We have previously discussed the effects of switching to naturally-derived ingredients and how to choose the best products for your skin. Today we are going to focus on a bonafide superstar among natural ingredients – coconut oil. The benefits this oil offers in terms of health and nutrition are too many to count, so this time we are only going to explore the ways you can incorporate it into your skin care. Coconut oil can help you achieve that healthy glow without resorting to products with potentially harmful or unwanted chemicals.
Coconut Oil for Moisturizing
One of the main reasons why coconut oil has been all the rage in the cosmetics industry is because of its amazing hydrating properties. Since it is so rich in anti-oxidants and fatty acids, coconut oil will not only boost your skin’s hydration, but it will also prevent signs of premature aging. Look out for moisturizers containing coconut oil, such as our Ageless Perfection Cream, as they will help you lock in moisture on your skin and give it a soft, velvety feel.
Coconut Oil as Lip Balm
If you are looking for a natural alternative for your lip balm, coconut oil is the ideal choice. Thanks to it potent moisturizing powers, you can say goodbye to the dreaded chapped lip syndrome we all develop in this transitional weather. Simply pack it into a small container (even a contact lens case will do!) and reapply it whenever your lips feel like they need some extra protection and hydration.
Coconut Oil for Face Massage
Beauticians around the world swear by face massage as the number one secret to keeping glowy, youthful-looking skin. Warm up a couple of drops of coconut oil between your palms and start rubbing your face in circular motions or lightly tap it to improve blood circulation. This technique can help drain all the nasty toxins from your skin, but also reduce fine lines and help your skin look firm and supple.