12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one oil you should have among your essential beauty products. It is so versatile and can be used on the skin and hair. There are so many beauty uses for coconut oil, but this post from Women’s Health shares 12 weird beauty uses for the luxuriant oil.

beauty uses for coconut oil

Oil Pulling
If you haven’t heard the buzz about oil pulling yet, it’s time to get on the bandwagon. Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day (preferably at the beginning of the day, before you brush your teeth) may help to detoxify your body, cure headaches, whiten teeth, and more.

Softening Cuticles
If you wash your hands often or your cuticles just need a little T.L.C., apply coconut oil to your fingers twice a day.

Treating Dry Ends
Apply a pinch of coconut oil to the ends of your hair to help dry, damaged tips get a huge dose of moisture.

Exfoliating
Coconut oil makes a great base for DIY body scrubs. Mix it with granulated sugar, and apply the concoction for some seriously smooth skin.

Soothing Sniffles
Whether you have a runny nose or allergies, rub just a bit of coconut oilinside your nostrils for relief.

Moisturizing Lips
Spread coconut oil over your lips before bedtime for hydration that tastes amazing throughout the night.

Removing Makeup
If you have trouble getting off that last bit of mascara, use a dab ofcoconut oil. Just be careful to not get it directly in your eyes.

Protecting Against Razor Burn
Apply coconut oil before shaving to prevent irritation. Bonus: This shaving cream swap makes it easier to clean your razor.

Preventing Wrinkles
Use coconut oil on the area around your eyes to prevent wrinkles and under-eye bags.

Treating Acne
Apply coconut oil to blemishes, and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water and let your skin air dry (don’t apply any other products). The anti-bacterial components in the oil will work to combat acne.

Boosting Hair Growth
Apply coconut oil to any areas where hair is sparse (especially in youreyebrows) to promote cell growth.

Relieving Sunburns
Apply the oil after you’ve overdone it on the sun exposure to soothe your skin.

Source: 12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

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