Coconut was one of 2014's most talked about trends, providing a plethora of internal and external health benefits, not to mention endless ways it can be worked into our beauty regimes.
If you’ve long since been using the health marvel as a makeup remover, body moisturiser, oil-puller (the list goes on…) then you’ll be equally thrilled to know you can use it for shaving, too. Don’t believe us? Read on for five simple steps (courtesy of In Sonnet’s Kitchen) to doing it at home, plus five key reminders of why, if you haven’t yet, you should be adding coconut oil to your beauty cabinet.
How to use coconut oil for shaving:
1. Shave at the end of your bath or shower. The warm water opens up the hair follicles, which means that you get the closest shave.
2. Rub a small amount of coconut oil on your legs. If your coconut oil is solid, simply warm it up between your palms before applying to the skin. It’s usually easiest to apply the coconut oil to dry legs, but if you’re already in the bath or shower, it’s fine to apply it with legs slightly damp.
3. Shave using a sharp razor as it will allow you to get the closest shave and you’re less like to have razor burn because you won’t have to repeat areas. Rinse the blade in-between strokes, or wipe the blade on a damp washcloth to remove the used oil.
4. For extra-soft skin, exfoliate with a body scrub before shaving. One DIY body scrub you can make is a mix of oil, salt or sugar, and other ingredients to add fragrance, but a shop-bought one is fine, too.
5. The coconut oil can make your tub a little slippery. Keep a wash cloth handy and wipe down the tub as soon as you get out.
Why you should be adding it to your beauty cabinet…
- Coconut oil is safe for your body (and the environment). Our skin is our body’s largest organ and when we put chemicals on our skin, we’re putting these chemicals into our bodies.
- It’s affordable. When you compare the cost of a little coconut oil to shop-bought beauty products, you’re saving big bucks.
- You can save time in your beauty routine as it doubles as a moisturiser. Simply slather it on once you’ve shaved and you’re good to go.
- Coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties. This is especially helpful if you are prone to razor burn or are shaving delicate skin.
- And finally…It smells amazing. Enough said.
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