We all know that the coconut tree has a lot of benefits, so much so that it is commonly referred to as the tree of life. In particular, many people have experienced the many benefits of using coconut oil. But what exactly can coconut oil do in terms of skincare and beauty? Well, there’s certainly a lot – and we’ve got nine of the best beauty trick right here.
1) Hair Conditioner
The first beauty trick comes to no surprise as coconut oil contains fatty acids that can make your hair soft in no time. If you have dry or damaged hair due to too much styling every single day, try an intensive hair conditioning using coconut oil.
Simply get a small amount of coconut oil and put them in your hands. Rub them together – which also functions to moisturize your hands – and then put the coconut oil on your scalp.
Make sure that you go through the roots and onto the strands. However, we do not recommend applying the coconut to your roots if you have thin hair. Regardless, you have the option to rinse it off or just let it stay in your hair.
2) Makeup Remover
If you’ve ever had problems with removing your mascara, you will be happy with coconut oil. It works well as a makeup remover due to its antibacterial characteristics. Coconut oil won’t be harsh on your face as it removes all of the grime.
Likewise, doesn’t it feel nice to know that you don’t have to rely on all those chemical products to get rid of makeup? It’s a natural solution that can ever work to hydrate your eyes after a long day at work. Applying it to the area around your eye will surely keep wrinkles and lines away.
3) Night Cream
As we’ve mentioned before, coconut oil contains fatty acids. One of the benefits of these is that they strengthen the natural lipid barrier. In other words, your skin is able to retain moisture better and improve hydration.
Still, using coconut oil as a night cream might bode well for everyone. For some, it feels too greasy to use. A good alternative is to use a product that at least contains coconut oil as one of the ingredients.
4) Face Mask
Aside from using it as a night cream, coconut oil is also utilized as a face mask. After all, it’s a quick and natural way to get rid of dry skin. Likewise, it soothes the skin and keeps it from immediately developing wrinkles.
There are people who do not like to use extra virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer because it leads to breakouts. By using it as a face mask instead and rinsing it off shortly thereafter, you still get enough moisture without being experiencing breakouts.
5) For Hair Growth
Coconut oil can also be used for hair loss treatment. Unlike the other products, this one is cheap and perfectly safe to us. Apart from encouraging hair growth, it is also known to make your hair thicker. After all, coconut oil contains lauric acid that keeps your hair as healthy as possible.
Of course, we highly recommend that you eat foods with omega-3 fatty acids. Having a good diet along with a natural hair loss treatment like coconut oil will surely improve the health of your hair.
6) Body Scrub
We already know that coconut oil is good for your hair and your face. So, why don’t we apply it to your body too? Instead of just using coconut oil, you should definitely consider combining shea butter and sugar with it. This will create a satisfying body balm that will naturally exfoliate your body. In addition, coconut oil has antifungal properties that your feet will surely benefit from.
Here’s a video of making a coconut oil body scrub:
Soap that has coconut oil is great not only because it makes your skin supple but also because your hands become soft. As you carry the soap with your hand, it becomes exposed to coconut oil that moisturizes it again and again. Thus, it’s a win-win condition all thanks to the fatty acid contents of the coconut oil.
8) For Nails
As we’ve previously mentioned, coconut oil has antifungal properties that are good for one’s feet. Well, these properties are also great for your nails – both the ones on your hands and on your feet. The nails become stronger and soft at the same time. Thankfully, it does not encourage nail growth. If you want to apply coconut oil to your nails, just remember to make it warm first by heating it up for a bit.
9) Lip balm
Finally, you can use coconut oil to give your lips sufficient moisture. The fatty acids won’t fail in improving moisture retention for your lips. Thus, you wouldn’t be worrying about dry lips anytime soon.
In conclusion, coconut oil has a wide variety of beauty benefits. This is largely due to its antifungal, antibacterial, and moisturizing properties. All you have to do is be willing to test out this natural beauty product for yourself.
We hope that this article helped you appreciate coconut oil more. If you have any questions, do give us a comment.
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Huy Nguyen is a senior editor at homeremediesforlife.com with deep love and passion for all things health, wellness, fitness and fashion