We all use tons of branded beauty products just in the hope that they will keep us looking younger and more beautiful but the fact is these all products contain harmful chemicals which damage our skin more than they benefit it. Coconut oil is one of those few foods that can be classified as a super food for healthier skin and hair. It not only nourishes our skin and hair but also prevents further damage to them. Here are 9 of those various purposes that the coconut oil serves:
- As a deep conditioner:
Coconut oil helps condition hair and moisturizes them by sealing in the moisture on the hair cuticle and preventing breakage and damage of hair. Use it an hour before washing your hair and your hair will feel softer and shinier with visibly reduced hair damage. Plus it also leave your hair smelling really good.
- Anti-Hair fall:
Worried about hair fall? Massage coconut oil in your hair before sleeping, thoroughly and leave it overnight to work magic. Wash your hair the next day twice or thrice a week and it reduces hair fall by 70%. It works best if you warm the coconut oil a bit before applying, it helps absorbing the nutrients it contains in a better way.
- Split ends Fighter:
Split ends are the reason for dull, dead hair. Hair split because of lack of moisture and insufficient nutrients and guess what? Coconut oil is full of both. It seals the cuticle and prevents the moisture to go away resulting in shinier, healthier hair. Coupled with olive oil, it works miracles on dry and damaged hair- a perfect combo for hair in winter and fall.
- As a body moisturizer:
Its time to toss away all those chemical infused expensive moisturizers because coconut oil, when applied topically, is a perfect moisturizer for your skin. Apply it anywhere on your body to get a smoother, baby soft and silky skin. It smells wonderful too so it’s a complete moisture package for your skin.
- Acne buster:
Coconut oil contains fatty acids that also work as anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti fungal agents. If applied topically on a zit over night, all these magical properties help the skin fight the acne and soothe redness and to some extent prevent the formation of scars and rejuvenate skin.
- Adds Shine:
If you have a dull and dry skin and want to add everyday shine to your skin then add up a drop or two of coconut oil to your make up routine. Use it as a cheek bone or brow bone highlighter or apply it all over the face it’ll do the trick. It also has sunscreen properties which will prevent sun damage to your skin as well as hair.
- Makeup remover:
Coconut oil also works as a great substitute for the entire expensive make up removers and toners. It works on water proof mascaras and other make up as well and removes it gently without causing any skin damage and leaves your skin softer and hydrated.
- Soothes itchy hands and feet:
Due to its anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties, coconut oil helps soothe Itchy and dry skin of hands and feet especially during winter when lack of moisture can cause damage to skin. Not only hands and feet it can soothe the skin out anywhere on your body and works great on razor bumps. If applied before the shave, it gives an easy shave, prevents razor bumps and reduces redness and itch.
- For a little rubdown:
Coconut oil is great for your little, massaging sessions at home just when you are all stressed out and feel the need to relax your muscles. It’s super slippery and has amazing moisturizing properties which relax your body. It smells very good which leaves your body with a soft, relaxing fragrance and is great for calming your nerves. In short, due to its all-in-one property, coconut oil can replace your average massage cream or oil.
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