Yes, coconut is a trend. It’s the Twilight Saga obsession of the beauty industry. Celebrities are endorsing coconut water for ailments from dry skin to electrolyte replenishment. Typically, I am weary of such bold benefits. However, the seed (or fruit) has won me over to the extent that I think it might be like the Holy Grail, providing eternal life to those that drink it.
Coconut water is one of the purest substances on earth. Think about it, how difficult is it to open a coconut? Inside the coconut lies a powerful elixir that in unrefined, natural and downright magical. Ancient civilizations used coconuts for food, medication, clothing, weapons and building materials. Fast forward to the 21st century, here are some coconut-inspired beauty tips.
1) Use coconut water on your face. Coconut water has natural healing properties. Drill two holes in a coconut, drain the water. Put the liquid in ice-cube trays and once frozen, smooth over your face for a refreshing toner that will actually remove blemishes overnight. However, it might be a bit sticky so only do it before bed.
2) Drink natural coconut water. It’s good for digestion, your immune system and hydration.
3) Use coconut oil on your skin. Coconut oil is easily absorbed by your skin and is non-greasy. It’s an incredible moisturizer for rough and dry skin.
4) Use coconut oil in your hair. Use it as a hair mask for extra conditioning. Let it sit on split ends or even use it instead of pomade and hair gel.