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8 Ways You Can Incorporate Coconut Oil Into Your Beauty Routine

Black woman applying lip balm

You’ve probably heard about the gospel of coconut oil and we’re here to confirm that it’s true.

Coconut oil is definitely one of nature’s best gifts to us, and there are endless ways to use coconut oil in your daily life. Asides the fact that it is organic and healthy, it is also great for skin care.

Here are eight ways you can incorporate coconut oil into your beauty routine.

1. Coconut oil can be used as a hair mask

black woman washing hair

After shampooing, run a generous amount of oil through your wet hair strands and then let it sit for five minutes before you rinse. This would help to add moisture to your hair, and keep it healthy, shiny and bouncy.

2. Coconut Oil can be used as a body oil

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Tired of buying expensive body creams who seem to provide no solutions? Coconut oil is the perfect solution for all your skin problems. The creamy texture of the oil makes it perfect for moisturising. The best way to get results is to apply it gently while your skin is still slightly damp. It will make your skin smooth and supple and leave you smelling amazing all day.

3. Coconut Oil can be used as lip balm

black woman applying lip balm

Want succulent lips? Coconut oil is just the thing you need.  Dry chapped lips do not stand a chance against coconut oil. It is very hydrating and long lasting. Lightly apply a small amount of oil, rub it in with your finger and you’re good to go!

4. Coconut Oil can be used as a cuticle softener

black woman nails

Use coconut oil to soften your cuticles and say bye to ugly looking cuticles. On manicure day, make sure you include coconut oil in your routine to get amazing results. All you have to do is rub a small amount into your cuticles. The coconut oil will help strengthen your nails and leave your hands looking more beautiful and healthy.

5. Coconut Oil can be used as under eye cream

black woman applying under eye cream

The skin under your eyes is very delicate and tender. Applying coconut oil gently to this area, every night before bed would help to prevent fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles.

6. Coconut Oil can be used as a natural skin highlighter

black woman glowing

Who says you have to wear makeup to glow? To make your face glow naturally, dab a little coconut oil on the top of your cheekbones. It will leave you shining radiantly.

7.  Coconut Oil can be used as body scrub

black woman exfoiliating

A mixture of coconut oil and sea salt or sugar is a great exfoliator. All you have to do is rub the scrub all over your skin. This will remove dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling baby soft.

8. Coconut Oil can be used as shaving cream

woman shaving legs

Ran out of shaving cream? Coconut oil to the rescue!  All you have to do is rub the oil onto your legs before shaving. The razor will glide smoothly, allowing for a neat shave and your legs will be moisturised from the oil in the process.

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