Introducing coconut oil into your beauty routine is not a new concept. However, it sure has gained massive popularity thanks to influencer marketing. Coconut oil is known for its antibacterial properties. It is an excellent antioxidant and loaded with vitamin E and moisturizing fatty acids.
To get the maximum results, you can use coconut oil in a variety of ways. However, people with acne-prone and oily skin must be cautious since coconut oil is comedogenic and can clog pores resulting in breakouts. But since everyone’s skin is different, it will take some time to figure out what works best for you.
Here are some of the genius coconut oil hacks which you can introduce into your routine.
1. Coconut Oil As A Makeup Remover
Coconut oil was the star ingredient for skincare routines before the world was introduced to cleansing balms and cleansing oils. It is an emulsifier that can remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. It works as well as any oil makeup remover.
Method: To do the trick, dispense a small amount of oil in your hands and rub it in your palms to let it heat up. Then lather it all over your face and gently massage your skin without pulling and tugging to remove the makeup. Proceed with your regular cleanser to remove all the leftover makeup and oil from your face.
2. Use It As A Moisturiser
Coconut oil makes an excellent moisturizer for winters when a regular moisturizer is not good enough to get rid of dry and itchy skin. It provides the skin with an extra glow and sheen while allowing an extra boost of hydration.
Method: Dispense some oil and use it on areas where you feel dry and itchy. You can also mix it up with petroleum jelly to soothe dehydrated skin.
3. Use Coconut Oil As A Lip Balm
Do you suffer from chapped, flaky lips? Do your lips feel dry quickly no matter how much chapstick or lip balm you have put on? Since coconut oil works as an excellent moisturizer, you can get soft and supple lips with it. You can use it as a base to mix with dry ingredients to exfoliate your lips.
Method: Mix coconut oil with oatmeal or rice flour as a lip exfoliator or use it as a moisturizer by adding two drops of coconut oil into petroleum jelly.
4. Use It For Dry Cuticles
Our hands are always interacting with heat, water, and other chemicals that negatively affect our nails. Moreover, the environmental conditions can also result in dry and rough nail cuticles. Good hands and nail care are crucial to getting soft cuticles and skin. Therefore, you need to get rid of dry nails.
Method: Take some of the oil and put it into a small jar to keep on your bedside table. Massage a small amount onto your hands and cuticles when going to sleep, and wake up to hydrated and soft cuticles.
5. Use It As A Deep Conditioner
Coconut oil is known to instantly hydrate or moisturize the locks while providing nourishment from within—a great way to give your hair a soft rehab. However, use the amount of oil according to your hair type.
Method: Put some coconut oil into your hair. You might need to avoid the scalp if your hair is naturally oily. However, you can use it on the scalp as well if it is on the drier spectrum. Put on a shower cap and a towel to let the pores open up from the heat. This will allow the product to penetrate deeply into the follicles.
6. Use It To Get Thick Lashes
Coconut oil can nourish and help your lashes grow. It penetrates the hair follicles allowing increased growth. It also works as a primer to lift the lashes resulting in reduced breakage.
Method: To use it as a primer, put some oil in a dried mascara wand and put it on at night or at your convenience.
Try some of these methods and let us know if you see some positive changes.
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