Coconut oil is having its moment in the sun right now. No other beauty oil is as versatile as this oil. There isn’t much that coconut oil can’t do. It is an amazing cure for many skin, hair, and health problems, and costs just a fraction of the so-called “wonder products” that are designed to address the same apprehensions.
Celebrities like Emma Stone, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow count it among their favourite natural ingredients and use it in their beauty regimen every single day. Since so many of the world’s most beautiful women swear by it, we decided to do a bit of research and put together all the ways in which this pocket-friendly and all-natural oil can make us prettier:
1. As an eye makeup remover
Coconut oil is a great eye makeup remover. Do you know that it can remove even the most powerful waterproof mascara? Close your eyes and gently massage the oil over your eyelids, lashes and under the eye. Let it sit there for some time and then wipe off with a clean cotton ball. You can use coconut oil to remove your face makeup as well.
2. As a lip balm
As the cold weather sets in, your pout becomes chapped and flaky. Coconut oil is an effortless way to rehydrate your pout. Just take some oil and dab it on your lips. Gently massage your lips for about a minute and see the results for yourself. The minerals in coconut oil rehydrate your lips and make them supple and soft.
3. As a cuticle oil:
Don’t have time to visit a salon for a manicure in your busy schedule? Use coconut oil to keep your fingers and nails in top condition. If you want to cure chipped and broken nails or flaking cuticles just dab some coconut oil right at the base of your nails. For those who do get a manicure done, can use coconut oil to make it last longer.
4. As an under-eye cream:
Lack of sleep, spending too much time in front of the computer screen and stress are some of the factors that contribute to dark circles under the eye. Coconut oil goes a long way in treating these unduly dark circles. Before going to bed, wash your face with a cleanser and pat it dry. Gently massage some coconut oil in the under-eye area and leave it on overnight. Wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning. Try this remedy for a week and notice the results for yourself.
5. As a body scrub:
Mix half a cup of coconut oil with a handful of Epsom salt to make an incredible body scrub that comes extremely easy in your pocket. Apply this beneficial blend on your body. The Epsom salts in the scrub gently exfoliate the skin while the coconut oil leaves your skin feeling as smooth as silk.
6. As a Massage Oil:
Massage are not only good for your muscles, but they also help you relax and de-stress after a hectic week. We have heard for ages that coconut oil is great for massages, and it truly is. Just warm a bowl of coconut oil and add a few drops of essential massage oils like lavender or peppermint to prepare a soothing massage mix.
7. As a Body Oil:
Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E that nourishes skin and make it supple and nourished. After taking a bath, apply a generous amount of coconut oil on your slightly damp skin. And did we mention that coconut oil has a natural sun protection factor of 4? So, you can kill two birds with one stone.
8. As a Night Cream:
Contouring is a beauty technique that’s often used to slim down a nose and make cheekbones appear higher. That’s where the use of a highlighter comes in. However, there is no need to rush to your nearest beauty store every time you want to sculpt your cheeks. You can use coconut oil to achieve the same results as a highlighter. Put on your makeup first, then apply some oil on each cheek to get that natural glow.
So ladies, what are you waiting for, slather yourself with some tender love and care of coconut oil and reap in the beauty benefits it has to offer.