Markets, pharmacies and supermarkets are full of creams and products for skin care. The problem is that most of these preparations contain many harmful chemicals that actually damage the skin, so it is best to delay the aging process naturally. One way of doing this is coconut oil!
Coconut oil as a moisturizer serves to hydrate and protect the skin from various diseases and infections. Antioxidants in the oil encourage and facilitate the fight against time and aging skin. You can protect your skin in two ways: eating or rubbing oil on the skin. It is better to use coconut oil in it’s virgin or pure state to get good results as when processed the oil loses its antioxidants and nutrients that are so very beneficial. This oil can be used on dry skin or dry areas like heels or knees to soften up instantly. You will need a few drops of this oil which is also quite greasy to touch. In the Polynesian islands ladies would luxuriate in coconut milk baths spiced up with flowers, spices, herbs and essential oils to soften their skin. These traditions have now been incorporated in many spa treatments. A quick at home spa treatment would be adding few drops of coconut oil plus essential oils to your bath . Guess what! coconut pulp can be used as a body scrub too , it exfoliates and hydrates the skin. Many lotions have coconut oil present in them. For this, read product labels carefully and see if they meet your needs.
The body needs replenishment in skin smoothness, tone and elasticity. A mixture of oils called Corporal is widely used in spas worldwide for skin rejuvenation. It is home-made and is a natural beauty recipe. For this you need eight tablespoons of coconut oil, four tablespoons of castor oil, and two tablespoons of almond oil. Heat the coconut oil. When in liquid state and without allowing it to boil remove from heat and add the other oils to it. Cook this oil mixture until well blended. This oil when applied to your skin leaves it supple, toned and younger looking.
Today’s guest blogger Brianne is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on Beauty and Lifestyle. Beside this she is fond of Fashion. Recently an article on room dividers attracted her attention. She is busy writing an article on green prom dresses for her blog.
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