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10 Amazing Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

Ever get tired of buying and using every kind of beauty product there is, only to be disappointed by the results? Let’s see it this way- most beauty products offer a quick fix, something that can get you results in no time, only to last for no more than a day. What you really need is a remedy. There is no need for a hundred bottles of serums and creams to make you look better. What you need is just one bottle of coconut oil. 

10 Amazing Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

1. Hair Growth and Moisturisation

This does not need to be pointed out. We have all spent our childhood Sundays getting our heads massaged with coconut oil. There is a good reason why our mothers and grandmothers insist on this versatile oil be massaged through our locks, so they emerge long and luscious as time goes on.

2. Natural Deodorant

Body odor is a bodily function. It is entirely natural. The solution that is usually used to prevent it is not. Store-bought deodorants are more harmful than you think, as the main ingredient, aluminum, blocks the skin’s pores. This causes more damage than good. Mix one part coconut oil to one part baking soda. Apply it just before taking a shower and stay odor-free for as long as two days with a single use!

3. Skin Conditioner

Hair is not the only thing that benefits from coconut oil. Dry skin can get flaky and irritated over time. The most cost-effective solution to this is using the one ingredient that is common in most products like moisturizers, body butter, and lotions, that is, coconut oil. 

4. Natural Scrub

Ever feel like mixing moisturization with exfoliation without burning a hole in your pocket? Mix coconut oil with sugar or salt, and you will never have to pay a fortune for that expensive body and face scrubs. This concoction also works as a lip scrub.

5. Nourishes Lips

If the cold and dry weather is doing a number on your lips, making them chapped, then you need more than a lip scrub and a chapstick to bring back the rosy color. While these options reduce the appearance of flaky skin, it is a temporary solution as it does not provide the necessary nourishment. Applying coconut oil will create a barrier of moisture over the skin and allow it to heal effectively.

6. Removes Dark Spots

Dark patches on the elbows and knees can be quite stubborn and keep you from wearing anything that does not have long sleeves or falls under the knees. So how do you get rid of these dark patches? Simply combine coconut oil and baking soda. Use a cotton pad to dab this mixture onto the skin. Rinse it off once it dries. This is also effective on uneven skin tone as well. 

7. Cuticle Hydration

Is your latest manicure losing its charm? Are your fingernails appearing flaky and dry? This may seem like a minor problem. But it can lead to weak nails that are brittle, easy to break, and unhealthy in the long run. Massage coconut oil into the cuticles every night to keep them moisturized and strong.

8. Stretch Marks Removal

Stretch marks are not a sign of unattractiveness. If you are confident in yourself, then rock those marks! You have nothing to hide! But some people prefer getting rid of them. Don’t know how to go about it? Use coconut oil! When skin stretches beyond its capability, that is when stretch marks are formed. Regular application of coconut oil moisturizes and increases the skin elasticity and improves its quality, reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

9. Relieves Skin Irritation

Whether it is the result of an allergy, prolonged use of makeup, or genetics, it is obvious that red, inflamed skin is not desirable. There is no need to invest a fortune in antibiotics and special creams and ointments to soothe your skin.  The anti-inflammatory properties of coconut oil make it perfect for the job. 

10. Teeth Whitening

This quality of coconut oil is more on the “hush-hush” side. Most people are not aware of this. The method of oil pulling with coconut oil not only helps polish your pearly whites but also prevents plaque buildup and keeps your teeth pristine. Another effective method is to brush your teeth with coconut oil before regular brushing.

Be it cooking, health or beauty. Looks like this one versatile oil has it all covered! 

So go ahead and regularly slather yourself from head to toe with coconut oil. Literally, there is no better alternative when it comes to looking better and feeling better in every way for half the price of the most popular beauty products.

Darsh Patel

Darsh Patel an Indian writer Living in Mumbai. Started this blog in 2017. I am the owner of this and many other blogs.

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