Coconut oil is bursting full of natural goodness guaranteed to bring a range of benefits to your lifestyle. As well as helping to speed up the metabolism and boost your energy, it has nourishing, protective qualities that make it an excellent addition to your beauty cabinet.
While there are plenty of products on our shelves boasting the natural benefits of coconut oil, why not take the opportunity to get creative and create your own beauty products?
Try using Holland and Barrett’s Perfectly Pure, Pure Coconut Oil to bring some much-needed vitality to your skin, nails and hair using the following beauty tips:
Create your own coconut exfoliator by mixing a handful of salt or sugar with a cup of coconut oil. The moisturising oil will last long after the grains have been washed away and will provide a protective barrier to the skin. Add some essential oils for soothing and relaxing benefits.
Deep treatment conditioner
Applying coconut oil to your locks before shampooing can soothe dry hair and ends before you wash it. Leave the treatment in for at least an hour to ensure maximum moisturisation. Be warned, coconut oil can get drippy, so make sure you protect your clothes with a towel around your shoulders.
Coconut oil is gentle and packed full of grime-removing and antibacterial properties. This makes it an excellent makeup remover – particularly for the sensitive eye area.
Coconut oil contains a large amount of fatty acids, which help to keep the skin moisturised and smooth. Soften the eye area with a few drops and you may also want to smooth some over common dry areas such as the elbows and hands.
Slathering oil on your legs and under your arms is a great alternative to shaving cream – and it’s nourishing to the skin. Your razor will glide on smoothly and you will be left with a natural sheen and softness thanks to the super absorbent qualities of coconut oil. Coconut oil is particularly beneficial to those with sensitive skin who may find shaving creams irritant.
The moisturising benefits of coconut oil make it a great eye cream. Gently pat a few drops around the eye area using your fingertips to provide hydration and keep the eye area looking plump and feeling soft.
If you can recommend any other uses for coconut oil, we’d love to hear your ideas. Please share them with us in the comments section below.
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