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Top 7 Beauty Benefits of Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is as easy to digest as it is to make. Most importantly, it is the powerhouse of nutrients. Here’s how you can reap the wonderful beauty benefits of coconut milk and stay pretty as you are.

Fashion & Beauty By Ariba Khaliq / May 13, 2015

Coconut Milk is a Powerhouse of Nutrients

Besides being a tasty addition to recipes, coconut milk, in moderation, is a wonderful partner in natural-lifestyle crime. High in magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium and a creamy, dreamy addition to beauty products, coconut milk is where it’s at. Magnesium maintains your nerve function and promotes a regular heartbeat.  It keeps your blood pressure in check (high-five!) and helps your immune system work.  Phosphorus and calcium help maintain bone health and phosphorus is good for your digestive functionality.  Even if we focus on coconut milk’s beauty benefits, we will get a long list. Let’s get started with top 7 beauty benefits of coconut milk.

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Hair Nourishment

Applying coconut milk on your scalp gives a cooling sensation. It nourishes your hair by giving natural moisture from roots to ends. You can apply some fresh homemade coconut milk and massage for three to five minutes. Leave it for 20 minutes and shampoo your hair as usual. This will boost the hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. This is particularly beneficial for restoring dry, damaged, weakened and brittle hair as well as split ends.

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Prevention from Baldness

Coconut milk used with some other organic compounds can be extremely beneficial for hair growth. For this purpose, you can mix around 50 ml of coconut milk with 100 ml of plain water and add a few tablespoons of camphor solution to the mixture. This mix is quite helpful for people with balding problems. Massage you scalp including the bald spots with this mixture and leave it for a couple of hours. Rinse off with warm water and placing a towel on your head, allow it to disappear naturally instead if rubbing your hair dry.

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Great Conditioner

Coconut milk is a great organic hair conditioner that ensures longer and thicker hair. You can take equal amounts of coconut milk and shampoo in your hands and rinse your hair as usual. You can also use it as a leave-in conditioner which adds volume to your hair without making them greasy. Take a small amount of coconut milk on your palm and rub your hands together. Flip your hair so that the underside of your hair is exposed. Rub coconut milk on your hair from roots to ends.

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Skin Moisturizer

Due to its soothing properties, coconut milk is a great moisturizer that can replace moisture in dehydrated skin. Try adding a cup of rose petals, half a cup of rose water and a cup of coconut milk to lukewarm bath water. Soaking in this bath for about 15 minutes will help restore moisture to dry skin. You can directly rub coconut milk on your skin and leave it for 30 minutes to get absorbed. This will combat dryness and promote healthy and glowing skin. But make sure that you use fresh homemade coconut milk for this purpose.

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Sunburn Treatment

Applying plain coconut milk is effective in treating sun damaged skin. All you need to do is apply a thin layer of cool coconut milk to the sunburnt area. The fats and oil in this milk help reduce redness and restore moisture to sunburnt skin. Applying coconut milk topically on the affected areas and leaving it overnight or bathing in it can ease the pain of burns or rashes caused by exposure to sun.

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Anti-ageing Benefits

Consumption or application of coconut milk improves skin elasticity due to its copper and vitamin C content. These nutrients slow down the ageing process of your skin and body by maintaining flexibility and elasticity of the skin and blood vessels. Thus, it prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots.

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Make-up Remover

Coconut milk can be used as make-up remover. You can mix coconut oil and milk in the ratio of 1:2 and use this concoction to remove eye make-up. Thus, it is a great natural alternative to harsh alcohol ridden chemicals found in cosmetic make-up removers. And, this can safely be used to get rid of make-up around the most sensitive areas of your face.

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