All-Natural Beauty: Four Ways Your Skin & Hair Will Benefit from Coconut Oil

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By now, I’m sure you have all heard about the benefits of including coconut oil in your diet—but did you know that coconut oil is an amazing beauty product as well?

That’s right! Coconut oil is an affordable and easy-to-find product that you can incorporate into your beauty routine! Not only does it smell heavenly, but it’s a great way to go green and add more natural products into your beauty regimen. You can use it straight out of the jar, or you can give it a whipped consistency with a basic kitchen mixer.

Here are four of the easiest ways to begin using coconut oil every day:

1. Use it as an all-natural makeup remover.
Coconut oil works just as well, if not better, than some of those pricy eye makeup removers that you can purchase at the store. Just use a small amount and gently rub it over your eyes, and then remove with a cotton swab or with a cloth. While it is oil, it washes away clean when followed up with a facial cleanser.

2. Gain softer skin by moisturizing with coconut oil.
Not only does coconut oil smell like a day at the beach, but it’s incredibly moisturizing! It is great to use on those dry elbows and knees, to sooth itchy skin, and can even be used as a facial moisturizer for those days when your skin is looking a bit dry. It has antibacterial properties, so no need to worry about it causing major breakouts. One of the best things about coconut oil is that it absorbs into the skin quickly, and doesn’t leave a residue or sticky feeling to the skin.

3. Brighten your hair with a coconut oil hair treatment.
Is your hair looking a bit drab and dull? If so, simply apply the oil to the mid-shaft and ends of your hair, let sit for 20 min, and then shampoo it out. You’ll be amazed at the shine and softness your hair will after you are done. You might want to shampoo your hair twice after using the oil to make sure you get all of the oil out afterwards. Do you have a problem with fly away hairs? If so, use a dab of the oil to get the hair to lie down and look smooth.

4. Get smooth skin all over by creating your own scrub.
There’s nothing better than a good body scrub to get all of those dry patches and dead skin off. Whip a small amount of coconut oil with a kitchen mixer until it’s creamy. Then stir in sugar until you have the consistency you like. You’re left with a natural and affordable body scrub that will make your skin smooth, soft, and moisturized.

The possibilities are endless!

When it comes to coconut oil, you can be incredibly creative. Try it out in other aspects of your beauty routine. How about making your own lip balm? Or using it as an under eye cream? Once you begin using coconut oil, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create your own beauty products at home!

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Kelsey Tomlinson
Kelsey is a beauty blogger for The You Are Project. She’s a hair stylist who has been in the beauty industry for five years, and she has also recently become a Network Educator with Bumble and Bumble. Her passion is to give women the confidence to feel and look truly beautiful. By combining her passions for both writing and beauty, she shares easy tips and tutorials on how to feel and look great every day. Check out her personal blog at Kelseyrosie.blogspot.com.