Coconut oil has become an increasingly popular health trend. Numerous articles have been written touting its abilities as a weight loss aid to killing bacteria and certain type of viruses. The abundance of research has shown that coconut in indeed a superfood. But were you aware that coconut oil is being used for beauty purposes as well? It may feel rather odd to slather on something you buy in the food section of your local grocery store, but once you learn of its countless benefits, you will likely have no problem making it a part of your beauty regime. Let’s delve into the many ways this amazing natural ingredient can be incorporated into our daily routine.
Since it is an oil, it’s no stretch of the imagination that using coconut oil as a moisturizer makes perfect sense. Put it virtually anywhere you body could use an extra boost of moisturizing. Whether it be a body balm, lip conditioner, or even as a face wash, coconut oil’s silky texture makes an amazing mask to help heal dry skin. Even more phenomenal is it’s natural ability to fight bacteria and fungus, which is why some choose to use it as a nighttime moisturizer to aid in fighting skin blemishes.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Use coconut oil in your hair for deep conditioning to bring your dry limp strands some extra health and shine. Comb it through your hair, wrap it into a towel and leave it in overnight to get a really good deep conditioning treatment. In the morning, simply shampoo your locks and you will notice an instant difference. You might also find that rubbing a small dab between your palms and applying it to the lower few inches of your hair will successfully aid in combating frizzy strands.
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Our last amazing trick with coconut oil is using it as a makeup remover. Simply put a pea sized amount on a cotton swab (warm or liquefied oil is best) and watch that stubborn mascara or eye makeup instantly come right off. You can make your own makeup removing wipes by melting down the oil and putting it a seal-able container with cotton pads. Each pad will need about a teaspoons worth of coconut oil. Let them soak overnight and there you have it – DIY makeup removing pads.
Keep a jar handy of this jack of all trades product in your kitchen cupboard as well as in your bathroom cabinet. Not only is it the perfect health item for your inside and outside body parts but you won’t be able to get enough of it’s addictive fragrant aroma.