Coconut oil is famous all around the world not only as an edible natural product and hair tonic, but also as an excellent skin smoothener. In the tropical parts of the world where coconuts are readily available and used in many ways, people use the oil to protect their skin from the harmful rays of the sun. It’s amazing how this natural oil, without any chemical additives, can protect the skin in some of the hottest and sunniest places on earth, even better than many of our processed and artificial sun creams.
- To soothe dry hands
This won’t probably work for your hands when you’re on the go, but try it at home, and see it work wonders to your dishwashing-parched hands. You can get a jar at your local grocery store, or try making some yourself. Apply a generous amount on your hands, to be absorbed into your skin, in less than a week your hands become soft, supple and moist.
- As a cheekbone highlighter
Nothing perks up a tired face like cheekbone highlighter, but you don’t need store-bought products to achieve this. Simply sweep a small amount of organic coconut oil to your cheek after applying makeup and leave it alone. It looks like your skin but you can’t miss that glow, which is why many organic makeup brands use it as a base ingredient in their formulas.
- As a Night Cream
Using coconut oil as a night cream is surprisingly rejuvenating. You simply keep it in the fridge and when you need to use it, heat it a little, and it goes on super smooth all over your face. Compared to processed night creams, or serums it’s a bit oily by morning, but other than that, it’s a perfect substitute for a night serum.
by Yejide Erogbogbo