(cover photo from @vitacocococonutoil)
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
It does sound a little counter intuitive, but coconut oil does a great job at dissolving sun block and makeup at the end of the day. Warming the coconut oil in your hands and massaging it into the skin with a circular motion aids in the removal of makeup. After wiping away the makeup with tissue or a damp cotton pad, a few drops of micellar water to a cotton pad will remove residual oil. Follow up with a mild foaming wash and it will surprise you how soft and hydrated your skin will feel.