Coconut Oil it is packed with fatty acids and acts as a sort of barrier on the skin, keeping moisture locked in and is therefore an excellent moisturizer. However, it does not work well for people with very dry skin as it does not moisturize deeply enough. For people with oily skin, it may be better to incorporate other oils with the coconut oil.
As a facial moisturizer: Coconut butter melts at skin temperature. You need only a small amount, as the oil spreads well. Take just ¼ teaspoon oil in the palm of one hand and rub it with the other. Apply it on the face with both palms, gently massaging it in. Coconut oil builds a protective shield on the skin’s surface and should be applied in moderation to avoid clogging the pores. If you have dry skin, apply coconut oil to your face after washing and drying it lightly with a towel.
As a leave-in conditioner: Apply to damp or dry hair, warming up a teaspoonful of oil in your palms before raking your fingers through your hair and gently squeezing the ends.
Also great for: Whole-body moisturizer and nail care.