Coconut oil is famous throughout the world not only as an edible oil and hair tonic, but also as an excellent massage oil for the skin. In the tropical parts of the world where coconuts are readily available and used in many ways, natives commonly apply coconut oil on their skin, as they believe that it protects from the sun’s harmful rays. This natural oil, without any chemical or additives, protects the skin in some of the sunniest places on earth better than our processed sun creams.
Hair care: Coconut oil, a widely used hair oil, helps in the healthy growth of hair and gives it a shiny quality. Regular topical application checks protein loss in the hair, a common phenomenon that leads to unattractive unhealthy hair. It is a leading ingredient in conditioners and dandruff relief creams.
Skin care: A staple in Indian kitchens, coconut oil is a potent moisturizer on all types of skin. Unlike mineral oils, there is no chance of having adverse side effects from application of coconut oil. It is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking. With its antioxidant properties, it delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin, which normally accompany aging. It also helps in treating various skin infections including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.
Olive oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids. Being an influential element for anti-aging skin care products; rich in antioxidants, it prevents skin aging, the onset of wrinkles and fine lines; it also nourishes, rejuvenates and guards the skin.
Dry skin: Olive oil is good moisturizer; if you have dry skin, massage it well in your skin, not just the face but the whole body for a smooth feel. Elbow and knee areas get too dry and massaging them with olive oil will lock in the moisture for longer.
Oily skin: Olive oil works very well for oily skin as well due to its non-greasy nature.
Irritated skin: Olive oil has antioxidants and good fats, which help get rid of the free radicals and also heal the skin. So if you have irritated or sunburn skin, massage it on the affected area
Olive oil, as part of a regular hair care regimen, can help your hair and scalp reach their healthiest potential. Olive oil has properties that can make your hair shiny and soft. This is the reason why it has been used for centuries as a natural hair conditioner. A relaxing head massage with olive oil massages improves blood circulation in your scalp. This increased blood flow can stimulate the follicles, which then produce thicker strands.