Top 10 Beauty Uses of Coconut Oil on Skin, Face, Hair Growth & Body!
Coconut Oil is by far one of the most used natural ingredients for beauty purposes. It is used extensively for skin care as well as hair care and is loaded with a plethora of vitamins. Coconut Oil has healing, nourishing and antibacterial properties making it one of the most beneficial beauty ingredients. If you start incorporating coconut oil in your beauty regime, you will surely end up with healthy and glowing skin. The best thing is that coconut oil is readily available in India even in its purest form. In fact, you can also make it at home and store it for a good amount of time. Therefore, we bring you the best and amazing ways you can use coconut oil for face, skin, hair and body.
Top 10 Uses of Coconut Oil For Skin, Face & Hair Growth
1) Coconut Oil Uses on Face: Makeup Remover
Nothing works as effectively as coconut oil when it comes to removing makeup. From waterproof mascaras to long wearing kajals, matte lipsticks to waterproof foundations, anything can be removed with coconut oil without any excess scrubbing. All you need to do is pour coconut oil on a cotton/facial tissue and simply soak the area for 20-30secs. With the lightest pressure, wipe off and you will see that every trace of makeup has been removed. Coconut Oil is also perfect for those with sensitive eyes as unlike many waterproof makeup removers, it does not irritate or sting.
2) Uses of Coconut Oil on Skin: Shaving Lotion
Are you afraid of nicks while shaving legs or hands in a hurry? Fret not! Coconut oil is the perfect solution. With its antiseptic properties, you can easily use it as a shaving medium. It is is extra nourishing for the skin and thereby the blade won’t bump or cut the skin. Many of us also experience dry skin after shaving. The nourishing vitamins present in coconut oil effectively soothe and moisturize the skin hence combating the usual dryness that one faces. So the next time you are in a hurry (or not) try using coconut oil and notice the difference yourself.
3) Coconut Oil Uses for Hair: Natural Hair Conditioner
These day, most of us cannot do without our heat styling tools that miraculously turn our ‘bad hair day’ into a ‘good hair day’. However, the after effects of the heat and chemicals end up damaging our tresses quite a bit. Coconut oil can be very effective at reducing the damage and making the hair healthy again. Massage your hair (from scalp to ends) with lukewarm coconut oil (you can also add other oils like castor, olive, etc.) once a week to make your hair softer and manageable. You can also use coconut oil (in small quantity) to the ends to prevent split-ends if you have very dry and rough hair.
4) Lice and Dandruff Treatment: Uses of Coconut Oil
Since it is loaded with vitamins, antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties, coconut oil is a great remedy for lice and dandruff issues. It can also fight fungal infections which drives away the flaky dandruff with regular usage, especially during winters. This is a completely herbal remedy and stimulates hair growth by getting deep into its follicles. Further, it adds luster, shine and softness to the hair.
5) Coconut Oil for Thick Eye Lashes and Eye Brows
The eye lash and brow game is strong these days but a lot of us suffer from thin lashes and brows. The easiest home remedy to grow eyelashes quickly is to apply coconut oil with the help of a spoolie to the eye lashes and eyebrows. This will will not only make the lashes grow long but also enhances them to a great extent with its magical nutrients. Try this natural remedy regularly for good results.
10 Best Coconut Oil Uses On Skin & Hair
6) Hand and Nail Cream: Use of Coconut Oil as Natural Moisturizer
Dry hands and worn out cuticles can put off many people. An effective natural remedy for dry hands is to massage it with coconut oil for 5–10 mins every day. Also, after using nail polish removers which are alcohol based, the cuticles become extremely dry. A thin layer of coconut oil will surely cure them within an hour. Massage coconut oil on the hands and nails before hitting the bed to notice fast results.
7) Uses of Coconut Oil on Face: Natural Eye Cream
Coconut oil comprises of a wide range of natural fatty acids, such as lauric, myristic, caprylic and capric acid. These are all medium chain fatty acids that are essential in building cells in the human body. It helps in dealing with the dry skin, wrinkles, fine lines, eye bags, etc. In fact, with regular usage and massage, coconut oil helps regulate blood circulation around the eyes and reduces dark circles as well. Since it hydrates the skin so well it also reduces fine lines around the eyes.
8) Coconut Oil as a Lip Balm
Dry as well as pigmented lips are very common amongst girls. An effective remedy is to apply coconut oil regularly on your lips. Add crushed rose petals to the oil and massage it on your lips. Adding rose petals helps reduce pigmentation of the lips. Also, adding castor sugar to the oil makes for a great DIY Lip Scrub.
9) Coconut Oil Reduces Stretch Marks
Stretch marks generally occur in the lower layers of the skin and the regular commercial creams take time to show any results. However, coconut oil is a proven home remedy for lightening stretch marks on the body. It has many antioxidants that fight free radicals and will nourish damaged skin. It has great moisturizing properties that penetrate deeper into your skin and prevent as well as remove stretch marks.
10) DIY Body Scrub with Coconut Oil
Moisturizing body scrubs are the best ones for the skin. They not only moisturize the skin but also scrub away all the dead skin cells. Take some amount of bath salt, sugar, oats, almonds or any other exfoliating component. Mix it with coconut oil and use it as a body scrub every week. This will nourish and replenish the skin within a month.
So, these were the top beauty uses of coconut oil for the skin, hair and body. Let us know you incorporate this magical ingredient in your routine.