How many of you moisturize your skin on regular basis? Moisturized skin is less prone to damage and fine lines and it also keeps your skin looking healthy and plump. Just as you take care of your facial skin, body too needs optimum care. Using a body lotion is essential but why use commercial products when you could use a great ingredient- coconut oil? Coconut oil is long known for its skin and hair benefits and it is a great skin moisturizer. Below is how you could use coconut oil as a body moisturizer along with its benefits:
- Coconut Oil is a super hydrating oil that’s an amazing moisturizer for face, body, as well as hair.
- Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which has natural antibacterial properties that help to fight any skin infection. More: Overnight coconut oil face mask >>
- The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of coconut oil helps treat the cause as well as reduce the symptoms of acne and other breakouts.
- Coconut oil also helps reduce and prevent skin rashes. It has a soothing effect on the skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties that also help reduce inflammation, itching and swelling.
WAYS TO USE COCONUT OIL AS A BODY MOISTURIZER
Use directly: You can use coconut oil directly on your skin. Simply take some on your palms and rub it together to make it warm. Pat it on damp skin, maybe after a shower and rub it in.
DIY body lotion: In a vessel, heat some coconut oil and little beeswax and turn off the flame. Add in any essential oil you like and stir. Toss it in the fridge and whisk after few minutes until you get a creamy consistency. Use it as a body lotion.
Spray lotion: In a spray bottle, add in 2 cups water, 3 tablespoons of raw organic coconut oil (melt it if it is solid) and few drops of any essential oil you like. Give it a good shake and spray on your skin. Rub it in.