Coconut oil beauty benefits

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Lip ointment

Next time you wanna slay that perfect lip, apply some coconut oil on your lips to avoid cracks throughout the day. Your lips will thank you for it.

Nail strengthner

Research shows that coconut oil has antifungal acids that if slathered on nails and cuticles regularly, will result in healthy and moisturised nails free from fungal infections.

Hair moisturiser

Songstress Nandi Madida swears by coconut oil for her natural mane, whether in its raw and unrefined state. The small molecules in the oil make it easier to penetrate through hair cuticles, therefore making it a good moisturiser.

Body moisturiser

It can be used as is or in products that are infused with coconut oil, such as the Coconut Beautifying Oil from The Body Shop. This moisturiser will leave you with a tropical coconut scent.

Substitute for your eye cream

The antioxidant properties in the oil helps in reducing eye bags, wrinkles, fine lines and and slow downs the ageing process.

Make-up Remover

Make-up can be a challenge to remove but celebrity make-up artist Oonagh Connor says it’s the best for lifting off make-up including waterproof eyeliners.

Exfoliates feet

Give your feet a treat by using coconut oil on both heels before bed. According to Adnan Nazir from the footclinic, regular use of coconut oil results in soft, well moisturised, and bacteria free feet.

Targets stretchmarks

Unlike other home made body treatments coconut oil is able to absorb deeper in to the skin, making it a great oil to remove stretchmarks as it can reach the underlying layers of the skin.

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