You have probably heard how amazing coconut oil for skin is. But, how do you use it? From head to toe, this powerful sweet-smelling stuff can transform the way that your skin looks and feels. Antibacterial, antifungal, and moisturizing, coconut oil can do it all.
Ready for a transformation? Here is the ultimate guide to coconut oil for skin!
Taking Off Your Eye Makeup
One of the best uses of coconut oil for skin is removing your eye makeup. This powerful and natural oil can take off even the most powerful waterproof mascara. Best of all, you can get your eyes clean without irritation or nasty chemicals. Simply dab a bit of coconut oil onto a cotton ball and slowly sweep it over your closed eyes. For especially difficult eye makeup, hold it in place over your eye for a minute then gently wipe it away.
Shaving your legs
You will never get a closer shave than you will with coconut oil! Forget about shaving creams loaded down with chemicals. Your legs will feel like a soft and silky dream after shaving with coconut oil. Just use a grape size amount and spread it all over your legs before you shave. Once you are done shaving, simply wash it away with a gentle body cleanser.
Exfoliating Your Skin
Forget about pricey body scrubs! Just blend up half of a cup of raw and unrefined coconut oil with one cup of pure brown sugar. Simply rub it over your body gently to create an exfoliating effect. For rough patches of skin, use a more exfoliating blend with half of a cup of coconut oil with one cup of sugar.
Fixing Your Cuticles
Tired of having sad looking cuticles and hangnails? Enter coconut oil to the rescue! Using coconut oil for skin, particularly around your nails, will nourish your cuticles to create gorgeous looking nails and healthy nail beds. Just add coconut oil massages to your routine a couple of times a week. Be sure to also give your cuticles a good massage after anytime that you use nail polish remover. It will rehydrate your skin after a harmful (but sometimes necessary!) bath of chemicals.
Coconut Oil for Skin to Get Glowing
Forget about makeup with mystery ingredients from a pretty looking bottle. You don’t need pricey department store lotions and potions to highlight your cheeks. To make your skin glow like an angel, just add a dot of coconut oil over the top of your makeup or use a highlighter with a coconut oil base.
Nourishing Your Lips
For silky smooth lips that glow, blend together one teaspoon of raw and unrefined coconut oil, one teaspoon of raw honey, and one tablespoon of brown sugar. Using this nourishing blend will exfoliate your lips and leave them feeling incredible. Gently massage the blend into your lips to exfoliate them, then rinse the exfoliating blend away, and blot your lips dry. After your lips are dry, use your normal balm or lipstick then add a dot of coconut oil on top.
Keep Your Hand Dry
After washing dishes, cleaning, and covering your skin with harsh chemicals, your hands are parched and in serious need of some TLC. One great idea is to keep coconut oil right by the kitchen and bathroom sinks to fight against dryness and to keep your skin nourished and healthy.
Tip- Your tub of coconut oil at the kitchen sink can also double as a healthy cooking oil option. This heart-healthy cooking oil is a great alternative to butter and vegetable oil. Just be sure to use a clean spoon to scoop out the oil for your hands. Dipping your hands into the tub, even if they are freshly washed, can leave bacteria in the tub, which is the last thing that you want when you are cooking.
Make DIY Massage Oil
Did you know that most massage oils have coconut oil or jojoba oil as their base? It’s true! So, why bother paying for pricey massage oils? Coconut oil is great for your skin and it’s the perfect consistency for massages. If you love the aromatherapy effect, simply add in a couple of drops of your fave soothing essential oil like lavender or rose.