A shout out to coconut oil

www.pexels.comYou might have thought the hype around coconut oil was a passing phase, but we think it is here to stay, and we also thing that’s a good thing.

Coconut oil is used in many beauty products, and for good reason: not only is it brilliant for keeping your skin soft and supple, it is pretty good for your hair too.

The great thing, is, buying raw, (preferably organic) virgin coconut oil won’t cost you a fortune and there are loads of things you can use it for.

Face
Remove panda eyes
Waterproof mascara under your eyes in the morning is a thing of the past with coconut oil. Put a little oil on a cotton wool ball and gently sweep it over your eyes, paying attention to your under-eyes too. As well as breaking down and taking away make-up, coconut oil hydrates, too. Win, win.

Cleanse the coconut way
Coconut is great for cleansing and hydrating your skin. In the evening rub a little oil in gentle circular motions over your face and neck, giving yourself a gentle massage as you remove the dirt of the day. When you’re done, wash off the residue with your favourite cleanser, then moisturise.

Create kissable lips
Forget chap sticks and expensive balms, applying a little coconut oil to your lips after you have brushed your teeth, will leave them soft, smooth and totally kissable.

Hair

Mask it
Given how glossy Meghan Markle’s hair was on her wedding day, we wonder if she used coconut oil on it on the lead up to the big event. To really treat and condition your hair, apply a fifty pence piece sized dollop of oil to your hair, comb it in then put your hair in a loose bun before you go to sleep. In the morning, shampoo and condition as usual and your hair will look super sleek and shiny.

Extra shine
Once you have dried your hair, if you want a little bit of extra shine, smooth a really tiny amount of coconut oil on the ends for a mini makeover.  Be warned, using too much oil, or putting it on your roots, could mean your hair looks greasy not glam, so go easy and stick to the ends.

Fire frizz
Anyone who has frizz issues will love knowing that you can tame your mane with coconut oil. Calm frizzy, flyaway strands with just a little oil and it will nourish and protect your hair as well as leaving it looking smooth and polished.

Body

Hand it over
Massaging coconut oil into your cuticles, the skin around your nails and on your hands can offer much-needed hydration and lock in moisture. You can use it on your feet and toes too!

End the drought
If you have dry skin on your elbows and knees, using coconut oil can help with those issues too. Just a little bit of oil applied to problem areas can help your skin heal and hydrate.

Rub it out
If you don’t have massage oil for that end of the day neck rub, try coconut oil instead.  Not only will your aches and pains be eased, but your skin will be smooth and your will smell gorgeous too.

Let us know what you use coconut oil for, we would love to hear your hints and tips.

Team Pure Beauty

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