If you’ve been using some beauty hacks lately, then you’ll certainly notice the popularity of coconut oil!
Obviously, its popularity is for a good reason, it’s a great combination of fatty acids that offer a lot of positive effects on your body & overall health if consumed and used regularly.
But how can you actually use it in your daily life?
Coconut oil is a great promoter of health, weight loss, balancing cholesterol levels, and god knows what, it can improve your skin’s look, your hair’s health, and overall look.
So let’s take a look at its uses and benefits!
1. Fat burning
Obesity is a serious problem, and it’s one of the biggest health problems that exist. It can lead to heart attacks, and it’s certainly one of the main reasons for strokes.
While it’s been debunked that it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you don’t surpass the calorie intake that your body can use, eating healthy is still important.
Coconut oil is a great way to burn fat for those suffering from obesity, it helps in burning calories by 5% in a 24-hour period if consumed.
The reason why it helps in fat burning is that it has medium chain triglycerides that help in burning fat.
So next time you an increase in your weight, start consuming some coconut oil.
2. Struggling with cholesterol?
Coconut oil is full of saturated fats that help you raise the good HDL cholesterol, this increase can actually help in decreasing the bad cholesterol and make it less harmful.
The bigger intake of coconut oil the better it’d perform and help you get that good HDL cholesterol working for your body.
This way, coconut oil actually helps in maintaining your health and especially your heart’s health and prevent strokes or heart attacks caused by harmful cholesterol.
3. Glowing skin, glowing hair, better teeth
Coconut oil doesn’t cease to amaze me, once you think you’re done with its benefits, others pop up, coconut oil helps those with the dental problem in increasing their dental health overall by killing harmful bacteria and removing bad breath. It can also help in whitening your teeth if you brush it against them.
Your hair’s health is so important if you want a glowy good looking one, coconut oil helps in protecting your hair of damage caused by sun rays and works as a great moisturizer for your hair if you have dry hair.
As for the skin, it helps the skin become softer and make it appear healthier, and if you’re struggling with an uneven skin tone or dark spots it can work as a great bleaching agent free of chemicals.
4. Makeup remover
After a night out, you might find yourself worn out, and just when you’re trying to sleep, you remember that you still have your make up on, but your makeup remover is nowhere to be found!
Don’t worry, there’s a simple solution for your problem, you only need some coconut oil and a pad, put the coconut oil on your face and wipe it out with pads and you’ll soon see that it’s easily removed.
It’s a gentle makeup remover that works on cleaning & cleansing your face without harming it!
5. A great lip balm
I know I’m not the only one who suffers from chapped lips ! and god they’re a nightmare, all that pain and that dry skin and pain is just too much to take.
But hey! that’s why lip balms exist, but what if you don’t have one you? Or the one you have was warned out? Well, worry not, as ALWAYS, coconut oil is here to help.
Apply some on your lips and they’ll instantly feel better, you’ll notice that they’re less chapped and are in better health.
Coconut oil is an effective moisturizer, so next time you worry about your chapped lips, just give coconut oil a try.
6. Sunscreen on the go
Sun rays are a serious problem, UV rays especially, they’re one of the main reasons for skin cancer, skin dryness, wrinkling, uneven skin tone and so on.
And sometimes applying sunscreen is just a detail that we overlook, but if you decide to actually acknowledge the danger of UV rays and start applying sunscreen and don’t have it, then coconut oil will do it for you.
It helps in protecting you from UV rays by working as an exterior barrier for your skin, and it can actually block up to 20% of sun rays.
Sunscreen can block up to 90%, so if you’re taking this seriously then sunscreen is a better way to go, but in case you don’t have it, then just use coconut oil.
7. Antibacterial properties
If you’re suffering from infections or eczema, then why not try some coconut oil?
Coconut oil has antibacterial properties that help in fighting infections and moisturizing properties that will help to reduce eczema.
It can help in fighting yeasts and lessening itchy skins, it can really help you if you’re in an uncomfortable situation.
Keep in mind that choosing medicine is a better alternative but if you can’t buy it at that moment then coconut oil might help reducing symptoms until you can buy medicine.
8. Suppressing appetite
As I said in the beginning, coconut oil is a unique composition of fatty acids, that are great for your health.
Especially if you’re trying to cut off some extra weight and are suffering from extra appetite.
These fatty acids reduce your hunger and appetite, this again is due to the MCTs that coconut oil has and that suppress hunger.
If coconut oil helps you in suppressing appetite, that means a lesser calorie intake, a lesser calorie intake means cutting down the weight on the long term.
So now you know what to do to get that summer body going on.
The Bottom Line…
And that is all for this article, even though it has more benefits than I can count, we’ll have to accept these for the moments!