5 Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks To Try This Winter!

Sure, the winter time is lovely - but the cold weather is notorious for causing itchy, dry skin and dull, brittle hair. There's also the artificial heating in our homes and cars, as well as the steaming hot showers most of us take every morning - all of which contribute to dehydrated skin and locks. So what are we do?
Thankfully, there's coconut oil! Famous for its moisturizing abilities and soothing properties, it will have have your hair and skin looking flawless again in no time. We've put together a list of 5 Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks that you should definitely try out this winter to look and feel your best!

Hydrating Hair Mask

Who doesn't love a hot shower to start their chilly winter morning? Unfortunately, no matter how enjoyable it might be, it's detrimental to your hair. Hot water dries out our strands and leaves them brittle, but coconut oil can help to reverse this and protect your hair from future damage.

Generously apply pure coconut oil to your hair, combing it from root to end. Once your entire head is evenly coated, throw on a shower cap or wrap your hair in a warm towel, and allow the oil to sit in your hair anywhere between 30 minutes and overnight. Shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would, and enjoy your shiny, healthy locks! Try to do this once a week to keep your hair at optimum health this winter.

OR you can get adventurous and try out our recipe for an Avocado and Coconut Oil Hair Mask!

Home-Made Exfoliant

Get rid of those itchy, dead skin cells by making your very own coconut oil exfoliating scrub! Mix equal parts coconut oil and brown sugar together to create a paste-like scrub, and massage it into the skin while in the shower. The coconut oil will hydrate your skin, while the brown sugar eliminates dead skin cells so that new, younger skin cells may grow.

Soothing Foot Cream

Thick socks and heavy boots may keep our feet warm in the winter, but they have a bad habit of drying out our skin while they insulate our body heat. The solution? Before you go to bed, apply coconut oil generously to your feet, focusing especially on your heels. Put on that pair of fuzzy socks you love so much, and in the morning your feet will be soft and your heels will be smooth! This is because coconut oil is low in molecular weight, which allows it to penetrate the skin deeply and efficiently.

Cuticle Conditioner

Just as socks and boots can dry out our feet, gloves can really take a toll on our hands during the winter time, making the skin around our nails appear dry and begin to peel. Activities like shoveling might have our palms feeling a bit rough, too. Applying coconut oil as a lotion and cuticle balm can give our hands the extra TLC they need to look great again, because it acts as an emollient that locks-in moisture.

Moisturizing Shaving Cream

Coconut oil makes a great shaving cream because it helps to keep skin glowing and youthful. It contains certain proteins that contribute to cellular health, and aid in tissue repair to reduce the appearance of scars. Coconut oil also contains saturated fats, or medium-chain fatty acids, which keep the skin smooth, help to retain moisture, and eliminate moisture loss through the pores.

Coconut oil also has strong antimicrobial properties which can prevent harmful bacteria from entering the pores while you shave. Additionally, it is rich in Vitamin E, which promotes healthy skin growth, repairs skin damage, protects against drying, cracking, and wrinkling, and also prevents aging.

 

Moringa Source Coconut Oil

Our organic, virgin coconut oil is processed by centrifuging. This means that it has never been bleached or exposed to temperatures which break down the nutrients in the oil. The centrifuging process also allows our oil to retain its rich coconut aroma. With Moringa Source coconut oil, you can be confident that you have the purest, healthiest coconut oil available.

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