Even with the wealth of benefits and nutritional value it offers the body, coconut oil is still a severely underutilized food. However, you have probably started noticing the popularity that coconut oil seems to have suddenly gained.
What’s all the rage about? Well, we are finally opening up to the benefits, that’s what! Most of us are more familiar with using it to cook with or as an ingredient in delicious recipes. However, have you considered the dozens of uses outside the kitchen?
You can add this excellent natural product in your every day beauty regimen in various ways. The oil comes in a semi-solid form and melts when it warms up; usually at body temperature. It replenishes moisture to skin and due to the desire to use natural skin care products rather than the overly processed alternatives, more and more women have switched to coconut oil and have dumped the over-the-counter chemical filled crap.
Here’s a list of reasons why it has gained such popularity:
Did you know that coconut oil has antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties that work great with acne. Apply to the skin and rub gently. Leave on the face for 15 minutes, rinse and pat dry. The antibacterial properties of the oil will fight the bacteria in the acne and prevent more from developing.
"Won’t oil clog my pores?"
Not necessarily. Coconut oil is extremely gently and will not clog your pores.
Unlike the commercial moisturizers that contain lots of water, coconut oil provides long lasting moisture. According to skin experts, not only is it fast absorbing and safe for preventing dryness and flaking of skin, it ‘s great for nourishing damaged skin including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.
You can also use it to moisturize your body by simply scooping some out of the jar and applying all over. Your skin will feel like silk in no time at all.
When absorbed, it can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes.
I work out everyday and sweat buckets every time. Washing my hair daily strips the natural oils and sometimes leaves my hair looking dry and malnourished. Coconut oil makes a great conditioner! I usually apply it after I use my regular conditioner and leave it for 5-10 minutes.
What to look for when purchasing coconut oil: ORGANIC, EXTRA VIRGIN Color: White color in solid form; colorless when liquid
Aroma: Virgin, unrefined coconut oil has a light odor
Price: Price ≠ Quality & buy in bulk as it sure lasts a while