Coconut oil is extracted from the kernel of mature coconuts, and is high in healthy fats. Coconut oil benefits are manifold, from improving health, to giving you great skin and hair. As an edible oil, coconut oil can help in burning excess fat, preventing high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and improving digestion.
When it comes to the topical application of coconut oil, its primary benefit is its hydrating properties, sinking into your lips, skin and scalp. For this reason, you can find coconut oil in many skincare products, particularly creams, lotions and soaps. Coconut oil benefits for skin include deep moisturization due to its fatty acids, together with the healing of scars and blemishes. It is also a great nail and cuticle moisturizer. Coconut oil is also an effective and natural makeup remover, which will soothe your skin in the process. Coconut oil benefits for hair also include great moisturization for scalp and dry or curly hair, as well as treating dandruff.
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Coconut oil has been used in our skin and hair care since generations. It is almost a necessary part of many people’s lives in India. And why not? Read all about the numerous benefits and uses of Coconut Oil for skin and hair.
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