Coconut Oil Face Benefits and Methods of Skin Care

Coconut with liquid inside
April 21, 2013   Beauty secrets

Many people say, coconut oil is the second thing that you need to buy in Thailand (the first depends on different circumstances). It is obtained by cold pressing of dried coconut pulp. The product can refined and unrefined.

It is enriched with lauric acid (in crude oil there is up to 50%), which increases the metabolic processes in the body. In fact, you don’t have to visit Thailand to buy it. Nowadays it is sold everywhere.

Description

White, with a creamy tint liquid; at a temperature below 25 degrees it hardens; a light aroma of coconut.

Chemical composition – lauric acid, palmitic acid, myristic acid, caprylic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid, linolenic acid, arachidonic acid.

Coconut oil for hair

Mask for the hair from coconut oil is applied for an hour before washing or for all night. It is enough 1-2 tablespoons of oil (for long hair) to rub into the hair.

Even a very good and expensive shampoo deprives the hair shine and «pulls out» the structural protein. Coconut oil, applied before the shower, protects the hair from harmful influence of shampoo.

Coconut oil face benefits

Coconut oil is useful for any type of skin. It smoothes the skin, increases the overall tone, elasticity of the skin. This is an excellent means for skin care.

Cosmetic properties of this amazing product are difficult to overestimate. It does not only nourish, moisturize, and have a soothing effect on the skin, but makes it look velvet. Coconut oil has a protective function and protects the skin from the loss of such necessary moisture and from peeling. Coconut oil will help owners of the aging skin to maintain the skin of the person in the desired tone and smooth small wrinkles.

Amateurs sunbathing can use the oil to cool the skin.

Thanks to a strong consistency this product is applied simply and quickly absorbed. It can be used both in solution and in pure form. This means does not cause allergic reactions and clog pores.

Methods of skin care

Coconut oil can be used in pure form, used for preparation of masks, added as a cream, lotion, tonic.

When you add it in the finished cosmetic products, you need to mix it with one part of cream, lotion, etc. For example, when applying the cream, first apply the oil, and then – cream, after which they are rubbed together.

Masks for skin care

Coconut oil can be used as a mask for the face in pure form or in a complex with other natural oils. For the preparation of a mixture use 1 part of this tropical product and 2 – 3 parts of the other one. Apply it on the face and leave for an half of hour, after which the mask is removed with a thin cloth and the face is rinsed with cool water.

Mask-peeling for normal and dry skin: 1 teaspoon of rice flour (crushed rice) is mixed with 0, 5 tea spoons of honey and coconut oil. The mixture is applied on the face with light movements and left for 20 minutes. The mask is washed off, then you ought to apply moisturizing cream.

Mask for oily and problem skin: 1 whipped egg-white is mixed with and a half teaspoon of coconut oil. The mixture is put on the face (ten-twelve minutes), after that you ought to wash it off with cool water.

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