Coconut oil is having a popularity surge in the kitchen, but it can also be used as part of your beauty routine. This oil extracted from the meat of coconuts performs a bit of a magic trick — it’s a solid at room temperature, but melts quickly into a liquid with the help of just your body heat. Be careful applying coconut oil to your face. It’s comedogenic, which means it can clog your pores. But the beauty routine uses for coconut are still many. Here are 7 uses for coconut oil in your daily routine.
1. Makeup Remover
Coconut oil works wonders by breaking up the most stubborn makeup, such as waterproof eyeliners and mascara. Grab a quarter-sized amount of coconut oil and massage into the skin and eye area. Wipe off with a warm soft cloth, and then follow with your normal facial cleanser.
2. Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is an oral detoxification method that involved swishing a tablespoon of oil (coconut oil) in your mouth for 20 minutes. Be careful not to swallow the oil, and spit it out when you’re done.
3. Body Scrub
Coconut oil is commonly used in body scrubs and you can make one for a fraction of the cost of store-bought scrubs. Combine coconut oil, an essential oil, like lavender, and sugar. Massage in a circular motion to exfoliate and deeply hydrate. Rinse with warm water.
4. Cuticle Oil
Coconut oil makes for a great cuticle oil. Massage the oil into dehydrated cuticles every evening. Add an essential oil for scent.
5. Fight Hair Frizz
Grab a dime-sized amount of coconut oil and rub into the ends of your hair to prevent frizz all day long.
6. Body Moisturizer
Give your skin an extra boost of moisture out of the shower. Coconut oil is very light in texture and super hydrating. Apply to damp skin to lock in moisture.
7. Under Eye Cream
The skin under the eye area is very thin and delicate, making it susceptible to dark circles and fine lines. Dabble a little coconut oil under the eye area to provide maximum hydration.
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