Besides cooking, coconut oil can be a substitute for many beauty products. It can hydrate your skin, fight messy hair, and reduce premature signs of aging.
1. Coconut oil as hair mask
When heated to 76°F, coconut oil turns to liquid, but at room temperature it is creamy. While taking a shower, you can put the coconut oil jar under the warm water. After shampooing, apply some of the oil to wet strands and twist the hair into a bun. Let it sit for five minutes minimum and then wash it off. The oil will add moisture and shine to your hair.
2. Use it as a lip balm
Coconut oil is ultra-hydrating and it heals chapped lips immediately. You can put some coconut oil into a spare contact lens holder and apply some on your lips whenever you want to.
3. Body oil
After you get out of the shower, apply coconut’s oil creamy texture. Your warm skin will absorb the oil. The light coconut scent remains after applying.
4. It softens the cuticles
Apply coconut oil on your hands and say goodbye to ragged cuticles. Put a small amount on the cuticles and let it sink in. Also, the coconut oil will strengthen your nails and hydrate the cuticle skin, which will make your hands look more beautiful.
5. Coconut oil as under-eye cream
Under-eyes skin is thin and delicate, so it is prone to fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles. If you do not want to spend too much money on eye creams, buy coconut oil and use it as under-eye cream.
6. Coconut oil fights frizz
Warm a pea size amount of coconut oil between your fingers and apply it on the bottom of your hair for a frizz protection. Also, it makes your hair shinier and softer.
7. Use it as a highlighter
If you do not have a glowing, fresh skin, just apply a small amount of liquefied coconut oil on the tops of the cheekbones, cupid’s bow and above eyebrows for hydrated skin that looks lit from within.
8. Remove make up with coconut oil
Remove your make up easily with just a teaspoon, or less coconut oil. After you remove your make up with liquefied olive oil, which is applied straight on to your skin, wash your face with warm water.
9. Coconut oil as body scrub
Mix a half cup of sea salt or sugar with an equal amount of melted coconut oil. Rub the mixture over any rough patches of skin using your hands. This mixture removes dead skin cells and hydrates the skin. Your skin will be baby soft.
10. Coconut oil as shaving cream
Warm the jar of coconut oil under the water and apply onto legs before shaving. The razor will glide smoothly and your legs will be hydrated from the oil. It is better to shave outside the shower because the oil is slippery, so it is easier to hold the razor if your hands are dry.