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Surprising Beauty Tricks with Coconut Oil

Thanks to coconut oil, you no longer need to buy tons expensive beauty products. Madonna, Emma Stone, and Victoria Secret model Miranda Kerr are all fans. It’s a must-have natural beauty product! After you’ve experienced the benefits of the oil, it will be your favorite product too! Here are some ways you can use coconut oil:

 

Moisturizer

As the temperature continues to drop, the hydrating properties of coconut oil are a huge perk! Most regular lotions dry up very quickly, leaving your skin thirsty for more. Coconut oil actually penetrates your skin.

 

Hair Mask

Instead of buying chemical-filled, expensive hair masks, coconut oil is a great alternative. It works to smooth tiny hair follicles, preventing split ends and dryness. Apply it to the ends of your hair, dry or wet, overnight and wash in the morning. You can use it on your scalp too if it is extra dry.

 

Lip Balm

Many brands of lip balm contain salicylic acid, which eventually dries up your lips causing flaking. Coconut oil will last much longer and actually work to cure dry lips instead of temporarily smoothing them.

 

Exfoliating Scrub

Melt about a ¼ cup of coconut oil and stir in a half-cup of sugar. Take it with you into your next shower and apply like regular body scrub. Repeat once a week.

 

Make-Up Remover

The best part about this one is that it doubles as an eye cream! It gently and safely removes all make-up while moisturizing that delicate area. Scoop some on your fingers and carefully rub on your eyes. Rinse and pat dry afterward.

 

Massage Oil

Don’t be fooled by fancy $25 massage oils at the store. All you really need is a little bit of coconut oil! Add a drop of essential oil if you would like a scent.

 

You can find coconut oil at most grocery stores or online. Choose a jar that is labeled “unrefined” or “virgin”. This means that the oil has not been bleached or treated with chemicals.

 


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