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At Chi they are experts in understanding all of the amazing health benefits of coconuts whether they are being consumed or used cosmetically. However, aside from oil pulling, many people are less familiar with the other beneficial ways in which coconut oil can be incorporated into one’s beauty routine. Numerous celebrities swear by coconut oil for a huge variety of procedures from body moisturising to hair conditioning. Here’s a rundown of some of the best ways to use this multifunctional super oil:
As A Facial Moisturiser
Coconut oil is well known for being a great facial moisturiser. Much like a shop-bought moisturiser or cream, the oil’s goal is to hydrate the skin and thus leaves the face feeling softer almost immediately. However, if you have particularly acne-prone skin it may be better to opt for an oil-free hydrator instead. Suki Waterhouse told beauty blog ‘Into the Gloss’ in 2014 that she adores using coconut oil on her face: ‘I love coconut oil, so if I come home at night feeling all dry and like a fossil I’ll put my hand in a jar of coconut oil and just mush it over my face.’ If it works for Suki, it works for us!
As A Body Lotion
Coconut oil is more widely recognised as an excellent body moisturiser. Mass-produced, artificial body lotions are often padded out with lots of water which makes the skin feel as though it has been moisturised in the short-term but quickly dissipates. Contrastingly, coconut oil provides deep and long-lasting moisture. Plus, it smells divine naturally so you can rest assured that your skin smells great without covering it in chemicals or fragrances. Poppy Delevingne shared her secrets with ‘Harper’s Bazaar’: ‘If my skin is dry, I’ll sleep covered in organic coconut oil. I also use La Mer’s Reparative Body Lotion.’
As A Hair Conditioner
Coconut oil is full of fatty acids that deeply moisturize the scalp and hair when applied as a hair treatment. The results are scientifically supported: a study published in the ‘Journal of Cosmetic Science’ in 1999 reported that coconut oil applied to the ends of hair reduced breakage. In 2005, another study from the same journal noted that coconut oil penetrated hair follicles better than the most common ingredient in widely-produced hair conditioners, mineral oil. Blake Lively told ‘The Cut’ that coconut oil has been used by her family in this way for generations: ‘Something my mom does that is kind of cool: she puts coconut oil on the ends of her hair. When you shampoo your hair, you’re trying to get the oil out of your roots, but you really want the rest of your hair to maintain its moisture. When you put coconut oil on the ends, the shampoo gets oil out of the roots, but also protects the ends.’
As A MAke-Up Product
We’ve never heard this one before, but Kelly Osbourne claimed on her blog that coconut oil patted over the top of makeup is a great trick: ‘Ladies, here’s an amazing trick. Use the oil to highlight your cheekbones over your makeup. Less is more. A little of it goes a long way! At the end of your day, use the oil to also remove the excess makeup. This is an all-in-one GIFT FROM THE GODS!’
So, in addition to oil pulling why not try incorporating coconut oil into other areas of your beauty routine?
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