As a beauty junkie, I am constantly on the lookout for things to add to my health and beauty routines. Lately, I’ve noticed that coconut oil related products have started to pop up in increasing numbers on the shelves of health and lifestyle stores. There also have been numerous articles touting this oil as the next secret ingredient in both the kitchen and health and beauty routines. So when I was invited to attend Vita Coco's media invite last week, I jumped at the chance to discover their Coconut Oil products.
Vita Coco's coconut oil is USDA organic certified, completely unprocessed, and cold pressed. It also has the added bonus of having a revitalising tropical scent, which was a blessing when I tested it extensively as part of my beauty regime. I am glad to say that it has resulted in my skin being well hydrated, as well as being great for the hair as well.
So if you want to know how to incorporate coconut oil in your beauty routine, here are 5 ways to do so!
Use it as a makeup remover
A gentle face and body moisturiser
Use it to repair damaged hair
Rich in lauric acid and protein, coconut oil is able to penetrate hair shaft to repair damaged hair. So apply a small amount to your hair, comb it through, and leave it to soak for at least an hour---or overnight for better results. Then wash it off with shampoo. You’ll notice that your hair will become noticeably smoother, softer, and more manageable.
For added shine to your hair
A dab of coconut oil to the tips of your hair can add shine and vibrancy to your hair. However, don't be overzealous. Add too much and your hair can appear greasy.
A great alternative to Cuticle Oil
Before applying hand cream, rub a touch of coconut oil on your hands and cuticles to lock-in moisture. At night, give your feet some well earned TLC by massaging the oil into cuticles and calluses before applying lotion. Remember to cover your feet with socks to prevent your sheets from getting oil slicks.
For the full list of its health and beauty benefits, with easy to use recipes—visit www.vitacoco.com.sg