Sun and Fun Facts
• • • • Skin care
Coconut oil acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin; especially dry, damaged skin. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is comparable to that of mineral oil without the adverse side effects mineral oil presents. Coconut oil, therefore, is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin.
• • Anti-aging
Coconut oil has been praised for delaying the appearance of aging skin. A challenge we all will have to deal with.
• • • • Aid for skin conditions
Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin afflictions. For that reason, coconut oil forms the base ingredient of various body care products like soaps, lotions, and creams that are used for skin care.
• • A natural make up remover
Use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil.
• • • • Coconut oil and your hair
Coconut oil contains some of nature’s best nutrients for your hair. It promotes healthy hair growth and gives it a lustrous, shiny quality. People in many cultures apply coconut oil on their hair every day after bathing or showering. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth process of damaged hair.
• • Coconut oil vs. Other oils
Studies indicate that coconut oil was more effective than mineral oil or sunflower oil in the reducing protein loss that leads to hair breakage.
• • • • Hair gel / relaxer
Rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).
• • Hair conditioner
Coconut Oil’s rich and fatty acids nourish and moisturize the scalp and hair, reduce breakage and protect hair from drying out in the winter. Polynesian cultures have used coconut oil as a beauty treatment for centuries.
• • • • Eye care
Many cosmetics consultants suggest you can carefully apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles making sure not to get the oil in the eyes. They also suggest using it on the eyelids in the evening.
• • Deodorant
Coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda.
• • • • Chap stick
Just rub a little into lips as a softening agent.
• • Bug bites
Coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation when applied directly to a bug bite. It also hastens the healing process.