5 Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil for Health and Beauty

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1 January 1970 07:00 WIB

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A lot of natural ingredients can be benefited to take care of yourself, such as for masks and so on. One of them is coconut oil, which is good and quite often used for skin and hair beauty.

The best coconut oil is the virgin coconut oil (VCO). It contains a substance called lauric acid, which is able to maintain the immune system and heart health.

Coconut oil can also be easily found, so there is no harm in keeping your health with this natural ingredient. Coconut oil has a lot of benefits for health and beauty, include:

1. Body Health

Virgin coconut oil is good for body health because it contains saturated fatty acid so it can increase the body`s metabolism system. Besides, there are contents that can help to kill harmful bacteria so it makes your body immune to diseases.

2. Heart Health

The lauric acid contained in the virgin coconut oil can help to take care of heart health. Lauric acid is able to help lower bad cholesterol in the body. It will turn bad cholesterol into good cholesterol.

3. Hair Nourishing

For those who have dry and dull hair, or hair loss, you can apply a little bit of coconut oil to all parts of the hair or to the dry parts only. It can be used daily or weekly by making it as a hair mask. You can put it a lot and let it for an hour, then rinse it. If you do it regularly, the hair will become soft and untangled.

4. Skincare

Coconut oil also serves as a moisturizer, especially for dry skin. You can apply it to all over the body, especially in dry and rough parts, such as elbows, heels, and neck. You can also use it as a scrub by adding sugar or make it as a face mask by adding honey or aloe vera gel.

5. Makeup Remover

Coconut oil can remove waterproof makeup and makeup that is difficult to remove. The trick is easy; pour a few drops of coconut oil on a cotton pad then wipe it to the face and then rinse.

TABLOID BINTANG



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