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Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks We Can't Get Enough Of!

By: Rima Chowdhury

Coconut oil is one of the common and most useful ingredients found in every Indian kitchen. Besides cooking, many of us are unaware that coconut oil can also be used in several beauty treatments.

Yes, you heard it right because coconut oil can be used to solve several beauty problems and it has been an ultimate answer for all the beauty dilemma.

So, let's quickly take a look at how to use coconut oil for several other beauty problems.


1. Under-eye Cream

Coconut oil can be used as an under-eye cream and due to the high amount of antioxidants, it can be used as an eye cream, which helps to treat under-eye bags. It not only helps to treat under-eye bags but also prevents an appearance of wrinkles and fine lines under the eye. Massaging your eye with coconut oil for 15 minutes every day can help to relax the eyes and also prevent the appearance of dark circles under the eye.


2. Excellent Exfoliator

Coconut oil is an excellent exfoliator, which helps to remove the dead skin and also gives you a radiant and polished skin. Due to the high amount of lauric acid found in coconut oil, it helps to remove the dead cells easily and allows the skin to breathe freely. Removing dirt and harmful bacteria found on the skin, it works as an excellent exfoliator. All you need to do is take some sugar and add some coconut oil to it. Now, you can use this as a body and face scrub.


3. Shaving Cream

Coconut oil is an excellent shaving cream, as it helps to get rid of the hair easily from the roots and makes the process of shaving closer. Instead of purchasing a waxing or shaving cream from a drugstore, use coconut oil, as it helps to make the process quite easy and manageable like it should be. Due to a thick consistency, coconut oil can help to glide off the razor easily and keep your skin hydrated.


4. Massage And Body Oil

Coconut oil can be an excellent body oil, as it helps to nourish the body and promote blood circulation throughout the body. If you want to feel relaxed, you should massage your body with some coconut oil and take rest for some time. Coconut can also be used as a bath oil, as it can literally moisturize and hydrate your skin perfectly. Whenever you are thinking of a bath oil spa, skip the bubble bath and add some coconut oil to your bath.


5. Heals Dry Skin

No matter if it is your fingers, elbows or toes, you should be using coconut oil to heal dull and dry skin. You should use coconut oil to treat dull and dry skin. Take some oil and massage thoroughly throughout the skin. It not only helps to treat dull and patchy skin, but also keeps it moisturised and hydrated for a long period of time. Coconut oil can also be used to prevent nosebleeds, which happen generally due to excessive cold or dry weather. To prevent nosebleeds and provide relief from cold, rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose.


6. Works As A Hair Mask And Leave-in Conditioner

Apply some coconut oil on dry hair from the roots to end and wait for sometime. Now, rinse off the coconut oil with cold water, as it helps to lock the moisture in the locks. This is one of the best ways to condition your hair and keep it moisturised for a long time. Coconut oil can also be used as a leave-in conditioner, as it helps to maintain the level of hydration in the body, and the fatty acids present in coconut oil also keep the hair soft and moist.

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Story first published: Sunday, December 25, 2016, 10:00 [IST]
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