We all have had those moments of break down when you just can’t be happy with your skin or how your hair looks. When that happens, we unintentionally end up buying expensive and chemical-infused body and hair products that will just make the situation even worse.
But here’s a little secret I want to share with you. The over-the-counter coconut oil that you use for cooking is a life hack for your skin and hair. You don’t believe me, do you? I too didn’t believe the so-called miracles of coconut oil, until I used it for my hair and skin.
From moisturizing to teeth whitening today, I have assembled 5 Surprising Beauty Tricks with coconut oil that you must check out.
Also See: Coconut Oil and Its Health Benefits
Coconut oil is an anti-bacterial anti-fungal product due to which it works amazingly on removing make-up. It contains antioxidants that are beneficial for your skin. Once I started using the oil to remove the heavy make up, I felt invincible because it was so effective! Gentle rubbing it into your make-up areas best helps to remove eyeliner, foundation, and other make-up stuff. In addition, this oil is well tolerated i.e. neither burns your eyes nor gives you any side effect. Apply it on your face directly or use a cotton pad for better results.
Coconut oil does miracles for your hair. You can use it to treat your dandruff by massaging it right to the roots. You can also use it as a pre-shampoo treatment to soothe dry hair. For this, apply coconut oil and leave it at least an hour. Wash up your hair with gentle shampoo after wards and see the best results.
Shave legs and hands
Ladies, you should read carefully what I am going to write over here. Don’t you just hate when you run out of your shaving cream and you can’t wear the adorable skirt that you just love! Well I’ve the best DIY trick for smooth shave. Create your own shaving cream with coconut oil. Mix three tablespoons of coconut oil with a shea butter soap and 1/4 cup of witch hazel. Boil the mixture for about 5 minutes and add 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel. You can simply use it in the shower, it works amazingly because of its slicker texture.
Coconut oil can also be used as a clear lip balm. Is your lipstick nub? No Problem!! You can easily fix it with the help of this oil. All you have to do is melt two tablespoons of coconut oil, peppermint oil to scale, and one tablespoon of beeswax pellets. Pour the mixture into the contact lens kit and set it in the fridge. According to some beauty bloggers, you can also use this oil as a lip scrub by mixing it with brown sugar and one tablespoon of honey.
Teeth whitener and decay fighter
Yellow teeth and smelly mouth is unattractive, isn’t it? Don’t worry guys, I have an easy solution to this problem. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that fights against the harmful bacteria in your mouth. Coconut oil has a bleaching property, it whitens your teeth because it contains lauric acid that decreases plaque and bacteria-the major causes to yellow or brown teeth. According to one of the stories in the Nigerian Journal of Medicine in 2015, people between age 16 to 18 who switched to this oil(oil pulling) for their oral hygiene, level of plaque and gum disease actually decreased after 7 days of switching.