The ring is on your finger, the venues are booked… it’s almost time for your big day! As any bride knows, pampering yourself is one of the small pleasures amidst all the hectic wedding planning. Although monthly facials and regular trims are good for you, sometimes the simplest of ingredients can produce the best results! Case in point: coconut oil. Read on to see why this magical ingredient is essential for every bride-to-be!
1. It Makes The Best Moisturiser
Flaky patches begone! Apply a few drops of this oil daily after a shower to your damp skin. Remember to pay special attention to the rough patches on your knees and elbows.
2. It Doubles Up As A Hair Mask
Rule for life – always listen to your grandmother. Once a week, saturate your strands (from scalp to tip) with coconut oil. Toss it in a bun and go spend an hour catching up on your favourite TV show. One shower later, you will emerge with softer locks and a relaxed mind. Win-win!
3. It Can Transform Your Pout
Chapped lips are a nightmare for bold lipsticks. To ensure that your pout is ready for your big day, mix granulated sugar and coconut oil together to create an exfoliating lip scrub. Use it twice a week to get a hydrated, plump pout.
4. It Makes The Best Highlighter
Got a hot date with your soon-to-be husband? Use a pinch of coconut oil on your legs and cheekbones as a highlighter. Not only will your skin glow, but you will also get moisturised while you dine!
5. It Whitens Your Teeth
Oil-pulling is a traditional method used for oral hygiene. Although the sensation may be odd, swirl two teaspoons of oil around your mouth for 10 minutes every morning. The coconut oil will draw out any bacteria and will naturally whiten your smile.
6. It Is The Gentlest Makeup Remover
Dinner with both your families, drinks with your friends, dessert with your cousins… your engagement period is when your social calendar hits the roof! Instead of using chemical-based products to take off your makeup every night, soak a cotton pad in coconut oil and watch your makeup slide off.