Saturday, September 28, 2013

5 Ways to use coconut oil in your beauty routine

Hello everyone!

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about different beauty oils.  Today, I wanted to expand on one of them in particular – coconut oil!  

Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason:  It's naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal  it's an excellent moisturiser, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and it also smells heavenly. 

Below are 5 different ways to incorporate coconut oil into your beauty routine.



To shave your legs
Coconut oil makes an amazing shaving cream substitute.  Conventional shaving cream is a cocktail of chemicals that you don't want on your skin.  Coconut oil, on the other hand, is all natural and smells divine. Plus, its skin-soothing properties will leave your legs looking hydrated (but never greasy).

As a deep hair conditioner
Coconut oil is one of the few oils that can be fully absorbed into the hair shaft, instead of just sitting on the surface.  Apply a quarter-size blob to your dry hair.  Once you've distributed it throughout your hair, wrap your hair on top of your head and wait 30 minutes (or you can even leave it on overnight). You'll want to place a soft towel over your pillow or sleep in a shower cap.  In the morning, cleanse and condition as usual.

To remove eye make-up
Coconut oil is one of the gentlest ways to remove make-up   Apply some to your eye area, and wipe off with a warm, damp towel.  You’ll be amazed at how fast it works!  The best part is that any leftover oil will hydrate the gentle skin around your eyes and even decrease fine lines.  And yes, coconut oil even works on waterproof mascara!  

As a body moisturiser
To give your skin a silky glow, apply coconut oil right after you step out of the shower.  Be careful though – a little goes a long way.

In a luscious body scrub
Who needs to buy body scrub when you can make your own?  Melt ½ cup of coconut oil at very low heat. Pour it over 1 cup of brown (or white) sugar and stir well.  Coconut oil also has anti-fungal properties, so it makes a great foot scrub as well.

Have you ever used coconut oil?  What are some other natural oils you use in your beauty routine?  Tell me in the comments below!

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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