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3 beauty uses of coconut oil

Coconut oil is raving in the beauty world. If you haven’t tried it yet, no worries, I’ve personally tried some recipes for you.

1. As hair mask

As simple as this: half of the baby finger of extra/ virgin oil and warm it in your hand. Apply that onto the bottom half of the hair before sleep, braid it or put on a cap for better absorption.

2. As cleanser

Mix equal amount of coconut oil and baking soda, or a ratio of 2:1 for mild cleansing, and rub it all over the face and also body. Rinse it off with warm water.

3. As exfoliator

Mix equal amount of coconut oil and coffee grinds and rub it all over the face and also body. Rinse it off with water. May as well leave on for a minute or so and be reminded to use in the morning because of the awakening effect of the caffeine.

This is what I picked

This is what I picked up

A good choice of coconut oil should secure yourself of using natural and basic product on your face, which technically speaking reduces the chances to getting irritation. If you ask me how much of a difference between the products we used to have to home-made skincare products, honestly, not like a drastic difference that normally health-conscious people would speak so highly of. But the reason I chose these three basic recipes for any of you who are interested to try is that it does feel good on the face, no sense of dehydration or irritation, not causing further break-out (in time help cure the acne in fact) and so inexpensive compared to products out there.

In general, virgin coconut oil will do. Of course you can go as extreme as organic cold-pressed extra virgin one like the one I’m using, but it all depends on your budget and your skin type and your health-consciousness level. Try the small bottle virgin one as a beginning, which can also be used for cooking purposes, toothpaste, moisturizer, makeup remover, so on and on.

It's Margaret here, from Hong Kong. Love fashion, good wine, dreaming and this blog. Cheers!

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