Top 10 Benefits of Coconut Oil

Top 10 Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a wonder oil, its age-old secret is known to people of Coconut growing areas mainly the South Pacific region, but its benefit of both inside and outside use is no more a secret.

Its powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties have made it a destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa making it a beauty staple for millennia.

Top Hollywood actresses Angelina Jolie,  Emma Stone, and Miranda Kerr are known to use coconut oil in their daily beauty routine.

Coconut Oil is the best beauty care product lying in your kitchen cupboard and can replace your personal care and beauty products both for skin and hair care.

Here we have compiled the 10 most useful benefits of Coconut oil.

1. Excellent Moisturizer

Coconut Oil may be solid at room temperature but in tropical regions where coconut tree grows it remains liquid. Solidified coconut oil has a texture like Petroleum Jelly but is not sticky and greasy and melts as soon as you apply it to the skin.

It easily gets absorbed into your skin pores leaving your skin totally moisturized and smooth. It can be used as a night cream to lock moisture in the skin, promoting hydration but using coconut oil as a moisturizer could be too greasy for some so if you are one of them then try finding an alternative.

You can find a facial moisturizer that uses coconut oil as the base along with other ingredients.

2. Makeup Remover

Coconut Oil is an excellent grease cutter which makes it the best makeup remover. It is very common for eye makeup remover it cleans the sensitive area around the eyes with ease.

Its gentle grime-removing action and antibacterial properties make it a perfect makeup remover plus its fatty acids will lock the moisture in your skin promoting its hydration night long.

It is very important to remove your makeup at night before going to bed to allow your skin to breathe while you are sleeping and coconut oil makes this happen easily.

3. Facial Cleanser

Cleansing of skin is an important step in skincare routine which helps to remove the air pollution or dust and grease from your skin.

Toxins penetrate deep into your skin clogging pores and making your skin look dull. Coconut oil comes to the rescue by dissolving the hard sebum and bringing it up to the surface.

Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial, antifungal, a moisturizing agent so cleansing your skin at night with it is the best skincare routine just massage your skin with coconut oil and wash it off with water.

4. Facial and Body Scrub

You can make a perfect body scrub with coconut oil by mixing it with salt or sugar. Not only for your body it works wonders for your feet because of its natural anti-fungal properties.

5. Shaving cream

Coconut oil works best as shaving lotion, just apply a thin layer of coconut oil over the skin to be shaved.  The lauric acid in the coconut oil will also work as an antiseptic for cuts resulting from shaving.

Your razor will not only slide smoothly allowing a super close shave it will also keep your skin moisturized.

6. Prevent wrinkles and premature aging

Coconut oil prevents premature aging of the skin by gently moisturizing and exfoliating the skin. It can act as a barrier to dust locking the moisture of the skin.

Its antioxidant action reduces oxidative damage to the skin and wards off free radicals keeping your skin hydrated, soft, and glowing.

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7. Eye Cream

It is the beat under eye cream to use, it not only removes under eye wrinkles but also helps in removing dark circles under your eye. Its hydrating properties help in controlling wrinkles formation while fatty acid help to act as a skin barrier.

8. Lip Balm

Are you tired of using chapsticks on your lips, then coconut oil is for your chapped lips. It will soothe and nourish the cracks and flakes on your lips leaving them soft and supple.

9. Conditioner for Hairs

Applying coconut oil on your hairs will deep condition them and make them look healthier and heavier. It’s used as a pre-shampoo conditioner to get rid of dandruff.

Its fatty acids soften hair and work wonders especially to dry, damaged hairs giving it a soft and smooth texture.

10. Cuticle oil

Coconut oil not only strengthens your Nails but also helps to repair the damaged cuticles and keep them soft. It is also used for foot health because of its anti-fungal properties.

Coconut oil also helps in reducing Belly Fat


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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.