6 Tips for Coconut Oil UseOctober 24, 2017
There are many health benefits to coconut oil and beauty experts in the know already know that coconut oil can be used for a range of uses. Coconut oil is used as the base for many natural and green beauty products. One of the properties of coconut oil is that it is a great moisturiser, has excellent penetrative capabilities (more so than other oils) and has a distinctive smell.
We outline 6 uses for Coconut oil here:
1. As a face glower
Coconut oil can be used to highlight the contours of your cheeks. Once you’ve applied make-up you can gloss a small amount on top. The coconut oil will make your skin glow as coconut oil acts as a light reflecting agent.
2. To Deep Condition
Coconut oil is a great deep conditioner especially for hair but can also be used to add moisture to skin. To use as a deep conditioner for hair, after washing, add a good-sized dollop to the hair, comb it through and add a conditioning cap. Wash out after 30 minutes and you’ll have soft, gently conditioned hair.
3. As a Make-up Remover
The glidability of coconut oil means that it can be used as a make-up remover. Add a small amount of coconut oil on a cotton wool ball and gently use to remove eye make-up from the lid and under the eyes. Coconut oil breaks down make-up and at the same time moisturises the skin. Once you’ve removed the make-up, wash your face with a gentle cleanser, rinse and you’re done.
4. Skin Moisturiser
Coconut oil when used as a skin moisturiser increases hydration and can help in reducing water loss in very dry skin and will leave the skin nourished, conditioned and smooth.
5. As a Face Cleanser
If you can use coconut oil on the face and are not prone to break-outs, Coconut oils is suitable for used as part of a night-time moisturising regime. Use coconut oil by applying all over the face, jawbone, neck and lightly apply using circular application when applying the oil. Afterwards, wash the face with a gentle cleanser. The skin will be soft and hydrated.
6. As a Body Scrub
Coconut oil is suitable to be used as a base for many beauty products and body scrubs are an effective way to use coconut oil as a skin conditioner. To make your own melt ½ a cup of coconut oil over a low heat in a double bottomed saucepan. Use either brown sugar or salt in a container and pour over the melted coconut oil. Stir well. You can add your own scrumptious natural scents to your scrub.