Why I Use Coconut Oil As Shaving Cream!
And Other Beauty Benefits Of Coconut Oil
Is there anything coconut oil can’t do? Recently coconut oil took over the beauty industry as a an affordable multi-tasking miracle product that could potentially replace pretty everything in your beauty routine. From hair masks to eyelash serum, moisturizer and even shaving cream, seems coconut oil really can do it all! A recent fave of mine is using coconut oil as shaving cream, and the results are soo smooth!
I love trying all natural beauty products instead of the chemically stuff found in many beauty stores! I think the natural stuff is more effective and it’s better for the environment! Coconut oil is also pretty cheap. I found a huge tub for under $20 at Costco, which will probably last me a year!
I keep a little jar of coconut oil in my shower. Coconut oil solidifies at a pretty moderate temperature, but the warmth from your shower will melt the oil for a smooth application!
Exfoliate. Remove dead skin and unclog your pores for a closer shave!
Make sure your razor is sharp! No matter what cream you use to shave, nothing will work well with a dull razor! Also dull razors can snag and cut your skin:(
I scoop about a teaspoon per leg, rubbing it in my hands to melt the coconut oil! I rub it onto my leg and shave as normal! I find my razor doesn’t get as clogged up when I use coconut oil compared to typical shaving cream! I think this allows for a closer shave, which means smoother legs!
Pat dry don’t rub! Once I was dry, the one thing I instantly noticed was that I didn’t have to immediately reach for my moisturizer! My legs felt comfortable, not the usual dry and irritated!
I never thought I could moisturize WHILE I shaved! And that my legs wouldn’t be dry and irritated after I shaved! I was also amazed at how soft and smooth legs were! It was like I was actually able to get a close shave because there wasn’t all kinds of gunk blocking the razor.
Smooth, close shave and no irriation!
Keep a little jar of coconut oil in your shower and next time you’re feeling prickly, reach for the coconut oil instead of shaving cream and you’ll be smooth as heck!
Other Beauty Benefits Of Coconut Oil
What Can Coconut Oil Do for Your Skin?
In the past, coconut oil has gotten a bad reputation because it’s an oil! But the fact of the matter is that coconut oil has one of the richest sources of saturated fat, with about 90% of its calories in saturated fat. It’s also amazing for your skin, and can even help you get that glow back!
Why You Should Use Coconut Oil on Your Skin Instead of Lotion
Those other commercial moisturizers make you feel as though your skin is nourished because of the water content, but as soon as that water dries, your skin becomes dry and dehydrated. Many of these moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that will, in the long run, suffocate your skin.
But, coconut oil can provide you with a deep hydration because it actually penetrates your tissue! It will help to strengthen your primary tissues. It can also remove any excess dead cells on the skin’s surface which can make your skin appear rough and scaly. It’s pretty much an exfoliation, hydrating miracle!
Got a skin problem? Coconut oil can help! It can soothe bug bites, help with any rashes, get rid of flaky skin, easily remove any eye makeup, soften wrinkles, protect you from sun damage, and it can help you keep your tan looking dark, longer!
Coconut Oil Healing Power!
Lastly, it can heal skin faster. This is because coconut oil has medium chain fatty acids. It will quickly absorb into the skin where it will then be used for nutrition and energy. This process provides your skin with all the energy that it will need to heal and maintain itself.
Skin Benefits Of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been proven to have antibacterial and antifungal properties.
It can help cure your acne; it kills the bacteria causing the blemishes in the skin.
Coconut oil can be applied as a deodorant and can be used to remove any body odor.
Mixed with a few drops of bergamot essential oil, coconut oil can help to heal chapped lips and cold sores.
Coconut oil is natural – there are no chemicals in it.
The Vitamin E found in coconut oil is known to help soothe psoriasis and eczema.
There are three fatty acids found in coconut oil: capric acid, lauric acid, and caprylic acid. All three of these acids can kill candida, which is a common cause of fungal infections in the skin.
Coconut oil can be used as a cloth diaper cream. It can be used as a barrier to help prevent diaper rash.
Coconut oil helps lighten age spots.
It helps prevent stretch marks when pregnant.
When used consistently on skin, it can get rid of cellulite.
It can help to improve the itch of chicken pox and poison ivy.
Coconut oil, when placed on cuticles, can help nails to grow.
Has coconut oil worked for you? If so, what are your favorite uses for coconut oil?