My own sad lips => happy lips after three applications of coconut oil.
One of the best natural cures for chapped winter lips comes in a jar of oil. Coconut oil is your one-stop beauty healing potion with the power to defrizz your hair, heal your ravaged lips and keep you from getting scorched by the sun while hitting the slopes. It is a true winter miracle :)
Here are some additional benefits that you may not know about:
-Shaving cream – Store bought shaving cream is an expensive cocktail of chemicals that you don’t need to get a clean shave. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is inexpensive, naturally antimicrobial, and smells divine. Plus, it has skin-soothing properties will leave your legs looking hydrated and feeling great.
-Body and hand lotion – An animal study found that when applied topically, virgin coconut oil can speed up wound healing, and a human study found it to be effective in increasing hydration and reducing water loss in seriously dry skin. A great recipe for body and hand moisture!
-Body scrub - It’s wonderfully moisturizing, great for the skin, inexpensive, and blissfully absent of chemicals you can’t pronounce! A definite win over $30 Sephora body scrubs.
-Eye makeup remover – Coconut oil works wonderfully in removing your eye makeup at the end of the night – it even works on waterproof mascara! Put a little on a cotton ball and gently sweep it over your eyes, paying attention to your under-eyes as well. The oil does a great job breaking down waxy, inky eye makeup, and leaves the delicate area hydrated too.
-A natural cheekbone highlighter – Who doesn’t love a little shimmer and shine? You don’t need expensive, store-bought products to achieve the same dazzling effect. Simply sweep a small amount of coconut oil on top of makeup and leave it alone. It looks like your skin but glowier, which is why many natural makeup brands use it as a base ingredient in their formulas.
Want to learn more? Read up on 101 uses for coconut oil from Wellness Mama.