10 Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil should be known as simple fatty oil which is required to keep the hair healthy and somewhat our body too! But, did you know that coconut oil is perhaps the most miraculous oil that you can have in your drawer ready to use?
Coconut oil works miraculously as a beauty product as well as a toner for your health. And, the best thing is that you can be healthy and beautify yourself with natural and chemical-free oil only. And we also must have seen people cleaning their houses or cooking their food with coconut oil as well! But, the thing that matters the most is our beauty.
So here are some simple tricks about the miracles of coconut oil on your beauty –
1. Dry and damaged hair treatment
There is no doubt on the fact that coconut oil works the best when it is the case of our hair. It works wonders on dry, damaged and frizzy hair. So, all you have to do is take a little oil in your palms and then apply it in your hair from the root to the ends.
Apply thoroughly everywhere and then comb through. Feel free to wait for some time before a gentle shampoo; the longer you wait, the silkier your hair would be. The fatty acids trap the moisture in your hair and make them soft. For a change, apply oil overnight before sleeping and then shampoo your hair next morning to get awesome silky hair!
2. Deep Conditioner of Hair and scalp
Did you just think that coconut oil just makes dry and damaged hair silky? And does nothing else? No, you are wrong!
For the people who are born with soft and silky hair, coconut oil has its own importance! For conditioning of hair and scalp, first apply some oil in the hair, mostly and densely in the scalp and wait. Wait for some time and then shampoo very gently and then get ready to have really conditioned hair and scalp!
3. Makeup Remover
We all are well aware of the importance of makeup in the life of the girls and women, right? Even small children now-a-days cannot live without making up themselves!
But have you ever successfully removed your makeup without damaging your skin? May be, but it is really hard to remove the chemical makeup easily without harming the skin. If not from outside, then the skin is damaged from inside. And, here coconut oil comes to the rescue. Any waterproof mascara or heavy makeup can be easily removed by using oil. Just take a cotton pad and apply some oil using it on the makeup. Continue scrubbing it everywhere and then gently wash your face to remove the reminders of the oil. Healthy skin!
4. Teeth whitener and gum protector
And coconut oil can be sort of toothpaste as well! Coconut oil is very handy when you need white teeth and strong gums.
Just take your toothbrush and dip it in a little oil and thoroughly brush your teeth. Brush for about 10-15 minutes and the wash your mouth. Then again brush with regular toothpaste, because you would never want to have oil spilling all around your mouth! Studies say that swirling coconut oil in your mouth for some time can help kill germs as well as keep diseases like gingivitis away.
5. Remedy for mosquito bite and tan or sunburn
Coconut oil is a great remedy when you want to get rid of the itchiness caused due to our dear friend mosquitoes. Take some oil in your palm and gently apply it in the area of the mosquito bite to get instant relief. Oil can also be applied in the exposed areas to keep the little pests away for a while!
And when you have tanned skin or sunburn, gently apply some coconut oil on the tanned or sunburned areas. It will take some time, but you will get relief from the pain for sure!
6. Frizz and Curl Tamer
Two of the most common problems with our hair are the frizz and the curls. I do not know about frizzles, but curls are natural, and there are many who don’t like curls in their hair.
For such people, coconut oil is a good remedy. Warm some coconut oil and then apply it in the frizz or curls in your hair. Coconut oil possesses anti-humidity molecules which are tiny enough to go into your hair shaft and prevent frizz and curls.
7. Wonderful Shaving balm and face mask
Coconut oil work as a wonderful shaving balm as well. Not for boys of course! Girls can use coconut oil before waxing to prevent harming their skin because of the chemicals present in the waxing crème. Just apply some coconut oil along with the waxing crème and then wax. Boys can apply oil after shaving to get rid of irritation.
And the oil can be used as a great face mask as well. Just mix a tablespoon of honey and a little oil and let it set for 15 minutes. Then apply on the face to get beautiful skin!
Coconut oil can to a great job as skin moisturizer as well! Imagine how dry your skin gets during the winter season.
In the winter season, warm some coconut oil and then apply it all over your skin. Some turmeric powder can also be used along with warm coconut oil to do some serious moisture work. Say hello to fresh skin!
9. Cuticle and Foot cream
Coconut oil can also be used for healing cuticle and dry heels. Apply some oil in the cuticles to prevent dryness. Use warm oil to get rid of cracked heels.
10. Cellular Savior
Coconut oil can do some serious work to save your cells and hydrate them. Studies prove that oil not only hydrates the cells but also restores the lipid layer with omega-3 fatty acids. The method involves applying coconut oil from head to toe and then covering up with ace bandages and the work will be done.