Coconut Oil in Everyday Beauty Care – Hair, Face, Body

Indian people believe that the most effective beauty products are the ones you can… eat! Coconut oil meets this requirement. It conditions both skin and hair in a natural way. What are its properties? How to make the best out of coconut oil?

Using coconut oil for hair, skin and even nail care has become a thing recently. It’s one of the healthiest oils, even though it doesn’t look like one. At room temperature (25 degrees), it isn’t fluid and clear – it looks like butter. Unless you choose a refined version which is more watery and transparent. Too bad, the processed oil equals a poorer content of nutrients.

You must know that the cold-pressed and unrefined coconut oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. These ingredients – delivered regularly – are essential for your hair, skin and nails. It’s a source of a rare acid – lauric acid, as well as zinc, iron, potassium, vitamins E, A and B e.g. folic acid.

Coconut oil – how it works in beauty care?

HAIR BENEFITS – coconut oil is commonly used for protecting hair ends from dryness and splitting. Be careful, though. A large number of saturated acids means the oil works better for low-porosity, healthy and heavy hair. It is a natural sunblock. Mostly, it shields the strands – both from the sunrays and loss of moisture. It’s wrongly said that coconut oil has moisturising benefits. The oil just locks water in.

FACIAL SKIN BENEFITS – after heating up, coconut butter turns into a great makeup-removing oil. Mix it with a different, lightweight oil or use it solo. In both cases, the oil soothes irritated skin, works as a bandage, reduces redness and maintains hydration. Using coconut oil for acne treatment makes sense because it reduces acne breakouts, controls the pH and sebum secretion.

BODY BENEFITS – coconut oil is the most popular as a body lotion. It’s a brilliant skin-softening and smoothing product which additionally soothes potential irritation, coating the body with a mouth-watering coconut scent. Apart from this most popular coconut oil use, you can use it as a DIY scrub base. After adding a few spoons of coarse-grain salt, ground raspberry seeds or coffee grounds, coconut oil turns into the best body scrub – it exfoliates dead skin cells, reinforces the lipid layer and rejuvenates.