Coconut oil has countless health benefits from weight loss to brain health. But did you know that it has many uses outside your body as well? It is surprising how many ways you can use coconut oil as part of your beauty routine. Coconut oil really is a Swiss Knife all purpose tool that can help you stay healthy inside and out. The next time your girlfriends are packing shaving cream, makeup remover, lip balm, and more you can just stay light with your single beauty secret – coconut oil.
If you don’t have any more shaving cream, coconut oil will do the trick. Just run the coconut jar under hot water for a little bit and then spread the oil on your legs and body. Your razor will easily glide across your skin and your skin will feel smooth and moisturized.
Tame the frizzies by taking a dime size of coconut oil, rubbing it between your palms to warm it out, and then placing it on the ends of hair. For the girls with naturally thick, curly hair you can apply the oil evenly throughout the hair for smoother locks. Hair will appear shiny and natural thanks to one of nature’s superfoods.
Body oil – After you get out a warm shower, apply even amounts of coconut oil to your skin. The warmth from your skin will help absorb the oils. Coconut oil has a rich, glossy texture which makes it ideal for applying over the skin as a beauty practice.
To get a natural glow that shines at all the right places, place a tad bit of coconut oil on your cheekbones and above the eyebrows.
Do you have dark spots or dry patches of skin under the eye? Ditch the expensive creams and apply a tiny amount of coconut oil for a natural lift. Make sure that you rub the oil between your fingers first so that the coconut oil warms up from the friction.
Face and Body Scrub
By mixing sea salt or sugar to coconut oil, you can soften up rough patches of skin. Start by adding a half cup of sea salt to an equal amount of coconut oil. Apply the mix to rough problems areas. For extra tough places like your feet, add extra sea salt to the mix.
Wash the day away with a small amount of coconut oil. It’s best to warm the coconut oil first so that the oil is in liquid form. All it takes is a teaspoon or less and you’ll find that the makeup glides off your face. Rinse your face with warm water and you’ll be ready with a clean fresh slate.
You can even create your own remover wipes but placing a teaspoon of coconut oil on top of each cotton ball that you prepare. Melt the oil in the microwave and let the newly melted oil stay overnight. The next morning place your cotton balls in a bag to go.
Coconut oil has the power to smooth out rough and dry cuticles while also strengthening nails. Rub each cuticle and let the oil penetrate deep in. Hands will appear instantly more hydrated and youthful.
A simple natural fix for wintertime chapped lips is to apply a small amount of coconut oil to your lips using your finger.
Yes, it’s true. Many couples swear by coconut oil as an all-natural lubricant in the bedroom. Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer that is further activated by heat or friction.