10 Amazing Ways To Use Coconut Oil For Your Beauty And Health
You’ve probably heard about a few health benefits of coconut oil. Maybe your best friend cooks with it and tells you that it’s the best oil to use if you want to lose weight.
But maybe you never before realised that coconut oil can also be rubbed all over your face.
And your legs.
And your hair.
Don’t be alarmed! A steadily progressing body of research has shown that coconut oil can be used for just about anything – including both your health and your beauty.
Coconut oil is found in a variety of beauty products, lots of them natural. It contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agents that ensure it works as nature’s first moisturiser, and it can also dig into your hair and remove grease and dirt better than any other oil.
Perhaps the best thing of all? It smells like cookies!
But before we get ahead of ourselves and sniff it day and night, let’s first of all take a look at 10 amazing ways to use coconut oil for your health and beauty:
Coconut Oil Can Soothe Dry Hands
I suffer badly from winter dry skin, so as soon as I found out that coconut oil can soothe dry hands, I applied it immediately.
Although this doesn’t work when you’re out and about, it does work perfectly for your skin if you’re at home.
I keep a jar of coconut oil by my sink all the time now, and apply a dab after washing the pots and pans.
Moreover, I also cook with coconut oil all the time (thanks to my friend) and I always scoop up a little after cooking and apply it to my parched hands. It works a treat!
Coconut Oil Makes A Great Hair Mask
At room temp, coconut oil turns creamy. When you heat it to 76 fahrenheit, it turns into a liquid.
To use it as a hair mask, melt your jar of coconut oil in the shower by running it under the water.
Once you have shampooed your hair, apply a decent amount of coconut oil to your strands before twisting into a bun.
Leave for around five or twenty minutes (depending on how much time you have) before rinsing.
Coconut Oil Can Burn Fat
If you want to lose weight quicker, you should probably start cooking with coconut oil.
Coconut oil is rich in triglycerides that can boost 24 energy expenditure by around five percent.
Over the long-term, this can represent significant fat reduction.
Coconut Oil Works As A Cheekbone Highlighter
Sometimes, your face is just a little bit tired, right? It sags, it frowns, and it just doesn’t want to glow.
The best thing when this happens is to apply a dab of highlighter, which will perk up a tired face in no time at all.
However, you no longer need to rely on products from the supermarket any more – not now that coconut oil is in town.
Simply buy a tub of organic coconut oil and apply a small amount on top of your makeup before leaving.
It basically makes your skin glow like nothing else, and this is the reason why lots of natural cosmetic brands are using it as a base ingredient.
Coconut Oil Can Be Used To Shave Your Legs
When I was younger, my little brother couldn’t get his head around the fact that I shaved my legs.
“Eew!” he would cry. “Girls aren’t meant to have hairs!”
But no sooner did I get over the fact that I had to shave than I learned that shaving costs a lot of money.
Not anymore. Coconut oil is a lot less expensive than that cocktail of chemicals you’ve relied on up to now. It’s also 100% natural and smells like cookies.
Moreover, it comes with skin-soothing agents that won’t irritate your legs, but will instead keep them nicely hydrated. Highly recommended.
Coconut Oil As Body Oil
Coconut oil has a creamy texture at room temperature, which means it can be used as a light moisturiser all over your body.
Apply around a dime-sized amount to your skin after you leave the shower.
Combine it with a drop or two of peppermint oil for a proper massage mix before rubbing it over your body.
Coconut Oil Improves Blood Cholesterol Levels
Because coconut oil is rich in good fats (saturated fats), it can raise your body’s levels of good cholesterol while reducing your levels of bad cholesterol.
Improving blood cholesterol levels means that your risk of heart disease is reduced.
Coconut Oil Works As A Deep Conditioner
Lots of conditioners on the market contain coconut oil.
Why? Because it can penetrate hair much better than sunflower and mineral oil combined.
I use coconut oil in my hair all the time. All you need is a quarter cup sized amount. Apply it to your hair before combing and turning into a loose bun. Cover your pillow in a soft towel, before showering in the morning with a regular shampoo.
Coconut Oil Can Replace Your Lip Balm
Dry, chapped lips are irritating. If you don’t combat them in time, they can turn really sore before crusting and even blistering and bleeding.
But they don’t stand a chance when you fight them with coconut oil.
Scoop up a smidgen of oil before dabbing on your parched lips throughout the day.
Coconut Oil Can Remove Eye Makeup
Removing eye makeup is just one of those annoying chores that guys have no idea about.
From now on, you can start using coconut oil because it can even work its magic on waterproof mascara.
All you need to do is dab a dot or two on a cotton ball before carefully sweeping it over your eyes. Make sure that you get under your eyes, too.
The oil works at breaking down inky make up that has turned waxy, and it also hydrates your skin, too.
As ever, wash your face once you’re finished.
Do you know other uses and benefits of coconut oil for beauty and health?