The Benefits of Coconut Oil + Free Infographic

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It is not only a trend in food but also a growing trend in beauty.

Coconut oil helps hydrate from within and improve your health overall – which in turn results in glowing, more youthful looking skin.

What Makes Coconut Oil So Great?

Coconut oil has natural antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. It can be used to treat or counteract a variety of ailments including diabetes, memory loss, and energy deprivation. In addition to helping your body from within, coconut oil helps your skin. It can protect your skin, moisturize, and even heat protectant for your hair.

Here are just some of the skin-boosting benefits of coconut oil:

Hydrating Face Wash

Use coconut oil to create a hydrating face wash full of antioxidants and emollients. Melt coconut oil in a pan and add one tablespoon of baking soda with five tablespoons of your favorite essential oils. It can be stored in the fridge ready for use each night.

Combat Chapped Lips

Coconut oil can protect your lips from the harsh winds of winter, UV rays of summer, and dry air. Add a few drops of coconut oil to your lip balm, and you can get rid of dry, cracked, chapped lips for good. You can also add essential oils to create your own custom scent.

Moisturizing Night Cream

Take your favorite overnight moisturizer and add in a few drops of coconut oil. Apply it just before sleeping. If you are prone to acne, do not use coconut oil moisturizers during the day – this can create breakouts.

Soothe Sunburns

Your skin after a severe sunburn becomes delicate and dry. Use coconut oil to rehydrate, remove the redness, and help recover from a severe sunburn quickly. Coconut oil naturally rehydrates; therefore, your skin will suck up the moisture and start repairing from within.

Safe, Gentle Makeup Removers

Removing makeup is a difficult task. You want to remove makeup safely, but without tugging or drying out your skin. Instead of using chemical makeup removers, use coconut oil. Not only does it wash away the makeup with ease, but it hydrates as it goes and leaves your skin silky soft.

Natural Insect Repellant

A mosquito bite itches and hurts. You can quickly get rid of them by mixing up an essential oil (lavender is great for soothing!) with coconut oil and applying it gently to your insect bite. Repeat every few hours until the bites are gone.

Hydrating Facial Scrub

Removing dead skin and clogged pores leave you with a clean, fresh face. To do that, mix up coconut oil and coconut sugar. Then scrub on the face twice a week for smoother, glowing skin.

Receive a Facial with Coconut Oil in a Marietta, Ohio Beauty Salon

Revive your face after months of exposure to the elements, stress, and everyday life. The team at Preston’s Beauty Academy, LLC offers rejuvenating facials that include the hydrating power of coconut oil.

While coconut oil has so many great benefits, having a professional facial every few months is the best way to restore your skin and help reverse the damage done. After your professional facial, coconut oil can help to maintain what the facial put into your skin.

Schedule your appointment at our Mid-Ohio Valley location by calling our site or contacting us online with your questions.

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