The use of extra virgin coconut oil as a cleanser

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The use of extra virgin coconut oil as a cleanser
Coconut oil is useful as a cleanser. (coconut image by Maciej Mamro from

Coconut oil is beneficial as a food and for exfoliating skin. It can be used as a cleanser, a moisturiser, and conditioner.


Coconut oil can be used as a moisturiser. It is best applied right after a shower or after you've just washed your face. At this time your pores are open and it gives the oil a chance to absorb fully into the skin. Its antibacterial properties help keep dry skin free of infection and clogged pores.


While it can also be used as a cleanser, coconut oil can cause blemishes for some users. To use as a cleanser, apply generously to your face and remove with warm water and a wash cloth. Discontinue use if skin condition worsens.


Hair treatments at a salon may be costly, while those that are over the counter may have damaging chemical properties. If you have dry or brittle hair, try applying coconut oil as a conditioner. It's all natural so you won't have any dangerous side effects. Apply to wet hair after shampooing. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow it to penetrate into the hair cells. Wash generously with warm water. If your hair is excessively dry or damaged, you may want to leave the oil on your hair overnight and then shampoo and rinse in the morning. Coconut oil conditions from the inside of the hair cells out.

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