6 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil in Your Beauty Routine

May 11, 2016
Jessie Quinn
By: Jessie Quinn | skincare.com by L'Oréal
6 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil in Your Beauty Routine

With all the skin care benefits of coconut oil, it is no wonder it has become such a staple in our beauty routines. We simply can’t get enough of it—and for good reason! If you don’t already incorporate the oil in your own regimen—or if you are looking for more ways to use it—here are six reasons that will have you hooked.

Coconut Oil Can Be Used as a Natural Cheekbone Highlighter

The shiny, sleek finish that coconut oil can leave behind can make for a gorgeous, hydrating cheekbone highlighter. As a finishing touch to your daily makeup, dab on a very—very!—small amount of coconut oil on your cheekbone and you're good to go!

Coconut Oil Can Be a Stand-In Shaving Cream

Need a shaving cream but don’t have time to run to the store? Try coconut oil! The oil’s consistency has the same thick texture of many shaving creams, which may make running a razor against your skin a little easier and help you avoid razor bumps.  

Coconut Oil Can Help Remove Eye Makeup

Eye makeup may be tricky to remove—especially if it's waterproof—but oil-based cleansers can help break up hard to remove makeup and debris that regular makeup removers can leave behind. Try applying a small amount of melted coconut oil to a cotton ball and gently wipe over your closed eye lids. Rinse with lukewarm water and follow up with your favorite facial cleanser.  

Coconut Oil Can Be Used as a Cuticle Oil  

Rubbing a little bit of coconut oil into your cuticles may help to moisturize them and give your nails some extra shine.

Coconut Oil Can Be a Great Addition to an At-Home Soak

The next time you take an Epsom salt bath, try adding in 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil. The combination of soaking your skin in water and coconut oil can help to hydrate your skin and leave skin feeling silky smooth.

Coconut Oil Can Act as a Lip Balm in a Snap

Chapped lips? Try using a small amount of coconut oil. The oil can help hydrate dry skin!

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