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Ways Of Using Coconut Oil In Your Skin Care Regimen

Extracted from the dried kernel of coconut fruit with hydraulic pressure, coconut oil and its multi-purpose uses have been accepted by science and is very common in Indian households.

From kitchen to bathroom, the coconut oil has made its way because of its extra benefits on the human body.

Coconut oil contains 80% of saturated fat that is composed of medium-chain fatty acids. Though that does not make coconut oil good for every day consumption, when it comes to beauty care and external application, coconut oil renders outstanding benefits. Affordable and quick availability of the oil makes it easy to be a part of daily skin care routine.

So, here are ten innovative ways on how you can add coconut oil to your skin care routine, to witness wonderful results in a quick span.

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For Treating Internal Rash And Allergy

One of the coconut oil skin benefits that is a trustworthy hack is to apply the oil on rashes around your private parts or between the thighs or at the underarms. These areas of the body are delicate in nature and need the right care in case of a rash or blemish. Directly apply a coat of coconut oil twice in a day, and the bacterial properties of coconut oil will soothe your problem.

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As An Everyday Lotion

Due to hydrating nature, one of the coconut oil benefits is that it can be used as a body lotion every day. Specially effective on dry and flaky skin, coconut oil does not have any side effect. Do not be skeptical about using coconut oil on the skin for the first time, as the good results are rested assured.

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For Critical Skin Problems

In case your skin problem is at a critical state and medical help is also giving up, just try applying little coconut oil. For problems like atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, etc., coconut oil works fast and provides a quick relief on long-term application.

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As A Toothpaste

One of the coconut oil beauty hacks is, it is a teeth whitener. For this, use a drop of it every day along with your usual toothpaste. For a quicker result, you can mix coconut oil with baking soda and brush with this, to see how coconut oil works as a teeth whitener. Use of coconut oil in oral care prevents gum diseases and tooth decay.

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As An Antiageing Treatment

Among the coconut oil skin benefits, anti-ageing properties come in the primary list. When fine lines, wrinkles or saggy skin is becoming your enemy and you are in no state to think, how to stop those ageing signs? That's where the use of coconut oil would help you the most. Apply it every day on the affected area or all over the body and it will boost your collagen production, by strengthening your skin and keeping it young.

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For Cuticles And Nails

Dab a small amount of the coconut oil onto each of your cuticles and nails every day. Keep your hands relaxed for the next 15 minutes. In a week, you will see a change in the colour and state of your nails and cuticles. Coconut oil strengthens the nails and softens the cuticles.

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As A Body Oil

The creamy texture of coconut oil makes it an everyday user-friendly ingredient. Using coconut oil as a body oil after a shower has more faster actions on the skin. In case you don't like the aroma of the oil, you can mix some essential oils of your favourite flavour.

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As A Body Exfoliator/Scrub

Among the coconut oil skin benefits, its role as a scrubber or exfoliator is a must try. However, to make it work as a scrubber on your skin, you cannot just apply coconut oil. The coconut oil body scrub treatment requires a recipe - mix half cup sugar/sea salt with an equal amount of melted coconut oil. Your scrub is ready for every day use to brighten your skin and get rid of the dead layer of skin.

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Coconut Oil As A Makeup Remover

Mass-marketed makeup removers have so many demerits like dry skin, irritated skin, etc. How about using coconut oil as a makeup remover instead? For this, mix a tablespoon of coconut oil and hot water, dab a cotton ball and cleanse your face with it. For long-term use, you can also prepare coconut oil makeup remover wipes and store them for future use.

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For Chapped Lips And Elbows

This benefit of coconut oil can solve your long-time problem of chapped lips and elbows. To treat the dry skin with coconut oil - use warm oil and apply it on the affected area twice in a day. Results will be evident within a week.

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Acts As A Sunscreen

How about using a 100% natural sunscreen? Yes, coconut oil can be your natural sunscreen that can protect your skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. However, for added benefit of coconut oil as a sunscreen, mix it along with peanut, cottonseed, and olive oils before applying the same.

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Story first published: Friday, June 30, 2017, 13:00 [IST]
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