Coconut oil has become very popular in recent years, it can easily be found in our stores. This product can be used not only for cooking, but also as an excellent cosmetic and care product.

Useful properties of coconut oil that will help maintain your beauty and health:

one. Moisturizes dry and chapped skin

Great for moisturizing ankles, heels, hands and face in cold weather.

2. Nourishes and strengthens the skin

Prevents postpartum stretch marks and post-weight loss stretch marks on the skin of the abdomen, arms and thighs.

3. Heals the skin of the face and body

Saturates with important acids and minerals.

four. Heals wounds on mucous membranes

Helps improve oral hygiene and promotes healing of sores.

5. Strengthens tissues

For example, it strengthens tooth enamel and helps teeth cope with external damage.

More about the composition of coconut oil

Coconut oil contains capric and caprylic acids, vitamins C, A and E, hyaluronic acid, which is a natural antioxidant and natural moisturizer. The composition also contains lauric acid (up to 55%) — an active natural fighter against pathogenic microorganisms: viruses, bacteria and fungi.

For medical purposes coconut oil is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, elimination of problems of the gastrointestinal tract, to strengthen the bone tissue and the body’s immune system, to reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease, to improve memory. Coconut oil is sometimes recommended to breastfeeding mothers to increase the level of lauric acid in breast milk.

How to use coconut oil for beauty purposes

For face and body skin care oil is used in solid form. High-quality unrefined cold-pressed coconut oil has the ability to remain solid at temperatures up to 35 degrees. That is, in its usual form, it is exactly that — an opaque white substance of medium hardness. To apply oil to the skin, remove a small amount from the jar with a spoon and place on the desired area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe skin. From body temperature, the oil will begin to melt. It should be distributed over the skin with massaging movements and gently rubbed.

For hair and scalp care coconut oil must be liquidized. To do this, you can heat a container of oil under hot water. Pour a small amount of liquid oil into your hand and rub it into your scalp and hair.

For dental care a small amount of solid coconut oil can be mixed with toothpaste.

For the care of gums and oral mucosa use a rinse — a small amount of liquid coconut oil diluted in warm water. After dilution, immediately start rinsing until the oil has hardened.

When not to use coconut oil

It is not recommended to actively use coconut oil for facial skin care if you have problem oily skin, there are inflammations and rashes. The tool can further clog enlarged pores and exacerbate problems.

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