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22 Aug

Coconut oil: The solution for all your beauty woes

Apart from promoting faster hair growth, coconut oil is also known to benefit one’s skin. Here’s why it should be every bride’s go-to beauty weapon

For ages, hair and skincare issues have been an endless worry for women, especially brides. Coconut oil—the most consumed form of coconut in Kerala—is one of the most cost-effective beauty treatments. A natural beauty product, coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and has excellent beauty benefits for the hair, skin and lips. Some of the more popular uses of coconut oil include its usage as a body scrub, face and body moisturiser, facial deep cleanser and sunburn reliever.

 

BEAUTY BENEFITS FOR THE HAIR

Controls Hair Loss: The fatty acids in coconut oil hold the hair together, prevent it from breaking and deeply nourish it.

Good Conditioner: Coconut oil also serves as a suitable detangler which is cost-effective and 100 per cent organic, thus, being gentle on the hair.

Works as Sunscreen: Take a small amount of coconut oil and run it through your hair and you’re good to tackle the summer heat and sun.

Used As a Hair Mask: Coconut oil when massaged into the scalp, penetrates the hair follicles thus, nourishing the hair. Do this twice a week, if possible, for best results

BEAUTY BENEFITS FOR THE SKIN

Natural Moisturiser: Coconut oil is a natural moisturiser and can even beat winter creams on those cold winter days. Applying a small amount on your palm and gently massaging it onto your skin will leave you feeling moisturised.

Good for DIY Masks: Say goodbye to dry patches and dead skin! Make your own body scrub loaded with raw sugar, to exfoliate, plus organic coconut oils to hydrate and soften, leaving your skin soft and moisturised.

Natural Make-Up Remover: Coconut oil is a fantastic make-up remover. Take some coconut oil on a piece of cotton and massage it all over your face to cleanse your skin off any make-up. Even waterproof mascaras come off easily when coconut oil is used.

 

BEAUTY OPTIONS FOR BRIDES

Cleansing Oil: Works as an effective face cleanser. It whisks way dirt and make-up, leaving your skin moisturised and clean.

Lip Shine: Want to add a touch of colour and nourishment to your lips? Thanks to coconut oil, our lips will feel softer every time we swipe it on.

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