10 Hair and Skin Uses of Coconut Oil You Should Know

Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of the mature coconut. It contains a large portion of lauric acid, myristic acid, linolenic acid, oleic acid, vitamin E, etc. It can be extracted by either cold press or by using heat. The oil of coconut can best combine with other oils for the production of cosmetics ingredients.

Uses of Coconut Oil

  • Coconut oil (or olive oil) can be used to remove makeup
  • Coconut oil can add shine to your hair and tame frizzy hair
  • Lauric acid in coconut oil can kill the odor-causing bacteria in the body when coconut oil is applied
  • Coconut oil can enhance the youthful appearance of the skin by encouraging the production of collagen
  • Coconut oil can be used as a lip balm and for your moisturizer
  • Coconut oil can be used to kill hair lice
  • You can use coconut oil as an aftershave cream
  • Whenever you have any bruise or wound, applying coconut to that area can prevent it from bacterial infestation
  • Coconut oil can be used to treat cold sores
  • You can achieve a quicker skin tan with coconut oil

Side Effects of Coconut Oil

  • Coconut oil can increase your acne breakout (especially if you have an oily skin)
  • Some people might react to coconut and its oil
  • Diarrhea