10 Best Ways Coconut Oil Can Save Your Skin and Hair

Update - 2017.05.14I’ve added one more way on how coconut oil can save your skin and hair

Coconut oil is the most mysterious do-it-all product that Mother Earth has for us. This wonder oil is useful in almost all aspects of life. For the record, it plays a good role in teeth whitening, and it’s excellent for cooking too. But did you know that coconut oil can save your skin and hair? Now you know. This oil is loaded with numerous natural fats that have the most amazing beauty tricks. In this article, we’re going to show you how you can rely on this oil to have the most glowing skin and beautiful hair.

Benefits of coconut oil for Skin and Hair


It’s a good anti-aging cream

Coconut oil is one of the best anti-agers out there. Forget about all the processed and chemical-loaded anti-aging creams on your shelves. Coconut oil uses all-natural methods to give your skin a visibly glowing appearance and feel. Coconut oil has lots of Vitamin E in its composition. No one needs a lecture on the benefits of Vitamin E in the body, do you? This vitamin is a well known antioxidant. Research and studies prove that Vitamin E strengthens your capillary walls. It also strengthens the connective tissues. This eliminates sagging, wrinkled skin, and fine lines.


How to use coconut oil as an anti-aging cream

There are numerous ways to do this. The first option is to massage coconut oil on the visible wrinkles. Do this each night before going to bed and leave it overnight. Repeat for several days. Secondly, you can include coconut oil in your bath. To do this, apply coconut oil on fine lines and skin wrinkles. Let it absorb for at least 30 minutes. Take a bath and repeat regularly.


Coconut oil‎ fights acne

Acne is most common on face skin. It makes you look unattractive and feel depressed. Acne occurs when sick and dead cells get trapped in the pores. The cells mix with sebum and allow p. Acne and other infectious bacteria to grow. After a few weeks, you end up with itchy inflammations that you call pimples.

Luckily, having a jar of coconut oil in your skincare regimen saves you from all these. Coconut oil carries medium chain fatty acids. These include lauric, caprylic, and capric acids. These three components have antimicrobial properties. They fight acne-causing bacteria and also reduce inflammation. Here is a deeper insight on how coconut oil works as a skin care product.

How to use coconut oil to fight acne
For this, you can gently massage the coconut oil on your face skin using your palms. Another option is to take it orally. Add 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil into your smoothies and other meals every day. If you find it hard to force the oil down your throat, replace your cooking oil with it. The results will speak for themselves.


Coconut oil for cleaning your face

The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil make it a natural anti-fungal and antibacterial. Considering how sensitive our face skin is, this oil sounds like a good replacement for the soap. The thing with this oil is that it does not feel messy. Secondly, it’s safe even for the ultra-sensitive skin. Does coconut oil cause breakouts? This is the major reason that holds most people back from using coconut oil. Surprisingly, it does the exact opposite. It washes out all dead cells and dirt. This oil also keeps your pores open. Its antimicrobial properties help in battling infectious microbes that target your open pores.

How to use coconut oil to clean your face
For this, take coconut oil into your palms and simply massage all over your face. After this, wash the layer off either with lukewarm water or cleanser.


It wards off stretch marks

Stretch marks always show up in our day to day struggles of adding or losing weight. They are also common with expectant moms. These marks are clearly visible on pregnancy bellies. They are also present after giving birth. Luckily, coconut oil is the best known natural stretch marks remover. All you do is rubbing it in your palms, and then gently massage it on the marks.


Coconut oil is an all-natural moisturizer

We all know the effects of dry skin. First, it becomes real hard to apply makeup. In fact, your face appears flaky and unattended especially if it’s cold. Secondly, it aggravates itchiness and may make acne worse. That’s where coconut oil comes in. Studies show that this oil works wonders in improving your body’s hydration. Again, it’s a remedy for those who suffer from dry skin. It also reduces excessive water loss.


‎Soothes perched hands and cracked feet too

Do your hands always feel so dry after manual dishwashing? Keeping a jar of coconut oil on your kitchen shelves will save the situation. Are you suffering from cracked heels? True. Cracked feet look bad and limit you on what shoes to put on. If left for a long time, these slits deepen and become hard to treat. Oil is a well-known solution, though. But not all oils. Cooking oil, for instance, is messy for your sheets. That’s where coconut oil beats them all. Why, because, it’s solid at room temperatures.

How to treat cracked feet using coconut oil
This is simple. You just apply it generously on the cracked heels and put on a pair of socks. The cracks won’t get lost overnight. However, the heels feel moisturized and soft. And the cracks disappear with time.


Coconut oil for dandruff treatment

Also known as scurf, dandruff is a problem that most of us are dealing with. It comes as a result of excessively dry or oily skin. Coconut oil is an effective dandruff treatment. It keeps your scalp clean and nourished. It does this by removing excessive sebum, dead cells, and dirt.


It’s a safe, natural lip balm

Conventional lip balms are relatively expensive. We also don’t know what goes into those small things. As such, eating store-bought lip balms (either accidentally or willingly) isn’t advisable. Thanks to its moisturizing effects, coconut oil is an inexpensive and sure way of managing your chapped lips.  It moisturizes your lips without smothering them.


Makeup remover

It’s pretty clear that nothing is hard for coconut oil? Not even the most notorious mascara. Coconut oil removes your makeup easily and is smooth on your skin. In fact, you’ll be killing several birds with this. Besides removing your makeup, it also leaves the skin hydrated and tender. Again, it also eliminates fine lines without your knowledge.


It gives your hair some shine

Coconut oil is a well-known source of medium chain fatty acids. These acids help in nourishing and moisturizing your hair. Regular treatment of hair with this coconut oil helps to reduce breakage and hair loss. It also adds volume.


So, there you have it. A list of 11 10 best ways coconut oil can save your skin and also hair. In my opinion, coconut oil is the most efficient way of cutting down your expenses on skin and also hair. The major benefit is that coconut oil is here to stay. Again, there’re so many brands specializing in oil than before. Therefore, the products are widely available, and the prices are stable.

Sylvia Wallace

Sylvia Wallace is a young system analyst, wife, and mother of two children from Vermont and this is a bit of copy about her. Sylvia has always been passionate about healthy cooking. Katie continuously exploring new types of dishes and trying out new ways to improve her cooking and health.

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