Beauty Tip: Coconut Oil – Hair and Skin Care
Face creams, moisturizers, conditioners all can be very expensive. A beauty routine does not have to cost a fortune. People who live frugally can still have beautiful skin and hair with out paying tons of money on expensive products.
I learned this beauty tip last year when my husband and I spent our 10th anniversary in St. Lucia. All the woman had flawless skin. I started asking women what they use and most of them said coconut oil!
That’s right, coconut oil has so many beauty uses. Coconut oil can be in a solid form or in liquid form. If your coconut oil comes soid just get a tsp. or 2 (depending on how long your hair is) and melt it in the microwave. After you have washed your hair, just apply a small amount to your scalp and massage in working your way down your hair. I put it on when my hair is wet and drying and styling makes your hair shiny and healthy. If dandruff is a problem, It won’t be any longer.
I would suggest doing this on a non-work day so you can get accustom to the appropriate amount.
Do the same with your skin. After a bath or shower rub all over your body. It is great for dry feet. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. If you look at the ingredients of your soaps and lotions, coconut oil is almost always an ingredient.
The best part, coconut oil is good for ALL skin types. There are no adverse side affects.
Lastly, coconut oil is AMAZING to cook with. The health benefits of cooking with coconut oil vs. any other oil is truly remarkable. You will be delighted to know that coconut oil has some saturated fatty acids that raise the levels good cholesterol, lowers bad cholesterol, boost immunity and fights ageing.
You can get Nature’s Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce for only $8.49 on Amazon. It is normally $14.99. Buy (3) and you will get FREE shipping because it qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping!.
So there you have it. One product, many uses! IMO coconut oil = frugal beauty!