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Coconut body scrub – benefits, recipes and application

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coconut body scrub

The Coconut body scrub is an excellent skin cleanser, which, also, moisturizes, nourishes, and softens the epidermis.

Protects against the harmful effects of free radicals, and removes various irritations. In general, a universal cosmetic product for all occasions, which should be in the arsenal of any girl. Further, more about its composition, useful properties, how to use a coconut scrub, and how to make a product with your own hands.

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Benefits of Coconut Body Scrub

The main purpose of a body scrub, including coconut, is to exfoliate dead skin cells, which helps it breathe, and increases smoothness.

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Body scrub with coconut oil owes its wonderful properties to the rich composition of the main ingredient. First of all, fatty acids,which have the lion’s share in coconut oil – about 50%, are of great value. Besides, coconut oil also contains other acids (hyaluronic, oleic, linolenic), numerous vitamins (A, E) (x).
The product removes dead skin cells well. And, also, these properties can be varied due to the introduction of different degrees of hardness into the formulation. But, in addition to the cleansing of the skin, a cosmetic product helps to carefully care for the skin.

Beneficial things :

  • Fatty acids contained in the composition of coconut oil, allow to nourish and soften the skin literally after the first application.
  • Coconut scrub has a protective effect: as a result of regular use. You can forget about the formation of unsightly cracks on the elbows and heels, corns on the legs.
  • Another useful property of coconut scrub is antimicrobial. A cosmetic product will help relieve inflammation and irritation of the skin.
  • Coconut oil scrub enhances the regenerative properties of the upper layer of the epidermis.
  • Coconut oil is an excellent antioxidant, fights free radicals and prevents skin aging.
  • Careful scrubbing is the first step on the road to a beautiful skin cleansed of dead cells.

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Contraindications to the use of coconut scrub

Coconut scrub has one significant drawback, which consists in the formation of an oily film on the body.

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If for dry skin moisturizing will be very handy. But owners of oily type skin must wash everything off with soap before using the scrub. In this case, it is worth giving preference to other recipes for home scrubs, for example, on a cream basis.

Before you start using coconut scrub at home, it is important to make sure that there is no allergic reaction to the product.

To do this, apply a little to the inner part of the elbow and after 30 min evaluate the condition of the skin. If there are no irritations, rashes, no redness, and itching, feel free to use the product as directed.

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Coconut Body Scrub Recipes

The coconut body scrub is a product that can be easily made at home, without losing the effectiveness of the purchased cosmetic product. Sugar, sea salt, coffee, and ground oatmeal are most often used as scrubbing particles. You can also make a scrub from coconut.

With lime zest and brown sugar.

A refreshing agent for moisturizing and toning the skin cleanses and nourishes the skin well. For its preparation, coconut oil (1 cup) is combined with avocado oil (1/2 cup). After mixing add 4 cups of brown sugar, coarsely ground, and 4 lime peels. The composition must be mixed until the scrubbing ingredients completely saturate the mixture. Then you can pack in small jars and use them as needed. Such a body scrub with coconut oil is suitable for use within 2-3 months after the container is opened.

With coconut flakes.

Means for gentle scrub of the skin, intensive hydration and nutrition of the epidermis, which has a light aroma and gently cares for the skin. Melt the butter in a water bath (you can also do this in the microwave), to make a coconut scrub with your own hands the main ingredient will need 25-30 g (1/4 cup). Add large white sugar in an amount of 100 g (1 cup) to the liquid and mix until you obtain a homogeneous mixture. Next, in the resulting composition, you need to enter 1 tablespoon coconut flakes, stir again carefully, and drip lime oil – no more than 6-8 drops.

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With sea salt

A nourishing and moisturizing scrub with an additional beneficial effect in the form of skin regeneration and increased collagen production. Which is the result of the presence of large amounts of ascorbic acid in oranges, known as the youth vitamin. Also, such a tool enhances the natural flicker of the skin, while not devoid of its direct abilities. To make homemade coconut scrub, pour 1/2 cup of sea salt and 1/3 cup of coarse sugar into a clean container. Mix thoroughly to combine the ingredients. Pour half a glass of coconut oil on top and drip orange juice – about 30 drops. Stir the mass again and peel it.

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With grapefruit and mint

The fruit contains antioxidants that have a positive effect on the skin of the body, which gives a fresh look. And mint is responsible for the effect of toning the skin, improving color. To prepare the product, melt the coconut oil and add as much white sugar to 1/2 cup of the substance. Stir the ingredients and, when you get a thick paste, add the crushed zest of 1 grapefruit and 25 drops of grapefruit oil. Stir again and drip 10 drops of peppermint oil. To achieve a homogeneous mass, you can use a mixer, mixing the components at low speed, and add rich color to the scrub – add 1/4 tablespoon. beet juice.

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With rose petals and almond oil.

Flower petals conceal numerous beneficial substances, in particular antioxidants, which are responsible for youthful skin, and its fresh appearance. Almond oil has a wonderful moisturizing effect, which complements the beneficial properties of coconut and the direct purpose of the scrub. To prepare the product, pour 1 cup of coconut oil into the container, which must be pre-melted in a water bath or microwave, and pour the rose petals on top – half a glass. Add 1/2 cup of sugar onto them and the same amount of almond oil. Wait until the rose petals are saturated with aromatic liquid, and then mix the mass. You can use the scrub for its intended purpose.

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With coffee

The product, aimed at thoroughly cleansing the skin, eliminating cellulite, combating stretch marks, makes the skin perfectly smooth and velvety, gives a delightful golden glow. To prepare a cosmetic product, it is necessary to grind coffee beans so that their size is approximately the same as sugar, which is also present in the recipe for coffee and coconut scrub because one of the key characteristics of a quality product is uniformity. Mix 1/4 cup of ground coffee with the same amount of coconut oil and sugar. Stir the ingredients and sprinkle half the teaspoon of vanilla.

Note! If you want to make a scrub as a gift, put the finished cosmetic product in half a coconut, wrapping it with transparent packaging on top.

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How to use coconut body scrub?

In the process of peeling the pores are fully opened. Therefore, it is better to carry out the procedure in the evening so that they do not get dirty. Besides, it is important to use the coconut scrub correctly.

General recommendations for the use of scrub with coconut oil:

  1. Before peeling, you must clean your body using a little shower gel or soap. Ideal to visit the bath or take a bath to steam the skin.
  2. Take a little product in your hands using a spoon or a special spatula to prevent water from entering the jar. Do not use wet hands!
  3. Coconut scrub is distributed over the body with your fingers, performing massage movements, and exfoliating old skin. Rub the body for 5-7 minutes.
  4. If the slightest discomfort appears during the procedure, stop manipulating, and do not use this tool again. Perhaps the blame for the abrasive particles, which are large, or maybe you have an allergic reaction to the ingredients of the product. In any case, the coconut scrub recipe needs to be changed.
  5. Wash off the cleanser under a warm shower.

Coconut body scrub is used 2 times a month if your skin is dry. Owners of the fatty epidermis are recommended to increase the number of monthly procedures and peel 4-5 times.

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