Benefits to Including Coconut Oil in your Self-care Routine…

The Fijians praise coconut oil for healing their tattoos and making their skin glisten; supermodel and CocoBaba user, Irina Shayk hails it as “one of the best moisturizers.” Actress Madison Beer claims it “saved my skin,” and the list of those who swear by the wonders of coconut oil goes on and on. So, what’s so special about coconut oil? 

Coconut oil, extracted from coconut palms, is a popular tropical oil. The nutrient-dense oil is healthy and offers a wide array of benefits, from topical use to consumption in food.

The obsession with coconut is not a tough nut to crack — it has a rich nutrient profile and is versatile. It’s only an added bonus that it smells like a slice of paradise. Apart from being affordable and easily accessible, these are the major benefits you’ll gain if you incorporate this vitamin-rich oil into your daily self-care routine.  


Coconut oil does a multitude of wonders for your skin. 

Eliminates dead skin cells

Coconut oil is a mild exfoliant that sloughs off dead, dull skin cells from the surface of the skin to reveal a radiant complexion.

Treats dry skin

For supple, smooth skin, apply coconut oil. Coconut oil is a dry skin saver, thanks to its abundance of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.

Antibacterial properties

Due to the presence of antibacterial agents such as lauric acid in coconut oil, it can ward off bacteria when applied to the skin.

Natural makeup removal

As a superb oil cleanser, coconut oil is excellent for melting dirt, oil, sweat, pollutants, waterproof makeup, and sunscreen from the skin.

Softens the skin

While coconut oil will not hydrate your skin (because it is not water-based), it will serve as a moisturizer. As a natural skin conditioning agent, coconut oil moisturizes the skin by retaining water. As the oil seals in moisture, it reduces the rate of transepidermal water loss (TEWL), leaving your skin softer and smoother.

Improves the appearance of signs of aging

Coconut oil is a great elixir for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagginess, and crepey skin. When layered on the skin, the oil penetrates deeply into the connective tissues and strengthens them.

Anti-inflammatory Benefits

Regular use of coconut oil helps to calm inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, rashes, and dermatitis.

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Hair Care 

Coconut oil has long been regarded as a catch-all hero ingredient for hair care. Here are the reasons why!

Prevents hair damage

Battling with thin, dry, and brittle strands? Apply coconut oil to your hair to reverse the damage. It is evidenced as the only oil that can reduce protein loss in the hair because it has an identical structure to hair protein.  The oil is remarkable for hair growth, owing to its ability to penetrate the hair shaft and enhance hair proteins.

Enhances shine and radiance

Fed up with unruly hair that lacks luster and shine? Pour some coconut oil on your scalp and massage. Coconut oil brings silky shine and radiance to your hair. Also, it makes your hair easy to style.

Dandruff relief

Flakiness and itchiness resulting from dandruff can easily be managed by applying coconut oil to your scalp.  Not only does coconut oil ward off fungal infections, but it also supplies the scalp with healthy bacteria needed to combat infections.

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Dental Care 

The oral care landscape has been agog ever since the  “ Oil Pulling” trend using coconut oil  became popular. 

But first, what is oil pulling, and does it work? Oil pulling involves swishing coconut oil in your mouth for a few minutes to keep your teeth, tongue, and gums clean and healthy. Many users, including Gwyneth Paltrow, swear by it.

Coconut oil has been linked to teeth whitening, improved freshness of breath, elimination of plaques, and management of gum diseases.

Nail Care

For healthy, strong nails,  you should apply coconut oil to your nails occasionally. 

When used this way, coconut oil:

  • Repairs cracked, brittle nails.
  • Improves your cuticles’ appearance. 
  • Staves off nail fungi. 
  • Prevents dry nails (nail ridges).
  • Alleviates pain associated with hangnails.

Lip Care

Kiss chapped, cracked, and flaky lips goodbye with coconut oil. Apply coconut oil to your lips to keep them moisturized, soft, and free from germs. 

If your lips are extra dry, you can buff the dead skin cells with a scrub containing coconut oil.

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Baby Care

One of the most common oils in baby care products is coconut. It is one of the few organic ingredients that is suited to maintain the soft, delicate, and sensitive skin of babies. This also means that it is completely safe to cuddle your babies after using natural coconut oil products on yourself!

Massage Oil

For a super luxe and relaxing massage experience,  use coconut oil. Coconut oil is lightweight, non-irritating, and has a good slip. Coconut oil has been tagged as one of the “slipperiest” oil. Little wonder, it has become a cult favorite in many massage parlors.

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Shaving Cream

Coconut oil is incredible for shaving.

Switch your over-the-counter shaving product for coconut oil, which is known to calm the skin, kill acne-causing bacteria that cause razor bumps, regulate ingrown hair, and prevent irritation. 

For a soothing shaving experience, apply the coconut oil to the area you want to shave and run your razor over it.

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Coconut oil is an all-around beauty ingredient you need to start using (if you haven’t already). To get the best results, opt for products containing natural coconut oil without added chemicals.

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