Top 5 Best Tips on How To Use Coconut Oil for Great Skin | Ashley Riley

June 22, 2017

Top 5 Best Tips on How To Use Coconut Oil for Great Skin

Top 5 Best Tips on How To Use Coconut Oil for Great Skin

Coconut oil has become notorious in the skincare community for its naturally hydrating and moisturizing properties.  It is a great natural alternative to skincare products that may come with a lot of unnecessary chemicals.  Thankfully, there are endless uses and possibilities for using coconut oil in every aspect of your skincare routine.  Below are my top 5 favorite tips for using coconut oil to achieve great skin!

1. Stretch Marks

Coconut oil can aid in the visible reduction of stretch marks after pregnancy.  It allows them to fade quicker by infusing moisture into the skin and helping to aid in healing.

2. Shaving Gel

By exchanging coconut oil in place of regular shaving creams of gels you will help prevent ingrown hairs and razor burn.  It will also add much needed moisture into your skin after shaving.  Rub the coconut oil into your skin, shave, pat dry, and then rub in your normal body moisturizer.

3. Lip Balm

For an all natural lip balm alternative simply rub a small amount of coconut oil onto your lips. It will naturally soothe your cracked or dry lips.  Plus, there are plenty of recipes out there for adding flavors like lavender or mint to make your own DIY lip balms!

4. Makeup Remover

Coconut oil is a great makeup remover specifically for the tough, dark makeup that we tend to place around our eyes. Coconut oil is perfect for people with sensitive skin because it shouldn't irritate the eyes area.  As an added bonus, coconut oil will infuse hydration into the entire eye area, meaning less wrinkles!  To add a little more coconut oil to your skincare routine check out my recipe for Simple Natural Coconut Oil Face Wash.

5. Body Scrub

It's easy to make your own DIY body scrub using coconut oil and brown sugar.  It's the perfect way to remove an old self-tan or simple remove dead skin cells to reveal healthy, soft and smooth skin. Simply mix two parts brown sugar to one part coconut oil in a small bowl and apply to your skin.  A great recipe to check out is my own recipe for Natural Coconut Coffee Anti-Cellulite Body Scrub

You skincare routine can be transformed using coconut oil as a substitute for many daily skincare products.  Let me know the other ways you have loved using coconut oil!

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