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Surprising Benefits of Coconut Oil

Beauty benefits of coconut oil

These days, you can’t really go anywhere without having coconut oil mentioned in at least two or three contexts; if it’s not cooking then it’s beauty, if it isn’t beauty, it’s cleaning or… whatever there’s left, really. Slowly but steadily, we’re growing comfortable with the idea that coconut oil may just be the number one ingredient that cures everything from poverty to that yellow toe nail infection you’ve been battling for years (eeew!). Just kiddin’. But, in all honesty coconut oil does have a set of surprisingly useful benefits and it wouldn’t harm you to take a quick read into them:

All the Beautiful Sides of Coconut Oil

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If you’ve just run out of face moisturizer, don’t have a panic attack just yet; instead, reach for the nearest coconut oil bottle. Why is this oil so great for your skin? Well, besides brimming with nutrients that help your skin stay elastic, it also has antioxidant properties. In essence, coconut oil helps combat the harmful effects of free radicals. Moreover, this oil gets quickly absorbed into your skin so you don’t have to worry about any remaining residue.

The natural ingredients of coconut oil help prevent your skin from being damaged by the sun, which is great if you’re planning any outdoor fun. You don’t have to worry about applying sunscreen or not because a layer of coconut oil will do the trick. Nevertheless, if you are in a part of the world where UV rays are rather strong, be sure to apply a strong SPF sunscreen or look for a different variety of coconut oil.

Getting rid of acne is perhaps the hardest battle anyone has to face, especially if you’re using makeup as well. Cleaning your skin regularly with coconut oil though will help not only get you a silky feel but you’ll notice the acne slowly disappearing. Whether you’re a teen or not but you are dealing with acne, start using coconut oil daily and watch your face clear up.

Coconut Oil Deep Cleansing Properties

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The good thing about natural face masks is that they can be easily made at home, and you don’t have to worry about mixing up the ingredients. Make sure that your deep cleansing séances use coconut oil as a basis as this will help soak into your skin more easily, and nurture it as well. Blend it together with other natural ingredients and you will end up with a face mask that will soothe your skin, feed it, and help minimize aging effects. After a while, your skin will seem radiant and you will appear younger.

The use of coconut oil seems to have ample amounts of benefits and thanks to its versatility it can be used in many fields. However, this does not mean that you should apply it to your skin in excess as it can have negative side effects too. In moderation though coconut oil is the perfect basis for a multitude of face masks and moisturizers which will help keep your skin looking beautiful and healthy.

Coconut is cuckoo

Not until recently has coconut oil become as trending as it is now; although it has been a staple food in one third of the world for decades, it is somewhat surprising that Western countries are just discovering it. Still, better late than never, right?

As a plant, coconut itself is extremely beneficial; it’s “skin”, milk and coconut water are to be used in plenty of health aspects, more of which we’ll be talking about on another occasion. As for coconut oil, knowing the basics is somewhat preferred.

Namely, there are two types of coconut oil – unrefined and refined. Unrefined coconut oil is recommended for ingestion as it hasn’t been refined in any way, i.e. processed or bleached.  As for the external usage of coconut oil for such purposes like skin care products, hair conditioners,, face masks, etc. it is recommended you use the refined version as its processing methods aren’t in any way harmful for the skin or hair. In fact, not only that coconut oil isn’t harmful but more beauty brands are turning to coconut oil for base of their products due to its multilayered benefits and nourishing effects.

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