You know how it works; first it was Blueberries that were the best antioxidant for you, then Pomegranate to Açai and Goji. With time, each fruit was replaced by another simply because there was a new “it” antioxidant.
Like a fad fruit, Coconut Oil bust onto the scene about a year ago. Boasting to benefit your hair, skin, cholesterol, stress and a whole host of other health related issues, it doesn’t appear that Coconut Oil’s popularity is ending any time soon.
Coconut Oil is extracted from the meat of mature Coconuts. It is rich in lauric, capric and caprylic acid which is why it’s so great for personal use. On top of that it holds antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antioxidant soothing properties. Pretty impressive for something that falls from a tree, wouldn’t you say?
Now that you know what it’s all about, let me get to the good stuff. I’m going to share with you 5 Coconut Oil benefits for natural beauty that are definitely going to make Coconut Oil your #1 glam go-to from now on.
I mean, get your hair do on! Geez!
If you have dry, damaged, dull tresses and have been spending a fortune on gimmick products, don’t be a fool; let Coconut Oil be your all-in-one tool.
On dry hair, rub in this pure and natural oil from root to tip and soak up the countless Coconut Oil benefits. If you have dandruff, be sure to really massage it into your scalp, allowing the oil at least 15 minutes to soak in.
The natural fatty acids found in this oil make it a great anti-dandruff alternative. Dandruff can occur by a result of a number of illnesses or conditions. The antimicrobial properties of capric acid present in Coconut Oil can prevent these conditions from flaring up, thus reducing the likelihood of dandruff.
Another reason Coconut Oil is great for your hair is it locks in moisture so it prevents split ends and keeps your hair healthy and shiny.
*Tip: Since this oil hardens at cooler temperatures, it can be used as a healthy alternative to your average styling gel products.
Go Ahead, Rub It In
If your skin is dried out, flaky and dull, then this is a biggy for you. Throw away all those so-called moisturizers you’ve been using and load up on 100% Virgin Coconut Oil.
For centuries, Coconut Oil has been used in South and Central America, Thailand, Philippines, India and several other countries to moisturize the skin. Not only does the composition of this oil lock in moisture, but it also effectively battles skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and many others.
Simply rub pure virgin Coconut Oil into your skin after showering (or at any other time) and watch as your skin instantly becomes bright, supple and radiant.
Put Your Best Face Forward
Cleansers and face washes can be hard on your face’s sensitive skin. Did you know that Coconut Oil is a healthier, safer alternative?
Using straight Coconut Oil instead of your regular facial cleanser will not only gently scrub away a days worth of makeup and grime, but fight acne. The lauric acid present in Coconut Oil contains both antibacterial and antifungal properties that prevent acne-causing bacteria from remaining on your skin.
The oil is also similar to your skins natural sebaceous (oil) secretions so you don’t dry out your face.
Turn Back the Clock
Got a few wrinkles and fine lines? Not for long because Coconut Oil actively works to smooth out their appearance. All you have to do is gently massage pure Coconut Oil on your face daily.
If you have age spots, don’t sweat it. Regular use helps brighten your skin naturally so you’ll look younger in weeks, if not days. Easy, right?
Nobody likes to talk about skin infections or lesions but at one time or another we’ve all dealt with this issue. When applied directly on an infection, Coconut Oil forms a chemical layer which protects the infected area from external contributors like air, bacteria, dust, fungi and virus.
According to the Coconut Research Center in Colorado, USA, Coconut Oil is even effective in killing the virus that causes influenza, measles, hepatitis, herpes, and even SARS; not to mention athlete’s foot, ringworm, gonorrhea and urinary tract infections. Also, if you bruise easily, Coconut Oil helps speed up the healing process by repairing damaged tissues.
For one simple product, it sure does an awful lot. Add Coconut Oil to your daily glam routine and stay naturally beautiful. Can you imagine finding all these amazing Coconut Oil benefits in anything else?
Got a miracle product or know of any other Coconut Oil benefits that I didn’t mention? Share it in the comment section below and tell me why you think it’s great!