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5 Ways Coconut Oil Improves UR Skin & Hair

Dr. Radha Shah

MBBS, MD (Skin & VD), Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Apollo Hospitals

2 min read

We all know that coconut oil is immensely beneficial for our skin and hair. However, what we didn’t know is that there are a number of explanations justifying this claim. Right from moisturizing dry and flaky skin to treating frizzy hair, coconut oil has host of benefits. The natural element of the oil has a wide array of therapeutic and beauty-enhancing properties. Moreover, coconut oil is also used as a component in various hair care and skin care products. It is the most common and cost-effective products that nourish UR skin and hair. Here are a few benefits of coconut oil you can enjoy at home.

Hair Conditioner

Coconut has a fatty acid structure, which penetrates into the hair roots. So, if you feel UR hair is dry or is prone to break, then try using coconut oil as an overnight treatment. For this, you need to take virgin coconut oil and apply it on UR hair, starting from the roots to the ends. Tie UR hair in a ponytail. Wash UR hair with shampoo and conditioner. It is the most effective way to deal with split ends as well.

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Reduces Hair Loss And Breakage

When you feel UR hair is puffy, rub a small amount of coconut oil on UR fingers and run it through UR hair to keep frizz at bay. In addition, if you are in a pool or at the beach, it is likely that UR hair will become little tangled. So at times like these, it’s best to leave coconut oil in UR hair, as it saves UR hair from the scorching sun, chlorine and salt water. It also keeps UR hair conditioned.


Skin Moisturiser

During the winter season, our lips get dry. To moisten UR dry lips, apply coconut and then rinse it off. Again, apply a little coconut oil to UR lips to keep it moist and soft for a longer period. Coconut oil contains pain-relieving properties. It is the best and quick remedy for chapped and cracked lips.

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Coconut oil is enriched with natural anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, which makes it the perfect ingredient to prevent infections and fungus. Therefore, apply coconut oil to keep UR skin moisturized. To keep UR feet smooth and fungus-free, use the oil every day.


Excellent Exfoliator

Coconut oil is also good for pedicures. Take half a jar of coconut oil and add two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of sugar. Mix all the three ingredients until the sugar is immersed completely in the oil. Take a spoonful of the scrub and rub it on UR legs and feet to exfoliate UR skin. Doing so takes away the dead skin and smoothen UR cracked heels and rough spots.

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