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Coconut Oil: The Beauty Industry’s Best Kept Secret

Posted: 15th June 2015 11:45
With supermodels like Miranda Kerr and Gisele swearing by its unlimited benefits, Coconut Oil is the latest natural product to take the beauty and cosmetic industry by storm.
Coconut oil’s high moisturizing properties make it the perfect addition for anyone who wants a healthier alternative to their usual chemically-enhanced hair products.
Studies have shown that coconut oils molecular structure and human hair strands are a match made in heaven. This is due to it being able to significantly reduce protein loss, provide essential nutrients and lock in the moisture to promote healthier, shinier hair.
With brands like Cocan Coconut Oil branching out into the organic field of coconut oil, it’s opened up a new window of beauty uses – in particular oil pulling.
A recent study published in the Nigeria Medical Journal found that oil pulling with organic coconut oil significantly reduced plaque and gingivitis over a 7-day period among the 60 participants.
Oil pulling is one of coconut oil’s fastest growing beauty techniques and gargling the oil frequently won’t only remove bacteria and germs from your mouth and gums, it’ll also lead to sparkling, whiter teeth.

Coconut oil can be incorporated into any skincare routine. Its effective moisturizing and hydration properties mean it can be applied to any skin type to give your skin a cleaner, healthier look.
With its antifungal and antibacterial make-up, coconut oil is often used as a natural alternative to deodorant and shower cream to keep the underarm areas clean and fresh.
Dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology, Francesca Fusco, labels coconut oil as a better skin softener than any mineral oil on the market today. Speaking further on its benefits Fusco also stated that:
“Research has shown that from the use of coconut oil on skin, hydration improved and skin surface lipids remained in tact. And when it comes to thick scaly, fissured feet, or rough leathered elbows and knees, coconut oil might have the advantage over any regular moisturizer.”
The Final Say
The uses of coconut oil, however, doesn’t end there.
Coconut Oils other unexpected uses that have recently arrived on the beauty scene are its ability to be a:
-          Headlice remover
-          Hair frizz tamer
-          Dandruff treater
-          Undereye cream
-          Massage oil
-          Shaving cream
What’s next in the wonderful world of coconut oil? With more myths about the miracle oil being abolished on a daily basis, scientists will continue to unearth new weird and wonderful benefits that will soon become the household norm for people to live a healthier, more beautiful lifestyle. 

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