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How to Use Coconut Oil as a Cosmetic Product?

There’s long been the notion that coconut oil is the one thing that will cure all ailments for beauty, but if we’re honest, we think that’s ridiculous. Sure, in a perfect world, the sweet-smelling oil would eliminate skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Hell, it would even make hair grow thicker and longer. But that’s not the case, folks.

The last thing that comes to mind when you think about coconut oil’s health benefits is rubbing it all over your skin and hair. Dermatologists, natural beauty enthusiasts, and a growing body of scientific studies are bringing to light the plant’s potential.

Coconut Oil as a Cosmetic Product

Use as a first step face wash

Women swear by the skin-moisturizing properties of coconut oil, which are naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and antibacterial.

Try the oil cleansing method: As you rub the oil onto your face and neck, give yourself a gentle massage. Cleanse again with your favorite gentle face wash to ensure all the residue is rinsed away when you’re done.

Create a DIY face mask

Is there anything better than making your own homemade face mask to pamper yourself? You can try this healing mask from the blog She Can’t Eat What?, which combines turmeric (known for its anti-inflammatory properties), lemon juice (to brighten with vitamin C), raw manuka honey (which can help treat acne), and melted virgin coconut oil for extra moisture.

Apply to a clean face, leave on for at least 15 minutes, and then relax! You can find store-bought masks containing coconut oil for your skin, 

 

Remove eye makeup

Yes, coconut oil even works on waterproof mascara! A cotton ball is ideal for applying the product to your eyes. Be sure to pay attention to your under-eyes as well.

This oil removes waxy, inky eye makeup and hydrates the delicate area at the same time. Wash your face as usual afterward.

Dab on as eye cream

Coconut oil works in a pinch when hydrating eye creams are not available. A moisturizing eye cream can completely rejuvenate your complexion if your under-eyes are dry due to colder weather, dehydration, or simply getting older.

To hydrate and protect your dry under-eye area, apply a thin layer of coconut oil (with your ring finger to avoid tugging or applying too much pressure). Ideally, this should be done before bed, as it may slide around under makeup.

Make a DIY lip scrub

If you’d like to make your own super moisturizing (and delicious) lip scrub with coconut oil, brown sugar, and honey, you can easily make one with coconut oil, brown sugar, and honey. You can adjust the measurements of each ingredient until you find the right consistency.

The next morning, wake up with softer, plumper lips because you used it as an exfoliation treatment (wash it off when you clean or wipe it off with a damp cloth) before bed.

Make a DIY lip balm

Add two tablespoons of coconut oil, two tablespoons of cocoa butter, and two tablespoons of grated beeswax or beeswax pellets to a heat-resistant measuring cup. Put 2 inches of water into a small pot, then add the measuring cup, so that only the bottom is submerged.

Stirring occasionally, heat water too low to medium heat until ingredients melt. Remove mixture from heat and carefully place in lip balm containers. Stir in two drops of cinnamon essential oil per container and cover immediately. Place in the refrigerator to cool, then pass out to your friends!

Make a DIY lip gloss

You can prevent chapped, flaky lips or even add some color to your lips by using a homemade tinted gloss made with coconut oil. You simply mix some coconut oil with old lipstick scraps.

Shave your legs

Traditional shaving cream contains an expensive cocktail of chemicals you don’t need to get a clean shave on your legs or underarms.

Coconut oil, on the other hand, is inexpensive, naturally antibacterial, and smells divine. Your legs will look hydrated (but never greasy) from its skin-soothing properties.

Highlight your cheeks

Nothing brightens up a tired face like some highlighter. Just a few drops of organic coconut oil from a coconut oil supplier on top of your makeup will do the trick. This makes it a standout ingredient in natural makeup as it is similar to your skin, but more radiant.