11 Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

January 1, 2016
coconut oil and half coconut with pieces

We all know how that Coconut Oil has many health benefits but did you know that it also has some amazing beauty benefits. 

Here are 11 Beauty benefits of Coconut Oil that you can incorporate into your Beauty Regime.

Its so easy to solve some of your beauty concerns naturally with an $11.00 jar of Coconut Oil.  

Beauty Tip #1 Dry hands

This won’t work for dry digits when you’re on the go, but at home, coconut oil can work wonders on dishpan hands or excessive handwashing. Try keeping a jar of organic extra virgin coconut oil by the kitchen and bathroom sinks and put a little on after washing your hands to keep them soft and moist. Every second hand wash you should apply hand cream or moisturiser to keep them from drying out. 

If you cook with coconut oil (you can substitute it for butter in baking recipes because it’s solid at room temperature) scoop out a little extra for your hands. Coconut oil isn’t just for cooking,  it makes the perfect moisturiser for your hands and body.

Beauty Tip #2 Cheekbone Highlighter

Nothing wakes up a tired face like a little highlighter, but you don’t need store-bought products to achieve the same effect. Simply weep a tiny amount of coconut oil on tops of your makeup, let it set and forget.

It looks like your skin but glowier, which is why many natural makeup brands use it as a base ingredient in their formulas. 

If you’re looking for a more portable option to give your skin a satin-pearl glow… try this cult favourite from Mecca which is enriched with coconut oil and rosemary extracts.

Try Living Luminizer by RMS Beauty

Beauty Tip #3 Shaving Gel

Conventional shaving cream is an expensive cocktail of chemicals that you don’t need in order to get a nice clean shave on your legs or underarms. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is inexpensive, naturally antimicrobial, and smells divine. Plus, its skin-soothing properties will leave your legs looking silky smooth and hydrated (but never greasy).

To make up your own shaving gel from our DIY Beauty Recipes click here

Beauty Tip #4 Hair Mask

There’s a reason many conditioners contain coconut oil: it’s better able to penetrate hair (and prevent protein loss) than mineral and sunflower oil, according to research. You can use it on your hair and on your skin for deep conditioning.

Once a fortnight or whenever your hair is feeling dry, after completing a single shampoo to remove hair spray and styling products, apply a twenty cent size dollop of coconut oil to your hair, comb it through, and then pile it into a loose bun and leave in overnight. You’ll want to place a soft towel over your pillow or sleep in a shower cap. In the morning, shampoo as usual and apply your regular conditioner and style as usual.

To make up your own Hair Mask from our DIY Beauty Recipes click here

Beauty Tip #5 Eye makeup Remover

Yes ladies, coconut oil even works on waterproof mascara! Put a little on a cotton round, hold over eye makeup for a minute and gently sweep it over your eyes, paying attention to your under-eyes as well. The oil does a great job breaking down waxy, inky eye makeup, and leaves the delicate area hydrated, too. Once you’re done, complete your normal skin care regime.

To make up your own Eye Makeup Remover from our DIY Beauty Recipes click here

Beauty Tip #6 Body Moisturiser

A recent animal study found that when applied topically, virgin coconut oil can speed up wound healing, and a human study found it to be effective in increasing hydration and reducing water loss in seriously dry skin. 

Sounds like a recipe for a really good lotion! It’s a health-expert favourite, too. It smells delicious, is very affordable, and leaves skin feeling nourished and smooth.

To make up your own body lotion from our DIY Beauty Recipes click here

Beauty Tip #7 Face Cleanser

Because coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, moisturising and, according to research, great for atopic dermatitis, many women swear by its use as a night time moisturiser for their face, too.

Try the double-cleansing method: Simply rub the oil in circular motions all over your face and neck, giving yourself a gentle massage as you go. When you’re done, wash off the residue with your favourite cleanser. 

(If you’re adult-acne prone, avoid this technique unless you know your skin tolerates coconut oil.)

Beauty Tip #8 Shine serum

After you have finished styling your hair smooth a tiny amount of coconut oil onto your ends to add a little shine, or on fly-away strands if you have dark hair.

Remember that a little goes a long way, a dab will do you: anymore and your hair might appear greasy.

 Beauty Tip #9 Body Scrub

Here’s a well known beauty secret: the store-bought body scrub you save for special occasions? It’s a waste of money. 

That’s because you can make one yourself with ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

To make up your own body scrub from our DIY Beauty Recipes click here

Beauty Tip #10 Massage Oil

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, moisturising and absorbs quickly.

Beauty Tip #11 Fights tooth decay

Coconut oil could be a healthy, non-chemical additive in toothpaste and mouthwash, Irish research suggests. Scientists have found that when the oil was treated with digestive enzymes it became a powerful killer of mouth bugs that can lead to dental cavities. 

Oil pulling is another way to take care your oral hygiene. Using coconut oil during “oil pulling” is one of the best ways to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums.

For more information click here

 

Who knew that one jar of Coconut Oil could be so helpful in our everyday lives…In case you didn’t know what else this little jar of heaven is capable of, it can help with digestion problems, manage type 2 diabetes, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity and boost metabolism just to name a few. 

Another amazing gift from Mother Nature!

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