Which oil has the most widespread use, from culinary to health, utility and even beauty purposes. The coconut oil!! Coconut oil has antibacterial properties, vitamins and nutrients and ample amount of good fats to keep the skin and scalp nourished, protected, and healthy.
The Various Beauty Benefits Of Coconut Oil Are As Discussed Under-
Hair Oil And Conditioner
Coconut oil is a great nourishment for the scalp as it penetrates deep and moisturises.It can be applied weekly, followed by a towel therapy to get better benefits. After shampooing the hair, apply coconut oil on the scalp and leave for 5 minutes and then rinse. This tames the hair fizz and also leaves dull and dry hair nourished and shiny, giving it a natural bounce.
Body Massage Oil
Massage your body with coconut oil in winters, followed by a bath. Or, after a shower slather this oil lavishly on the body to moisturise well. After a bath, the skin is soft and absorbs oil better. It heals the dry and chapped skin and protects it from further drying up.
After your makeup, just dab some coconut oil on the cheeks or eyelids for highlighting. It gives a glow to the face and since it is free of chemicals it does not harm the skin and acts as a shield to the lower layers.
Shaving Arms And Legs
If we opt to use coconut oil instead of the shaving cream, it serves a three-fold purpose. It does not dry up the area and secondly it is free of chemicals and does not harm the skin. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties to protect and heal the scars caused by shaving.
Coconut oil acts as an ideal agent to clean the face of dirt and makeup. To remove makeup, just apply the oil all over the face and leave for a minute. Then wipe off with a damp cotton ball. Even the thickest layer of makeup clears easily leaving the skin squeaky clean. Wash the face afterwards. It can be incorporated into the daily regime as a night cleanser every day before sleeping.
DIY Body Scrub
Melt some coconut oil and add equal amounts of sea salt or sugar to it. The homemade scrub is ready and can be used as often as daily before taking a bath.It helps in exfoliating and cleaning the rough and dead skin like that of hands and feet.
Rinse the hair with apple cider vinegar and leave to dry.Now apply some coconut oil and leave for 12-24 hours. then brush the hair well and shampoo. Follow this once a week for a month to get rid of lice completely.
Coconut oil works well for dry and chapped lips. Since it is in a semi-solid state, it can be kept in a box and use when needed. It is free of chemicals and great for skin nourishment.
Delicate parts like the under eyes require special care. To get rid of dark circles, wrinkles and eye bags, we can apply coconut oil and massage the under-eye area and leave it overnight.
Coconut oil can be used to treat the problem of dandruff and scalp infections. Apply the oil and follow it with hot towel turban therapy. Wrap a towel on the hair that has been dipped in hot water. This opens the pores in the scalp and helps the oil in penetrating deeply within. The antibacterial properties of this oil help in fighting scalp infections and prevent them from surfacing again.
Cuticles that start peeling and become dry and flaky should be massaged with coconut oil. Massaging with the coconut oil strengthens and hydrates the cuticles and prevents further peeling.
If we want to reduce the age effect on the skin naturally, then apply coconut oil on the face before sleeping. The antioxidant compounds in coconut oil help in reducing the under eye bags, wrinkles, firm sagging skin and gives it a natural glow that diminishes with age.