Beauty Tips featuring Coconut Oil

Hello my beautiful readers, How are you all doing this wonderful day!

For today I wanted to sit down and share with you some of my all time favorite beauty tips using coconut oil. I have been a huge advocate for using coconut oil in hair care and skin care ever since I saw first hand the wonderful results you can achieve by using it. I have used coconut oil for close to 5 years now in everything from hair treatments, body scrubs, shaving cream substitutes to lip balms and the list could go on. Coconut oil has stayed such a constant staple in my beauty regime for years now and I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite ways to use it.

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BODY MOISTURIZER

During the colder months my skin tends to get really dry and flaky very easily. My go – to way of keeping my skin moisturized during those months is by using coconut oil. For me personally, I find it’s the only thing that works for my skin. I have tried out many different moisturizers (both natural ones and none natural ones) and none of them have really given me the results I wanted. They would hydrate my skin but only for a short period of time, and then my skin would go back to feeling dry again.

After a few trial and errors I finally created a body skincare routine ‘Winter Edition’ that works perfect for me. I have been doing this every year for 3 years now and every time I get the same exact results; my skin is left feeling hydrated, soft and silky.

What I do is for my morning routine I massage into my skin a light layer of coconut oil,usually before I eat or get dressed, which I then leave to absorb into my skin whilst I’m eating and chatting to my family. By the time I finish eating, brushing my teeth and washing my face the oil would have absorbed fully into my skin. I then like to add a light layer of the Dr. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Skin Lotion. This lotion is one of my absolute favorites. Not only is it 100% natural, fast absorbing and super hydrating but it also smells amazing too. I find the mix of the coconut oil and coconut lotion creates the perfect amount of moisture to last me all day.

Then for my night routine I like to keep it very simple. All I do is before I go to bed I add on another light layer of coconut oil and that’s it. No other lotions or creams just the coconut oil and then I just head of to bed. Whilst I’m sleeping the oil will absorb into my skin leaving it feeling soft and silky in the morning.

HAIR TREATMENT

Not only does coconut oil work wonders on the skin but it also has a host of wonderful benefits for your hair as well. From treating hair breakage, dry hair, and flaky scalps to helping promote hair growth, it does it all. Using coconut oil is such a simple and inexpensive way to care for and nurture your hair.

Coconut oil is really great because you don’t need to use a lot of it, half a teaspoon is more then enough, and all you do is massage it into your hair, starting at the ends then working your way up to the scalp. After you massage the coconut oil into your hair just leave it in for however long you want, even 10 minutes is enough, then shampoo and condition like usual. I like to do this at least 3 – 4 times a month, since I find that works the best for my hair, and each time I’ve done this I’ve seen such amazing results. My hair is left feeling so soft and it looks so much more healthier and shinier.

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BODY EXFOLIATE

Finding a great all natural body exfoliate can be tough, especially when your searching for one online and have zero idea on how the product is in real life. You probably know struggle?

After spending the last couple months going through what I feel is like a hundred different sites (haha it was more like 20) I finally decided to just diy my own body exfoliate. Not only is it much more cheaper and convenient but this way I also know 100% what is in my exfoliate.

I’ve been sticking to using a very simple recipe which is just 2 -3 tablespoons of coconut oil mixed with ungraded sea salt. I find the sea salt and coconut oil makes for the perfect combination. Since what you get is, the sea salt is essentially getting rid of any dead skin cells on your body, whilst the coconut oils working to moisturize your skin. Obviously after you finish showering you still need to put on a lotion or some coconut oil just to add that bit of moisturize to your skin, but if a worry of yours is that the sea salt will leave your skin feeling dry and flaky I can reassure you it won’t do that in anyway.

LIP BALM

Coconut oil is a chapped lips best friend. It’s the Robin to it’s Batman. The Oscar to it’s Felix.

Besides paw paw ointment, coconut oil is the only other product I use to treat my chapped lips. For me it works the best, and I’ve sweared by it for years. What I love to do is grab a little plastic container (you can find little containers specifically for diying lip products at any pharmacy) and I place 1 teaspoon of coconut oil into it. If the weathers warmer then I will place it into the fridge to solidify (usually around 5 minutes will do) or if the weathers colder then I just leave it as is since it should already be in a solid texture. And I just carry this container with me all throughout the day and I make sure to reapply a coat of coconut oil to my lips every 2 hours. I always try my best to stay as consistent as I can since the more consistent I am at applying the coconut oil the quicker my chapped lips heal. It’s usually around the second day were I see a huge improvement on my lips, – they’re usually a lot more smoother and hydrated. If your currently struggling with dry, chapped lips then definitely give coconut oil a go!

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Those are just some of my favorite ways to use coconut oil in my beauty and skincare regime. Now I’d like to hear from you, so tell me in the comments below…

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE WAYS TO USE COCONUT OIL?

xo Mirjana Valentin