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Coconut oil: the good, bad and ugly (not so)

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Coconut oil has been getting a lot of mixed press lately. Yes, the latest evidence is showing it's not the superfood it was claimed to be. Still, if used correctly and, like any other food, in moderation, it can be highly beneficial for your body, inside and out. 

1) It's good for the skin, but not everywhere. Try browsing the internet, and there will be as many horror stories as there are fairy tales when it comes to using coconut oil on the face. It helps some hydrate and tone, but causes blackheads in others. Indeed, coconut oil has moisture-retaining properties as well as a wealth of fatty acids, but whether this is what your skin needs is a question you can only answer by testing it!


2) That's exactly why coconut oil will probably work amazingly for your cracked heels or dry elbows. It's an essential component in almost any foot cream for this reason, so you can bypass all the additives and treat your skin straight out of the oil jar. 

3) Coconut oil is great for your hair. If you have a certain hair type. The oil penetrates hair very easily and can help reduce protein loss which, in turn, prevents combing damage. But because it coats the hairs pretty heavily, it's advised to use a small amount, and do so as a pre-wash. 

4) Coconut oil as a makeup remover. This one is easy - it does work smooth as a butter. Melt a little bob in your fingers and apply gently. Dermatologists advise not to use any abrasives such as pads or cloths, and leave for a minute before rinsing off with warm water. 
Have we got you persuaded? Then browse our coconut oil selection by Everland. 

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