Cosmetic Uses Of Coconut Oil

More and more people are opting for the use of natural products also within the range of cosmetics, adopting a more natural lifestyle, more aware of both themselves and the environment around them.

Coconut oil is considered one of the noblest beauty oils and, being natural, it also has the advantage of not containing unwanted chemical additives , something that we cannot say for most conventional cosmetics.

That coconut oil is wonderful for our health, everyone knows (if you still have any doubts, it is worth reading this information about coconut oil ). Today I am going to give you some tips on how it should be used to help us improve our external beauty as just another cosmetic .

What does coconut oil do for our skin?

Do you like to take care of your skin? Try switching to coconut oil right now !!! It is natural, safe and effective. Yes, it is true, coconut oil will not eliminate wrinkles, because it is not exactly an anti-wrinkle cream.

However, coconut oil does hydrate and nourish; And when the skin is hydrated and nourished, the appearance of new wrinkles is much slower . So, the best thing you can do is get a massage with this oil that will help us improve collagen production (you can check it in this study) .

In addition, coconut oil is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, but older and dry skin will benefit the most. Read  Uses of coconut oil for wrinkles to find out.

How to use coconut oil on the face

The first thing we have to keep in mind is that our face must be clean, without makeup or impurities of the day, so the oil will penetrate the epidermis more easily. After cleaning, we take a small amount of oil, giving ourselves a light massage until most of it is absorbed.

When can I apply it? At any time, but if you lead a very busy life and never have time, at least give priority to doing this routine at night before going to bed.

Coconut oil can also be used around the eyes. To do this we must put a small amount in the area and massage with circular movements until the skin has absorbed the oil.

You can also use coconut oil with essential oils to enhance the treatment and give it a special scent. The best essential oils for wrinkles and aging skin are lavender, patchouli, palmarosa, and geranium. You just have to add 2 drops on the coconut oil that you are going to use for the treatment of the face.

Other possible uses of coconut oil on the skin

  • To remove makeup . Spread a good amount of coconut oil on the skin , and then wipe the cotton, we will take both the oil and the makeup, finally we must wash the face with soap.
  • Body hydration . After bathing, apply coconut oil to the driest areas of the body. Or, add a little oil in the moisturizer that you use regularly, you will get a more powerful and hydrating cosmetic.
  • To hydrate the lips . It also helps hydrate chapped and dry lips. The routine is the easiest thing you can imagine, you just have to put some of the oil on before going to bed.
  • Good for nails. The oil can work as a moisturizer and softener for the cuticles, although it is also a great moisturizer for the nails . The trick is to pass it on the nail, without any type of polish before going to bed and let it act. It is important that you do not wash your hands or you will lose the oil, so you should do it just before you go to sleep.
  • As an after-shave of shaving and waxing. We tend to have irritation problems after removing hairs, either with a razor or waxing, coconut oil helps to improve this irritation and will hydrate the area. We just have to spread the oil in the treatment area with a very light massage.

Coconut oil for hair

Being an oil very rich in nutrients, coconut oil helps in the strengthening and growth of hair. It also contains antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties that help prevent dandruff , lice, and other typical problems. It also improves the health of the hair cuticle and scalp, protecting and hydrating the skin, thereby helping it to grow in a healthy way.

It also contains lauric acid, capric acid, oleic acid and other essential fatty acids that bind to proteins and protect against premature hair loss and hair breakage, helping during the anagen phase of the hair. When coconut oil massage the scalp , you will get better blood circulation of the same. Along with linoleic acid that will help you maintain the desired hydration and elasticity.

It also contains antioxidants and other essential nutrients that help improve the softness and shine of your hair. Not to mention vitamins E, K, and iron, the cornerstone of hair growth, which eliminates dandruff and other problems.

Stimulates hair growth, resulting in deep hydration to hair follicles and adds shine and softness to hair when applied regularly. It acts as a deep conditioner, avoiding extreme frizz.

You have much more information about it. Coconut Oil for Skin and Hair in Cosmetics

How to use coconut oil on hair

  • Moisturizes the scalp. If the oil is solid, heat it so that it remains liquid. Apply it to the scalp evenly, then massage for a few minutes, leave it for an hour and then wash the hairs regularly.
  • To hydrate the hairs. On liquid coconut oil, apply the oil to the scalp and the entire length of the hair. Massage and let it rest for half an hour to finish washing the hair normally. After shampooing your hair, remove excess water and apply a hair mask . To improve hydration, we can add a few drops of coconut oil to the mask. Let stand for 20 minutes and rinse well.
  • For daily hydration. If you have a shampoo or conditioner in your home that dries your hair, add a few drops of coconut oil to improve hydration.
  • To strengthen and enhance growth. With liquid coconut oil, we take a small container, put a heaping tablespoon of coconut oil and add 3 drops of rosemary essential oil , 3 drops of lavender essential oil and 3 drops of melaleuca essential oil . We apply on the scalp, spreading evenly, and then massage with circular movements for a few minutes; It is left for an hour and we finish by washing the hair normally.
  • Dry and open ends. With liquid coconut oil, before going to bed, rub a little on the tips and the driest areas. We must not stain the hair, the amount to apply is low because the hair will absorb only what it needs; if we use too much, the hair will saturate and we will end up staining the pillow. We leave it overnight and in the morning, we wash our hair normally.
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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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