Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Natural Beauty Article: The Benefits of Coconut Oil
If you are anything like me having a million different bottles of beauty products overflowing on your vanity can be a pain, downsizing your beauty clutter may sound ideal, but who wants to risk sacrificing radiant skin and silky hair for a little organization? Fortunately there is a single item that can replace a handful of those products and better yet, it is one hundred percent natural: coconut oil.
I have compiled ten ways for you to skip the beauty middle-man (and harsh chemicals) and create a brand new beauty routine centered around coconut oil.
1: It is a top quality moisturizer. Coconut oil has a high moisture retaining capacity, which acts as an excellent source to fight dry skin. Make a moisturizing body scrub by blending coconut oil with sugar.
2: Helps in the battle of aging. Wrinkle- free yes, please.
3: Coconut oil is one of the best oils for removing your makeup. It is perfect for removing stubborn eye makeup. You can even use it to clean all of your makeup brushes.
4: It is the perfect tool to use to penetrate into your locks, giving you a deep condition and regaining shine. Leave it on your hair over night and wash it out in the morning. It will help repair any damaged hair.
5: Get smooth and silky legs by replacing your shaving cream with coconut oil. It will make your legs hydrated without being greasy.
6: Treat dandruff and frizzy hair by applying directly to your dry scalp.
7: Fight acne with coconut oil’s antibacterial properties by combining it with baking soda to create an exfoliating scrub. This will help your skin to heal quickly.
8: Make your very own all-natural toothpaste. Mix baking soda with coconut oil and get the creamy texture you are used to, without the chemicals.
9: Natural deodorant! You are probably thinking “no way” but it can be used to kill body odor. Who knew?
10: Coconut oil is perfect for cleaning your face after a long day, since it is antibacterial. Massage into your skin and wash off the residue with your regular cleanser. It will improve the quality and appearance of your skin by eliminating dead skin cells. Making you look younger and healthier.