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Virgin Coconut Oil Face Mask: 3 DIY Recipes to Solve Common Skin Conditions

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Have you ever tried a virgin coconut oil face mask? In general, face masks help keep our skin hydrated while removing impurities and promoting relaxation. VCO is excellent as a face mask ingredient because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Not to mention the moisturizing effect that it has on the skin.

3 DIY virgin coconut oil face mask recipes

Here are some ways you can use coconut oil to make your skin glowing and radiant. For best results, use virgin, cold-pressed, coconut oil. Oh, test the ingredients first to make sure that you are not allergic to any of them.

For oily skin

Face masks help reduce excess oil on the skin while keeping it hydrated and clean at the same time. To make a face mask for oily skin, you will need coconut oil (½ tablespoon), yogurt (1 tablespoon), and lemon juice(½ tablespoon).

Warm the oil for five to ten seconds. Then mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Once ready, you may apply a coat to the skin and leave it on for about 15 minutes before thoroughly rinsing it off with warm water.

Alternatively, you can use coconut oil (1 tablespoon) and turmeric (1 tablespoon) for your DIY face mask. Turmeric has natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties so it helps wounds and acne heal faster. Once mixed, apply the face mask to the skin and leave it on for about ten minutes then rinse it off.

For dry skin

Honey helps reduce acne and improve skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. When used in combination with coconut oil and yogurt, it can help soothe dry and sensitive skin.

What you need: coconut oil (1 tablespoon), yogurt (1 tablespoon, unflavored), honey (1 tablespoon). Once you heat the oil, mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Apply the mixture to the skin and wait for about 15 minutes before you rinse it off.

You can also use sugar for your dry skin. It will help draw moisture into your skin and encourage skin renewal. Simply mix raw sugar (2 tablespoons) with coconut oil (1 tablespoon). Yo don't need to warm the coconut oil but rather mash it before blending with the sugar. You may then apply the mixture to the skin and leave it on for five minutes. Before you rinse it, massage the mask gently to the skin for 30 seconds to loosen dead skin cells.

For younger-looking skin

The avocado works great in reducing fine lines and smoothening the skin. It also has antioxidants Vitamins C and E, that help fight free radicals that cause premature aging. For your DIY antiaging face mask, you will need a ripe avocado, coconut oil, and nutmeg. Take a ¼ slice of avocado and then mash the flesh with a fork. After that, put in the nutmeg (½ teaspoon) and coconut oil (1 tablespoon). 

When you apply the mask to your skin, leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse it off using cold water then dry with a towel. 

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