There are very few beauty products that we can honestly say are cure-alls, but coconut oil comes pretty close. You can use it for everything from healing scars to moisturizing dry knees. Recently, all the talk about relying on this oil for fresh breath got us thinking: What can’t coconut oil do? The answer: mattify (and it took us a minute to come up with that one). Celebrities like Emma Stone count it among their favorite natural ingredients, and you should, too. We just stuck to the beauty applications here, but there are tons more tasks it can handle, from starting fires to losing a few pounds. So head to your local health-food store, pick up a jar, and allow this list to help you get creative with coconuts.
Hydrating Your Face
Perform your normal face cleansing routine. Whether you lightly splash your face with water, exfoliate it with a brush, or use the oil cleansing method, go ahead and wash your face. Pat it dry with a soft towel, making sure not to pull at your skin – your facial skin is fragile, and a lot of pulling and tugging can cause damage.
Rub a little coconut oil around your eyes. Coconut oil is a wonderful undereye and eyelid cream. It helps moisturize that paper-thin skin, improving dark circles and keeping wrinkles at bay. Rub a tiny amount around your eyes, focusing on areas that have wrinkles.
You probably only need a pea-sized amount for each eye. Take care not to use too much.
Avoid getting the coconut oil in your eyes. It will thinly coat your eyes, making your vision blurry for a little while!
Apply coconut oil sparingly to other dry areas. If you tend to get a very dry patch between your eyebrows, at your temples, or in another spot, apply a small amount of coconut oil there. Rub it in gently using a circular motion.
Rub coconut oil on your lips. Unrefined coconut oil will soften and moisturize chapped lips. It’s completely edible, so there’s no need to worry about ingesting a little. In fact, eating coconut oil is great for your health.