There are very few natural beauty products that offer as many benefits as coconut oil. It is not only an excellent moisturizer but it is also naturally antibacterial and antifungal. It not only smells great but it is also great for skin care as well as cooking. Here are a few helpful coconut oil skin care tips.
Most cleansers and facial soaps available on the market have an overabundance of alcohol and contain a lot of harsh chemicals that strip natural oils from the skin and may lead to acne and as well as clogged pores. On the other hand, cleansing with coconut oil gets rid of all the impurities, dirt as well as toughest make up but it doesn’t remove the natural oils.
Cleansing with coconut oil gives you clean, soft and moisturized skin. To use it as a cleanser, take a small amount of coconut oil and massage it gently into your skin and wash it off with warm water until all the dirt is gone.
It is a great moisturizer and you may also blend it with other oils. It can also be added to various creams and lotions for some extra moisturizing.
Removing waterproof eyeliner and mascara can be very irritating as high quality make-up removers with good ingredients cost a lot of money pricey. On the other hand, coconut oil will get rid of the most clingy, stubborn and waterproof make-up with ease in addition to moisturizing and conditioning the skin. To remove waterproof make-up, take some coconut oil and gently massage it for a few seconds to loosen the make-up.
You may also use coconut oil as a naturally antimicrobial shaving cream in place of the conventional shaving cream. It not only smells great but its skin soothing properties also keeps your legs hydrated.
Coconut oil is much better than mineral oil or other oils for deep skin conditioning.
Sunburn and Skin Rashes
It is great for getting relief from sunburn as well as any kind of skin rash. You may use it on dry, flaky skin, on eczema as well as on any kind of burn on the skin. It will help in stopping the infection due to its antibacterial properties and will also provide relief from burning. To prevent peeling, you should use it often on the sunburn.
You may also use coconut oil to make your own body scrub at home. Take half cup coconut oil, 1 cup of kosher salt or coarse sugar and stir it well. You may also add in 5 to 10 drops of your favorite essential oil or pure vanilla extract to add fragrance to the scrub.
One of the best ways to have super soft feet when you wake-up in the morning is to rub some coconut oil on your feet at night and put on socks overnight. It is also helpful in treating toenail fungus due to its antifungal properties. You may also rub some coconut oil over the cuticles to soften them.
Take a little coconut oil and spread it over your chapped lips to get instant relief.
These skin care tips should help give you great looking skin. Apply them and your skin should come out smoother than ever.