10 Reasons Why I Love Coconut Oil | Beauty
Good afternoon lovelies.
This is my usual product of the week post but with a fruity twist. I wanted to include this product in my September Beauty Favourites, but I quickly realised that I have so much I want to say about it, so I am dedicating a whole post completely to why I love Coconut Oil so much. That’s right, I am completely and utterly on the bandwagon.
Let me start off my saying that my skin is naturally very oily. I had problematic skin for years because I produced too much oil; I suffered from breakouts, blemishes and redness. I was terrified to put any form of oil onto my skin because surely this would make it worse? I was so wrong. The coconut oil has been a skin changer for me and after all these years, it’s finally balancing out my skin and i’m even sometimes finding dry patches which is crazy!
Do you use coconut oil? What do you think of it?
1. No moisturiser gives me the same result.
Coconut oil can be used as a facial and all over body moisturiser. It sinks into my skin so effortlessly and I see instant effects whereas some moisturisers don’t absorb as nicely and it can take multiple uses to see a noticeable difference. The fatty acids in coconut oil helps lock moisture into the skin, so smooth some over your elbows and other rough spots to soften and heal.
2. It removes all traces of makeup.
Move aside Clinique, my Coconut oil does exactly the same job! Because coconut oil is all organic, it doesn’t upset the eyes and the natural oils break down even the toughest makeup. I apply the coconut oil onto two flat cotton wool pads and then go in all over my face once every evening. I often hold the pad over my eyes for about 10 seconds to make sure that the product fully breaks down the makeup and then rub. It’s also great for removing tough lip products.
3. It can be used to condition hair as well as prevent dandruff.
I swear this stuff just keeps on giving. I have used it on the ends of my hair and it acts like an intense conditioner. Leave on for however long you like but two minutes is plenty of time and then rinse. If you suffer with dandruff, apply onto the roots and rinse.
4. It’s a great treatment for your cuticles.
You know that I don’t have nails, biting them is a shameful habit. But if you want to care for your nails, massage some Coconut Oil directly onto the cuticles, leave for 10 minutes and then wipe away with some cotton wool or a paper towel. It will leave them feeling über soft.
5. It can clean makeup brushes.
Use as a quick spot clean treatment or an intense wash. Personally, I wouldn’t want to waste the Coconut Oil on this because soap works just as well but the option is there. The oil conditions the brush hairs, keeping your brushes fresh and soft. Read more about how I deep clean my makeup brushes here.
6. The price is right.
I got mine from Holland and Barrett for just £7.74 which was half price. That offer is still on so you can shop the product here. I have been using mine for about 3 weeks now and it’s barely gone down and it’s such a large bottle that I feel like I will never run out.
7. No restrictions to when you can use it.
More often than not, products come with a guideline stamped on the back directing you as to when you should use it. The great thing about Coconut Oil is that you can use as much as you want and you could never over do it. I’ve been taking my makeup off with it at night and using it whenever I feel like my skin needs it. On no makeup days I have been topping it up every few hours. I wouldn’t use it before applying makeup because this could cause the makeup to slip and slide around the face, it is intense.
8. It works as an eye cream.
I’m a little bit annoyed really – I just splashed out on the Origins GinZing Eye Cream and the Coconut Oil works in exactly the same way. It’s great for hydrating the gentle skin around your eyes – it’ll leave your eye area baby soft and decrease signs of wrinkles.
9. You can use it as a shaving cream.
I have been using hair conditioner to shave with for as long as I can remember. I first heard the idea when Paris Hilton said she used it before appearing on a panel show, I noticed how glossy her legs were. Coconut Oil works in exactly the same way as conditioner but with less chemicals. Rub it into your skin whilst you’re in the shower or bath and then go straight in with a razor for super soft shiny skin. I have also noticed less irritation such as razor burn since using it.
10. No nasty chemicals.
This is probably the thing I most love about coconut oil. The fact that it can do all of these things and it’s actually beneficial for us to use is amazing. I want to create body scrubs and facial masks with it too, using other natural ingredients such as essential oils and brown sugar.
Thank you so much for reading. How many of you are going to run out and buy some Coconut Oil now?
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