Ways I Have Been Using Coconut Oil This Month

In tomorrow's post you'll see that I received a (free) jar of coconut oil with my Thrive Market order. I've always been curious about coconut oil, since I feel like it has had so much hype in the beauty industry and in the health food industry as well. Well I finally got my hands on a jar and it has definitely lived up to the hype, I'm not sure why I was so skeptical before. 

Here Are Four Easy Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Beauty Routine: 

As A Moisturizer

  • I have combination, acne prone skin and finding a decent moisturizer is challenging. I started using coconut oil in place of my night cream a few weeks ago and my skin has been thanking me. Coconut oil has antibacterial properties and helps to keep my acne at bay. I've been seeing fewer breakouts. I've also recently realized that oily isn't the opposite of dry on the skin spectrum. Having oily skin actually means that your skin is lacking so much moisture that instead of just feeling dry your skin kicks oil production into high gear in an attempt to add moisture, so using an oil really helps to lock in moisture at night and I see a bit less oil during the day. 

  • I also love to use coconut oil on the rest of my body after a shower.

To Clean Makeup Brushes

  • I mix 1 part coconut oil, 3 parts dish soap, with a few drops of tea tree oil and mix it all together in a bowl. I then use it to clean my beauty blender and my brushes! The oil helps to pull out any pigment that can be stuck in the brushes. 

As a Leave In Hair Treatment

  • Before a shower, if I feel like the ends of my hair are becoming dry, I run a bit of coconut oil through the ends. I leave it in my hair for as long as I'd like and then shampoo it out in the shower. 

As A Lip Balm

  • I wish I knew this sooner! My lips are always chapped in the winter, but not this month! A little bit goes a long way and my lips feel nourished and healthy. 

If you're making your first order at Thrive Market you can also get a free jar of coconut oil by clicking here!


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