Coconut Oil Benefits for Skin
1) For Your Face
Since coconut oil has natural antibacterial, antifungal, anti-wrinkle, moisturizing properties, and a bit of vitamin E, it is a great option to be used as a nighttime moisturizer which benefits your face. It may also work as a natural barrier to protect your sensitive facial skin.
First, wash your face & neck with a natural face cleanser. Then apply a bit of coconut oil with your fingertips on your face and neck giving yourself a soft massage.
Make sure that you steer clear of your eye area as any contact with your eye can cause painful irritation. Facial skin can vary from person to person, so make sure your facial skin tolerates coconut oil.
2) As a Natural Lip Balm
Again coconut oil is a natural moisturizer and if you’re having chapped, cracked or dry lips, you can benefit from the moisturizing & healing effects of this oil.
You can either apply this oil directly on your lips or make your own lip balm combining coconut oil with cocoa butter or shea butter with aloe vera gel or jojoba oil.
3) For Your Dry Hands
If you’re frequently washing hands, using harsh soaps or exposed to household chemicals you may experience cracked or dry hands.
Coconut oil again can be a great remedy where you can drop a bit of coconut oil to your palms and rub your hands together until they’re well moisturized. Leave it for few minutes until well absorbed and then if you’re feeling greasy wash it and wipe off.
4) Natural Moisturizer for Your Body
Skin being the largest organ of the body it’s only fair that you take good care of it. Coconut oil comes with a lot of saturated fats and these fats may help your skin to locking in its water content keeping it moisturized while preventing any moisture loss from the pores.
You can apply it liberally after a shower to keep your skin supple & hydrated. When using coconut oil for skin, make sure to pay special attention to your dry areas such as the abdomen, arms, hands, elbows, lower legs, and feet.
5) Massage Oil
The anti-microbial, anti-oxidant properties of coconut oil make it a wonderful massage oil to revitalize your body. These properties may enable you in having soft, supple and younger looking skin due to its anti-aging & anti-wrinkle effects.
As you massage your body with coconut oil which is well absorbed to relax your tightened muscles with rubbing & light pressure the muscles are agitated and promote healthy blood circulation.
This can alleviate you with sore muscles, tiredness, and stress giving you total relaxation and rejuvenation.
6) Shaving Cream
Rather than using shaving creams with many chemicals, coconut oil can work as a natural alternative to remove hair from your legs (women) or face (men).
This can also work as a way to moisturize your skin and avoid any cuts or razor burns.