Most people know about the moisturizing effect of coconut oil, but this wonderful oil has plenty of other beauty benefits. Coconut oil is truly a top to toe beauty solution, that can do the job of many expensive cosmetics that include artificial ingredients.

Discover a few of the best beauty tricks with coconut oil, from makeup to skin care, excellent ways to make the most out of natural and organic coconut oil for your beauty regimen.

1. Coconut Oil as Highlighter

Many cheek highlighters use coconut oil as a base, so this simple use is a no-brainer. Once you’ve finished your makeup, simply use a very small amount of it as a highlighter by sweeping it on your cheeks. Don’t add powder over it if you want a beautiful glow. 

When you’re using a small quantity of coconut oil, you don’t need to heat it too much, simply rub a bit between your fingers.

2. Coconut Oil as Shaving Cream

One of the best beauty tricks with coconut oil is using it as a natural shaving cream. Thanks to its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, it won’t allow any small cuts to get infected, and it can also be a better lubricant than regular shaving cream. Drop the chemicals and go the natural way when you shave your legs.

Using Coconut Oil

3. Coconut Oil as Makeup Remover

Besides deeply moisturizing your skin, coconut oil can be used in a lot of different ways when you’re looking for natural replacement to traditional skincare products. It works wonders as a makeup remover, even against waterproof makeup. Once it cleans your skin thoroughly, it will also moisturize the delicate skin around your eyes. However, you should always wash your face after using it as a makeup remover.

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4. Coconut Oil as Hair Conditioner

Dry and damaged hair benefit the most from the moisturizing properties of coconut oil. Whether you only keep it on for 20-30 minutes or let it work on your tresses overnight, it can work wonders as a natural hair conditioner that will leave your hair softer and easier to detangle. If you don’t like having anything in your hair overnight, one of the best beauty tricks with coconut oil is to apply it on your hair then wear it in a bun throughout the day.

Coconut Oil As Lip Balm

5. Coconut Oil as Lip Balm and Lip Gloss

If you like the taste of coconut, you can always use this natural oil as a nourishing lip balm or even as a lip gloss for extra shine. Use a very small quantity if you don’t like to feel your lips greasy or simply use blotting paper once you’re done. Coconut oil locks the moisture in, keeping your lips soft and beautiful.

6. Coconut Oil as a Ragged Cuticle Solution

When you’re having trouble with your cuticles and nails, one of the best beauty tricks with coconut oil is to apply it on your cuticles and dry nails, after removing any polish. You can also add shine to colored nails with it, but if you want to moisturize and strengthen your nails, it’s better to use it once they’re clean.

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7. Coconut Oil as Shine Serum and Frizz Remedy

If you’re out of shine serum, this great natural oil can also add a little shine to the ends of your hair, while also keeping it frizz-free. You need to use very little of it, since using too much will make your hair look greasy instead of naturally beautiful.

Coconut Oil Skin Care

8. Coconut Oil as After-Sun Body Lotion

Sun parched skin can be soothed with yogurt and many other natural remedies, but one of the best beauty tricks with coconut oil is mixing it with sweet almond oil for an instant soothing remedy for your skin. Make sure you mix them in advance in a double boiler and then let them cool off in a jar for a natural body lotion for your skin. Never start sun-bathing again with the mixture of oils on your skin, since you can suffer serious sunburn.

9. Coconut Oil as Dandruff Remedy

While it’s good for your hair, it’s even better for your scalp if you’re fighting dandruff. Heat it up and massage your scalp with the warm oil for a few minutes. You can shampoo right away if you’re in a hurry or leave it on for a few hours.

10. Coconut Oil as Elbow and Knee Lightening Solution

One of the best beauty tricks with coconut oil is the fact that it’s moisturizing power isn’t affected by mixing it with lemon juice. Rub the mixture on your dark elbows and knees to lighten them naturally.