Beauty benefits of coconut oil and how to use it.
Everywhere I look I see coconut oil. It is everywhere. You can use it for just about anything and every thing. At my house we use it for not only cooking, but to help our skin and hair look beautiful. I have a teenage daughter and a tween, they are at the age where they really need to start taking care of their skin. Being a teenager is tough with all of the breakouts and sometimes the face soaps that are out there are too harsh.
When my daughter started having breakouts I noticed it was because of the new soap she was using. It would dry her skin out way too much, I thought “there has to be something else”. That is when I remembered seeing so many things on coconut oil so I figured we would try that.
We first started using it just as a makeup remover. It really works wonders on mascara, but then I told her to just start washing her face with it instead of the face soap she was using and guess what? Her face cleared up in just a couple of days. Now, please know that her breakouts weren’t super bad, just a few here and there so I am not sure if it would help those with severe acne. I also started to use it and noticed a big difference in my skin. It felt cleaner and smoother and brighter and did you know that coconut oil can be mixed in with your favorite moisturizer because the fatty acids help reinforce the skin’s natural lipid barrier. This process helps lock in moisture, promoting hydration, while the antioxidants are great for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
I also just recently started using it on my keratosis pilaris. If you don’t know what that is you can check it out here. I hate it. Creepy bumps on my arms and legs that get worse when I am pregnant. It is one reason I like winter clothes so much, to cover up my ugly skin. So, I am going to try coconut oil for the next few months on it to see if it helps, I’ll let you know how it goes.
There are so many uses for coconut oil. Check out these ten and in the comments, let me know how you use it.
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