Today we are sharing with you 9 Ways to Improve Your Beauty Routine with Coconut Oil.
Coconut oil has been revered for its many health benefits, but you may have also noticed this tropical oil popping up as an ingredient in your favorite beauty products. Why? Coconut oil has moisturizing and nourishing properties, which can help keep your skin and hair healthy. It’s also a chemical-free alternative to many of the store-bought creams, lotions and conditioners you may be using on your skin, hair and face. Unlike conventional beauty products, coconut oil contains no parabens, phthalates, sulfates or other harmful ingredients.
Now that you know some of the wonderful benefits of coconut oil, we’ve created a list of our favorite uses —try them all out and start saving big bucks on your beauty routine!
9 Ways to Improve Your Beauty Routine with Coconut Oil
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Blow drying, curling, straightening and bleaching your hair can leave your locks dry and damaged. Repair your hair naturally with a deep-conditioning coconut oil mask. Spread a dollop of coconut oil evenly through your hair and leave on overnight. In the morning, simply wash out the coconut oil to reveal shiny and healthy looking hair!
It is probably unlikely you have a collection of massage oils lying around your house. Instead of spending time and money trying to find the perfect scent, add a few drops of an essential oil (we love lavender) to coconut oil for a natural and relaxing massage oil.
You don’t have to go to a salon to get beautiful hands and nails! Treat yourself to an at-home manicure with the help of coconut oil! Soften your cuticles by simply massaging coconut around your nails.
Replace your usual moisturizer with coconut oil to keep your skin hydrated and soft. If you love the smell of tropical coconut, give virgin (unrefined) coconut oil a try. If you prefer a neutral scent, go for a steam-refined coconut oil.
Eye Makeup Remover
If you’re looking for a gentle way to remove makeup that doesn’t require scrubbing, coconut oil is just what you need. Put a dab of coconut oil on a cotton ball or wash cloth and gently spread across your eyes. You’ll be surprised how quickly your makeup dissolves! Finish up by washing your face as usual.
Also known as “kavala” or “gundusha,” oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique that uses natural substances to draw out toxins in your body. Oil pulling with coconut oil is an easy way to improve oral health and can be completed in 4 easy steps: Put 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil into your mouth, swish for 20 minutes, spit oil into the garbage, and brush teeth well.
No one likes chapped lips, and it’s important to make sure you’re not contributing to the problem by using chemical-filled lip balms. Many lip balms contain harmful ingredients like petroleum jelly or synthetic fragrances that actually end up drying out your lips even more. Luckily, coconut oil is an inexpensive and safe way to soothe even the driest lips! Use it as you would any lip balm—spread across your lips and let the healing begin!
Shaving regularly can often strip your skin of vital oils and cause unsightly razor burn. Combat itchy, red skin by shaving with coconut oil. The result—soft, smooth and hydrated skin.
An at-home exfoliating treatment is a great way to ensure your skin is ready to soak up the hydrating effects of coconut oil. Combine coconut oil and coconut sugar for a homemade and environmentally friendly body scrub. Use in the shower to gently polish away dry flakes for soft, glowing skin.
Tell us! What’s your favorite way to use coconut oil in your beauty routine?