Coconut or naariyal is one of the best natural ingredients for the skin. Packed with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil can do wonders for your skin.
If you used religiously and correctly, coconut oil can completely transform your skin. There are different ways you can add coconut to your beauty routine.
Ever heard of a coconut oil facial? Well, coconut oil is a staple in our beauty closets but I am sure not many of you must have heard of how this one ingredient can get your skin healthy and glowing.
This easy coconut facial is not only an easy way to add the natural ingredient to your skincare routine but a great at-home treatment for your dull-looking skin.
Festive season is just around the corner and what better than pampering your skin with the goodness of coconut oil.
Exfoliate With Coconut Oil Scrub
After cleaning your face with a face cleanser as per your skin type, it is time to exfoliate your skin to get rid of all the impurities accumulated on your face. For this, you need to prepare a coconut oil face scrub.
Ingredients Required -
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Coffee Powder
In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well. Apply this scrub over your wet face and gently massage in circular motions. Do it for a couple of minutes and then wash with normal water.
This face scrub can be prepared in a small or large quantity depending on your usage.
Coconut oil has exfoliating properties. The lauric acid present in coconut oil helps in killing the bacteria on the skin. It works as a great exfoliator. By clearing the outer layer of dead skin cells, it leaves your skin soft and smooth.
Coconut Oil Face Massage
Next, in a bowl, take some coconut oil and start massaging your face and neck with it in circular motions. Make sure you are gentle as you massage your face with the oil.
This coconut oil massage will give your skin the much required moisture. If there is growth of unwanted bacteria on your skin or a layer of dead skin, this quick coconut oil massage will help remove it and give you a natural glow.
Coconut Oil Face Pack
Complete your coconut oil facial with a homemade face pack. This face pack will nourish your skin and give a natural facial glow.
Ingredients Required -
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1 Tsp Aloe Vera Gel
In a bowl, add all the ingredients together and mix well. Apply it all over your face and neck. Keep it for 20-30 minutes and then wash with normal water.
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You can also add ingredients like yogurt and lemon juice to this face pack if your skin feels lifeless and dull all the time. These ingredients will boost your skin health from within and also reduce the appearance of ageing signs.
This coconut oil face pack can applied separately as well on days you feel your skin is looking too dull.
Though coconut oil is a natural and usually doesn't have any side effects, make sure you do a patch test on your hand before applying it directly on your face.
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