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5 Unusual Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil: Study

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil: Coconut oil helps bolster your skin’s protective barrier layer, trapping moisture inside and keeping skin supple and hydrated. Reduces inflammation. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for irritated, chafed skin. Increases collagen production.

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Miranda Kerr, Victoria’s Secret famed supermodel once admitted that she drinks a spoonful of coconut oil every day to nourish her skin and keep beauty problems at bay.

# Shaving Legs

You hate the feeling of getting wax ripped off your skin. You dislike how razors leave your legs bruised, dry and bumpy. So, do you want to quit shaving and waxing? Then you need coconut oil.

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Coconut oil is an excellent addition to your hair removal routine. It is natural and inexpensive with antibacterial properties. So, you can apply it to sensitive areas and shave them off without feeling bumpiness or dryness on the skin. In fact, it would leave your skin feeling smooth

# Preventing Wrinkles

Everyone ages, some faster than the others. However, you can prevent the signs of aging on your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To avoid under-eye bags and wrinkles, all you have to do is use coconut oil. The oil works as an excellent moisturizer and has several essential nutrients that restore the youthfulness of one’s skin. You can use it on a regular basis to keep your skin moisturize.

Just take a drop or two onto your palms and apply it on your face before going to sleep. You will wake up with beautiful skin in the morning. Just rub off excess oil from face to avoid soiling your pillows (usually, coconut oil does not leave a stain).

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# Highlighting cheekbones

You don’t have to be a pro at facial contouring and makeup to highlight your cheekbones. A jar of coconut oil is what you need to keep at home to simply highlight your cheekbones. You can sweep a small amount of coconut oil on your regular makeup, and it will add an effect similar to that of contouring. Or, you can keep it with you and moisturize your skin with it whenever you feel tired and haggard.

# Soothes dry hands

Many of us have hands and fingers that look older than we are. This happens because most of us don’t moisturize our hands quite as often as our face. Whether you have dry hands or regularly wash utensils, you should keep coconut oil handy to soothe dry skin. Organic extra virgin coconut oil can be kept in your bathroom and use it whenever you feel your hands look dry.

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# Exfoliating Skin

You don’t have to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on body scrubs every year when you have a natural, inexpensive scrub in your kitchen. Coconut oil can be considered a luscious body scrub ingredient. You can mix it with powdered sugar or with salt, and it will work wonders for your skin. Use it all over your body before bathing and people will be envious of your soft, glowing skin.

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