Coconut Oil Face Masks and Treatments
Why use coconut oil face masks?
Stimulates collagen and cell regeneration:
Coconut oil is jam packed with beneficial nutrients and vitamins for skin including vitamin C, a natural anti-oxidant which scavenges free radicals that causing skin to age prematurely.
Vitamin C in fresh coconut also offers regenerative properties stimulating collagen production in skin cells.
Another benefit of vitamin C in homemade skin care and coconut face masks is that it improves circulation which helps healing by increasing blood flow around your skin leaving you with a healthier glowing complexion.
One of the reasons coconuts and their oil been prized for centuries in hotter climates is for their natural sun protection factor (approximately SPF 4 to 6) and is also popular in modern tanning lotions and sunscreens for its protective and moisturizing properties.
Coconut oil for acne:
Face masks, washes and moisturizers made from this oil are naturally antibacterial because of several active compounds in the flesh and oil. This along with its ability to soothe and heal wounds and inflammation makes it a perfect base ingredient for homemade acne masks, serums, and cleansers. It is also excellent as a gentle base for children’s diaper rash or cuts and and grazes.
Coconut oil face moisturizers or serums:
This wonderful oil is full of fatty acids or “good oils” that protect your skin from moisture loss locking it it whilst helping to deliver beneficial nutrients from other companion ingredients deep into your skin giving it the maximum “bang for your buck” so to speak.
Essential fatty acids are known to boost your skins ability to huiles essentielles contre les migraines absorb moisture, vitamins and other nutrients, locking in moisture and ingredient benefits deep into your skin.
Here are some very easy to make Coconut Oil Face Masks to make at home:
Coconut Oil Cleanser Mask:
1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice or aloe vera juice or apple cider vinegar (leave out if you have very dry skin)
2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon yogurt or honey (or half and half of each)
For acneic complexions add a few drops of tea tree oil, lavender oil with half a teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Mix well and apply to skin like you would your usual cleanser before washing off.
Coconut Oil Carrot And Honey Mask:
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon coconut cream or coconut oil
4 drops of almond, apricot, avocado or olive oil
1/2 a mashed carrot, sweet potato or a little carrot juice (if you want to splash out just a little and really boost this recipe, add 5 drops of carrot seed oil for extra stimulation and a healthy glow).
Mix together thoroughly and apply to skin. Leave on for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water.
Coffee Coconut Chocolate Antioxidant Mask:
1 small chocolate bar
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon strong filtered coffee (espresso)
1 teaspoon molasses or honey
Melt these ingredients together and apply to your skin once cooled a little. Leave on for ten minutes and wash off. This is rich in antioxidants and stimulates cell repair and regeneration.