There are few, natural moisturisers that can provide phenomenal results when used on both your body and your tresses. One product, however, can keep you moisturised from head to toe while providing a wealth of additional health benefits. This is coconut oil, the very same oil that you can use to cook and season your food.
This product has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which is why many consumers are regularly using it in on their feet. This is a great way to prevent or cure fungal foot infections and to keep unpleasant foot odors at bay. After you climb out of a warm bath, dry your feet thoroughly, paying careful attention to getting all of the moisture between the toes. Liberally coat each foot with oil and then put your socks on before going to bed.
When you wake up, your feet will be soft and smooth, without any signs of dry, cracked skin. Best of all, if you’ve been suffering from a toenail fungal infection, the symptoms of this issue will gradually start to abate, especially if you make sure to repeat this application each night.
It is also good to use this product to relieve dry, cracked hands. Many people are surprised to discover that does not leave an oily residue on the surface of the skin. Instead, it is completely absorbed for a smooth, comfortable feel. It is very lightweight and non-greasy.
The best way to do this is by selecting a product that can be used both for beauty purposes and for cooking. This means that you will be getting pure coconut oil. Many beauty products that are advertised as being coconut oil also have some secondary ingredients. These usually include things like petroleum, which do have a greasy feel and are not ideal for the skin and hair. Thus, you should make sure to get you coconut oil from the grocery store.
Another thing to look for are cold-pressed, organic products. You will not get the same benefits from oils that are heavily refined. Make sure to read carefully the labels on products before selecting one to buy. When you get this purchase home, open it up and smell it. The best oils have a rich and pungent, coconut smell. Highly refined oils or oils that are mixed with other, lesser ingredients do not.
One of the best ways to moisturise yourself from head to toe is to add two to three tablespoons of this product to the bathtub after having drawn a long bath. Be careful when doing so as this can make the tub surface slippery. Ultimately, however, the oil will melt and disburse throughout the water. When you get out of the bath and dry off, your skin and hair will be perfectly moisturised. Any excess can be quickly absorbed by the skin and the scalp, or it can be simply wiped off with your towel.
If you have very thin or fine hair, it is important to note that these products can weigh the tresses down. This can lead to a limp and lifeless hairstyle that is very difficult to manage. When this is the case, the hair should be washed with a clarifying shampoo and the remainder of the regular hair care routine should be completed. When you opt to use coconut oil to moisturize your hair again, try using a lot less so that this does not occur.
You can also use this oil as part of your oral care routine. This is currently one of the most popular uses for these goods, and is called “oil pulling”.
Simply take a tablespoon of a liquefied oil and swirl it around your mouth. You should swish this around the teeth and gums for approximately twenty minutes.
During this process, it will collect plaque, trapped food and other debris that is hidden below the gum line and in between your teeth. This is also a great way to rebuild your enamel given the high nutrient content of this rinse. Once twenty minutes have passed, spit the oil out and follow with a warm, saltwater rinse.
If you choose to use these products in place of lotion, make sure that the skin is fully dry and that all of the oil has been absorbed, before putting any clothes on. This will keep you from developing oily spots on your favorite clothes. You should also avoid applying these products to your face, chest, back or other areas of the body that are prone to acne breakouts. Although coconut has natural, antimicrobial properties, it can still clog the pores in sensitive areas.