What Makes Coconut Oil Great? Pt. 2
In the first part of this series, we talked about what exactly coconut oil is. We learned that, much as its name implies, coconut oil is derived from the coconut. It’s a clear oil that forms a solid at room temperature or cooler, and it has a great many uses. You can cook with coconut oil, you can use coconut oil in place of creamer in your coffee, and you can even use it to condition your hair! Today we’re going to talk about how coconut oil can help your skin, and how you can consider adding it into your routine.
Soften Your Skin
Coconut oil is fantastic for helping to keep your skin soft and smooth! You might think that, given the name and composition, coconut oil would be greasy and leave your skin shiny and sticky. That’s not the case! The oil absorbs completely into your skin within a few moments, leaving softer and smoother skin in its wake. It’s really a fantastic skin moisturizer, and it’s even sensitive enough to be used on your face. That holds true even if you have sensitive skin (I’ve tested it out myself!).
Much like with your skin, coconut oil can be incredibly helpful when it comes to keeping your lips soft. It can help heal cracks and prevent peeling or drying. And, as mentioned above, it’s a great lip moisturizer that won’t leave your face covered in welts or acne. It’s a gentle solution to lip conditioner, and it’s a great option to try if you’re struggling to find something that works with your sensitive skin.
Fix Your Feet
Do you have very dry or “hard feet”? Many, many people do – it can be difficult to avoid and, once you let your feet get away from you, it can be difficult to remedy the situation. Luckily for everyone, coconut oil is great for dry feet! Even if your skin is cracked or hardened, you can cover them in coconut oil and maybe cover your feet with socks or plastic bags to help keep them moist while the oil penetrates your skin. With regular use, you’ll have softer feet in no time!
Are you interested in learning more about how coconut oil can help you? Stay tuned for the next part of our series, and let us know what you use coconut oil for!