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The Amazing Beauty Benefits Of Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil has been used for centuries, especially in the Indian subcontinent, for a lot of skin, hair and body problems. There are very few things out there that can claim to have beneficial effects on all parts of the body, but coconut oil is one such multi-tasking product.

It has been trusted by generations of Indian women as a beauty saviour, and now, slowly, the west also is catching up on the usage of coconut oil. You must have seen many posts about coconut oil and been surprised because you have had coconut oil in your home since you were born!

Every Indian household has at least a jar of coconut oil lying around somewhere. So most of us are so used to its presence that we don't make much out of it. But, it is time to give that little bottle the importance it deserves; after all, there is reason why all our ancestors have used it for centuries, and why the west is raving about the oil.

Keep reading to find out how you can make the most out of this wondrous oil!


Deep conditioner

You can use this oil as a nourishing deep conditioner for the hair. Warm some coconut oil and massage it onto your scalp. This helps the oil to penetrate the scalp and also helps with blood circulation, making the hair grow faster. Leave it on overnight. This can be done once every week.


Eye cream

Don't feel like spending extra money on an eye cream? Just use coconut oil. This is the most moisturising of all oils as it seeps deep into the skin. It works in hydrating the thin and sensitive layer of the skin under the eyes, and even helps with fine lines and wrinkles to an extent.


Makeup remover

We all know how important removing makeup is. But sometimes, the tough waterproof formulas can be difficult to remove. Coconut oil will remove the strongest of makeup, and do it gently.


Body lotion

Since it is the most penetrating of all oils, it can prove to be a great base for a body lotion. You could make one yourself using aloe vera and coconut oil, or any other ingredient you wish to use.


Split end remedy

Coconut oil can actually fix damaged ends, as most of the damage in the hair occurs due to lack of moisture. It even makes the ends shinier after washing, as it is often difficult for the natural oils from the scalp to reach the ends of the hair.


Cuticle oil

Cracked, dry cuticles are ugly and difficult to deal with. Buying a separate cuticle oil can be quite a hassle. Just dab on a little coconut oil on to your cuticles and watch them getting softer.


Massage oil

All aches and pains in the body can be combated with a massage, can't it be? Well, coconut oil is definitely the best massage oil out there. Add a few drops of lavender oil to the mix to get added stress relief benefits.


Shaving balm

Apply coconut oil to your arms and legs before shaving. Coconut oil provides the closest shave you will ever have. Even though this tip seems a little odd, it definitely works.

Story first published: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 14:45 [IST]
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