Beauty uses for Coconut Oil
I have been using Coconut oil in my beauty regiment for a little while now and I love it. It has so many benefits and can be used for so many different things beauty, and non-beauty related. These are some of my favorite ways to use coconut oil.
I love using coconut oil on my hair as a deep conditioner! I try to use it once a week and apply it about an hour before I take a shower. I put it on my hair from roots to the ends. I also try to massage it into my scalp. (scalp massages are good to stimulate hair growth) When rinsing it out in the shower I make sure to lather and rinse with shampoo twice. It is important to get all of the coconut oil out of your hair to prevent it from looking greasy.
This leaves my hair feeling soft and looking more healthy. It gives it the extra moisture it needs from heat styling. I feel that this also helps reduce frizz.
Mixing and equal amount of baking soda and coconut oil is a gentle way to exfoliate your face. I take a small amount of the coconut oil, then slowly add baking soda until it makes a light paste. If you accidentally add too much baking soda, just add a small amount more of the coconut oil. I gently take the paste and rub my face in circular motions. Once I have done my whole face I rinse it off with warm water.
You can use coconut oil on your face even if you have oily skin. You may think that it will only make your face more oily, but it actually soaks into your skin after a couple of minutes.
Coconut oil works well as a body moisturizer. It only takes a small amount. It takes a minute for it to soak into skin, but it doesn't leave a greasy feel to your skin once it does. I personally don't use this all over my body, but I focus on parts that are extra dry like my legs.
Eye Makeup Remover
I use a cotton ball and put a small amount of coconut oil on it and use it to take off my eye makeup. It takes a few seconds for it to warm up into a liquid form, but once it does it does a good job taking all of my makeup off. I also find that it doesn't irritate my eyes like some of the other eye makeup removers or oils I have tried.
Coconut oil is a great replacement for shaving gel. Shaving gel leaves my skin feeling extremely dry and flaky, but coconut oil leaves my skin feeling moisturized and smooth afterwards.
Coconut oil can be used as a face wash. Wet your face, use a small amount of coconut oil and wash off. You could add more coconut oil to moisturize your face too.