6 Reasons To Add Coconut Oil To Your Beauty Regimen

August 22, 2016  |  

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Looking to step up your beauty regimen and eliminate potential harmful ingredients and harsh chemicals? Coconut oil has proven to have natural benefits for treating and preventing some of the most common hair and skin conditions. Read on for simple ways you can use coconut oil in your hair and beauty routine with minimal fuss and maximum benefit.

  1. Add Moisture to Your Hair

Because coconut oil is a light emollient it can easily penetrate the hair shaft to prevent your hair from losing too much moisture and becoming dry. With it’s super moisturizing properties, it also helps to combat protein loss and prevents damage. And chances are you have some already in your kitchen.

  1. Minimize Razor Bumps

Struggle with razor bumps and occasional nicks from using a dull razor? If so, coconut oil can help. Coconut oil works well to sooth the skin after shaving and can also help to provide a much smoother and cleaner shave. Try out this DIY shaving cream recipe for a smoother shave today.

  1. Detangle Hair for a PrePoo Treatment

If you don’t know about pre-poo, it’s an oil treatment applied to the hair prior to shampooing. Pre-poo your hair with a light oil such as coconut that gives your hair slip, making it an excellent detangler to comb through tough strands. The coconut oil also helps to combat the dryness and stripping of hair’s natural oils from shampooing.

  1. Heal Skin from Acne Scarring

Sometimes we get pimples that leave behind a dark spot or two. You can help to clear up acne scarring with coconut oil. Coconut oil heals your skin and reduces the appearance of those acne-causing discolorations by stopping oxidation (think what happens to avocados that have set out too long) and accelerating healing.

  1. Improve Skin Elasticity

Seeing signs of cellulite? Coconut is a great natural remedy to improve elasticity because it tightens up the skin, particularly around the arms and legs, and breaks up fatty deposits when applied topically. You can also take 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil orally before a workout to speed up fat burning.

  1. Remove Makeup

Sometimes makeup remover wipes and other products we use don’t take it all off. We are left with smudges and raccoon eyes, which can also lead to breakouts because our skin hasn’t been thoroughly cleansed. Use coconut oil to remove some of the toughest eyeliners and mascara. Coconut oil is also great to loosen up stubborn eyelash glue.  Just make sure it does not enter the eye directly, as it will cause some discomfort.

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