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While it’s difficult to find a beauty product that can effectively be titled a “cure-all”, coconut oil comes pretty close to meeting the requirements. A growing body of research, countless experts, and an army of natural-beauty devotees swear by this beauty oil for just about everything. This summer, try using a jar of this health food staple to heal scars, condition your mane and even highlight your cheekbones! Think outside the kitchen, and follow our tips for incorporating this creative and healthy remedy into your beauty regimen.
Even the toughest lip stains and waterproof mascaras wont stand a chance against the mighty coconut oil. Apply it directly to your face as a cleanser and gently sweep it over your eyes and lips. The oil does a great job breaking down waxy, pigmented makeup, and leaves delicate areas feel smooth and hydrated.
With the beauty trend of “strobing” causing a sensation, highlighting your cheekbones with this miracle ingredient just may offer you a more natural way to achieve the look. Coconut oil works perfectly as to achieve that brightening effect. Simply sweep a small amount of coconut oil on top of makeup. It looks like your skin with an added healthy glow, which is why many natural makeup brands use it as a base ingredient in their formulas.
When your hair feels rough and dehydrated, try using coconut oil as a deep conditioning treatment. Coconut oil re-balances hair proteins and penetrates the hair shaft with its small molecular structure moisturizing and protecting hair against environmental damage. Apply a dollop to your hair, comb it, and put it in a bun before bed. In the morning morning, you can shampoo your locks as usual to transform your hair into silky sexiness.
Ward off stretch marks or any other scars with a jar of this tropical treatment. The medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil prevent and reverse the damage of free radicals, which attack skin tissue and prevent it from regenerating. While coconut oil won’t fade any marks, it can help prevent the worsening of dark spots and emerging blisters.
Like lip balm, coconut oil is solid at room temperature and melts with body heat while applying. It softens your lips, soothes cracked skin and tastes delicious too! Just try not to lick your lips from that coconut scented goodness as soon as you apply it!