Can Coconut Boost Your Beauty Routine?
It is the ultimate multitasker and a must-have on both your bathroom shelf and your kitchen cabinet. Coconut is being touted as the ultimate wonder product in the health and beauty market and is being given credit for everything from helping weight loss to improving cancer symptoms. You may not have realised, however, that it is also an essential element of any beauty routine. Here are some of the latest coconut products you should be trying out, for a fast, fresh way to help improve your routine!
Banish The Frizz
Coconut oil is an ideal solution if your hair is dry, frizzy or damaged. It is made up of fatty acids, which can be used to soften your hair and trap the moisture within, leaving you with smooth, luscious locks. To apply, rub a small amount of oil between your palms, and apply it to your hair from root to tip. It is best to do this in sections to ensure full coverage, and comb it through thoroughly. Wrap your hair in a towel, and leave it for as long as you can—preferably at least 15 minutes for the best results. You can then gently shampoo your hair and dry and style as normal.
Remove Your Makeup
We all know the importance of thoroughly removing our makeup before we go to bed, but many products on the market are alcohol based. This can result in a harsh product which strips the skin of its natural oils and can cause rashes and reactions. Coconut oil can be used to remove everything from waterproof mascara to a heavy foundation and will leave your skin soft and smooth. The easiest way to use it is to rub the oil onto a cosmetic cotton pad and rub gently at your face, making sure not to pull. This will loosen the product on your face, making it easier to wash with water or a gentle face wash.
For a natural exfoliation which works gently but effectively, combine a tablespoon of coconut oil with a tablespoon of ground coffee, sugar, or ground sea salt. This will create a skin scrub which can be used all over the body, buffing away the dead cells to expose smooth, shiny skin!
Get Ready To Moisturise
Why spend your hard earned money on an expensive, coconut-scented moisturiser when you can achieve the same effect for a lower price! For best results, use straight out of the shower when your pores are still open, and simply apply a thin layer of coconut oil to lock in moisture and boost your skin quality. Even better? You get that delicious coconut smell – and it is one hundred percent authentic!
One of the downsides of shaving is the aftercare required. It is important to exfoliate and moisturise correctly to avoid stubbly, bumpy legs, or an uncomfortable red rash. Coconut oil can help with this. Smoothing a thin layer on your legs before shaving helps to trap in moisture, reducing dryness, and leaving your skin feeling silky smooth!