Ten Vegan Beauty Hacks Using Coconut Oil You Should Know
We all know how great coconut oil is, you can use it for beauty, cooking, and even cleaning. Coconut oil is wonderful because it’s not too expensive, it’s easily available at most major stores, and it is great for your body on so many levels. Here are 10 cruelty-free and vegan beauty hacks using coconut oil.
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Ten Vegan Beauty Hacks Using Coconut Oil
Eliminate dark under eye circles
Help lighten the appearance of dark circles under your eyes by gently massaging coconut oil under your eyes for thirty seconds before bed.
Moisturize dead ends
Bring the ends of your hair back to life by massaging a small amount of coconut oil onto your dry ends during your morning hair routine. Coconut oil also helps in defrizzing unmanageable tresses.
Fight mouth bacteria
For 10-20 minutes, swish coconut oil in your mouth (be sure not to swallow it) to help kill the bad bacteria and achieve an effect just as good as a standard mouthwash.
Hydrate dry patches
Winter is rough on our skin and dry patches happen. (If you have eczema like me, they happen all too often) Coconut oil soothes and restores your skin so it’s a great choice compared to expensive intense moisturizers. Massage it in circular motions into the skin as needed throughout the day.
Restore your cuticles
Tired of peeling and dry cuticles? Use a pea-sized amount of coconut oil to heal the skin around your nails or you don’t have to do painful cuticle removal treatments at the salon.
No need to buy shaving gel anymore as long as you have a pot of coconut oil handy in your bathroom. Without clogging your razor, coconut oil will give you that smooth shave you desire. It is also significantly cheaper compared to shaving gel or cream, leaving you more money to justify buying that new lipstick you’ve been eyeing.
Remove waterproof makeup
Although waterproof mascara seemed like a great idea when you were getting ready in the morning, you’ve realized that it is refusing to come off. Alongside a trusty cotton round, using a dab of coconut oil can help break apart the toughest of makeup.
Prime your face
Run out of makeup primer? Use a small amount of coconut oil on your face instead. This hack works best when using a a sheer foundation.
Treat your cold sores
Use a small amount of coconut oil on your cold sore to help repair the skin and speed up your recovery time.
Exfoliate your skin
Combine one part coconut oil with one part coffee grounds to make a gentle body scrub for dry knees and elbows (or wherever else your skin needs extra love!).
Which of these coconut oil beauty hacks have you already tried? Which do you want to try? Do you have more suggestions on vegan beauty hacks using coconut oil? Let me know in the comments below.