28 Feb How to Incorporate Coconut Oil into Your Beauty Routine
You may or may not have a jar of coconut oil in your kitchen pantry, but this staple ingredient offers numerous health benefits. Coconut oil is often used for cooking as a healthy alternative to canola oil. However, you may not know that there are many other uses for coconut oil that don’t involve cooking. An excellent beauty ingredient, coconut oil has numerous beauty benefits, making it a wonderful addition to your daily skincare routine. Coconut oil is not only deeply moisturizing, but it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties as well. The fatty acids found in coconut oil (linoleic acid and lauric acid) allow the coconut oil to have hydrating effects on the skin and may even help fight against the signs of aging.
What are the Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil?
• Did you know that coconut oil makes for a wonderful makeup remover? Instead of spending your money on expensive makeup removers or cleansers, use a teaspoon of coconut oil instead. Apply all over your face, and then wipe it off with a damp washcloth. However, following up with your regular facial cleanser is a great way to remove excess oil, especially if you have oily skin.
• Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized is crucial if you want healthy-looking, youthful skin. Unfortunately, there are a lot of expensive creams out there that claim to do this, yet they are filled with ingredients that are harmful to your skin. While using coconut oil alone is cheaper and is much more versatile. Best of all, you don’t need a lot for it to be effective, especially if you already have oily skin. However, if you have dry skin or suffer from eczema, coconut oil can be a Godsend.
• If you do happen to have the type of skin that loves coconut oil, then using coconut oil on a daily basis on your skin can help you look younger. It’s probably the most simple anti-aging oil you can use for your body. If you happen to use virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil, you will get the most benefits due to the nutritional composition, which includes fatty acids to help fend off sun damage, saggy skin, fine lines, and wrinkles,
• You know those expensive sugar scrubs you see for sale in-store? Well, you can make your own homemade version for a fraction of the cost, and all you need is coconut oil, sugar, essential oils (optional), and maybe even some coffee grinds to add an extra boost. Even if you just used sugar and coconut oil, this simple mixture can help clean pores and rid the skin of dead skin cells, leaving you with smooth, soft, moisturized skin.
While natural methods can help make us look younger, when used in conjunction with non-surgical procedures, you can take years off of your appearance. To learn more about our non-surgical procedures, check out what we offer on our website, or contact us today to learn more and to schedule a consultation.