Yesterday’s article discussed the benefits of using coconut oil as a natural skin moisturizer, an eye serum and as an effective natural hair conditioner. Additionally, coconut oil can be added to coffee as a healthy flavor boost. It can be used as an active massage oil or bug spray and even to safely remove ear wax.
Using Coconut Oil for Burnt Skin and Other Problems
There are many more uses for coconut oil as a natural skin care product. This is the second part of a daily series of articles that aims to be the most extensive coverage of the natural benefit of coconut oil in existence.
As the title suggests, coconut oil can be used to soothe sunburns. Simply apply directly to affected skin for long lasting and natural relief. It can also be used to control blemishes in the same fashion. Apply topically to skin as needed.
Furthermore, if you suffer from eczema, coconut oil can be applied daily to assist in soothing the itching and pain of dry skin patches. It is recommended that you talk to your physician as eczema is a mild medical concern and stop using the coconut oil if your condition worsens.
Coconut oil can be a very efficacious night cream. Because of its comedogenic properties, it does not clog pores like an oil based heavy cream. Directly apply a thin layer of coconut oil to your skin before bedtime. This will drive an enormous amount of skin hydration and act as a facial moisturizer.
You can also massage coconut oil in to your feet and use socks to hydrate and dry rough skin patches while you are sleeping. Once you wake up, your feel will feel much smoother and softer. Coconut oil is a natural foot moisturizer.
A common theme about the amazing benefits of coconut oil as a natural skin care product is is the fact that it does not clog pores. Moreover, it can be used to actually fight against oily skin by way of a soothing face mask. To do this, you simply combine a couple tablespoons of coconut oil with an equal amount of apple cider vinegar and apply this to your skin. Let it sit for a couple minutes and then rinse with water and gently dry with a towel.
If your problem is dry skin, you can use coconut oil to hydrate with another type of face mask. Use two tablespoons of natural coconut oil and combine with two tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of almond milk. Apply to your face and wait a few minutes before rinsing off and patting dry with a clean towel. This will naturally hydrate your skin and make you feel great.
If you want to naturally reduce puffiness on your face you can make a mask out of coconut oil by using two tablespoons of espresso along with two table spoons of cocoa and a tablespoon of lemon juice (if you have oily skin) or a tablespoon of honey (if you have dry skin). Rub this solution in to your face and give it a few minutes before rinsing off with warm water and drying with a towel.
For discolored skin issues like pigmentation, you can also use a coconut oil based face mask. The do it yourself skin care recipe is simple and natural like the other face masks we have discussed. All you need to do is use two tablespoons of coconut oil and combine it with a half cup of fresh pulp from a pumpkin and apply this mixture to your face. Allow this mask to sit for a few minutes and then rinse it off with water and pat dry with a plush towel.
Finally, in addition to the several different face masks, you can use coconut oil as a natural face exfoliator. Simply combine a half of a cup of pure coconut oil with two tablespoons of your favorite brown sugar and rub gently in to your face in a circular motion exactly how you would apply a wrinkle cream. Rinse off with warm water and feel how silky smooth your face has become in a matter of minutes.
There are so many skin care uses for coconut oil and we have barely even scratched the surface here. We have discussed different masks for different skin conditions and how to make a simple exfoliator in minutes. Coconut oil can be used as a powerful night cream, without clogging the pores and it is an effective skin hydrator and moisturizer as well as useful in soothing sunburns and calming eczema. Tomorrow we will discuss several more all-natural and fascinating uses for coconut oil as a skin care product.