5 Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Skin
There are SO many ways to use coconut oil and so many health benefits of this ancient magic elixir! But these five ways of using coconut oil for skin care may be some that you haven't heard.
Coconut Oil for Skin
Coconut oil has been used for many years by our ancestors for its many benefits. Over time, coconut oil received a bad reputation while the nasty, detrimental hydrogenated oils were promoted as healthy. Most people bought into the false hype that was propagated by the major food companies.
Today obesity is at epidemic proportions. Millions are suffering from inflammation and numerous health problems as a result of a poor diet. One of the major culprits is the hydrogenated oils we use. Just by switching to coconut oil, many people will notice their health problems improve and their weight will drop too.
It is such a versatile product of nature that not only can it be used for cooking but it can also be used to benefit your appearance.
- Coconut oil is a Moisturizer
Are your hands dry? Or maybe the skin on your legs tend to dry out after you shave them? No worries. Just dab some coconut oil and spread it thinly over your skin and gently massage it in. Your skin will become soft, supple and moisturized.
- Shaving Cream
The shaving creams, foams, gels that are sold in stores are a combination of chemicals that most people know nothing about. They only know how to slather their skin in the foam that comes out with nary a thought as to what is in the cream.
Well, it's all chemicals. Why not use coconut oil that is just as effective. It's also antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial. It's also much cheaper and will not dry out your skin after use.
- Skin Highlighter
We all know how expensive branded makeup can be. Using cheap makeup is not a good idea because it might damage your skin in the long run. What about coconut oil? It can be a cheekbone highlighter. Many brands of makeup use coconut oil as a base ingredient.
You just need to lightly dab a small amount of coconut oil over your make up to make your skin glow.
- Makeup remover
Coconut oil is an excellent makeup remover even for waterproof eye makeup. So, instead of buying makeup remover from the store, you can just use coconut oil. It's cheaper and more beneficial than a cocktail of chemicals.
- Massage Oil
There are many different brands of massage oils, sensual oils, etc. sold in stores. Most are nothing more than slick packaging and some fragranced oils that are not half as beneficial as coconut oil but just cost way more.
Enough of that. Use coconut oil as your massage oil. It is just as effective for massage and much more beneficial to your skin. It will not burn a hole in your pocket either.
These are just a few ways to use coconut oil for skin. There are many more out there due to the versatile nature of this miraculous oil. Do your research to find out many other ways you can use coconut oil to beautify yourself. What other ideas do you know about?
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Coconut oil is good for hair too. Its also used to cook food in some parts of India - lends an interesting flavour....