Coconut oil is one of nature’s incredible beauty elixirs! You are probably all too aware of the amazing benefits to your health but did you know coconut oil is equally as impressive when it comes to your beauty regime? There isn’t much that coconut oil can’t do! It’s moisturizing, nourishing and full of all the good stuff for almost every body part from your head to your toes! So what can you use it for?

A luxurious skin elixir

Coconut oil is excellent for your skin. It acts as a natural moisturizer, which your skin will readily absorb. Because it’s not a mineral oil, you wont suffer any side effects meaning it’s a great moisturizer for all skin types. It also helps to delay the appearance of any wrinkles and visible aging factors. Coconut oil also has excellent antioxidant properties meaning it can also be used to treat skin ailments such as eczema and dermatitis.

A moisturizing hair mask

Coconut oil is an excellent treatment for your hair too. This is because it contains essential proteins, which your hair can use to repair any damage.  Coconut oil can also help to stimulate regrowth. Massaging coconut oil into your scalp also keeps it dandruff free, not only that it can also help you to stay free from lice and lice eggs!

 Lip balm

Coconut oil is the perfect lip balm and your lips won’t stand a chance at becoming cracked and chapped. A little tin of pure coconut oil is all you need so you can apply some to your lips whenever you fancy for a moisture infusion anytime anywhere.

 Perfect for manicures

Doing your nails? Applying coconut oil to your cuticles and nails will not only strengthen your nails giving you tough nails that don’t break, it will also hydrate your delicate cuticle skin, giving your hands a softer feel and a more youthful look.

Helps speed up your healing processes

When you apply coconut oil to infected areas, it forms a chemical layer, which protects the wounded body part from any external factors such as dust, air, fungi, bacteria and viruses. Got a bruise? Coconut oil is highly effective at helping diminish the appearance of bruises so give it a try and apply it to some of those unsightly bruises.

A bright white smile

Coconut oil can also significantly whiten up your smile! Via a process of oil pulling it helps to lift stains from your teeth giving you a beautiful white smile. Excellent for your teeth pure coconut oil applied to your teeth helps to stop tooth decay. It also helps to reduce plaque formation and inhibits the development of gingivitis.

 

If you haven’t used coconut oil in your beauty regime then its time to get started now! From skin care, moisturizing hair treatments, manicures and teeth whitening there isn’t much this wonderful oil doesn’t do. A natural tub or jar of coconut oil will be your new favorite beauty elixir.

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