Clas­sic Beauty Tip of the Month

Serve Daily - - FOSTERING INNOVATION - By Marci As­ton

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.

For more beauty tips, stop by Clas­sic Beauty & Bar­ber and re­ceive $5 off!

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