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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Coconut Oil

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a multi-use, magic-like oil with hundreds of health benefits. We wanted to give you the top reasons as to why you should be using coconut oil.

Not all coconut oil is the same. In order to enjoy its amazing benefits, then you must get organic, virgin coconut oil, not the refined stuff!

1. One tall skinny vanilla latte please, hold the pumpkin scone

One interesting feature of coconut oil is that it can reduce your hunger. This is related to the way the fatty acids are metabolized, because ketones can have an appetite reducing effect.

Add a little coconut oil to your smoothies, coffee, or even in your frying pan to gain its hunger suppressing benefits (and a delightful flavour!)

Fun fact: Almost 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil is lauric acid. When digested, it can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi.

coconut tree

2. Pass the moisturizer- I mean coconut oil! 

Many people are using coconut oil for cosmetic purposes and to improve the health and appearance of their skin and hair. When applied on dry skin, coconut oil can improve the moisture and fat content of skin. Coconut oil can also be very protective against hair damage and as a low UV sunscreen, blocking about 20% of the sun's ultraviolet rays

Coconut oil, is one of the few truly rich sources of lauric acid. Lauric acid is rare in nature so you won't be getting it from any other oils in your favourite facial products. It’s been found to boost antioxidant content in the skin and help wounds heal faster. The compounds found in our beloved coconut oil help prevent sun and age related damage to skin. 

Coconut moisterizer

3. Say goodbye to nasty skin conditions

As mentioned above, coconut oil is highly useful as a topical moisturizer due to its hydrating abilities. In addition to fighting the dryness of the skin, coconut oil can also be used as an aid in treating skin infection like atopic dermatitis (eczema!) You may not know this, but your skin cells actually contain fatty acids, just like most other cells in your body.

Checkout this awesome coconut moisturizer recipe! 

 

Beautiful hair

4. Repair and prevent damage to your hair

Coconut oil is also known to prevent combing damage. When compared to various other oils such as sunflower oil and mineral oil, coconut oil had a substantially greater impact on reducing protein loss in hair. The reasoning behind this lies in the oil’s structure. After shampooing, apply coconut oil to your hair and put it up in a bun for 10-15 minutes, or keep it in overnight! Rinse it off in the morning and your hair will feel like silk.

Clocks

5. Your skin will go back in time

The special fatty acids in coconut oil naturally balance saturated to unsaturated fatty acids levels in the skin. Because of this, the skin can heal and repair itself better to prevent wrinkles and sun damage caused by sun exposure. Additionally, coconut oil has been shown to stimulate collagen production and replacement. Instead of attempting to mask or dry up wrinkles on the face, the collagen production stimulated by coconut oil connects and strengthens tissues, leading to tighter, more youthful looking skin.

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5 Awesome Benefits Of Using Coffee On Your Skin

5 Awesome Benefits Of Using Coffee On Your Skin

Believe it or not, coffee is a must-have accessory. Even if you’re not a coffee drinker, it can make for a quick and easy remedy that actually solves common skin conditions. Caffeine works as a diuretic, aids in blood circulation, and is also a powerful antioxidant that can perk up your skin. 

Here are 5 benefits of using coffee on your skin:

Coffee scrub in shower

1. It boosts collagen and brings back your youthful looking skin

As we age, collagen production slows, and existing collagen sometimes gets damaged by sun exposure or “not so top notch” skin habits.

Caffeic acid found in coffee is known to increase collagen production. What’s hot about that? Collagen is a protein produced by our cells that helps hold skin together creating firm, younger looking skin with added elasticity.

Blowing kiss with coffee scrub

2. Say bye bye to bags & dark circles

“You look tired today." 

"...Thanks?" 

Brain says you’re awake but dark under-eye circles say different. They can be caused by many things including lack of sleep, dehydration, allergies or even genetics; making you look older and tired.

Applying caffeine under your eyes will reduce the puffiness and inflammation associated with dark circles. Caffeine constricts blood vessels and balances out skin tone.

Exfoliating legs with coffee scrub

3. Ditch the dimples to minimize the appearance of cellulite

Behold coffee's diuretic properties! Diuretics increase the excretion of water from bodies, which works by dehydrating skin and fat cells. Applying coffee to targeted areas draws fluid away and  shrinks the cells. This leads to  improved blood circulation and a tighter, more toned complexion.

Coffee’s antioxidants also helps getting rid of toxins, which can improve your skin's’ health and reduce the dimpled look.

Girl rubbing in coffee scrub

4. Prevents clogged pores 

Coffee’s acidity helps to boost the skin’s protective barrier, which gives you a glowing look. Regular use of coffee on your skin can help brighten your skin to give it a more radiant complexion, all while preventing clogged pores.

Cheers by waterfall

5. It's an exfoliator, AKA hello glowy skin 

Coffee grounds have the ideal consistency for creating the ultimate exfoliator. Exfoliation can help keep pores from becoming clogged and leave skin with a refreshed and clean feeling. Exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath with our favourite accessory – COFFEE!

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