Beauty benefits of Coconut


The coconut tree is known for its myriad properties. Called the ‘Kalpataru ’ or the wish fulfilling tree, the coconut bears a fruit which is extremely useful as well. Other than health, coconut finds its way into beauty treatments as well. The pulp of the fruit, the water and oil can be used for beauty enhancement. Coconut makes the skin look younger and more vibrant. It can be used as an exfoliator, moisturiser and acne treatment.

1. Exfoliation

a. Take 1 tbsp of coconut oil or pulp and mix it with baking soda. Rub it on your face for 2 – 3 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. This is a good exfoliating facial scrub and is ideal for your skin as it helps in beautifying by washing off dead cells and making the skin fairer.

b. Take 1 tbsp of coconut water and mix it with lentils paste. Rub this coconut scrub gently on the skin for 1-2 minutes and wash off. This gentle exfoliation pack is a good way to hydrate your skin and add to your beauty.

c. Take some coconut paste and apricot shell dust and mix them together to form a facial scrub. It along with exfoliation will help in removing blackheads and tightens the skin.


2. Moisturiser

a. Rub a few drops of coconut water on the skin every night before going to bed. This is useful in removing blemishes and hydrating the skin.

b. Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon and apply it to the skin. This mixture helps in moisturising the skin and making it firm.

c. Use a few drops of coconut milk after bath. Wash off after 10-15 minutes. This is a good moisturiser and makes the skin tone fairer.


3. Acne – apply a few drops of coconut water on the affected area at night.


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