Fruits of the coconut palm is loved by all. It is high in fat and be eaten fresh. It is used in multiple forms like coconut milk, coconut water, oil, flakes, butter and sugar. The flesh of the coconut is loaded with the goodness of fiber, vitamins (C, E, B1, B5 and B6), minerals (iron, sodium, selenium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus), saturated fat, proteins and carbohydrates.
You know the usage of coconut in its different for be it for health or for food. But do you know its beauty magic? It tames away the flyways when applied on hair. It reduces skin dryness. It works as a mini-manicure option for the flaky, dry, cracked and peeling cuticles. And also used as removing the makeup from the skin while keeping it smooth and supple.
Here are some known and unknown benefits of coconut:
- Treats acne
You might be thinking that coconut has such a thick and creamy texture that can clog the pores. But no, researches show that it might help to treat acne. Acne causes inflammation and the elements present in coconut reduces the inflammation. The anti-bacterial properties of coconut help to work on acne . The lauric acid, a kind of fatty acid kills the strain of bacteria that is linked to acne. The lauric acid along with capric acid in coconut have the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that treats acne. Coconut also minimize the outbreaks of skin, rashes and irritations and will beautify the skin from inside when taken internally.
- Moisturizes skin
Irritated with rough and dry skin? Coconut is at rescue. It prevents dryness and flakiness and keeps skin soft, supple, smooth and moisturized. It penetrates deep in the skin and repairs the damage it has acquired over the period of time. Coconut cleanses and neutralizes the toxins, bacteria and fungi that exist on the outer layer of the skin and builds a protection against them.
- Prevents pre-mature aging
Coconut milk is enriched with high amount of vitamin C that works towards the elasticity and flexibility of the skin. It also helps to prevent wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin. The anti-oxidants slows down the aging process.
- Reverses effects of tanning
Coconut oil infused tanning oils can treat the sunburn and heals quickly because of it anti-inflammatory properties. It cools down the skin, reduces the pain, redness and swelling.
- Acts as the best body scrubber
Coconut can also be used as the body scrubber. You can use coconut infused scrub for gentle exfoliation as it will stimulate the growth of skin cells and gives them nourishment.
- Fights with scalp infection
Coconut has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that protects the scalp from flaky-itchy dandruff, lice and irritated scalp which is also a reason for hair fall.
- Promotes healthy hair
Get healthy and lustrous tresses with coconut. It adds shine and makes them silky. The vitamin K and iron content in coconut looks after the health of hair.