Who Wants Healthier Skin And Hair?
Whether it’s chocolate covered coconut macaroons at Christmas, or indulging with a tasty Almond Joy on your break at work, coconut is a deliciously sweet treat for any time and any place. Doctor’s and indulgers alike have been debating for years on the health benefits of coconut oil vs. risks of the drupe (fruit with a hard shell). What consumers have recently discovered, though, are the magical powers the coconut holds within. Not just for what goes on internally, but for our skin and hair.
What Can Coconut Oil Do?
Coconut oil, as lotion, absorbs quicker than most other body oils, and doesn’t leave you with that slick oily feeling afterwards. Your skin is left soft and sleek. You can rub the oil onto your skin after washing in the shower or even just washing your hands after cooking. A lot of soaps can leave your skin feeling dry after use, but supplementing with a dab of coconut oil will return your skin’s needed moisture.
Is there too strong of a coconut scent for you? Choosing an organic coconut oil brand or adding a few drops of your favorite scented oil can defuse the coconut scent. Come to find out coconut oil actually has both antibacterial and healing properties.
More Healing Properties of Coconut Oil
Are you plagued by that pesky problem we call dandruff? Rubbing a little coconut oil onto your scalp before bed, then rinsing it out in the morning, can improve dandruff issues immensely. Every other day, three times a week should do the trick. However, doing so can leave your hair oily, so make sure to rinse your hair out thoroughly.
Another little side job that this magic oil works great for is leg shaving. If you coat your legs with a thin layer of coconut oil before jumping into the shower, your legs will be nice and moisturized for rubbing that razor over them. The oil doesn’t wash off very easily, so you are guaranteed to have silky smooth legs to go about your day. When you get out of the shower, simply finish rubbing in the oil, and you’ll be set to go!
It’s not the least expensive of moisturizers, but do to the simple fact that you only have to use a bit to get the job done, every penny is worth it. Finding healthier beauty options for your skin and hair is the way the way to go. Once you experience the curative benefits of coconut oil for yourself, and you’ll be singing it’s praises.