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Boost confidence with 6 coconut oil beauty tips

by Guest on May 15, 2014
Lifestyle

How many beauty products do you have on your dressing room table? No doubt you rely on a host of high street products just to feel ready for work in the morning.

Spending time applying these products can have adverse effects and leave you tired and demotivated, which can result in failure. However, if you replace these products for coconut oil, it could really help you get the look and confidence you deserve.

This is especially important, particularly when it comes to business, where projecting an aura of confidence can significantly increase your success. Sadly, in a world where women are constantly judged by their appearance, it can be difficult to feel confident when it counts the most.

Here are six top beauty tips – using just coconut oil – to start you off :

#1 Treat skin conditions

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral chemical. These natural properties are often used to treat eczema and psoriasis. Skin problems often flair up when you’re under stress, so if you suffer from any of these conditions, apply a small amount just before business meetings to get some relief.

#2 Moisturise skin

There’s something quite delicious about a hint of coconut oil on the skin. Various cultures around the world have been moisturising with this wondrous oil for centuries. The fatty acids that are present in coconut oil make it the perfect lip balm or night cream. This can leave your skin looking fresh and hydrated when you wake up in the morning, which can significantly reduce stress before you head off to work.

#3 Remove makeup

It’s not always suitable to enter meetings plastered in makeup; however, due to the quality of most makeup removers, removing facial products that are full of unnatural chemicals can be quite a challenge. Coconut oil can remove even the most difficult mascara with ease.

#4 Sunscreen

Taking clients out for lunch or coffee when the sun is shining is a great way to retain their business. Coconut oil is NOT a replacement for high Sun Protection Factor (SPF) products, but can be used if you are stepping out into the sun for a short space of time or as an after sun treatment.

There’s something quite delicious about a hint of coconut oil on the skin.

#5 Hair repairer

Hair is exposed to all manner of blights in the modern world and we often compound this attack with synthetic products. The natural fats in coconut oil penetrate deep into the hair follicles, repairing and replacing the protein. The result is stronger and shinier hair, which will make it easier to shape and prepare.

#6 Prevent stretch marks

Stretch marks are a woman’s worst nightmare. No doubt you’ve been in a situation where you’ve found yourself feeling self-conscious meeting new clients. Coconut oil can not only help prevent stretch marks by keeping the skin supple, but can also fade existing marks. There’s no need for a pricey lotion – simply massaging coconut oil on your tummy, hips and breasts every morning is all you need to do to see the and feel the benefits.

If used wisely, coconut oil can significantly reduce stress and boost your confidence in the workplace. If you would like to know more, then have a look at this definitive guide to coconut oil from Lucy Bee.

Featured photo credit: Alba Soler Photography via photopin cc

Helen Wallis Leaders in HeelsHelen Wallis

As a full time mum and part time writer I spend my days indulging in all the things I couldn’t when I was working full time, such as watching day time TV and baking. I am a mum, wife and blogger.

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