The Amazing Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

The beauty industry is currently going gaga over an oil that’s been said to work all kinds of wonders on the skin, hair, and general well-being on the people who’ve tried it. The name of this miracle oil? Coconut oil.

More and more people are discovering the various benefits of this oil, which is a much cheaper (but equally affective) alternative to expensive creams, oils, and lotions in the market. Here are some amazing ways you can put this wonder oil to work:

  • To keep your hands moisturized

After washing the dishes or doing the laundry, you can refresh your parched, dry, digits with a drop or two of coconut oil. Keep a jar or bottle of this oil by your kitchen sink for a quick and instant moisturizing session.

  • To highlight your cheekbones

If you’re going out for a night of socializing but your skin looks tired from having worked all day, a dab of coconut oil on your cheekbones can illuminate your skin. Make sure you apply it right on top of your makeup to get the full effect. In no time, you will have that radiant glow you’ve always wanted.

  • To shave leg and underarm hair

Traditional shaving creams are expensive, not to mention a bit unhealthy because they’re chock-full of chemicals. To get a clean shave on your underarms and legs, you don’t need to spend a lot of money or expose yourself to unhealthy chemicals. A jar of coconut oil is not only inexpensive; it is also antimicrobial and helps keep your legs moisturized.

  • To deeply condition your hair

There’s a reason why coconut oil is perfect for deep conditioning: it can penetrate hair strands more deeply compared to conventional mineral oil. Before you sleep at night, apply a generous amount to your hair, comb it through, and then tie your hair into a loose bun. You might want to put on a shower cap to avoid staining your pillows. Shampoo it all off in the morning when you take a shower. Coconut oil is so gentle that you can even use it on extensions you may have bought from Human Hair Extension Online.

  • To remove makeup

It is also extremely effective as a makeup remover. Just pour a drop or two on a cotton ball or pad and then sweep it over your entire face to remove your makeup. It can even remove stubborn waterproof mascara or eyeliner. Aside from deeply cleaning your face, it also hydrates it.

  • To scrub your body

Why buy an expensive scrub from a store when you can create your own healthy scrub using coconut oil and a host of other natural ingredients? Here’s what you can do: melt half a cup of oil on low heat. Mix it with a cup of either salt or brown sugar. (You can add in a few drops of essential oil like peppermint or vanilla if you want, for that nice, luscious smell.) Then lather and gently scrub the mixture all over your face.

Coconut oil has more uses other than just being a favored ingredient in the kitchen. Aside from enhancing the flavor of your favorite dishes, it can also work miracles on your hair and skin.