6 Tips for Coconut Oil Use

May 19, 2020

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.

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