It seems like everywhere you turn, new uses for coconut oil are popping up left and right and the product is becoming a norm in households across the globe. Coconut oil has taken the world by storm, and it’s easy to see why! It’s all-natural, vegan and cruelty-free, moisturizing, naturally antibacterial, and inexpensive. In the beauty world, this stuff is a game-changer.
Many products already use coconut oil as an ingredient for is various properties, so cutting out the other potentially harmful ingredients and harsh chemicals and avoiding department store product is a win-win.
Here are 10 ways coconut oil will change your beauty game:
The only makeup remover you’ll ever need
You know that stubborn 24-hour-everything-proof makeup that takes 20 minutes to wash off? Coconut oil literally MELTS it away. You’ll never bother with the fancy makeup removers again. Ever.
Perfect your smile
Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and very fresh, so it’s a great product to use in the dirtiest place on the human body- the mouth! Gargle with some water for fresh breath, or use it with some baking soda to brush for a whiter smile. I personally use it to coat my gums to protect them when I’m using my teeth whitening system and I love it.
Deep condition your hair
Because coconut oil is so naturally moisturizing, it’s a great deep leave-in conditioner. Just comb it through the wet strands and let it air dry.
Unparalleled protection for your hair
Guess what- your hair absorbs coconut oil better than it absorbs other types of oils and elements, so it’s a great protectant for your hair. Use it before swimming to keep those blonde locks from turning green.
Forget the shaving cream
Shaving with coconut oil is similar to shaving with shea butter, your legs feel like butter afterward. It’s a great way to avoid the cost of shaving cream and a tiny bit goes a long way.
Tame those fly-aways!
We’ve all got them, right? Those few strands that just. won’t. stay. put. I’ve found that rubbing a tiny bit of coconut oil in your hands and smoothing them over the fly-aways helps hold them in place better without weighing the rest of your hair down or making the rest of your hair look greasy.
Give yourself a natural glow
This is especially great when you want to go for a really natural makeup, all you need to do is take a little swipe and use the coconut oil in place of a highlighter. It gives you a highlight that is really dewey and gives your skin a natural glow.
Pamper yourself with a bath
Sometimes you just need a spa night, so fill up the tub and drop spoonful or two of coconut oil into the water as it’s running. The oil is calming and aromatic without being overpowering, and it changes the water and makes it soft so your skin feels silky afterward.
Treat your feet
Coconut oil can be a great remedy to help with a tough skin or callused skin on feet. Cover the rough areas in coconut oil and then put on thick socks and wear for at least an hour to soften the tough skin. You can also mix a teaspoon of coconut oil with a teaspoon of salt or sugar to make a scrub to exfoliate your feet.
Heal your skin
With natural antioxidants and vitamin E, coconut oil can work wonders on skin imperfections like scarring or skin trying to heal after a sunburn.
Thanks to Sunny from heysunnyjess.com for writing this article for us!