· By COCO & CO. (Heather)
The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Beauty & How to Use it
All natural beauty products are very popular right now, and one product in particular is probably hiding out in your kitchen pantry while your skin, nails and hair are screaming for it. “What is this amazing product?” you ask. Coconut oil! Coconut oil is all natural and the benefits of its use are immense. The documented use of coconut oil dates as far back as 1500 BC, and it’s not surprising at all when you think about all of the different ways it can be used, other than just cooking. It can be used to keep your skin healthy and youthful, your hair beautifully shiny and soften up your cuticles, and that’s just naming a few of its many uses.
Coconut Oil for Your Skin
Are you ready to stop spending a crazy amount of money on your moisturizer? If you answered yes, then read on. Coconut oil is the perfect substitute for your daily lotion. Not only is it much cheaper than many brands you would find in the beauty aisle, but it’s also all natural unlike the lotion that you’re probably using now. If you want super soft skin, then use coconut oil and watch your dry skin transform after just the first application. For the best results, use coconut oil right after your shower. It’s perfect for your whole body, including your chapped lips! You can also use coconut oil for your daily makeup remover. It’s a breeze to take off even waterproof mascara, using coconut oil! Rub a small amount in between your fingers and then apply to your face, rubbing in a circular motion, afterwards just rinse your face with warm water. There’s no rough scrubbing required, so it’s the best solution for your delicate eye area.
Coconut Oil for Your Hair
Is your hair in need of some moisture? If your hair is dry and dull then try coconut oil as a deep conditioner. Coconut oil penetrates deeper than any conditioner that you can buy at the store. Since coconut oil is solid until it reaches 76 degrees, you’ll need to scoop a small amount into a separate jar or bowl and run it under some warm water to bring it to its liquid state. After it’s in its liquid state, follow these simple steps for the ultimate at home conditioning treatment.
It’s best to use this conditioning treatment on clean hair, so if you haven’t already, wash your hair.
Start off by applying the coconut oil at your roots, and work it in really good while making your way down to the ends.
Put your hair up in a shower cap (if you don’t have a shower cap, don’t worry, use a plastic bag!) and let it soak in for an hour or two. The longer the better!
All that’s left to do now is lather, rinse and repeat! Style as usual, and enjoy your beautiful tresses!
Coconut Oil for Your Nails
Want to strengthen your cuticle and moisturize your hands all at the same time? Before bed every night, rub a small amount of coconut oil on your cuticles and hands. It’s perfect for beautiful looking nails and can even help promote nail growth!
A little bit of coconut oil goes a long way, so be sure to start off with a small amount and apply more if needed. Make your skin, hair and nails happy…. Give coconut oil a try!