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It’s no secret that the coconut brings us many benefits both internally and externally. Coconut oil has been a huge part of the health and beauty world for quite some time now. Unfortunately, there are other coconut products that do not get the recognition that they deserve, and one of those is coconut butter.
Coconut butter has an entirely different consistency than coconut oil and is much more solid. Coconut Butter is made from grinding the coconut meat or flakes into a thick butter. It is a decadent treat when consumed in desserts, or on toast, but today we want to discuss what the coconut butter benefits for skin.
1.) Just like coconut oil, coconut butter is known for being an antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial food.
2.) Coconut butter is especially beneficial for those who have very sensitive skin and do not want to use a product with a billion ingredients in it.
3.) It is an amazing moisturizer when used topically, and because of it’s silky smooth consistency, it leaves your skin feeling soft without clogging your pores.
4.) Using a moisturizer is important to help find the right balance in your skin, and prevent it from getting too dry or too oily.
5.) It also fights wrinkles and helps you maintain young-looking skin. You can slather it on in the same way that you would with coconut oil or regular lotion.
If the coconut butter gets too solidified, try melting it in the microwave for a few seconds before using it. Or rub between your warm hand to help soften it before applying. You can also use it as a nighttime moisturizer that will have your skin glowing when you wake up in the morning.
Another great way that you can use coconut butter is by turning it into an exfoliating scrub. Exfoliation is a very important part of keeping your skin healthy. Not only does it give you an immediate glow, but it also gets rid of the dead skin cells and can prevent bacteria and dirt from getting stuck underneath the surface of your skin. Mix coconut butter and sea salt for the perfect body scrub.
During wintertime when it is dry outside and our skin and lips start to get chapped, coconut butter can really come in handy.
Instead of using your normal face wash, try slightly melting some coconut butter, and massaging your face. Rinse off with water and dry with a towel or even wash it off with your regular face wash. Even if you use a face wash after the coconut butter, it will still leave your skin feeling silky and dewy to the touch.
A great way to really lock the moisture into your skin is by applying a small amount of this silky goodness onto your skin right when you get out of the shower.
If you want to switch things up, you can also mix coconut butter with other oils to get a thinner consistency.
You can even use coconut butter as chapstick!
There really are so many ways to use coconut butter, and it’s benefits are endless.
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Hello! I’m Jenna Lee, an Oily Gal that is all about natural skincare, essential oils, and fun DIY recipes! I created OilyGal.com as a place to share my oily experiences on my journey to use only natural products on my skin. I love EASY Natural Skin Care and Simple DIY Recipes… and I am always willing to share them with you here 🙂