We are going to discuss the much talked about and well known miracle product that is coconut oil. Not only is coconut oil a chemical-free natural superfood, it contains powerful fatty acids that can help you lose weight, live long, etc. More specifically, coconut oil has just as many beauty benefits as it does health!
So today, we are showing you how you can incorporate coconut oil into your beauty routine. Whether it’s to achieve smooth, silky hair or smooth silky legs, we’ve compiled a list of 7 different ways you can use coconut oil in your beauty routine.
1. Dry and Damaged Hair Treatment
For starters, coconut oil can work wonders for dry, damaged, and frizzy hair. The fatty acids soften your hair, and trap the moisture inside. The best way to apply it is to rub a small amount between your hands then apply it to your hair from roots to ends. Do this technique one section at a time, and comb through. The longer you can leave it in the better! Wrap your hair in a towel for at least 15 minutes and then follow with a gentle shampoo. If you are feeling bold, consider sleeping with it (cover your head with a shower cap to avoid getting coconut oil all over your pillow) and pursue your regular shower routine in the morning.
It’ll leave your hair feeling smooth and silky!
2. Makeup Remover
Coconut oil is a great way to break down any waterproof mascara or heavy eye makeup. Use a cosmetic cotton pad and rub some coconut oil into it. Then continue to use it as a makeup remover, getting at any waterproof eyeliner or mascara. After you’ve softened everything up with the oil, wash your face with a gentle face wash to get the remainders of the oil out.
3. Body Scrub
Combine a tablespoon of coconut oil with a tablespoon of ground coffee, and you’ve got a great body scrubbing mix! Keep with that ratio when creating bigger batches. Some other alternatives to exfoliants other than ground coffee are ground sea salt and sugar.
4. Body moisturizer
Say hello to the new body lotion – as strange as it sounds, coconut oil is a great way to moisturize your skin. When you hop out of the shower, ditch the chemical filled body lotion for a thin layer of coconut oil to lock the moisture in. Bonus: you smell like coconuts!
5. Frizz Tamer
Apply a small amount of coconut oil and rub it into the palms of your hands and smooth it over your frizz to achieve a smooth and shiny look. Plus coconut oil is works on Luxy Hair extensions too! As it is your natural hair. We love using coconut oil as a healthy deep conditioner or all-natural styling treatment for our extensions!
6. Shaving Balm
Smooth over a thin layer of coconut oil onto your legs before shaving to trap that moisture in and leave your legs feeling as smooth as a baby’s bottom.
7. Face Mask
Looking for a simple and quick face mask for that night in? Combine 1 tablespoon of honey + 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil. Let it set for 15-20 minutes. Make sure your face is dry and clean, and apply the mask. Wait about 10 minutes and remove it all with a warm washcloth.
As for hair masks watch this video below to catch a tutorial our DIY coconut oil hair mask!
There you have it loves, 7 ways to get the most out of coconut oil within your beauty routine! Have you tried any of these tips before? Did you learn something new?