Coconut oil has emerged as one of the best natural product to treat skin issues. Scientific studies have proved that coconut oil has several health and beauty benefits. It contains anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial and healing properties. The antioxidants in coconut oil fight the damage caused by the free radicals. It can be used as a moisturizer and to treat skin issues like wrinkles, dark spots, eczema and acne. Coconut oil can be included in your beauty regime to get beautiful, clearer and healthier skin. Here are some of the best DIY coconut oil face mask recipes to get healthy skin. (ALSO READ Top 9 beauty benefits of coconut oil: Get glowing skin and lustrous hair by including coconut oil in your beauty routine).Also Read - Beauty Tips for a Holiday by The Sea by Shahnaz Husain
1. Coconut oil and honey mask to moisturize dry skin
The combination of coconut oil and honey nourishes and hydrates your skin. Honey contains enzymes that prevent a buildup of bacteria on your skin, thus preventing breakouts and skin imbalance. Also Read - Health Benefits Of Virgin Coconut Oil: Treating Fungal Infection To Reducing Cholesterol Level, This Oil Has Magical Benefits | Watch Video
You will need: One tablespoon of coconut oil and 1/2 tablespoon of honey. Also Read - Monsoon Skincare Tips: 5 DIY Beauty Hacks For Brides-to-be To Follow Before Their Wedding Day
Method: Mix honey and the coconut oil together and then apply this mixture on your face. Massage gently for about 5 minutes. Leave it for around 30 minutes and then use a damp cloth to wipe it off. Do this daily.
2. Coconut oil and oatmeal mask to treat acne
Oatmeal and coconut oil is an excellent remedy for the treatment of acne. The oil contains anti-bacterial properties and oatmeal soothes your skin. It restores the pH balance of your skin. (ALSO READ Top 5 DIY Coconut Oil Hair Masks To Get Healthy Hair and Scalp).
You will need: One tablespoon of coconut oil, three tablespoons of oatmeal and warm water
Method: Take the oatmeal in a container and add the oil. Now, pour in warm water to make a paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for about 10 minutes. Then remove the mask by gently massage your face in circular motion. Wash your face with water. Do this twice a week.
3. Coconut oil, banana and turmeric mask to treat skin discoloration
Turmeric and banana will fight acne and skin discoloration. Banana will also moisturize your skin along with coconut oil.
You will need: One tablespoon of coconut oil, a pinch of turmeric powder and half a banana (mashed).
Method: Add turmeric powder to coconut oil and then add mashed banana. Mix well to make a paste. Apply it on your face and leave it for about 20 minutes. Wash it off using lukewarm water. Do this twice a week.
4. Coconut oil and baking soda mask to remove blackheads
Thanks to the antiseptic properties of coconut oil, it fights the acne-causing bacteria. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes your skin. Baking soda helps in unclogging the pores of your skin and remove blackheads, dead skin and dirt. (ALSO READ DIY coconut water face mask to get blemish-free glowing skin!).
You will need: One tablespoon of coconut oil and half a tablespoon of baking soda
Method: Add baking soda to the oil and mix well. Now, apply the mixture on your skin and gently massage for about five minutes. Then, use cool water to wash it off. Do this twice a week for flawless skin.
5. Coconut oil, yogurt and lemon for deep cleaning
Coconut and lemon
The yogurt, coconut oil and lemon mask will help in the deep cleaning of your skin. It also protects your skin against aging signs and damages.
You will need: Half a tablespoon of coconut oil, one tablespoon of yogurt and half a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Method: Mix all the ingredients and apply the mixture to your face and neck. Leave it for about 15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Coconut oil is one ingredient that can be used to treat many skin issues. So, include it in your beauty regimen more often to get a healthy, glowing skin.