: sleep on a towel to prevent leaving a mess on your pillow & sheets
8. Hair growth
By massaging a concoction of coconut oil, honey, and a whole egg into your scalp, hair growth it promoted by stimulating blood circulation into the hair follicles!
Tip: wash the mixture out with lukewarm/cool water to prevent cooking the egg in your hair!
9. Lock in Hair Moisturizer
After your shower, let your hair dry a little and apply the coconut oil to damp hair. This will help to keep the natural moisture in your hair and control frizzies and fly-aways. Add more as needed throughout the day, but don’t go overboard because it can appear greasy.
10. Natural Makeup Highlighter
Instead of applying makeup highlighter to your face, simply swipe a little coconut oil on the areas you want highlighted and you have a natural glow! Plus, this will help to keep your skin hydrated all day!
Do you have any other ways to use the amazing benefits of coconut oil!? Share in the comments below!
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