Classic Beauty Tip of the Month
Coconut oil is an incredible source of medium chain fatty acids which have been shown to have many health benefits.
Hair Mask: Coconut oil is a creamy solid at room temperature and turns to liquid when heated to 76°F. While in the shower, melt your coconut oil by running the jar under the warm water. After shampooing, apply a generous amount of oil to wet strands and twist hair into a bun. Let it sit for at least five minutes before rinsing to add moisture and shine back into limp locks.
Body Oil: As a solid, coconut oil’s creamy texture makes it the perfect light moisturizer to slather all over. Apply a quarter-sized amount right after you get out of the shower so it can sink into your warm skin. Enjoy the light tropical scent that lingers after it’s applied. Add in drops of peppermint or lavender oil for a massage mix.
Lip Balm: Chapped lips don’t stand a chance against ultra-hydrating coconut oil. Scoop some into a spare contact lens holder and throw it in your purse so you can dab it on with your finger throughout the day.
Frizz Fighter: Rub a pea size amount of coconut oil between your fingers to warm it up, then apply it to the bottom couple inches of your hair for allday frizz protection. If you have thicker, coarser hair, apply the coconut oil from mid-shaft to ends for added frizz control. Bonus: It also leaves hair extra shiny and soft!
Body Scrub: Mix a half cup of sea salt or sugar with an equal amount of melted coconut oil, and then use your hands to rub it over any rough patches of skin. The scrub moisturizes while removing dead skin cells. The result: skin that’s baby soft. Add a little more salt or sugar for the extra tough skin on your feet and elbows.
Shaving Cream: Ran out of shaving cream? Coconut oil to the rescue! Just warm the jar under the water and smooth onto skin before shaving. Your razor will glide smoothly, allowing for a super-close shave, and your skin will be moisturized from the oil in the process. Tip: shave outside the shower. The oil is very slippery, it will be easier if your hands are dry.
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