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Seven amazing beauty benefits of coconut oil

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One wouldn’t mention coconut without thinking of coconut oil, the edible oil extracted from the kernel of mature coconut. A superfood with a powerhouse of uses in cooking and home remedies, coconut oil also has many beauty benefits. From hair to skin uses, this naturally antibacterial and antifungal product is a must have.

The many amazing ways coconut oil improves your skin and hair include;

Supple lips

Sometimes our lips can get dry and chapped breaking our facial beauty. This is because lips are sensitive to moisture loss since their skin is thin and exposed to the elements more so than other parts of your skin. While using processed lip balms helps, minerals in coconut oil offer a faster, better and natural solution by adding plenty of moisture to cure the dryness.

Skin moisturizer

Coconut oil melts faster than other oils once it gets into contact with your skin. It also retains moisture on your skin leaving it supple and prevents it from drying and scaling by reducing water loss in seriously dry skin. Applying it on broken skin can help as it has been found to speed up wound healing.

Make up removal

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If you are looking for an easy way of removing old makeup from your face, you just have to dab a little coconut oil on a cotton pad. Coconut oil does a great job breaking down waxy, inky eye makeup, and leaves the delicate area hydrated. This has proven to work even for waterproof mascara or heavy eye makeup that are always a bother.

Fresh breath

What is a beautiful face if you pair it with a bad smelling mouth? Bad breath is caused mainly by plague accumulating on your teeth and tongue from the foods you consume and germs. The antifungal and antibacterial properties in coconut oil help clear up germs in the mouth, leading to fresher breath, whiter teeth, and healthier gums.

Dry hair repair

Having a dry scalp is one of the worst thing for your hair since the follicles on your scalp are responsible for how your hair looks. A dry scalp on any day equal dry easy to tangle hair. Fatty acids in coconut oil however solve this for you by locking moisture in hence giving you a supple scalp for softer hair.

Stronger nails

We all love to rock strong beautiful nails despite our tight schedules. Unfortunately, our daily routines at times get in the way and leave us with brittle and broken nails that have weak cuticles. Using coconut oil on your nails however hydrate and strengthen your cuticles making them easy to grow and hard to break. It is also a natural remedy against fungus and keeps your manicure for longer.

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Dandruff Removal

Scalp dandruff are caused by many factors including fungus, an oily scalp or even a dry scalp. Whichever way you look at it, dandruff makes your scalp flaky, itchy and irritable. The moisturizing effects of coconut oil however solve this for you. This is because coconut oil penetrates beneath the top layer of your skin and acts as a barrier to help protect from further dryness and inflammation.

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