Thanks to a good friend of mine I recently discovered a new beauty/skincare product for me … a product you’ll for once not find in the beauty, but in the food department: Coconut Oil! Ever since I got this tip I’ve been trying out various ways to use it and let me tell you … I LOVE it!! That’s why I want to share my favorite 6 ways hot to use coconut oil in your daily beauty routine!
#1 Cuticle Oil
Your cuticles (and your hands) are going to love coconut oil! Just use a tiny amount of the oil and massage your cuticles with it. I’ve been doing this regularly now and the skin around my nails has never look better! It’s smooth, soft and nourished.
#2 Body Oil
Not only your hands but your skin in general’s going to love the oil. I like to use the coconut oil as a «body oil» after showering every now and then (instead of a body lotion). I recommend to use it in the evening, since the skin feels a little oily/greasy right afterward you applied it. But it’s totally worth it: the next day your skin feels soft and nourished + it smells delicious!
#3 Body Scrub
Want to try a DIY-body scrub? Then use coconut oil! It’s super easy: just mix a spoon of coconut oil with some salt or sugar … voilà!
#4 Lip Balm
Coconut oil is only makes a great body lotion alternative, it’s also a wonderful lip balm! (Similar to the body scrub you can of course also make your own lip scrub with coconut oil).
#5 Deep hair conditioner
If you have (very) dry hair you should try this: The day you plan to wash your hair, treat it with a coconut oil. Massage a good amount of oil into the ends of your hair one hour before your plan to wash them. I bet your hair is going to love it!
#6 Makeup remover
Coconut oil is awesome to remove eye makeup, even the waterproof stuff! (Works like for instance the The Body Shop Cleansing Balm). Just rub a tiny amount onto your eyes and then remove it with cotton pads. The oil’s going to «melt» your makeup away, so be prepared to look like a panda;) An extra bonus: since I remove my makeup with coconut oil I feel like my lashes look better and even have grown a little!! Sounds good, right?
Have you ever tried to use Coconut Oil in your beauty routine? How do you use it?