10 Surprising Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil


10. Stretchmark Prevention

Stretchmarks do not only occur during pregnancy. Suddenly losing or gaining a large amount of weight, body building, puberty and hormone replacement therapy can all cause the appearance of stretch marks on the skin. Keeping the skin moisturized can help to prevent them from occurring, and also help to reduce the appearance of existing stretchmarks. Apply coconut oil liberally to affected areas, and gently massage in until completely absorbed.

Coconut oil can be purchased relatively cheaply from most supermarkets or health food stores. Always try to find organic, raw and cold pressed coconut oil that still contains all of its natural fatty acids and minerals.

As well as being one of the most versatile and safe natural products, coconut oil has a delicious tropical aroma that is far more appealing than the synthetic smell of conventional products.

Have you ever used coconut oil in your beauty routine?