4 summer benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil has an SPF of up to eight which can be effective for your skin


Entertainment Desk June 18, 2015
Coconut oil has an SPF of up to eight which can be effective for your skin. PHOTO: BODYANDSOUL

The various benefits of coconut oil can prove to be your best friend this summer. Read on to find out how you can put this oil to good use. 

1. Natural sunscreen PHOTO: BAYSIDEDERMATOLOGYCENTER

Coconut oil has an SPF of up to eight which can be effective for your skin during summer. Although the protection isn't high, applying coconut oil can save your skin from sun burn and tanning to certain extent.

2. Effective moisturiser PHOTO: ZURI.IN

The sun sucks up water content from your body leaving it dry and rough. This is the reason behind the dry patches near your lips, temples and ankles. Rub coconut oil gently in a circular motion till it gets absorbed which will help moisturise the exposed areas of your skin.

3. Can reduce dark circle under the eyesPHOTO: GALLERYHIP

Longer periods of sun exposure can damage the paper-thin skin near your eyes. Coconut oil is the best healer for your dark circles. It will remove the dark circles and your under-eye area wrinkle-free. All you need to do is rub some on the area gently.

4. Helps soothe skin conditions like eczemaPHOTO: MAMAHARRAZ

The harsh rays of sun, higher temperatures and humidity can cause conditions like eczema. Applying coconut oil on the red patches can provide you relief from itches and allergies.

This article originally appeared in Times of India

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