The Summer Skincare Essential Hiding in Your Kitchen

August 1st, 2017 at 2:00am

It is always important to take care of the skin you’re in, but in the blistering summer heat our delicate skin needs a little extra TLC. Care-free summer days spent basking in the sun’s rays on a sandy beach or by the pool are all fun and games until you realize that the sun has turned your skin into a dry, itchy mess. Even if you protect your skin with a trendy floppy hat or sunscreen, the sun has its sneaky ways of wreaking havoc on your skin. If the summer sun has taken a toll on your complexion, look no further than inside your kitchen cabinets! Coconut oil, often used as a cooking oil, is the ultimate summer skin care savior.

Coconut oil is a skincare essential, at least in my book. Not convinced yet? Here are a couple reasons why you should add it to your summer skincare routine:

It is a Great Moisturizer

Just slather it all over your body and face to thoroughly hydrate dry skin. It is a gentle yet seriously hydrating moisturizer, which is perfect for nourishing sunburned skin in the summer.

It is a Gentle Makeup Remover

Coconut oil is an effective makeup remover, especially for those with sensitive skin. Just gently rub it into your skin, and your makeup will melt right off!

It Works as a Lip Balm

In a pinch, you can swipe some coconut oil on your lips when your favorite tube of lip balm has gone missing.

It is Eco-friendly

Using natural products is not only good for your skin, but also for the environment. They cut back on a number of harmful chemicals (found in many processed skin care products) that damage our ecosystems.

There are so many benefits to incorporating coconut oil into your summer skincare regimen, so why not try it out for yourself? Do you know any other benefits of using coconut oil? Tell us in the comments below!