By Augusta Falleta for Beauty High
Finding a good beauty product is like making a new friend. But finding a product that can help with practically every beauty issue out there is like finding the holy grail. Coconut oil, which is all-natural and available at just about every grocery store within a two-mile radius of wherever you are right now, is that holy grail. The evidence? These 12 weird beauty uses for coconut oil:
If you haven’t heard the buzz about oil pulling yet, it’s time to get on the bandwagon. Swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day (preferably at the beginning of the day, before you brush your teeth) may help to detoxify your body, cure headaches, whiten teeth, and more.
If you wash your hands often or your cuticles just need a little T.L.C., apply coconut oil to your fingers twice a day.
Treating Dry Ends
Apply a pinch of coconut oil to the ends of your hair to help dry, damaged tips get a huge dose of moisture.
Coconut oil makes a great base for DIY body scrubs. Mix it with granulated sugar, and apply the concoction for some seriously smooth skin.
Whether you have a runny nose or allergies, rub just a bit of coconut oil inside your nostrils for relief.
Spread coconut oil over your lips before bedtime for hydration that tastes amazing throughout the night.
If you have trouble getting off that last bit of mascara, use a dab of coconut oil. Just be careful to not get it directly in your eyes.
Protecting Against Razor Burn
Apply coconut oil before shaving to prevent irritation. Bonus: This shaving cream swap makes it easier to clean your razor.
Use coconut oil on the area around your eyes to prevent wrinkles and under-eye bags.
Apply coconut oil to blemishes, and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water and let your skin air dry (don’t apply any other products). The anti-bacterial components in the oil will work to combat acne.
Boosting Hair Growth
Apply coconut oil to any areas where hair is sparse (especially in your eyebrows) to promote cell growth.
Apply the oil after you’ve overdone it on the sun exposure to soothe your skin.