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24 Benefits of Coconut Oil for Beauty and Wellbeing

Women's Best Beauty Team

We’ll show you the best coconut Oil uses for beauty, health, and overall wellness!

When it comes to natural cosmetics and staying away from chemical ingredients in your make-up and cosmetic products, you want to take a closer look at the benefits of coconut oil! Besides also being a healthy source of fat in your diet, coconut oil has been discovered to be a natural beauty secret! Check out this article and find out what to do with coconut oil and how you can use it to enhance your natural beauty.

How to use coconut oil!

To give you an easy overview over all the pros of coconut oil, we have divided our coconut oil uses into different section: below you find benefits of coconut oil for your face, hair, body, and your overall well-being.

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1. Benefits of Coconut Oil for Your Face

Fights Acne

Experts recommend using coconut oil against acne and inflammation. Coconut oil can also combat redness and irritation. Cleanse your face as you regularly would, and then apply a thin layer of oil to your skin.

Anti-Aging

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil can also minimize the appearance of wrinkles. This totally works for the sensitive skin around your eyes, too.

Whiten your Teeth

Studies have shown that oil pulling with coconut oil can whiten your teeth naturally.

Enhance your Eyelashes

It can also help strengthen your lashes. Just apply some oil to a cotton swab and spread it onto your lashes before going to bed. Wash it off when you wake up.

Remove Your Makeup

Just apply some coconut oil to a cotton makeup pad and gently wipe off any product with your all-natural coconut oil makeup remover. This also works with heavy makeup and waterproof mascara!

Lip-Balm

Just use your DIY coconut oil lip balm on your lips for instant hydration.

Whiten your Teeth

Studies have shown that oil pulling with coconut oil can whiten your teeth naturally.

Enhance your Eyelashes

It can also help strengthen your lashes. Just apply some oil to a cotton swab and spread it onto your lashes before going to bed. Wash it off when you wake up.

Whip up an At-Home Face Mask

Want a super-hydrating and antibacterial face mask? Mix coconut oil with honey. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and then rinse.

Fast Night Cream

Ditch pore-clogging heavy creams and upgrade to a thin layer of hydrating and replenishing coconut oil as a night-time facial moisturizer. 

Moisturize Your Skin

To keep your skin hydrated and supple, swap out your regular moisturizer for coconut oil. It sinks in quickly and will leave your skin feeling super soft.

Peeling for Glowing Skin

Combine coconut oil with brown sugar or baking soda. Mix it together, gently rub into your skin in circular motions, and then rinse.

2. Coconut Oil Hair Treatments

Hair Conditioner/Treatment

Moisturize your frizzy hair by using coconut oil as a conditioner. Simply add the oil to your wet hair after shampooing, wait a few minutes, then rinse it out. Coconut Oil is rich in protective fatty acids that easily adhere to keratin, the main protein in hair.

Reduce Dandruff

If you suffer from dandruff, it is possible that you have an overgrowth of a common fungus on the scalp. Massage coconut oil into your scalp to fight dandruff.

Prevent Split Ends

Apply a little bit to the ends of your hair daily, this can help reduce breakage. Just rub some onto the tips of your hair to keep your strands shiny, healthy, and hydrated. Alternatively, you can apply it as a coconut oil hair mask and leave it on overnight to get your hair fully moisturized again.

3. Natural Cosmetics with Coconut Oil for your body

Swap out your Shaving Cream

Coconut oil is perfect to get a close shave and hydrate your skin in the process.

Deodorant

Smooth some coconut oil on your armpits. The lauric acid can help kill the bacteria that causes stinky sweat.

Overnight Foot Moisturizer

Massage coconut oil into feet and put on a pair of socks to hydrate dry, rough skin while you sleep. When you wake up in the morning, your feet should feel soft and smooth. 

Deodorize your Feet

Since it has natural antibacterial properties, it’ll deodorize as it softens.

4. Coconut Oil for your Wellbeing

Massage Oil

Just warm up some coconut oil, add a few drops of essential oil and get massaging.

Hydrating Bath

Add a half cup of coconut oil to a bath to soak in its moisturizing benefits.

Stretch Mark Cream

Coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help to reduce the appearance of your skin.

Bug Bite Soother

If a mosquito or other insect bites you, use coconut oil to calm irritated skin. Apply a small amount of oil to the bites and surrounding area to alleviate itch and burning. 

Soothe Sunburn

Coconut Oil has anti-irritating and soothing properties. Apply the oil to burned skin for relief as often as needed.

Help Sooth Eczema

Eczema and psoriasis are both generally red, irritated, oftentimes chronic skin diseases, and both are uncomfortable. Coconut oil has moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, so it can help calm irritated skin related to eczema.

Healing

Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues. When applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria, and virus.


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