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4 Homemade Face Mask Recipes with Coconut Oil

4 Homemade Face Mask Recipes with Coconut Oil

 There’s been a lot of hype about coconut oil recently. Everyone from beauty gurus to holistic medicine enthusiasts have been raving about coconut oil’s benefits for the skin and hair. Even dermatologists suggest coconut oil to their patients as an all-natural but exceptionally effective moisturizer.

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One of the best ways to moisturize the skin with coconut oil is by using it as a base ingredient in a nourishing, skin-soothing face mask. Not only are these face masks inexpensive to make, but they’re just as effective as their store-bought counterparts. Here are four homemade face mask recipes for four different skin types.

Pro Tip: If some of these recipes do not look luxurious enough for your DIY spa treatments, add some essential oils of your choosing to give them a boost of fragrance. Here is our guide to choosing the right essential oil for you.

Skin Type: Oily

The Mask: Coconut Turmeric Mask

You will need:

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that’s very popular in Indian cuisine. Besides adding a delicious flavor to your meal, turmeric is a fantastic antimicrobial, which means that it fights bacteria. This coconut oil-based facemask is amazing for eliminating the bacteria and dirt that can cause acne. While some acne sufferers might wince at the idea of putting any oil on their skin, the molecules in coconut oil are too large to penetrate the pores. For this reason, you do not have to worry about the coconut oil causing your skin to break out.

Making this mask is simple. All you need to do is heat the coconut oil for five to 10 seconds in the microwave, just long enough for it to liquefy. Then add the turmeric and whip with a fork. The mask should have a vibrant yellow hue. Apply it to the skin and leave it on for 10 minutes. The mask should tingle slightly without burning. When you rinse the mask, your skin will feel tight, and your pores will look noticeably smaller.

Skin Type: Flaky and Patchy

The Mask: The Double Duty Mask and Scrub

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You will need:

  • 2 Tbsp Raw Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

There’s nothing worse than flaky, dry skin. Not only does it look bad on its own, but also it makes makeup looks cakey. Although experts warn against over-exfoliating, a little bit of exfoliation with natural ingredients can be just what flaky and peeling skin needs to feel smooth again.

When making this mask, don’t melt the coconut oil. Instead, mash it with a fork until it’s smooth. Mix in the sugar, creating a thick paste. To use, apply to the skin evenly and allow the mask to sit for about 5 minutes. After this time has passed, rub the mask in circular motions for about thirty seconds. Rinse away to reveal hydrated and smooth skin.

Skin Type: Dry

The Mask: The Honey Coconut Mask

You will need:

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Plain Yogurt

This mask uses honey and yogurt in addition to coconut oil, which adds an extra dose of hydration. This mask is also perfect for sensitive skin that could use some soothing. Not only does it moisturize, but it reduces redness and calms the complexion.

To make this recipe, simply pop the coconut oil into the microwave for five seconds to allow it to liquefy. Then, mix it into the honey and yogurt, whisking until all three ingredients are thoroughly blended. Apply to the skin for ten to fifteen minutes, which will give the mask more than enough time to sufficiently hydrate your skin. Rinse away and follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

Skin Type: Dull

The Mask: The Lemon Coconut Oil Mask

You will need:

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Squeeze of Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Honey

Sometimes we wake up, and our skin doesn’t look as vibrant as it usually does, perhaps from lack of sleep. Or sometimes we want to give our skin an extra glow before a big event. This zesty mask will instantly brighten the skin. It’s a perfect first step before you apply makeup.

Pop the coconut oil in the microwave for 5 seconds and then mix with the honey. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the mixture, stirring it in. Five minutes is fine for this mask, as the lemon juice can become irritating if you leave it on for longer. After you rinse the mask away, your skin will instantly look brighter and more refreshed.

You don’t have to hit up a professional spa to get spa results. Instead, try any of these masks, which will instantly improve your skin thanks to the amazing moisturizing properties of coconut oil.

Guest post by Olivia Gillmore.

Olivia Gillmore is a DIY and crafts blogger who loves to comes with helpful tips for everyone. She graduated from Art Center College of Design, California and now she writes for DIYexperience.com.   

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10 Easy Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Beauty Routine

10 Easy Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Beauty Routine

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When it comes to beauty uses of coconut oil, there is always more to say about that. Just keep in mind that it is essential to use natural organic coconut oil like Skinny Coconut Oil (read the full review here).

Why use coconut oil in your beauty routine?

Coconut oil contains fatty acids that penetrate your skin and hair better than other oils. It is also naturally antibacterial and antifungal, that is why coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer that is used in many beauty products.

Coconut oil in a jar

Today’s video shows how you can use coconut oil for your skin and hair. Of course, there are plenty of other uses that I would love to hear about from you.

Here is the video that summarizes these easy ways for using coconut oil in your beauty routine.



How to Use Coconut Oil in Your Beauty Routine

#1 Face Wash

Oil cleansing is based on the concept that “like dissolves like,” in other words; “oil dissolves oil.” That means using coconut oil will help remove excess oil from your skin. It will also provide your skin with a natural barrier that locks in moisture and helps protect your skin from environmental changes.

How to?

Pour some coconut oil into the palm of your hands, warm by rubbing your palms together and then apply to your dry face. Message the oil for 1-2 minutes.

Then soak a soft washcloth in hot water; this will help remove the oil better than cold water. Place it over your face to create steam against your skin to remove dirt and impurities from your skin, and wait till it cools. And then gently wipe your skin.

Note that coconut oil will remove the excess oil, makeup, sunscreen, and even waterproof mascara, so you don’t need to cleanse your skin before using the oil cleansing method.

#2 Bath Enhancer

Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer for your whole body, add some when bathing, and soak your body in. This will leave your skin soft and smooth. You can add your favorite essential oil, too.

#3 Body Moisturizer

If you don’t have time to enjoy a coconut oil enhanced bath, apply it to your wet skin just after you finish bathing. This will ensure you get the most of it.

Frizzy hair

#4 Frizz Tamer

Frizzy hair could be so annoying especially when you have your hair done for an occasion, or just anytime. To help avoid fizziness, add a few drops to your palms, and work it through your hair strands. Make sure you use just a few drops to avoid ending up with oily hair.

Another option that I love to use is argan oil. It leaves your hair frizz-free with no oily look.

#5 Eye Makeup Remover

Waterproof makeup, and especially mascaras, could be hard to remove. You may use commercial makeup removers, but why use chemicals over your delicate skin when you can easily remove makeup and provide nutrients to your skin both at the same time?

Coconut oil is famous oil for doing the dual job. Not only it removes eye makeup, but also, supplies your lashes with nutrients, making them look bolder and thicker. And if you have sensitive skin, your skin will love this gentle eye makeup remover.

How to?

To do that, put a few drops of coconut oil on a cotton swab, gently press onto your eyes for 30 seconds, and then wipe it off gently.

Sugar and coconut oil scrub

#6 Body Scrub

Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week not only help get rid of the dry, flaky skin but also promotes new skin cells to form.

How to?

All you need is to mix equal parts of coconut oil and brown sugar. Sugar contains glycolic acid, which works as a physical and chemical exfoliator.

Click here for More body scrub recipes.

#7 Hair Mask

As you wash, brush and color your hair, you make it more prone to lose protein, which can damage it over time.

But since there are so many oils to use for oiling your hair, it might be difficult to choose one.

Nevertheless, coconut oil is one of the best oils for your hair; it has medium-chain fatty acid called Lauric acid, which could penetrate the hair more easily than other oils could do. This reduces the protein loss and keeps your hair looking healthy.

Oiling your hair using coconut oil regularly could make it grow longer, so make sure you include this in your hair routine.

How to?

You can use coconut oil alone, or mixed with other oils like castor oil. Warm the oil, and apply to your hair starting from the roots and working all the way down to the ends.

Leave on your hair for 2 hours or more, then rinse using a mild shampoo.

When you oil your hair, you probably won’t need a conditioner afterward, because the oil will leave your hair nourished, manageable, and shiny.

#8 Lip Balm

Your lips are always exposed to environmental changes, and that includes dry and cold weather. This could dry your lips and leave them chapped.

The solution is simple; coat your lips with oil to protect your lips from losing moisture.

How to?

Apply a small amount of coconut oil when needed.

Hint: Mix coconut oil with a cream or powder highlighter and apply to your lips.

Click here for more recipes for chapped lips.

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#9 Cuticle Treatment

Your hands do most of the hard work, whether you are doing the dishes, cleaning, or taking a bath; you are exposing your hands and your nails to all sorts of chemicals.

Not taking care of them will cause them to dry, so make sure to wear gloves for chores.

How to?

Apply a few drops of coconut oil to your hands and rub them, don’t forget your nails and the skin around them.

#10 Eye Cream

Your skin around your eyes could tell a lot about your health.

The dehydrated skin could form dark circles around your eyes, so make it a habit to eat well-balanced food, and drink water, to get the natural healthy looking skin you deserve.

To help your skin look healthy and brighten the area around your eye, apply coconut oil every night after cleansing your skin.

How to?

Use your ring finger to apply coconut oil around your eyes. The reason why all specialists recommend using your ring fingers is that it applies the least pressure to your delicate eye area, so you don’t rub it or irritate it.

Using coconut oil in your daily life is so beneficial, and it is so easy to include it in your beauty routine. Make sure to buy organic coconut oil for best results.

Do you use coconut oil in your beauty routine? Tell us how you use it in the comment section.

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