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Beauty uses of coconut oil you didn't know

 Coconut oil is known for both its health and beauty benefits (Photo: iStock)

Organic beauty products have been getting a lot of attention lately.

This interest came from a concern about the harmful chemicals in the products we use every day and also, many studies have proved the amazing benefits of natural ingredients for both health and beauty.

An easy-to-find oil that we all love is coconut oil.

It's especially popular because of the unique beauty perks it comes with, and below are some of them:

Pre-poo treatment

The word pre-pooing comes up a lot and you have probably heard it too if you're in the natural hair click. In case you haven't heard about it, it's basically an extra treatment that you give your hair before you move to the shampooing stage.

This step helps to add in extra moisture, it makes detangling easier and it can even help to repair your hair when it's in a fragile state.

Among the oils that do a great job is coconut oil. You can try it out as a pre-wash mask for your natural hair to see the difference.

After-shave balm

Shaving often leaves the skin feeling sensitive. You need to moisturize after, and the right moisturizer will help to soften and repair your skin.

You can go for your usual lotion but it might not be as great as coconut oil. Apart from the extra moisture it adds, it has antibacterial properties that provide an additional barrier.

If you also constantly deal with issues like razor bumps, it might be able to help with that as well.

 It is also amazing for massages and aromatherapy (Photo: iStock)
Massage oil

There are quite a number of organic oils you can use for massages. But the reason why you should try coconut oil is that it's gentle on your skin, you can find it in almost every supermarket and it's suitable for different skin types.

The texture of coconut oil also makes it a great option. Plus, its sweet aroma gives you some aromatherapy during your massage sessions.

Hoverer, you should consult your dermatologist if you have oily skin because it has a tendency to clog pores.

DIY moisturizing soap

DIY projects are always so much fun because they give you a chance to customize your own products just the way you like them. Something that you should try soon is coconut oil hand soap because these days we're always washing and sanitizing our hands, which can leave our skin feeling dry.

You can easily find tutorials on how to make your own coconut oil bars. You should go for the recipes that include an extra ingredient like shea butter because coconut oil alone might dry out your skin.

Chapped lips repair

Chapped lips are a common problem during cold seasons like these. Sometimes your lips might need some extra care to restore that soft texture and coconut oil can help.

You can easily prepare your simple homemade lip balm with extra ingredients or apply coconut oil directly for overnight moisture treatment. Remember to go for food-grade coconut oil without any additives for this lip moisturizer.

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