Coconut Oil: 18 Health Benefits and Uses

By Eloïse Reyns / Nutrition / June 23rd, 2020

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Glowing skin, coconut oil

Coconut oil can also have positive effects on the skin due to the plant oils it contains. It is a good antioxidant and can help with the effects of ageing, as well as support wound healing. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties. Some skin conditions that can benefit from coconut oil include eczema and psoriasis, dermatitis, skin wounds, dry skin, and burns. Here are some ways to use coconut oil as part of your skincare routine:

Moisturiser – if you want to keep your skin smooth, just allow some coconut oil to melt in your hands and apply it to your face and body. You can do this as often as you want, but use it one to three times a week, and you will really notice the benefits.
Make-up remover– Coconut oil is also a great make-up remover, so you can use it rather than spend money on more expensive products.
Body/ facial scrub – it is important to get rid of the dead skin cells on your body and face, which you can do with a scrub. Mix coconut oil together with coconut sugar. Apply it to the face or body, massaging gently, rinse off, and you’ll soon notice the benefits.
Bath – nothing beats a good soak in the bath to unwind after a hard day, and by using coconut oil, you can not only relax but also enjoy the benefits of silky-smooth skin afterwards. The perfect way to make your bath is with a mix of coconut oil and Epsom salts. You may even want to add some essential oils to make it smell divine!
Sunburn relief – suffering from sunburn is never fun, but if you want to ease the pain, apply some coconut oil to the affected area. The coconut oil should soothe it and take some of the sting out of it.

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