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Incorporating Coconut Oil Into Your Beauty Routine

Coconut oil is one of those versatile kitchen ingredients that are also handy to use in a pinch in the place of other cosmetics.   Here are some ways it can be used as part of your beauty routine.


You really do not have to do much to obtain coconut oil.  It is usually sold in clear jars and it comes to the consumer in solid form. To liquefy it you can simply warm it up on the stove or in the microwave for a second or too. It does tend to liquefy at body temperature.  If you live in a hot place, the coconut oil might already be liquefied in the jar due to the constant heat.  If want the coconut oil to soak into our skin as fast as possible then use the liquefied version.


If the ends of your hair are dry then just rub a little coconut oil on the ends of your strands and let it sit for about ten minutes.   You can do this with either solidified or liquid oil, although coconut oil in its solid state is probably a little easier to handle. It has a consistency like hair gel.  You can actually leave it in to achieve a bit of shine and smoothness but most people wash it out and simply use the coconut oil as a moisturizing treatment. After you wash it out you will notice your hair is a lot silkier and smoother.


Coconut oil makes a great facial mask or hair plaster too. Just add coconut oil to mashed avocado and a bit of milk to create a powerful facemask that cleanses and moisturizes at the same time.


Coconut oil also works well for women who must shave any part of the face.  Coconut oil, unlike shaving cream, allows you to see what you are shaving because it is free.  It is very softening on stiff facial hair and allows for a smooth, stubble-free hair removal process.


Finally, baby oil makes an effective, nourishing makeup remover. It moisturizes your face while removing every last trace of make-up. It is also a lot less expensive to use than brand name makeup removers.  Many cosmetics and shampoos do have coconut oil in them but they will charge you a lot more for the formula than if you just went to a drugstore and bought a cheaper version of it yourself.