With more and more people discovering the wondrous benefits of coconut oil, it’s no wonder it seems to be all the rage nowadays. From skin and hair care to dental care and improving immunity, coconut oil is proving to be a must-have item in anyone’s home.
Although the number of benefits you can expect from using coconut oil is far greater, we chose the 7 most amazing benefits you can count on:
1. It can make your skin smooth and younger-looking
Many people hesitate putting anything oily or greasy on their face, but coconut oil will make your skin look absolutely fabulous. It can be used as a cleanser and makeup remover, or instead of a moisturizing cream. The high level of fatty acids will also make it perfect for treating eczema or flaky skin, making it smooth and soft.
Coconut oil is well known for its antimicrobial qualities, so don’t hesitate to apply it on burns, or to use it for treating psoriasis and dermatitis- coconut oil will help your skin heal faster and help with almost any skin condition caused by bacterial or yeast infection.
2. It promotes hair growth and makes your hair shiny and soft
Coconut oil is often one of the ingredients in most high-end conditioners and shampoos, but it’s most effective when applied directly, without other chemicals preventing it from doing its magic. Use it instead of conditioner or as a mask for faster hair growth or if you want to repair damage to your hair. It’s incredibly effective and your hair will look healthy and glossy in no time. And, if you have problems with dandruff, massage some coconut oil on your scalp before washing it, and it will restore the moisture needed for a healthy, dandruff-free scalp.
3. It can help you lose weight
It’s proven that coconut oil can reduce your appetite and increase your body’s ability to burn fat and making it a dietary staple will help you lose weight easily. The unique combination of fatty acids in coconut oil fastens the metabolism, and even without a fitness regime or a restrictive diet to boot, it will help you shed those few extra pounds without a problem. It’s especially effective for that persistent belly fat, so grab a spoon and enjoy the effects.