One of the main secrets behind a well-maintained healthy skin is eating the right amount of healthful foods rich in vitamins and nutrients. And, you will be very happy to know that one such food is very cheap and adequately available at any time of the year. You must have obviously guessed it by now… It is Coconut, which is rich in many nutrients and minerals which is good not only for your overall health but also for clearer, healthier, and more youthful skin.
Coconut has been used for centuries in Indian homes as well as all over the globe now. Whether you eat or drink it or massage your body and face with it, coconut will help you attain the skin you have been wanting to. So, Let’s get moving onto the benefits of coconut for your skin.
Coconut for your Skin:
First and foremost, anti-aging benefits, aging – a concern for almost all middle-aged women. So, when you massage your skin with coconut oil, it boosts the production of collagen and encourages skin cell regeneration. This makes your skin firm and also reduces the wrinkle appearance, which in turn slows down the aging process, bestowing youthful beauty on you. Moreover, coconut milk is rich in Vitamin C and copper which also helps in preventing wrinkles, sagging skin as well as age spots. So, here is what you have to do… Soak up to 6-7 almonds overnight, peel their skins off in the morning, grind into a smooth paste, and to add 5-6 drops of coconut milk. Massage this paste onto your face for 15 minutes, and then wash it off with cold water.
Hydration from Within
Now, keeping your skin well hydrated is one of the important and simple ways for healthy skin. And, it is almost summertime, sipping coconut water will not only refresh you but will also keep your body and your skin hydrated from within. The many electrolytes and nutrients in it help in hydration and also boosts your immunity.
Moisturizes your Skin
While coconut water keeps your skin hydrated, coconut milk will make your skin even softer with its moisturizing and soothing property. You can make many DIY skincare packs with it.
– Directly rub the coconut milk on your skin for about 20 minutes for smoother glowing skin.
– You can also apply a pack of 1/2 cup of oatmeal and 1-2 cups of coconut milk with 1 tablespoon of honey. This pack will moisturize the dry skin patch and give you healthy glowing skin.
Fights Dry Skin as well as Treats Oily Skin
The most important one and guess what works wonders for both dry skin and oily skin. Isn’t it a great healthy food?
If you have dry skin, coconut oil will be your new best friend, especially in the winter seasons. It repairs the damage caused due to dryness by moisturizing your skin. The oil also works as a great cleanser and detoxifies your skin, making your skin feel soft and supple. Even gentle application of coconut milk helps with some skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. The natural fatty acids in it help with the dry and irritated skin and also removes the harmful bacteria.
Do you have oily skin?? Don’t worry, coconut got you covered. Try applying coconut water onto your skin. Apply water on your skin and face, leave it on for a couple of minutes and then wash it off with some cold water. This will help in tackling acne, black spots, and blemishes effectively. Don’t forget to complete your skincare steps and apply your favorite serum or oil-free moisturizer and attain an oil-free skin look.
A Natural Sunscreen
Now, this is what we need this summer, sunscreen with no added chemicals. Did you know applying coconut oil to your body and face will block at least 20% of the harmful UV rays? This will not only help in keeping your body moisturized but also prevent you from contracting skin cancer. If you got yourself a nice sunburn, apply coconut milk over the affected area and its anti-inflammatory property will aid in rapid healing.
You might have heard about using coconut oil to remove the makeup! And let me assure you that it is completely a good choice. Coconut oil is safe to use when cleansing your face as well as it’s also quite effective and offers your skin numerous benefits. Do take care of the amount you are using as not all skin types will be compatible with the oil. So, it will be much better if you take a little amount at a time and it might help keep possible breakouts at bay. You can also go for a mixture of 1 part of coconut milk with 2 parts of olive oil to remove the makeup while nourishing the skin.
Coming to The End…
So, whether you’re eating a raw coconut or refreshing yourself with its water, or consuming the oil; coconuts are delicious and nutritious. Enriched with fibres, vitamins and many more minerals, they are a definite must-have in your daily diet. Now its time for you to include this easily affordable coconut to avail its amazing health benefits as well as skin benefits.
Enjoy your Coconut at home and Stay Safe too!
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