10 Coconut Oil Uses On Skin

We will never get tired of applying and consuming coconut oil in any and every way possible. The oil can be used in so many different ways when it comes to beauty, and in terms of skincare it’s a particular favorite of ours.

Need something to wash with? Look no further. Want a makeup remover? Coconut oil can do that for you. Its functions are as multifaceted as Hamilton’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, so you’re probably going to want to pay attention. Peruse below for the only skincare guide you’ll need this week; all culminating in just one ingredient.

To Shave: Lather some coconut oil all over those legs, or under your arms and shave away. It’ll leave a super smooth texture once you’re done.

To Moisten: Whether it’s on dry hands, face, or all over your body, coconut oil is one of our favorite moisturizers.

To Highlight: Coconut oil is such a great way to brighten under eyes or on your cheekbones. Just spread a bit on the desired spots post makeup, and you’ll get a natural glow.

To Tone: It sounds strange, but coconut oil is also a great thing to put on arms and legs right before going out. It adds a certain glow that will make your arms and legs look more defined on a summer night.

To Massage: Who needs massage oil when you can use natural coconut oil? And it smells amazing…

To Whiten: We know it’s not technically your skin, but your smile is just as important to your face as – well – your skin is! Take a tip from Gwyneth do oil pulling by swishing 1 to 2 teaspoons of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes or so. Spit it out then rinse with warm water. It helps whiten teeth!

To Remove Makeup: Coconut oil can be used to remove eye makeup and in the process will leave your skin feeling moisturized – It can even remove waterproof mascara!

A Body Scrub: Mix coconut oil with brown sugar to create a DIY at-home body scrub, it will leave your skin feeling hydrated and exfoliated.

A Face Wash: Many women swear by using coconut oil to moisturize, but did you know it is also naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal. Just rub the oil into skin, and wash off using your regular facial cleanser.

To Soothe Burned Skin: Coconut oil can also be used to soothe skin when you have been sunburned, it will also reduce redness and rehydrate.

Also see the best uses for coconut oil on hair, and coconut oil for cooking