The sweet smelling coconut is a boon for human body. It contains many vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates that are good for health. Not only this but this oil is also great as a topical treatment for hair and skin.
You can also use it for oil-cleansing and moreover use it to clean your makeup brushes by mixing coconut oil with mixing it with the shampoo solution.
Coconut oil can replace many of your beauty staples, take a look-
Coconut Oil for Stretch-Marks
Forget the expensive creams and oils. You can bid adieu to stretch marks of any kind with the humble coconut oil. Massage the areas with stretch marks using coconut oil regularly. It also helps in preventing the ugly stretch marks if one applies it during pregnancy.
Coconut Oil for Cuticles
Coconut oil is the cheapest and most effective cure for chapped cuticles. Massage your cuticles daily with this oil and your cracked skin will be healed in no time.
Coconut Oil for Soft Skin
The importance of body oil is well known. It hydrates skin and keeps it soft and supple. Coconut oil can be used as an effective body oil. Apply it on wet skin after a bath and massage well. Then dry your skin with towel as usual. In this way the oil will penetrate in your skin and will make it soft and scented.
Coconut Oil for Fine Lines
Fine lines around eyes are nightmare of every girl. A great way to remove and prevent eye bags and fine lines is to massage your under eye area daily with coconut oil. Be very gentle and apply minimal pressure. Also coconut oil is very light so is suitable for the area around eyes.
Coconut Oil for acne
You can apply coconut oil on acne and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and do not use any other product afterwards. This treatment also helps in curing scars, blemishes and pigmentation.
Coconut Oil for Itches
Coconut oil has anti-bacterial properties. It soothes burns, bruises and eczema. It also helps in reducing the burning caused by insect bites. Apply it on affected area and massage gently.
Coconut Oil keeps the hair strong and prevents baldness, premature graying and excessive hair loss. It has lauric acid that protects the protein of hair. Coconut oil improves blood circulation and also provides vitamin E, K and iron.
Coconut Oil for Hair Growth
Regular massages with coconut oil help in promoting hair growth. It also strengthens hair and makes them silky. While massaging your head, pay special attention to the areas that have thinner hair. Regular usage also reduces dandruff.
Coconut oil can also be applied on eyebrows and eyelashes to make them thicker.
Coconut Oil for Fly-aways
After styling your hair, take a little coconut oil on your palm and use it sparingly to smooth down the fly-aways. Coconut oil is very light so will not make your greasy rather your hair will look healthy and shiny.
Coconut Oil as Hair Serum
Use coconut oil on wet hair just like your regular hair serum. It will keep hair safe from frizz as the moisture will be locked in. This leave-in conditioner is great for dry hair.
Coconut Oil for Lice Treatment
Lice is a nuisance and if you get it somehow, it is quite difficult to get rid of lice. To treat lice, rinse your hair with vinegar first of all. When it dries, massage coconut oil on your scalp and hair thoroughly. Leave your hair like this for at least 12 hours. After this use a lice-comb to remove lice and shampoo your hair.
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