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Benefits of coconut oil on face

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If you've ever wondered about the benefits of coconut oil for your face, you've come to the right place. There are plenty of ways you can use this healthy oil in your facial skincare routine. It's affordable and easy to find and contains nutrients your skin needs to stay healthy and youthful. Use coconut oil products with Sönd's night cream for some pretty great results.

Facial cleanser

You know you're supposed to wash your face morning and night, and having some coconut oil on hand helps you get the job done. Because the oil has antifungal and antibiotic properties, using it to wash your face is one of the best ways to use coconut oil for your face. It's easy to do. Simply rub the oil in circular motions on your skin, then rinse with warm water.

Makeup remover

It's important to remove your makeup each night before bed because sleeping with makeup on can lead to breakouts and other skin issues. It even works on waterproof mascara. Simply put a few drops of liquid coconut oil on to a cotton wool ball or pad and gently swipe it over your face. The oil removes makeup and hydrates your skin at the same time. Remember to rinse when you're done.

Plump your lips

Rubbing a dab of coconut oil on your lips helps moisturise chapped, dry lips, plumping them at the same time. You can also add a bit of lip gloss to your coconut oil to naturally and easily tint your lips for hours at a time. Another option is to mix a dab of coconut oil with brown sugar and use it as a gentle scrub for exfoliating your lips, removing dry skin flakes and restoring their natural plumpness.

Highlight your cheeks

Highlighter works wonders on a dull complexion and can really wake you up. Coconut oil is a natural and easy to use alternative to traditional highlighter. All you have to do is swipe just a tiny dab of coconut oil on top of your makeup. The oil will add a healthy sheen to your skin and help reflect the light in just the right way.

Whiten teeth and freshen bad breath

Everyone suffers from bad breath at least once in their lifetime. Instead of gum or mints, try oil pulling with coconut oil. By swishing liquid coconut oil in your mouth, you help remove the toxins and bacteria that cause bad mouth odour. You'll need to swish the oil for at least 15 minutes, or until it turns a thick, white colour. Once sufficient time has passed, spit out the oil and rinse your mouth with warm water. Done on a regular basis, you'll find that you always have fresh breath.

As you can see, there are many ways to use coconut oil in your beauty routine. You can use them all or just a couple. Either way, you'll love the results and will enjoy the versatility and affordability of coconut oil.

Hannah de Gruchy BSc(Hons)

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Hannah de Gruchy is a freelancer writer who specialises in health and wellness. She has a keen interest in the biology of skin and loves using her words to help separate the real science of skincare from the pseudoscience of some skincare brands. Hannah has a degree in Human Biology and many years’ experience working in laboratories around London. Using this experience, Hannah enjoys turning complex science into interesting, engaging and easy to digest pieces to read. In her spare time, Hannah runs, practices yoga and loves cooking plant based foods.

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