10 Coconut oil beauty Secrets | Quick Hacks and Uses
After Aloe Vera , one of the best ingredient that I love to use in my skincare is “Coconut oil”. Not only does it help your skin to fell better, but also heals all the minor skin problems like acne, acne scaring, psoriasis, itching from bug bites, toenail fungus, dry, cracked feet, dandruff and ear infections. This all rounder ingredient has many effective beauty uses that one cant ignore to include in their daily skin care routine. Here are some of the best known Coconut oil beauty uses that you cannot miss…!!
Coconut oil beauty Uses
But before that, to get most of any ingredient be it in taking internally or externally, you should only use one that is highest in quality and organically certified that it is free of any pesticides and unadulterated.
To get most of any beauty treatment that you use with coconut oil, make sure that your Coconut oil is Extra virgin, unrefined and organic. The one that I use is Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
This is USDA Certified Organic Unfiltered Coconut oil. It is very pure and best at its quality. You will only know about its effectiveness once you start using it. Trust me.
Let’s get started with some of the best Coconut oil beauty uses.
One of the worst feeling ever after returning home from a busy day, is taking off your makeup. It is ever more frustrating if that’s an waterproof makeup. Isn’t it?
For me personally, it is really hard to remove the waterproof and smudge free Plum Naturstudio all day wear kohl Kajal off my eyes. I doesn’t easily get off my eyes if I just use my cleanser and makeup remover.
So instead, I use a simple trick. I take a small amount of coconut oil with my two forefingers and then apply it onto my eyelids. I then gently massage my eyelids with my finger tips and wipe the oil off with a cotton pad.
This will swipe off all the eye makeup left on your face and leaves your eyes and eyelashes moisturized and healthy.
If you are interested to make your own makeup remover using Aloe Vera and Coconut oil then you’ll love this post in which I showed How to prepare a Makeup Remover using 2 Patanjali products
Your eyelashes need a break from constant application of eyeliners, eye shadows and mascara. Do you think? They become weak and thin due to the harsh chemicals and the pollution outside.
Give a break and apply natural nourishing ingredients like herbs and plant oils to give its life back. Natural Plant oils like castor oil and coconut oil will not only moisturize your eyelashes but also helps them to grow faster and thicker.
So get your dreamy eyelashes, and ditch fake lashes, Mix one part of castor oil and 3 parts of Coconut oil. Before going to bed, apply this mixture to your eyelashes using a q-tip. Wash off the next morning before stepping out.
If your eyelashes are really very thin and falling off to very frequently, then these 3 Natural proven ways to increase the eyelash growth is for you.
Oil cleansing method is my favorite way to cleanse my face. I have been using this method since a year. Though there is no need to use this method that frequently, practicing it at latest once r twice every week will improve your skin’s tone and also reduces skin blemishes and acne spots.
“Oil cleansing is basically using a mixture of oil to cleanse your face instead of using commercial foaming cleansers”
Don’t freak out thinking No way I am gonna use oil on my face; it will break me out.., specially oily skin beauties. But I assure you that if you are using high quality, cold pressed, unrefined plant oils on your face, you skin will benefit from it and you’ll never break out. This is why Oil cleansing for acne is so good.
If you are not sure n how to do oil cleansing, I have a detailed post on how to choose the right oils according to your skin type and how easily you can incorporate oil cleansing routine in your daily routine. Do check this out.
Indians are know to have the best hair among the world. Agreed? And what is there secret to have such beautiful long, shiny black hair? It is Coconut oil. Since centuries, we Indians are using Coconut oil to condition our hair and maintain its health. It is an ultimate tonic for any hair problem. Follow this super easy hair mask recipe.
Take two fresh eggs, or depending upon your length of your hair. Break them and add it in a bowl.
>> Stir it well. Add 2 tablespoon of pure coconut oil to the mixture. Mix them well.
>>Work in sections and apply all over hair from roots to tips.
>> Massage gently for 2 minutes and use a wide tooth comb to comb and to spread it evenly all over the scalp.
>> Wait for 45 minutes and shampoo with a mild shampoo and condition as usual.
Who don’t love body scrubs? Those yummy, deliciously luxurious home made body scrubs will give you super soft glow-y baby skin you ever wanted.
One of the best simple scrub using coconut oil is – Mix equal parts of fine sugar and coconut oil in a bowl and scrub it all over your body. This will eliminate the dead skin cells and gives you super soft skin after washing off your body.
You can try with different combinations too like coffee and Olive oil, or coconut oil and salt scrub. These will also fade away stretch marks.
To know more read the 3 Tried and tested DIY Scrubs to fade away Stretch marks and Cellulite
I am sure, not many of you are aware of this. Using Coconut oil as a shaving cream substitute. As I have already mentioned How harsh foaming cleansers will dry out your skin, so does your shaving creams too.
It may help you achieve the close shave, but these foaming shaving creams are not at all good for your skin. Instead, try coconut oil.
Apply coconut oil all your hands and feet and shave as usual. It will not clog pores and will give your even better results than using those foaming shaving creams. Coconut oil will mortise your hands and feet and leave you with super soft skin after your shaving section.
Rough hands and Cracked Feet
This I call it as my grandma remedy, almost all grandma remedy though during winters. 🙂 I guess at least once you might have seen your grandma using coconut oil for her dry feet and hands during winters.
Yeah, she was right, coconut oil is a savoir of dry hands and feet in winters where your high end body butters and lotions fail.
If not daily do this at least once a week, try applying coconut oil to your hands and feet during night preferably before going to bed. Wear gloves and socks and happy a good night sleep. Wake up to feel your super soft hands and feet.
Coconut oil pulling stands at the top of the list when it comes to whiten your teeth in a natural and a safe way. It is an ancient old Indian Ayurvedic practice followed by many to improve their over all oral health.
How to do coconut oil pulling
- Take around a tablespoon of 100% pure organic coconut oil and just put it in your mouth and start swishing between your teeth for about 15-20 min and then spit it in a trash can. Wash your mouth with warm salt water and brush your teeth as usual.
Nails become really brittle and easily break due to poor maintenance. Some of the reasons of brittle nails could be washing the dishes without gloves, or touching the dish wash soap directly with your hands.
Taking proper care of your hands and nails is very crucial if you don’t want your hands to age more quickly.
Mix one capsule of Vitamin E with 1 tablespoon of Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Apply this mixture to your nails and cuticle. Massage for 1o minutes till the oil gets absorbed into the skin.
For more Nail treatments: How to grow Nails Fast | Unknown Tricks and Home remedies to try now
Baking soda and Coconut oil is an excellent combination to prevent the bad odor from sweating. This DIY deodorant is one of the popular hack with Coconut oil in the beauty trends.
Mix equal parts of baking soda and coconut oil. Add few drops of your favorite essential oil if you want your deodorant to smell good. Apply (very little amount ) at the seating points before leaving out. This will absorb your sweat from the body and eliminate foul odor.
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