BEAUTY BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL

It is absolutely clear how most people are obsessed with coconut oil. That is because it comes pretty close to one of the few beauty products that are cure-alls.

From using it as a frizz fighter, cuticle fighter, makeup brushes cleanser, scar healer, treatment of eczema, to a sunscreen agent and using as a body scrub.

The following are benefits of coconut oil on the different parts of the body and how to apply;

1. HAIR

a. You can apply to your hair as a conditioner, either at room temperature or when heated up. Soak your hair in coconut oil for a few hours and it conditions your hair, making it look and feel way healthier, as it is enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin K and Iron.

b. Our scalp and hair have a higher bacterial content than we would like to acknowledge but coconut oil contains anti-fungal/antibacterial properties that serves as a protective barrier.

2. SKIN

a. Coconut oil works as an all-natural moisturizer that replenishes the skin. It can be applied on the face and all over the body.

b. It serves as a soothing balm. When applied or ingested in precise amounts, It helps to reduce skin breakouts and irritations.

c. As an antioxidant, it helps to slow down the aging process by keeping your skin hydrated and with a glowy finish. It also prevents wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles and fine lines on the undereyes.

d. For expectant mums, it serves as a natural stretch-mark remover cream.

e. As a makeup remover, melt one teaspoon of coconut oil into a round cotton wool and use on your face. This can take off a day’s worth of makeup with ease, no matter the staying power.

f. As a massage oil, it’s lubricating effect gives it a long ‘play time’ as it doesn’t absorb immediately.

g. It can be applied directly on the hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin.

3. TEETH & LIPS

a. By swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for several minutes before spitting out, it helps to whiten the teeth. You can also add baking soda to a jar of coconut oil for a perfect fix.

b. As an antibacterial, It helps ward off the plaque buildup that causes tooth decay.

c. As a lip balm/moisturizer, a chapped lips don’t stand a chance against ultra-hydrating coconut oil. It helps nourishes the lips for a soft pout free of cracks and flakes. Via Elevate News

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