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Top 4 Benefits of Coconut Oil for Skincare

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*Guest Post by Daniel*

What is Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil has recently come into the light for its health benefits when used for cooking. The coconut extract is different from traditional oils like butter, olive oil, and vegetable oil because of its unique saturated fat makeup.

The saturated fat in coconut oil is higher than some of the fattiest products you can think of. However, not all of that fat is bad.

More than half of the saturated fats in coconut oil come from medium-chain fatty acids, which can be extremely beneficial to our bodies. It allows the fat to be converted to fuel without being stored, giving us energy while avoiding love handles.

Weight management and energy aren’t the only things coconut oil is used for. Coconut oil has many proven benefits for the skin when it comes to beauty hacks, moisturizing, and sun care.

Use Coconut Oil as a Moisturizer & Face Wash

Coconut oil is oily to the touch. Users might think that it wouldn’t be the right product to rub up and down your skin. If you’re trying to find that happy medium between dry flaky skin and an oily mess, you may be hesitant. Coconut oil is, however, one of the best products for naturally hydrating your skin.

Your body temperature is high enough to melt the solid-at-room-temperature oil to allow it to seep deep into your pores and reach its full moisturizing potential rather than sitting on the surface of your skin. The oil does not clog your pores and is recommended to be used even on the most delicate areas, such as your face.

Coconut oil is a natural anti fungal and antibacterial substance and can be used to clear your face of acne or gunk built up in the pores.

One recommendation is to rub small amounts of the oil on your face before bed, massaging your skin as you go. Once completely covered, rinse the excess oil and scrub with your favourite face wash.

Coconut oil has heightened benefits when compared to other face moisturizers due to its natural composition. You can even keep it simple by using it as your everyday hand moisturizer. It’s inexpensive and all-natural.

Use Coconut Oil to Remove Makeup

Eye makeup can be hard to remove, but can also be tough on the sensitive area when it requires harsh scrubbing and rubbing. Traditional makeup wipes can cause a burning sensation or puffy eyes from aggressive wiping.

Coconut oil can work as an eye makeup remover by breaking down the inky substances and hydrating the area in the process. Coconut oil even works on the toughest of waterproof mascaras.

In opposition to a makeup remover, coconut oil can also be used as a cheekbone highlighter. To achieve this benefit, simply sweep a small amount of the oil on top of already applied makeup and leave it. It won’t look like your wearing a heavy product, and it will give your skin a natural glow.

Use Coconut Oil as Sun Screen

As discussed before, coconut oil can be used as an everyday moisturizer on rougher skin areas like your hands, as well as sensitive areas on your face. Coconut oil also has a natural SPF of 1-8 and contains antioxidants to protect your skin from the harsh radiation of the sun.

The low amount of SPF won’t protect you from a bad sunburn if you plan on spending the day basking in the sun. However, it will help long-term just strolling around on a daily basis facing minimal sun exposure. Also, considering the antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti fungal effects coconut oil has on the skin, it can provide additional benefits as a skin protectant.

When the sun’s UV rays interact with the toxins in our skin, it creates an adverse reaction that can be lessened or avoided using coconut oil as an all-natural barrier.

Other Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks

Coconut oil can be crucial in the health of your skin through everyday moisturizing, sun protection, makeup remover, and an acne cleanser. With all of these benefits, there are also some non-traditional beauty hacks where coconut oil can be used as a base.

Shaving your legs can be a hassle and somewhat dangerous for the average woman while balancing on one foot in the slippery shower. Shaving cream makes things a little safer and provides a better result post-shower when it comes to razor bumps and burns, but can get expensive.

Coconut oil can be used in place of shaving cream. It will increase skin hydration and put some money back in your pocket. You can also look into making a homemade body scrub with coconut oil as the base. It is suggested that you melt the coconut oil and mix it with sand, sugar, salt (something course for the scrubbing effect). You can also add your favourite oil for scent!

Coconut Oil is Versatile for Skin Care

With so many different skin care products on the market, sometimes it makes sense to try the inexpensive, all-natural route. Not only is coconut oil beneficial for the mind and body, but it’s also a welcome companion in bathroom vanities around the world.

Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Organic Face Masks Straight From the Kitchen

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The change in seasons can wreak havoc on your skin. With temperatures and humidity shifting your skin doesn’t know what to do and acts out with break outs.

Sometimes all you need to do is give it a little TLC and what better way to do this than have a DIY spa date!

Without further ado let me give you the recipe to three great DIY organic face masks that you can make with ingredients found right in your very own kitchen. [Keep Reading]

Winter Skincare Tips – Because your skin deserves more!

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Winter Skincare Tips

*Guest Post by Emily*

Hoodies, hot cocoa, boots, jeans, pretty colours, crisp air and flushed cheeks!

As the days shrink, the temperatures drop gradually and air turns out cold and dry, it feels good to drag out our comforting warm clothes after bidding goodbye to our shorts and swim suits. But since this is a time of transition, the changes need to be applied not only to our clothes, but to our skin care regime too.

Here are some of our handpicked winter skincare tips so that it stays as fabulous as the year’s last, loveliest smile. [Keep Reading]

10 Amazing Fruit Packs for Dull Skin

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10 Amazing Fruit Packs for Dull Skin

*Guest Post by Sophie*

The skin is the largest part of the human body and needs to be taken good care in order to always look good. The main reason for dull skin is a lack of oxygen and blood in the skin, making it appear weary and lifeless.

To give your skin a little more life, here are 10 amazing fruit packs worth testing out. [Keep Reading]

How to Protect Skin from Damage with Health Supplements

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How to Protect Skin from Damage with Health Supplements

*Guest Post by Christopher*

Skin can be easily damaged in subtle and often hard to fix ways. Whether it’s drying out over a cold winter, burning in summer or simply reacting to the weather by becoming oily, it can be all over the place. That’s not to mention wrinkles, dark spots and all other kinds of blemishes! But there is a way to help protect the skin from this damage, and it’s one that’s quite easy to implement!

By focusing on key vitamins and minerals, and adding them in either via your diet or health supplements.

But which health supplements should you focus on? Here are 5 supplements that will help you protect your skin. [Keep Reading]

10 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water Daily

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Why You Need to be Drinking Lemon Water Everday

It just dawned on me that after years of going on and on about the importance of starting off your morning with warm lemon water, I’ve never written about it.

So, to rectify that issue I’m finally putting fingers to keyboard. [Keep Reading]

The Ultimate DIY Anti Aging Method

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The Ultimate DIY Anti Aging Method

It’s no secret that we love trying new skincare products. We live and breathe all things beauty and skincare then share what we learn and love with you here, on BESskincare.com.

Now, it’s also no secret that anti aging is one of our hottest topics. And how could it not be?

Celebrities these days seem to be looking younger with age, not the other way around. I mean, can we just discuss how flawless Jennifer Aniston looks? If only we could be so lucky!

While we’ve shared plenty of homemade recipes for anti aging creams and anti wrinkle masks, not to mention reviews on our favourite products like Lifecell and Elite Serum RX, today we’re going to be talking about the ultimate DIY anti aging method…and we think you’ll be surprised at how natural it is. [Keep Reading]

Look Younger with Tips on How to Get Rid of Wrinkles on Forehead

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how to get rid of wrinkles on foreheadSo I have a confession to make.

Recently, whilst looking at my reflection in the mirror, I made a disturbing discovery. Right there above my brow line and an half inch below my hairline was…a wrinkle!

*gasp*

I know what you’re thinking because I was thinking it too; I’m just too damn young for a wrinkle. Alas, it’s there and damned if I’m not keen to do something about it.  [Keep Reading]

What Causes Skin Wrinkles? How Do They Work?

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skin-wrinklesSkin wrinkles form when your skin starts to weaken with age. As you get older, the collagen and elastin in your skin start to breakdown.

Unfortunately, these are the two components responsible for keeping your skin smooth and resilient.

Skin also loses its ability to retain moisture, produce oil and heal quickly – all of which are responsible for keeping your skin healthy.

Skin wrinkles are more pronounced in some people as genetics has been proven to be a big contributing factor as well. [Keep Reading]

The Best Eye Cream For Those Annoying Fine Lines

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Best eye cream for fine lines Girls, we totally understand the problem being faced nowadays with so many skin care products coming onto  the market. How do we know which one is going to be best for us??

It’s our goal to give you the information you need on all the top eye creams, so that you can make up your mind as to which might be most suitable for you. In our opinion the following product is our top cream for 2012. [Keep Reading]

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