Everybody knows that coconut oil is incredible when it comes to cooking. However, it is the beauty world’s best-kept secret that coconut oil is a life changer when it comes to skin and haircare. Here are five ways coconut oil can improve your beauty routine.
Who says that you have to spend more than your rent on dental hygiene? Coconut oil can be used as an organic and toxic-free teeth whitening. All you have to do is start oil pulling. Oil pulling is when you put about a tablespoon of coconut oil into your mouth and swish it around for about 15 minutes before spitting it out. It draws toxins out of your system via your mouth and even breaks down plaque on your teeth. You shouldn’t switch out toothpaste with oil, though! Keep brushing those teeth.
Instead of using shaving cream that irritates your skin, try using coconut oil instead. Warm it up in your hands before rubbing it on your legs, armpits, or anywhere else you feel like shaving. The consistency will allow your razor to glide smoothly over your skin and results in a super-close shave. It also provides a ton of moisture which is a must-have after shaving! Pro tip: Don’t shave in the shower as the oil is very slippery.
Cover your body in coconut oil and you’ll soon feel invincible. The oil provides more moisture than a $100 body lotion from a high-end brand. Coconut oil also soothes psoriasis and eczema, and it can help speed the recovery of sunburn. If you’re pregnant, you can rub the oil on your skin to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy.
A tiny amount of coconut oil can go a long way when it comes to removing your makeup! Soak a regular cotton pad in your coconut oil and gently remove the makeup from your face. You’ll find that it removes even the toughest products with ease – yes, even that extra waterproof mascara and the almost glued-on liquid lipstick.
Do you use heating tools or a regular basis? Or is your hair type just extra dry? You can easily fix that issue by doing a coconut hair mask once a week. Simply cover your hair in coconut oil, leave it in for ten minutes and then proceed to wash your hair as usual. For everyday use, take a pea size amount of coconut oil between your fingers, and apply it to the bottom of your hair for all-day frizz protection.