DO YOU KNOW THAT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENTS IN EACH ENVIDIA PRODUCT IS COCONUT OIL? CONTINUOUS USE OF ENVIDIA PRODUCTS MAY LEAD TO A HYDRATED, SMOOTHER AND SOFTER SKIN.
According to some beauty experts, coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells like cookies.
Here are some natural DIY beauty tricks with coconut oil that you can try out!
1. To soothe dry hands
This won’t work for dry digits when you’re on the go, but at home, coconut oil for skin can work wonders on your dishwashing-parched hands. Apply a small quantity of coconut oil onto your skin and massage gently to the affected area.
2. As a cheekbone highlighter
Nothing perks up a tired face like a little highlighter! Simply sweep a small amount of organic coconut oil on top of makeup and leave it alone. It looks like your skin but glowier, which is why many natural makeup brands use it as a base ingredient in their formulas.
3. To shave your legs
Conventional shaving cream is an expensive cocktail of chemicals that you don’t need to get a nice clean shave on your legs or underarms. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is inexpensive, naturally antimicrobial, and smells divine. Plus, its skin-soothing properties will leave your legs looking hydrated (but never greasy).
4. As a deep-conditioner
There’s a reason many conditioners contain coconut oil: It’s better able to penetrate hair (and prevent protein loss) than mineral and sunflower oil, according to research. Apply a quarter-size dollop to your hair, comb it, and then pile it into a loose bun. You’ll want to place a soft towel over your pillow or sleep in a shower cap. In the morning, shampoo as usual with a gentle cleanser.
5. To remove eye makeup
Put a little on a cotton ball and gently sweep it over your eyes, paying attention to your under-eyes as well. The oil does a great job breaking down waxy, inky eye makeup, and leaves the delicate area hydrated, too. Once you’re done, wash your face as usual.
6. As a body moisturizer
A recent study found that when applied topically, virgin organic coconut oil for skin can speed up wound healing, and is effective in increasing hydration and reducing water loss in seriously dry skin.
7. To clean your face
Because coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, moisturizing and, according to research, great for atopic dermatitis, many women swear by its use as a nighttime moisturizer for their face, too. Try the double-cleansing method: Simply rub the oil in circular motions all over your face and neck, giving yourself a gentle massage as you go. When you’re done, wash off the residue with your favorite cleanser. (If you’re acne-prone, avoid this technique unless you know your skin tolerates coconut oil.)
8. To add shine
Smooth a tiny amount of organic coconut oil onto your ends of your hair to add a little shine, or on flyaways, if you have dark hair. Remember that a dab will do you: Any more and your hair might appear greasy.
9. To give you the perfect pout
Fend off chapped, flaky lips or even add a pop of color to your pout with a homemade tinted gloss made from coconut oil. To make it, simply mix bits of an old lipstick with some coconut oil. For lips that need a little more TLC, make a nourishing lip scrub by substituting the lipstick bits for some brown sugar and honey. Put the mixture on a soft toothbrush and then use a circular motion to lightly exfoliate your lips. Let the mixture sit on your mouth for a minute and then remove it with a damp cloth.
10. For a little rubdown
Many store-bought massage oils have either coconut or jojoba oil as their base. Cut out the middleman and go straight to the bottle. It’s slippery, skin-friendly, and moisturizing.
11. In a luscious body scrub
Add ½ cup of coconut oil to 1 cup of brown sugar or salt and stir well. If you have some on hand, add in five drops of your favorite essential oil or some pure vanilla extract for a scrub so fragrant you’ll want to eat it.
12. Nourish cracked cuticles
Massaging coconut oil into your cuticles and the skin around your nails can bring some much-needed moisture to an oft-overlooked part of the body. The benefit? You’ll fend off cracked skin, prevent hang nails, and have healthier looking nail beds.
13. Minimize dandruff
One of the most common causes of dandruff is a dry scalp. Massage 2-3 teaspoons oil into your scalp. If you have any leftover oil, you can use it to coat the rest of your hair. Let the oil sit on your scalp for 30 minutes and then wash it out with shampoo.