You've probably heard a lot about the health benefits of coconut oil in the last few years. It's definitely won a newfound popularity in the kitchen, but did you know it is also great for your skin?
We're guessing that it's probably never occurred to you to rub edible plant oil over your face, body, and hair. We don't blame you--after all, that sounds pretty crazy. However, a growing amount of research from skin care experts is suggesting that this oil is somewhat of a miracle product.
The oil is already being used in many natural cosmetics, and research says they're onto something. It's important to note that organic, virgin oil is the best kind to use for all of the uses we've listed below. With that in mind, let's look at 3 New Ways Coconuts can Improve your Facial Skin Health.
1. Use it as a Facial Cleanser
One of the amazing properties of coconut oil is that it functions as a magnificent natural moisturizer, as well as an antibacterial and and an anti fungal agent. A lot of research suggests that it is great for treating dermatitis, and as a result, many people swear by it as a nighttime face scrub. We've found that a "double cleansing" method works well: rub the oil in circles all around your neck and face, gently massaging as you go. Once you've finished, wash off the residue with your favorite facial cleanser. Note: This technique doesn't work as well for people with adult acne.
2. It Can Help You Remove Your Eye Makeup
Here's another surprising use for this versatile type of oil. It is able to remove eye makeup without the use of damaging chemicals. The oil works on nearly any variety of eye makeup, even waterproof mascara. To try this method out, simply put a little of the oil on a cotton ball and rub it gently over your eyes, as well as your under-eyes. You'll be amazed at how great of a job it does breaking down inky, waxy, eye makeup. It also leaves the skin around your delicate eyelids hydrated. Once you've completed the application, just wash your face you as usually would.
3. It Can Highlight your Cheekbones
If you're feeling tired and looking a little worse for the wear, nothing will perk you up like a little bit of highlighter. Fortunately for you, you don't need expensive store-bought makeup and cosmetics to achieve the glowing complexion you want. It's so easy: just sweep a small dab of organic coconut oil on top of the makeup you're already using, then leave it alone. Your skin will look the same, except you'll have a more glowing complexion. This property is why so many makeup brands use the oil as an ingredient in their cosmetics.
It's pretty amazing that such a simple, natural product can benefit your skin. These are only a few of the uses that skin care experts have found for this amazingly versatile product. Try these out, and we're sure that this wonderful oil will become a regular part of your skin care regimen in no time.
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