The Surprising Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

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For so long coconut oil has gotten a bad rap. It’s been seen as a high fat oil that leads to heart disease and obesity. But it wasn’t until recently that people have unlocked it’s healing capabilities–from dry skin to dull teeth. Proving that if coconut oil isn’t already a staple in your beauty regimen, it should be!

Find out how this all-natural remedy may be able to help you:

Hair Detangler

If you ever want rid your hair of knots, amp up your conditioner with a little bit of coconut oil. Simply apply the conditioner to your hair and leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse out with warm water. This conditioning mask will result in easier detangling sessions and softer, glowing hair.

Lip Moisturizer

If you ever find yourself without lip balm, dab some coconut oil onto both lips and rub in. The results will be moisturized lips free of flakes and cracks.

Eye Makeup Remover

If you’re ever short on makeup remover, put a small amount of coconut oil on a cotton ball and rub to remove all your makeup with ease.

Teeth Whitener

Coconut oil can be used for oil pulling which is the ancient Ayurvedic process of swishing oil around in your mouth in order to rid your body of toxins. The reason it works is because raw coconut oil has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, and has been proven to reduce inflammation in the gums and whiten teeth.

 

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Kendi is a city girl living in a country girl’s body. She’s a Journalism Major who hopes to land a job with an online magazine post-graduation. In the meantime, Kendi is trying her hand at freelance writing. When she's not tapping away at a keyboard, she’s probably laughing at her own jokes, singing off-key, and obsessing over Harry Styles.

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