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COCONUT OIL, FADE OR BEAUTY REVELATION?

Coconut Oil has taken the market by storm, nutritiously (hello bulletproof coffee!) and in the beauty industry, however is this just a fade or can we really rely on its beauty accolades? With so many of our products containing harmful carcinogenics, it is exciting that we are going back to nature and starting to use techniques that are 100% natural.

But how can Coconut Oil be used?

AS A CLEANSER

Coconut Oil is brilliant at removing all aspects of dirt and melting away stubborn make-up, by gently massaging it into the skin and removing with a hot muslin cloth, this clears pores, whilst its high antibacterial content fights bacteria that can cause acne and breakouts.

AS A MOISTURISER

Many body creams now contain harmful Mineral Oils, which leave a barrier on the skin preventing it from breathing. Coconut Oil sinks into the dermis and its high content of essential fatty acids, moisturise deep into the skin tissue without blocking and clogging pores with a chemical barrier.

ON RASHES, CUTS AND GRAZES

Due to its anti-bacterial properties it can be used on cuts and grazes to help with the healing process. There are other food products that are better than Coconut Oil (Manuka Honey for example), however it can be used successfully.

AS A LIPBALM

Again most lipbalms contain Mineral Oils, which makes the skin want the lipbalm more, as they are preventing the dermis from breathing. Coconut Oil, moisturises the lips (and provides a pretty gloss).

AS SHAVING CREAM

It can be used as a shaving cream to provide moisture as you shave but does tend to make the razor slightly cloggy!

I introduced Coconut Oil into my beauty regime at the beginning of the year and I am happy with the results it gives my skin and if it means I am not smothering my body with harmful chemicals, then it is a win-win situation!

Here are some of our favourites:

Have you tried coconut oil yet? What are your favourite uses?

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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