Coconut Oil has been surrounded by significant health and beauty industry buzz in recent years. Once reserved for use on the beach (which we do NOT endorse- we all know better now!), this natural product is now regarded as something of a miracle salve for the body, skin and hair. It smells beautiful, tastes beautiful and feels beautiful on the skin – but do you know what Coconut Oil can actually add to your beauty routine? Discover the skin and hair benefits of Coconut Oil below…
What is Coconut Oil?
Let’s start with the basics: what is Coconut Oil? Coconuts don’t just produce jars of oil without a little help. While both coconut flesh and coconut water can be found and consumed the second you crack a coconut open, Coconut Oil has to be extracted from the kernel of the coconut (this is the fleshy, white, “meaty” part of the coconut that you can eat). Once extracted, Coconut Oil is heat stable which means it can be heated or added to beauty products without losing any of its benefits.
5 skin benefits of Coconut Oil
1. It’s naturally detoxing
Coconut Oil for skin is naturally rich in antibacterial properties, so when included within facial cleansers and body scrubs, it can work to give the skin a natural detox by thoroughly washing away any bad bacteria.