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What is coconut oil good for? Benefits and how to use it

What is coconut oil good for? Benefits and how to use it

We associate Coconut with the beach and good weather. Still, coconut oil, due to its ultra-hydrating and repairing properties, is also an excellent cosmetic for the coldest months of the year. You can’t imagine what it can do for your face, body and hair! Keep reading.

Coconut’s composition exceeds 90% in saturated fatty acids, obtained from dry coconut or fresh coconut (also known as extra virgin coconut oil). These fatty acids are extraordinary nutrition and hydration for our skin and hair. For example, coconut oil stands out for its soothing action, ideal for treating irritations or skin dryness. Suitable for the skin of your body and face, through your hands, nails, lips and, of course, to nourish and soften hair, see how you can amortise coconut oil, thanks to its regenerating and emollient properties.

Cosmetic uses and benefits of coconut oil:

  • Facial anti-ageing: Coconut oil is an efficient natural cosmetic that hydrates and protects the skin. It is due to the vitamin E it contains, a powerful antioxidant that prevents premature facial ageing. The use of face masks that have coconut oil –or a layer of coconut butter directly on your face every 10-15 days for 15 minutes will make a difference!
  • Chapped hands: Besides hydrating your hands, coconut oil also provides comfort to the skin, because the valuable proteins in the coconut oil help repair tissues.
  • Stretch marks: Precisely for its repairing and healing action, coconut oil helps stretch marks on the skin. Its fatty acids and vitamin E, which promotes collagen production, can help make those stretch marks disappear.
  • Smoothing and anti-frizz hair: Nourishes, adds shine and conditions hair in record time. Besides, it helps to overcome frizz and protects the hair fibre, preventing hair breakage. All these thanks to the vitamins, minerals and fatty acids it provides. You can find it in shampoos, conditioners, masks, and finishing products, but you could also use pure coconut oil. In this case, it would be enough with very little product, applied from the middle to ends to soften the hair and remove the frizz effect.

Did you know?

Coconut oil also has powerful antibiotic and antimicrobial properties that protect your skin from UV rays and free radicals, preventing the premature appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.

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