Looking into streamlining your skincare routine with just one key product? Look no further— behold the holy grail of natural ingredients: Virgin Coconut Oil. This powerhouse of an oil can be incorporated in different aspects of your self-care routine, which you can use from head to toe. It’s a multi-purpose product that definitely gives you more than your money’s worth.
Here are different ways you can use Virgin Coconut Oil (or VCO) in your beauty routine.
Virgin Coconut Oil for your Body
VCO is the ultimate moisturizer— using it doesn’t only keep your skin hydrated, but it also aids in repairing skin damage and promotes skin collagen production. It’s a great body moisturizer for all skin types as it not only locks hydration in, but also fights infection-causing bacteria on skin, making it a good moisturizer for those with eczema, psoriasis, and other skin issues.
VCO is also good for wound and scar treatment.
And you don’t need a whole lot, a little bit of VCO goes a long way! Just half a teaspoon is enough for your whole body. Simply slather VCO on your damp skin after a shower (this absorbs best) and wait a few minutes before you get dressed.
You can also massage VCO into your cuticles to prevent dry skin and hangnails. If you’re always out and about under the sun, you can use it as a tanning oil after applying sunblock. It’s also a great after-sun product to prevent dryness and peeling skin.
Virgin Coconut Oil for your Hair
Fond of using natural products in your hair? You’re gonna love this one: VCO is more effective than other oils in locking in protein in our hair strands. Just as how it hydrates and protects the skin, using VCO on your hair makes it both shinier and less prone to heat damage and split ends. It also protects your hair from humidity, relaxing frizzy hair strands and preventing unruly flyaways.
You may use VCO for your hair before or after a shower. As a hair mask, massage warm VCO on your strands before your shower, taking care to avoid your scalp. Let it soak for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo as usual. As a conditioner after showering, you may comb in a pea-sized amount of VCO on your hair from mid-length to tip. You can also use it as a detangler for sticky hair from pool or saltwater.
Virgin Coconut Oil for your Face
Because of its unique moisturizing properties, VCO also aids in keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. While it’s not recommended to use as a facial moisturizer, especially on oily skin, your face could still benefit from VCO if you have dry skin. Use it as a lip balm, or switch out your old make-up remover to VCO. Not only do you clean your make-up off, but you nourish your skin at the same time! Plus, it’s stronger in breaking down make-up particles, so removing waterproof make-up is easier.
Where could I get high-quality Virgin Coconut Oil?
Made Mindful Virgin Coconut Oil is FDA approved and packaged sustainably. Expeller-pressed from organic coconuts planted by Filipino farmers in Quezon and Bicol Region, it is unprocessed and is free of preservatives and additives. It comes in a glass bottle, aluminum cap, and is packaged in a custom-designed recycled kraft paper box sans the bubble wrap when purchased on their website or in Kultura stores. Get the holy grail VCO for Php 249 online through Shopee, Lazada, Watsons, or their website, or in-store at a Watsons or Kultura branch near you.
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