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Benefits of Coconut Milk for Hair, Face, and Skin

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Coconut milk is more than just a refreshing tropical drink! Did you know that it can also benefit your hair, face, and skin? It’s true! This amazing natural substance is a staple for anyone in need of nourishment.

So read on to discover the benefits of coconut milk and learn why and how you can use coconut milk to boost your beauty routine! 

Treat Split Ends

The first benefit of coconut milk is that it can help condition and seal your split ends. Many people have been skipping out on the salon lately due to the dangers of coronavirus. Even though it’s a small price to pay to stay safe and healthy, the damage can really show in your hair without your trim. Using conditioning coconut milk on the ends of your hair will nourish your split ends until you can safely go back to the hair salon. 

Hair Growth

If your hair isn’t healthy, then it probably isn’t growing much either. Using coconut milk in your hair can indirectly contribute to increased hair growth thanks to its beneficial components like essential fats, proteins, and vitamins. These components are able to strengthen your hair barrier and its ability to defend against outside irritants and damage that causes breakage -- leaving you with healthy hair that’s able to grow faster without breaking all over the place. 

Coconut Milk Detangles Hair

If it seems that no matter how many times you brush your hair, you always seem to end up with painful knots and tangles, try out coconut milk!. Instead of spraying a whole bunch of chemicals on your hair to detangle it, reach for the natural routine. Coconut milk is able to soften your hair and add slip to easily detangle. WOW Skin Science Coconut Milk Conditioner does exactly this! 


Nourishing Moisturizer

As we approach winter, odds are that your hair and skin require extra moisture to combat the cold and drier air. Although there are tons of different moisturizing agents out there that you could try, coconut milk is one of the best. This is because coconut milk’s fatty acids and antioxidants are extremely nourishing and beneficial -- while still being gentle and non-irritating. This is an important aspect to consider, especially if you tend to have sensitive skin that breaks out easily from irritating substances or clogged pores from comedogenic substances. That’s why we recommend WOW Skin Science’s Coconut Milk Hair Conditioner to get your hair through winter looking as moisturized as ever! 

Coconut Milk Has Anti-Aging Properties

Believe it or not, with coconut milk’s nourishing and moisturizing properties, it can have anti-aging benefits. As you get older, your skin produces less moisture and collagen -- which in turn causes wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. Coconut milk is able to provide aging skin with some much-needed extra moisture to help fill in existing fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent more from occurring in the future. Of course, it’s not quite the fountain of youth but it can help you age more gracefully. 


Natural Exfoliant

In case you haven’t heard, physical exfoliants can be very rough and irritating to the skin. That’s because you’re literally scrubbing your sensitive and delicate facial skin with jagged particles that can cause microtears. However, if you’re looking for a gentle and natural physical exfoliant instead of something from the drugstore filled with chemicals, then you can definitely whip up a nice exfoliating scrub with coconut milk. All you have to do is add some sugar crystals that will melt into your skin, or even oats with your coconut milk and massage the mixture into your face to remove the top layer of dead skin and reveal the bright, healthy skin underneath. 


Acne Treatment

You may think that the harsher the chemicals, the better to fight your acne, but that’s not necessarily the case! Coconut milk has naturally antibacterial properties that combat bacteria that commonly cause acne. This is especially true for people with oily skin. Coconut milk is able to nourish your skin without clogging pores so that you can stay acne-free without risking redness, dryness, and irritation. 

Sunburn Treatment

We’ve all heard of aloe vera as a sunburn treatment, but did you know that coconut milk can also help with a painful and bright red sunburn? Coconut milk works in this context thanks to its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It can help soothe the red and inflamed skin affected by the sun and help it heal over time. 


Soothe Skin Conditions

People with skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis struggle with handling both the appearance and discomfort of their conditions. Even though there are other treatments out there, coconut milk is a gentle and natural treatment that will thoroughly soothe and help heal any areas of concern and provide some relief to those struggling with these skin conditions. Furthermore, since coconut milk is an antibacterial, it can actually help treat the root cause of these conditions (often bacteria) rather than just treating the symptoms. 

Gentle Makeup Remover

Finally, you can use coconut milk as a DIY makeup remover. Some makeup removers can be harsh on your skin or leave behind a film of residue. Coconut milk is able to cleanse your face without clogging pores while nourishing it at the same time -- saving you a step in your skincare routine! 

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As you can see, there are so many benefits of coconut milk that you definitely need to get in on this amazing product if you haven’t already. 

Just make sure to buy from a vegan-friendly and reputable company like WOW Skin Science to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to natural yet effective beauty and self-care products! 


Sources:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/coconut-milk-for-hair
  2. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/174852
  3. https://www.thehealthy.com/beauty/face-body-care/exfoliating-mistakes/#:~:text=Physical%20exfoliants%20are%20not%20inherently,says%20dermatologist%20Neal%20Schultz%2C%20MD.
  4. https://food.ndtv.com/beauty/10-amazing-coconut-milk-benefits-for-hair-face-and-skin-1421580#:~:text=Prevents%20Premature%20Ageing,sagging%20skin%20and%20age%20spots

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  • by Monica Barrus on

    What do you have for dark spots and can I use my own coconut oil from the store for my dark spots

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