Coconut oil is a cost effective way to care for your body. It is able to penetrate your skin because of its low molecular weight and the way it binds with protein.
Here are a few ways to use coconut oil for a healthy and radiant skin
1. Body butter
Coconut oil contains saturated fats that keep the skin moisturized. These fats give the skin a healthy and smooth appearance.
2. Body scrub
Moisturize while getting rid of dead skin cells by making your own body scrub. You can mix coconut oil with coconut sugar to reveal a smother skin.
3. Body oil
Coconut oil is one of the best remedies for dry skin. Rub coconut oil in hands to warm it up and use instead of body lotion. Use it more on your elbows and knees that get even drier than other spots.
4. Cold sore treatment
Coconut oil contains three fatty acids: capric, caprylic and lauric acid. They possess both disinfectant and antimicrobial properties helping to protect against as well as heal microbial infections. Dabbing coconut oil on cold sores help speed up the healing time, reduce pain and risk of discoloration or scarring.
5. Detox bath
A good detox bath is a way of eliminating toxins from your body. Create a simple detox bath with coconut oil by adding ¼ cup of Epsom salt to ¼ of coconut oil into a hot bath.
6. Face wash
With its antimicrobial and moisturizing properties, coconut oil is perfect to clean your face.
7. Makeup remover
Use coconut oil for skin around the eye area to remove makeup without fear or irritation around your eyes. It also gives extra hydration and reduces your wrinkles. Gently rub coconut oil on the lids and dab off eye makeup with a cotton pad or warm washcloth.
8. Scalp moisturizer
Using coconut oil for hair and scalp will keep the area moisturized, discouraging dandruff growth and keep your hair shiny. You can rub some oil to provide deep conditioning if you have dry ends as well.
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