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How To Use Coconut Oil For
Your Health And Beauty
Heard all about the wonders of coconut
oil and want to know what it can do for
your health and beauty? In this article, we
let you know how to use it, so that you
look and feel amazing.
We love coconut oil, and see it as the
secret weapon in our beauty regimes. Like
a magician, it can carry out all sorts of
It’s not hard to imagine why when you
consider all the good stuff that coconut oil
is composed of: It’s rich in anti-fungal and
antibacterial properties, which means it can
do a lot of things that other oils can’t.
The best thing? It smells lush.
So let’s take a look at how to use coconut
oil for your health and beauty.
SOOTHE YOUR DRY HANDS
Dry skin sucks.Like, really sucks.
Not only can it itch and get red and
blotchy, but it can cause our skin to crack,
blister – and bleed. It doesn’t look good,
and it also doesn’t feel good. But coconut
oil can help.
You can’t really apply coconut oil to your
hands if you’re on the move, but if you’re
at home, splashing some oil on your sore
fingers can work wonders, clearing up
parched skin so that you feel amazing again.
coconut oil by your kitchen sink that you
can dip into now and then to keep them
Coconut oil makes for an excellent mois-
turiser that can help with dry skin, and it
isn’t too expensive to buy.
DROP IT IN YOUR HOT DRINK
If you drink tea or coffee, did you know
that dropping some coconut oil in your cup
is not only healthy, but also tastes really,
People think it’s not always so easy to
get more coconut oil into their diet. They
can cook with it, but that’s about it. Not
true. You can add coconut oil to various
drinks and snacks, and tea and coffee is
just one of them.
We like it best in hot drinks, as the oil
adds a rich and creamy consistency. Not
everyone will like that, however, so if you
don’t the key is to not add too much.
HIGHLIGHT YOUR CHEEKBONES
At Beauty and Tips, we love cheekbones.
And we’re sure you do too.
But what if you’re just not getting the
most out of your cheekbones so that they
stand out and look amazing? If you don’t
add highlighter, that’s exactly what’s hap-
It might sound unorthodox, but coconut
oil works as a really amazing highlighter for
your cheekbones. All you need to do is take
a dab and then sweep it on top of your
Then, leave well alone.
The oil will blend in with your skin seam-
lessly, so that it looks like your skin but
with more of a glow.
In fact, if you check the list of ingredients
on practically any natural makeup branded
formula, you’ll see coconut oil.
WASH YOUR FACE
You don’t need to clean your face with
just soap and water when coconut oil is
around. Thanks to its natural moisturising
qualities, it makes for an excellent facial
cleanser. I will easily dissolve all makeup,
ADD IT TO YOUR SMOOTHIE
Following on from adding coconut oil to
your cup of tea or coffee, you can also add
it to your breakfast smoothie for an extra,
This is a much better idea for anyone
who doesn’t really like the taste of coconut
oil, as the smoothie masks it better than
tea and coffee does. Moreover, those crunch
bits of coconut you sometimes get in the
oil obviously work better in a smoothie.
However, you will still notice the texture
either way, so it’s key that you melt the oil
right up until it’s barely melted. Then add
Lots of people think that coconut oil helps
with weight loss – and we’re inclined to
agree with them. Unlike lots of other dietary
fats, your body process the ones in coconut
oil in a different way.
In other words, instead of turning them
into body fat, your burn off their calories
SHAVE YOUR LEGS
Shaving cream is expensive. But that’s
not the worst of it. The worst of it is that
it also contains lots of nasty chemicals that
can cause bad reactions, such as rashes,
itchiness and burning sensations. Not cool.
Coconut oil is natural and contains zero
harmful chemicals. And that’s why we love
to use it as our shaving cream of choice.
There are other reasons, too. Coconut oil
works as a shaving cream because it smells
fab, doesn’t cost too much, and is anti-mi-
crobial – naturally!
REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP
The worst bit about a night out is having
to remove our makeup after we’ve returned
home from dancing.
We could just go straight to bed with our
makeup still on, but we know that this isn’t
really a wise idea.
Removing makeup can be really hard
sometimes, though – especially when we’re
faced with really stubborn mascara! But this
is where coconut oil comes to the rescue.
It can melt away even the most resistant
makeup easily and quickly.
CLEAN YOUR TEETH!
If you don’t want to have to make frequent
trips to the dentist (and who does?!), you
need to look after your teeth. And to real-
ly double down on plaque and enamel, you
could try rubbing coconut oil into your
This might seem like an unusual tactic
at first. But when you realise that coconut
oil has lots and lots of anti-bacterial prop-
erties, it suddenly makes a lot of sense.
And indeed, people have been oil pulling
with this essential oil for centuries because
it’s just so good at eliminating pesky bac-
teria from your mouth.
For best results, rub it into your teeth
and gums for up to twenty minutes at least
twice a week.
Got parched, chap lips? Nightmare! We
all know what that’s like. But the good news
is that even in the winter when your lips
are at their driest, coconut oil moisten them
HEALTH & BEAUTY
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