The cold winter months can do some serious damage to our hair and skin, causing unwanted dryness, damage, and flakes. Although battling these issues with store bought moisturizers can help, coconut oil is one of the greatest remedies to these ailments and can be used for many more issues as well.
As an all-natural organic oil, coconut oil is basically the best thing to happen to your skin since finding your perfect shade of foundation. Mixing coconut oil with baking soda or brown sugar creates a sweet smelling scrub that buffs away dead skin on your face and body leaving a luminous glow and a great scent.
The oil alone can also be used as a moisturizer for your whole body, ridding your skin of that dry, cracked feeling; not to mention, the oil can also help clear up acne and reduce previous acne scarring.
Along with your skin, coconut oil can also be insanely beneficial to your hair: rubbing the oil onto your scalp can reduce itchy winter dryness, and running the oil throughout your hair and onto your ends locks in moisture and prevents split ends to provide strong, smooth, shiny hair.
To use coconut oil in your hair, rub the oil onto your scalp and throughout the length of your hair and leave it in overnight (be sure to wear a shower cap, or wrap your hair in a towel) and rinse it out in the morning. It may take a few shampoo-ings to get all the oil out, but once you’ve dried and styled your hair, it will look and feel better than ever.
Coconut oil can also be used as a makeup remover, wiping off unwanted makeup and dirt from the day. In addition to removing makeup, some even create their own makeup with coconut oil. Mixing the oil with melted crayons creates a personalized lip shade that both moisturizes and shows off your own unique, colorful style.
Coconut oil works miracles for both the hair and the skin, can provide an organic alternative to drugstore products, and smells amazing.