Coconut, the all-purpose must have ingredient of all times
FUNCTIONS: HYDRATION, NOURISHING, anti-inflammator
Coconut is one the most acclaimed ingredients by ROWSE’s community! This tropical fruit has many properties that will help take care of the skin and hair: it’s very nourishing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and leaves a wonderful holiday scent on the skin.
WHAT DOES COCONUT OIL DO FOR SKIN AND HAIR?
Coconut is really one of our favorite skincare and haircare ingredients. Easy to find and cheap, it’s literally food for your skin and hair.
Particularly know for its saturated fats, coconut oil is very nourishing and will soothe your skin and hair leaving it healthy and soft.
Coconut oil will fight skin dehydration. It’s adapted to help calm skins that are prone to redness or that have a warm sensation due to the sun.
Rich in fatty acids such as Caprylic, Lauric and Capric acid that have strong antimicrobial properties also make it a great antibacterial.
Vitamin E and proteins make this oil a great ally to fight premature ageing and boost cell regeneration.
HOW TO USE COCONUT OIL?
There are countless ways to use this fruity oil. Here are some ideas, please feel free to share more in the comments below!
For your face, use a few drops to nourish a very dry skin.
As a make-up remover, combine a few drops of cocunut oil with a floral water (such as Neroli for example), remove gently your make-up with your finger tips or an organic cotton. Rinse and wash your face with your regular cleanser.
As a hair mask, heat up a generous amount of coconut oil and massage your scalp with it (make sure it’s not too hot). To improve the benefits of the oil, add a warm towel to your hair. Let it rest for 60 minutes and wash your hair.
As a body oil, massage a few drops on clean damp skin and enjoy the holiday sensation.
Coconut oil can also be used as base for many DIY recipes (masks, gentle exfoliators, shampoos…) so it’s always handy to have some at home!
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