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8 Ways to use Virgin Coconut Oil in Winter

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There are many incredible ways of using virgin coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil is a miracle treatment that can rehydrate and quench the thirst of the body. It is economical yet extremely beneficial. It is also the most versatile beauty product in the market. Swapping your artificial skin care products with this miracle oil will be a pocket-saver while providing you with the best results.

A deep conditioner: Hair becomes extremely dry and brittle due to cold weather. VCO, being naturally rich in fatty acids, can help restore the moisture of the hair. Vitamin E present in the oil can nourish the hair inside out and rebuild protein to make it stronger.


Cuticle cream: During winters, the nail cuticles tend to become dry and brittle. There is no better cuticle treatment that VCO. Application of a small amount of the oil may help push back the cuticles.

A pre-shampoo treatment: VCO can be used to easily detangle hair as well as treat it before shampoo. The light oil penetrates into the strands and provides a gentle moisturising coating that prevents it from getting entirely stripped of moisture.

Dry & cracked feet healer: The foot is often deprived of the care we provide to other parts of the body like the face and hands. It tends to get dry and crack at the edges. Massaging a considerable amount of VCO on the feet and then putting on socks before hitting the bed is a great way to heal cracked heels.

Body scrub: When skin gets dehydrated it forms a layer of prominent dead skin cells. The skin also becomes coarse and uneven during the winter season. VCO when mixed with sugar, forms an effective body scrub which helps remove the dead skin cells. This simple and natural body scrub leaves the skin soft and moisturised without the use of any kind of harmful and artificial chemicals.

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Skin moisturiser: It is one of the best natural moisturisers available in the market. It can be used in all seasons but during winter it is very effective as it keeps the skin hydrated, nourished and moisturised. The skin becomes soft and smooth after application of this oil.


Lip balm: Like heels, lips become chapped and tend to crack in the winter season. VCO can be used as a natural lip balm to keep them soft and moisturised throughout winter. Its effects are more intense and long-lasting than artificial lip balms.

Night cream: During harsh winter days, mixing VCO with tea-tree oil and Vitamin E oil and applying them on the face before going off to sleep is an effective way to treat dry skin woes. These oils serve as an added boost of moisture to the skin and keep it soft, supple and hydrated throughout the night.

Cold weather means dry skin and rough hair, desperate for moisture and nourishment. This magic potion from the tropics has innumerable uses throughout the dry winter season. Which of the above beauty hacks will you be trying this winter?

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