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Beauty benefits of coconut oil

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Are you on that pure coconut oil trend? Hopefully, you have some stocked in your bathroom. Its beauty benefits are never ending. Coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin. Most skin moisturizers contain water—not an ingredient that will keep your skin hydrated. Coconut oil moisturizes your skin with Vitamins E and K, iron and fatty acids. And, you only need to use a dime-sized amount for your entire body. It may feel heavy and greasy at first, but your skin will absorb it like a sponge.

Coconut oil also contains antioxidants, which will block out free radicals, and lauric acid, a natural antimicrobial that can help kill nasty pathogens like fungi and bacteria.

But, let’s get back to the beauty benefits. A pea-size amount will have your hair shining bright (not bright like a diamond). Use it for your edges and tips of your hair to protect against damage. You can buy 16 oz. jar of Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil at the store for $5.99 (best price in the market). Here are a few of rolling out‘s favorite beauty products that contain coconut oil that you need to put on your beauty shelf:

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Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Wash & Scrub 4 fl. oz, $9.99, available at Target

 Gently exfoliate, moisten and unclog pores with Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Wash & Scrub.

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Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Curl Condition Hair Pudding, $5.99, available at drugstore.com

Coconut oil and keratin combo is the perfect marriage for folks with naturally curly hair. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Curl Condition Pudding hydrates and tames frizzy hair while defining it.

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Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eyeliner ($18), spiritbeautylounge.com

 Coconut oil  makes this eyeliner a must- have for two reasons; it helps minimize bacteria and it’s easily applied because the coconut oil gives it a smoother feel than your average eye liners.