Coconut Oil is all the rave right now. From Skin issues to Relationship/marital issues, this super oil is the cure all for everything. Okay, we stretched the truth a bit there but coconut oil does have health and beauty benefits that have been proven by a growing body of research, numerous experts and an army of natural skincare adherents. Here are some benefits of coconut oil and how you can incorporate it into your beauty schedule.
- For The Skin: Not only is using coconut oil on your skin an all-natural method to detox from many of the toxic ingredients that are found in cosmetic stores, but it’s also a cost-effective way to care for your body. Coconut oil is used in many organic beauty products, and rightly so: It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells really good. It also works well as a makeup remover, sunscreen, and lip balm. It can be applied by using your palms or dabbing cotton wool in the oil and applying it lightly over your face or the whole body.
- For The Hair: Coconut oil is rich in anti-microbial properties, lauric acid, and medium-chain fatty acids that strengthen hair, condition the scalp, and aid in hair regrowth. Rich with vitamin E and vitamin K, Coconut oil also helps in fighting scalp disorders like dandruff and lice infection. Applying coconut oil to the hair as a conditioner is a guaranteed way to keep the scalp and hair locks glowing and healthy.
- For The Dentition: Coconut oil pulling is one of the most effective ways to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums! Used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is an amazing oral detoxification procedure that is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. Oil pulling works by cleaning the oral cavity in a similar way that soap cleans dirty clothes. It literally sucks the dirt (toxins) out of your mouth and creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment that helps the proper flow of dental liquid that is needed to prevent cavities and disease. This incredible procedure helps prevent cavities, reduce inflammation, kills bad breath, heals bleeding gums and whitens the teeth.
In summary, this multi-tasking oil is a necessity for all beauty enthusiasts. It also helps if coconut oil is used in making meals because beauty is an inside out job. Stay beautiful!