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We know that we can use coconut oil for cooking, but did you know that coconut oil for skin is also a thing? Yes, you can include it to your skin beauty regime. Let us share how.

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Not only is using coconut oil on your skin an all-natural method to eliminate many of the toxic ingredients that are found on drugstore shelves, but it’s also a cost-effective way to care for your body.

  1. Body Butter/Oil: If your skin’s seriously dry, coconut oil for skin is one of the best remedies. Skip the chemicals and fake fragrances found in conventional lotions. Just rub the coconut oil in hands to warm it up and then use it in lieu of body lotion. Focus on spots like elbows and knees that tend to get even drier than other spots. Slather it on after the shower to lock in moisture.
  2. Body Scrub: You can also moisturize while getting rid of dead skin cells by making your own body (or facial) scrub. Just mix coconut oil with coconut sugar to reveal smoother skin. Try it a few times a week.
  3. Lip Balm: You can easily make your own natural lip balm without all the toxic ingredients. Just drop a couple of mint essence to your coconut oil to get rid of dry, cracked lips.
  4. Makeup Remover: Using coconut oil for skin around the eye area will allow you to remove makeup without fear or irritating your eyes. Plus, you’ll give extra hydration to that sensitive area — and reduce your wrinkles! To use, gently rub coconut oil onto lids and dab off eye makeup with a cotton pad or warm washcloth, then proceed to wash it off with your favorite face cleanser.
  5. Shaving Gel: Get a close, smooth shave by using coconut oil instead of shaving creams or gels. Coconut oil for skin will help prevent ingrown hairs and razor burn plus add moisture — no extra products in the medicine cabinet necessary! Just rub onto skin, shave, and pat dry.
  6. Sunburn Relief: Got a little too much sun? Coconut oil can help soothe inflamed skin, reduce redness, and re-hydrate skin.