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Is this the new superfood skincare ingredient?

Coconut water has become increasingly popular over the last decade—and for good reason.You may have been drinking coconut water for months now, but have you ever wondered if this natural drink can also benefit your skin and hair? This tropical wonder not only offers numerous health benefits, but also helps your skin and hair glow like never before, while providing numerous beauty advantages.

Coconut water is filled with electrolytes, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, amino acids, omega 3 fatty acids and enzymes that promote natural beauty from the inside as well as outside. Just bear in mind that coconut water contains no preservatives, so it must be used within twenty-four hours of opening, and always do a patch test if you are prone to sensitivity.

Here are a few beauty hacks with coconut water you can try at home:

Treat sun damage

Are you struggling to find a good remedy to treat sunburn? Sipping on coconut water can guard you against sunburn by deflecting the sun’s rays using its antioxidant properties. You can also use it to soothe and heal sunburnt skin by storing it in a spray bottle and misting all over your sunburn. If your sun damage is high, just mix coconut water with some fuller’s earth and apply the mixture topically to the affected areas for a few days and watch your tan fade away.

Manage dry and frizzy hair

Tame your frizzy and damaged hair easily with coconut water. When used as a hair rinse, coconut water’s deep conditioning nature provides it with the intense moisturization it needs. Just pour it slowly over your hair after shampooing and conditioning to tame the flyways and keep your hair frizz-free and silky all day long.

Cleanse and tone your skin naturally

Run out of your favourite makeup remover? This detoxifying drink can also double up as a natural cleanser for your face. Dip a clean cotton ball into coconut water and gently wipe your whole face with it to remove dirt and refresh your skin. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice to give your skin an easy brightening boost. Moreover, coconut water also works great as a face toner. Just transfer it into a spray bottle and store it in the refrigerator for a while and mist it all over your face after you wash it.

Get rid of breakouts

Fight acne and zits easily with coconut water’s skin-brightening and healing properties that promise to reduce your acne in no time. Coconut water has special antibacterial properties, all of which can help with fighting pimples. Simply mix coconut water with turmeric and avocado to form a thick paste and apply it to the affected areas to soothe acne and minimize its appearance.

Instant skin booster

Coconut gives moisture to the skin and can instantly take your skin from dull and dry to bright and supple. Just dab your skin with a coconut-water filled cotton ball and then rinse off. The antibacterial properties in coconut water prevent growth of unwanted bacteria while removing dead skin, and the Vitamin C found in it acts as a natural skin brightener. If you have sensitive skin, you can also create your own facial mist by mixing one part coconut water and one part rose water to nourish and sooth your skin. You can also spray it on your hands, elbows or knees to use it in the same way you would lotion.

Treat hair fall and hair breakage

Just like spritzing coconut water refreshes your skin, spraying it on your scalp can reduce hair fall and prevent itchy scalp, dandruff, and other scalp infections that hinder hair growth. Coconut water has natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that can nourish the hair follicles, reduce excess oils and hydrate a dry scalp. Massage your hair with coconut water before starting your hair wash routine and watch it help promote blood circulation in the scalp and strengthen the hair follicles to prevent further breakage. Make sure you use natural coconut water and not the packaged one.

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