There are few beauty products that we can term as cure-alls, but coconut oil is one product that comes pretty close. It is au naturel and easily available at just about every grocery store within a mile long radius from wherever you are right now. It has a bit of a craze surrounding it lately. You’ve probably already noticed that coconuts and coconut oil suddenly seem to be all over the stores. If you’re wondering what’s with the sudden omnipresent nature of this tropical plant, let us sort you out with these unusual beauty benefits of coconut oil.
Haven’t heard about oil pulling yet? It’s time to you educated yourself about it. Gargling with coconut oil for 15-20 minutes a day helps to detoxify your body, cure headaches, whiten teeth, and much more.
If you have brittle nails and weak cuticles that need some tender loving care, then applying coconut oil to your fingers twice a day will come to your rescue.
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Treating dry ends
Apply a few drops of coconut oil to the tips of your hair and give your mane a healthy dose of moisture.
Coconut oil makes for a great home-made do-it-yourself body scrub. Mix it with sugar, and use the scrub on your body for beautiful smooth skin.
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If you have allergies or a runny nose, rubbing a bit of coconut oil inside your nostrils can give you relief.
Apply coconut oil on your lips to keep them moisturized.
If you have trouble getting off that last bit of mascara, use a sponge to dab on some coconut oil. It works like magic to remove the last trace of any makeup.
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Protecting against razor burn
Coconut oil also prevents irritation. Use it as a shaving cream swap and say goodbye to razor burns.
Apply coconut oil around the eyes to prevent wrinkles and sagginess under the eyes.
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If you have an acne trouble, apply some coconut oil to your face and wash it off after about 15 minutes. The anti-bacterial qualities of the oil help keep acne at bay.
Boosting hair growth
Coconut oil is known to promote cell growth. Apply it regularly on your scalp for thicker, longer and stronger hair.
Had a fun beach day and got a bit over tanned? Use coconut oil to soothe the sunburn and combat tanning.
So now that you know what’s with the coconut craze, go, try this newest green beauty obsession.