Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Your Ultimate Nightly Coconut Oil Regimen has arrived.

Hopefully, by now, I may have convinced you to consider playing around with coconut oil as a overnight skin moisturizer.  If you've never heard of this before, I invite you to check out:

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+ Go to bed greasy |  How applying nourishing oils at night creates glowing radiant skin.
+ The Flight Attendant with Flawless Skin |  One woman's secret to moist skin even in the driest conditions.
+ The Actress who doesn't age |  The beauty secret shared by the beautiful actress who hasn't aged in 20 years.
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If you are using coconut oil as an overnight beauty treatment, may I suggest a few more ways to take your night time ritual to the next level.

TEETH WHITENING + DETOXIFICATION
 Since the coconut oil is handy perhaps you might want to do some oil pulling before heading off to bed.  What's oil pulling?  Well it's a simple act of swishing oil around in your mouth for a few minutes.  Benefits of this unusual practice include detoxification, clearer skin and whiter teeth.  Who doesn't want that?  If this is the first you're hearing about oil pulling, I suggest you learn more about the process and benefits by watching  a few videos on youtube.

P.s. make sure you keep a separate container of coconut oil for oil pulling that you don't put your fingers into.

LASH CONDITIONER
I will never forget the day when I was strolling online looking into the benefits of applying coconut oil on lashes when I stumbled upon a women who proclaimed "I apply coconut oil to my lashes every night and they are magnificent!"  Her proclamation was all the convincing I need.  Whenever I apply coconut oil on my skin,  I apply some of the excess to my lashes as a conditioning treatment before bed.

CUTICLE NOURISHMENT
Chances are you rub a little coconut oil on your hands and feet before bed.  Next time, pay a little attention to the cuticles.  Rubbing oil into the cuticles help bring blood flow to the nail bed, promoting strong, healthy growth.  And you know how important it is to have healthy, well maintained nails so don't skip this step.

LIP TREATMENT
Consider placing a little coconut oil in a small jar that you can blend with an exfoliant, such as sugar, to  create a lip scrub.  Feel free to leave a little oil on the lip, post scrub as an all natural lip balm.

One other thing you can do with your coconut oil at night is to consume it.  Turns out that a study was done that demonstrates how 40 female participants experienced a reduction in belly fat after consuming 1 ounce of coconut oil or soybean a day, follow their normal diet, and walk 50 minutes a day.  The group of women who ingested coconut oil as part of their regimen experienced a noticeable reduction in their waistline while increasing their good cholesterol compared to the group who consumed soybean oil.  While coconut oil is still a fat, it operates differently than other forms of fat thereby improving metabolism and even helping you feel fuller.


STRENGTHEN YOUR ENDS
Perhaps, the last thing you should consider when conducting your nightly coconut oil ritual is to quickly apply some oil to your ends.  That way your hair enjoys a light treatment while you sleep.  As we know, coconut oil penetrates the strand, allowing its nourishing qualities to enter the hair strand.  You can actually strengthen your strands as you sleep.  Be mindful when applying coconut oil to the hair over and over again to thwart off any potential protein overload issues.  Try it and see how your hair responds.
  1. Thanks to you and your previous posts I have been using coconut oil on my skin right before bed and I love it! I always wake up with smooth and glowing skin. Mind you , at first I was afraid because i sometimes suffer from little breakouts and coconut oil is high on the Comedogenic list but it works wonders for my oily skin.

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  2. Unfortunately coconut oil breaks me out something fierce. It actually has a rate of 4 out of 5 on the comedogenic ratings so people with acne prone skin should patch test before;
    I do love cooking with it though, and oil pulling as well. I need to try it on my lashes.

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  3. Great post! I use coconut oil on my hair and face (as a makeup remover) every night but I'm also going to try oil pulling and using it as lip treatment and cuticle oil.

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  4. I knew of some of these benefits but you have now opened my eyes to more. Beautiful post!

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  5. I use coconut oil for all of the above and then some. This is my absolute favorite oil of all times. It's absolutely delicious on toast and I use it in my smoothies! I keep a jar in the bathroom (oil myself up while wet), one in the kitchen and one in my desk at work. I am Coo-coo for coconut oil.

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