Coconut oil is really an amazing product and is 100% natural, free of chemicals and smells delicious! Find out what are the Top 5 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil and the great things it can do for your skin & hair, if you incorporate it of your beauty routine.
Just remember to always buy the pure coconut oil, which is is unrefined, unfiltered and without any additives. It can be used in so many ways with great results, that you will want to make sure that you always have some Coconut Oil in the house, or when traveling. It is one of those great products to use in the kitchen and in your beauty routine as well. Besides using coconut oil for cooking and baking, it is a great product for your skin & hair. You will simplify and reduce the cost of your daily beauty routine, with just one simple natural ingredient.
Keep on reading to find out which are the top 5 Beauty uses for Coconut Oil!
1. Eye make-up remover
No waterproof mascara, eyeshadow or eyeliner can resist the gentle power of coconut oil! Just rub off a generous amount of coconut oil on your eyes and eyelashes, let is sit for a few seconds and then use a facial cotton pad to remove all the makeup. Do you have sensible eyes, and have tried many eye makeup removers? You will love coconut oil! Not only will it remove all treces of makeup without irritating your eyes, it will also nourish your eyelashes and help them grow! Pretty cool, no?
2. Shaving cream
Shaving your legs irritates your skin? Give coconut oil a try as a pre and post shaving cream, and your legs will thank you! It also helps to avoid parabens and all the different ingredients that so many beauty products contain, and keeps your skin moisturised, soft and free of irritations because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. This is one of the simplest and super amazing beauty uses for coconut oil. Tip: keep a little jar of organic coconut oil in the shower, and use it as a pre-shaving lotion, and I also apply some as a after- shave oil, to repair the skin and give it a healthy glow!
3. Body Scrub
Don’t you love the feeling of soft, hydrated skin, after a good scrub in the shower? You can make your own homemade 100% natural body scrub that feels and smells amazing. This is perhaps one of the best all time Beauty uses for Coconut oil. Once you try it, you will never go back to using anything else! Just mix equal parts of sugar & coconut oil in a jar, and give it a good mix, and there you have it! A great scrub that will leave your skin feeling like silk.
4. Hair mask
This is something to try in summer or during a holiday in a hot and humid destination, or if you live in an area with hard water. Long sunny days at the beach will dry out your hair, especially at the tips. So remember to give coconut oil a try as a hair mask! It will hydrate your hair and help it regain it’s shine!
To use coconut oil as a hair mask, just heat up some so it becomes liquid, and then rub it in your hair, evenly distributing it from roots to tips. Massage it in until your hair is completely soaked in coconut oil. Put you hair in a bun and cover it with a shower cap and let it sit for as long as you can, for a deep conditioning hair treatment. Best done at night, so the oil can work it’s magic. Wash in the morning and you’re done! The longer you keep it in your hair, the more conditioned and shiny your hair will be. Do this once a week if you have dry hair. Tip: Mix a bit of coconut oil with some hair conditioner and apply to tips before going to the beach to protect your hair from the sea salt.
5. Massage oil
The last tip about using coconut oil is as a massage oil. Pure coconut oil has a soft pleasant scent, and once in contact with body temperature it becomes liquid, which makes it so easy to rub it all over yourself or your partner for a sensual massage. The combination of coconut oil and a massage is a real treat for your skin. It helps with blood circulation below the skin and stimulates the muscles. It is a great way to relax, and because coconut oil is rich in vitamin-E, it keeps your skin it soft, smooth, and moist.