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6 Reasons Why You Should Use Coconut Oil on Your Skin

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If you haven’t done so already, using coconut oil on your skin is pretty much a trend. It’s natural and it does wonders to heal your skin from scars, dry patches, and even removes dirt. Using coconut oil on my skin is one of our favorite ingredients to have. As a matter of fact it’s found in most or all of our soaps. We originally chose to include it in our soaps because its consistency at room temperature made the most sense with our vision of a solid bar soap. Its benefits also compliment the other ingredients in our flavors. Coconut oil is rich with:

Vitamin-E

Although great to consume from a daily vitamin, Vitamin-E is just as beneficial when directly applied on you skin. Vitamin-E is a key component of healthy skin development and perseveration. It’s antioxidant properties attacks wrinkles by preventing cracking and aging of the skin. Rubbing coconut oil on your skin is like delivering nourishment straight to the needed source.

Saturated Fats

The saturated fats component of coconut oil prevents moisture from escaping your pores while enabling your skin to retain its own moisture content. This is what gives your skin that smoothness.

Protein

Coconut oil is high in proteins, which makes it great for your skin and hair care! Protein serves as a means of growth for your skin. They re-energize your skin on a cellular level and encourage tissue repair at a healthy rate. Consider how much faster scars will disappear.




How to Use Coconut Oil On Skin

If you haven’t heard of ways you can use coconut oil already, check out some of the ways you can use them. The best part about coconut oil is that it’s so affordable. And you can pretty much use it for anything.

Lip Scrubs

Mix melted coconut oil with honey and raw or brown sugar for a delicious exfoliating scrub. Rub the coconut oil mixture right on your lips. It’s perfect for those extra chapped lips days when you forget to drink water or the weather is dry. The sugar will help rub off dead skin while the honey and coconut oil provide nourishment to the fresh layer of skin cells.

Removing Make-Up

We sometimes find that even after washing our face with starry night some of our stubborn make-up lingers behind. Wipe away the left over smudges with a cotton ball and a dab of coconut oil. Have you heard of the idea that oil gets rid of oil. Well putting coconut oil on your face does exactly that. It gets rid of oil and dirt from your make-up. You can also use it as a moisturizer on your face. Spread the coconut oil residue across your face for an organic night cream.

Shaving Gel

Skip the chemically filled shaving cream at the store and opt for a more natural (and affordable solution)! Lather coconut oil on your skin without having to worry of skin irritation. It keeps your skin silky smooth and shiny and does the trick to keeping you prickly-free.

The best part of coconut oil is its versatility. There are numerous ways to incorporate it in your skin routine alone. What are other ways you’ve used coconut oil for your skin? Are there any tips or tips you might like to share with us?

Resources

"Health Benefits of Coconut Oil" Web.

 

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