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9 Selected DIY Coconut Oil Face Masks [Detailed Recipes]

The internet truly swears by coconut oil for everything. From your skin, hair, body and well basically, your whole life – it claims to fix it all! We don’t know about the rest of its plentiful uses, but we can surely vouch for the innumerable benefits that it has for the skin!

Derived from the meat of mature coconuts, coconut oil is one of the best natural ingredients out there that you can put on your skin. Along with being an excellent moisturizer for the skin, it works as an natural antibacterial and antifungal agent. This multitasking oil is hailed by those with dry and acne prone skin, but being a natural ingredient, it is suitable for all skin types!

 In this post, we will be sharing the 9 easy coconut oil face mask DIYs you can pamper your skin with! But first, let us give you an insight to its benefits for your skin so that you can get to know this highly acclaimed ingredient a bit better!

Some key benefits of coconut oil for skin:

  • It is rich in Lauric Acid: Lauric Acid makes up to 50% of the total fatty acids present in coconut oil. Lauric Acid is a rare kind of fat that our body converts to monolaurin, an antibacterial agent that keeps the acne at bay. It combats all sorts of acne effectively and ensures that the acne-causing bacteria don’t develop on your skin! Besides lauric acid, it has about 10 other medium-chain fatty acids as well.
  • It is considered more beneficial than benzoyl peroxide: If you suffer from severe acne issue or if you are just a skincare enthusiast, then you might have heard about this world popular chemical called benzoyl peroxide which is known for reducing acne when used as a spot treatment. Well, surprise surprise! A study has found that coconut oil is a better acne healer than benzoyl peroxide. It is all because of Lauric Acid present in the coconut that we talked about above. So instead of buying an expensive spot treatment loaded with benzoyl peroxide, how about you try just a dab of coconut oil?
  • It is highly moisturizing: Coconut oil has an ability to penetrate deep into the skin and moisturize it from within. This ingredient can surely replace your regular moisturizer! Additionally, due to its ability to penetrate deep into the skin, it is also known as a powerful ingredient to reduce and prevent stretch marks on the body!
  • It adds that dewy fresh glow to the skin: The final reason to use coconut oil face masks. With the regular use of coconut oil on your skin, you probably would not feel the need of applying your highlighter to get that glow on your cheeks! We are totally not exaggerating. When your skin is well moisturized and hydrated, it glows naturally!

Try this ingredient to get that dewy glow to your skin and see the results yourself!

 

 A quick tip for using coconut oil for skin: 

Looking at the different types of coconut oils available in the market, you might get confused about which one is best suited to be used for skin! We would suggest using extra virgin coconut oil for your skin which is simply known as unrefined coconut oil. As the name tells, unrefined coconut oil is the purest form of coconut oil which has not gone through the refinement process that takes away some of its essential nutrients.

For cooking purposes, refined coconut oil is the best as it has a higher smoking point. For using coconut oil in your skincare regime, go with the unrefined or cold pressed variants – either of them is perfectly fine!

Let’s dive into Coconut Oil Face Masks,

1.Chocolate & Coconut Oil 

Details

The invigorating smell of chocolate in this coconut oil face mask might make you drool!  

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of Cacao Powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Benefits of chocolate in this face mask:

We have a good news for all the chocolate addicts who want to enjoy their sweet treats without the guilt! A study conducted in Korea found that cacao powder – which is the main ingredient of chocolate, is a quite beneficial ingredient for your skin’s health! It boosts skin by increasing blood flow and improving skin density and hydration.

We don’t doubt the claims! Cocoa is an antioxidants rich ingredient that fights off premature aging and blocks free radicals damage. Hence, its topical application as a face mask is definitely very beneficial for anti-aging purposes! Look younger than your age with this yummilicious face mask!

Don’t forget to check out our chocolate masks lists here.

 

2. Coffee & Coconut Oil 

Details

Having a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning or after a long, stressful day magically makes us feel refreshed and re-energized, doesn’t it? It can do the same magic for our skin too!

You will need:

  • 2  tablespoons of Finely Grounded Coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil

Benefits of coffee in this face mask:

Coffee’s high caffeine content and antioxidants capacity improve the blood circulation towards the skin and help it to build new, healthy skin cells. Furthermore, coffee reduces skin inflammation, puffiness, and also, the much-dreaded cellulite!

This quick face mask can be also used as an exfoliant to slough away the dirt as well as dead skin cells on the face.

 

3. Banana & Coconut Oil

Details

Obtain the nutrients of this power packed fruit for your skin!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Mashed Ripe Banana
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Benefits of banana in this face mask:

Banana is a rich source of potassium – one of the essential minerals which is vital for our overall bodily health. Banana and coconut coupled together make a great, skin hydrating and skin lightening face mask. Besides that, banana is also helpful in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. What else can you ask from an all natural face mask?

If you are in your mid twenties, this is the kind of anti-aging face mask that you should be using! It will not only tackle your acne and skin texture issues, but will also reduce the early signs of aging you get around this age which are normally fine lines, dark spots and large open pores.

You may try this concoction for your hair as well!

 

4. Lemon Juice, Yogurt & Coconut Oil

Details

When the citrusy goodness of lemon, skin lightening properties of yogurt and skin moisturizing properties of coconut oil come together, they make a quite effective face mask that can tackle a lot of skin issues!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Yogurt
  • half Lemon Juice

Benefits of lemon and yogurt in this Coconut Oil face mask:

Lemon juice and yogurt naturally fade out acne scars, dark spots while making your complexion brighter and more even toned. Both of the ingredients have different properties, but they give similar results. Lemon is a citric acid rich fruit while yogurt is a lactic acid rich ingredient. They are both known to brighten up the skin complexion.

In addition to that, lemon is known as a powerful ingredient that eliminates pesky little blackheads very easily!

If you are looking coconut oil face masks that detoxify your face, this is for you.

 

5. Egg White & Coconut Oil 

Details

Forget about those expensive botox injections – this is your all natural way to lift your skin and say bye to wrinkles and saggy skin!

You will need:

  • 1 Egg White (whisked until it forms foam)
  • 2-3 teaspoons of Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Benefits of egg white in this face mask:

Egg white is known as a natural botox for a reason! It has astringent properties that shrink large open pores and tighten the skin. A lot of expensive anti-aging products come with egg whites as one of their main ingredients. The protein and albumin present in egg white-tone the skin and make your skin wrinkle free. Use this face mask at least twice a month to see the desired results! It is best applied with a face mask brush.

 

P.S. – We know that the smell of egg whites on your skin can be a little unpleasant if it lingers for too long! You can get rid of its smell by toning your skin with rose water, right after washing off this face mask.

 

6. Wild Turmeric & Coconut Oil

Details

Turmeric is an exceptional gift of the mother nature to us! Its medicinal values and its benefits for the skin cannot be praised enough.

You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of Wild Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Benefits of wild turmeric in this face mask:

Turmeric has a rich history in Ayurveda. Wild turmeric is a little different from the regular turmeric powder which is typically used for cooking.  It has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic and antioxidant properties.

Besides trying out this ancient ingredient in your DIY face mask, you should also try to include it in your diet by consuming it with milk. It will boost your immunity!

To know more about turmeric masks, visit here.

 

7. Pomegranate & Coconut Oil

Details

You may not be a fan of the painstakingly long process of removing pomegranate seeds, but after hearing about its benefits for your skin, you probably won’t find the process that boring!

You will need:

  • About ½ cup of Grinded Pomegranate Seeds
  • ½ tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Benefits of pomegranate in this face mask:

The anti-aging compounds in pomegranate stimulate keratinocyte cells (i.e. the skin cells) and help in the overall cellular regeneration process, thus keeping the wrinkles and sagging skin away! To this mask, you may also add a teaspoon of lemon juice to make the mask a little more effective with the astringent properties of lemon.

 

8. Aloe Vera Gel & Coconut Oil

Details

The two very famous multipurpose ingredients in the skincare world! This is the top choice for coconut oil face masks that soften facial skin.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Benefits of aloe vera gel in this face mask:

These two ingredients share a lot of similarities – in terms of their skin soothing, moisturizing and hydrating benefits. They both have the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the skin and shoo away the annoying acne! The coconut oil and aloe vera face mask is just the perfect remedy for acne, rashes, dry skin and sunburns.

Use this face mask as an overnight treatment for your skin, you will wake up with a baby soft skin in the morning. 

 

9. Coconut Milk & Coconut Oil

Details

Both of these products are derived from the same source – but through different methods! Nonetheless, They are equally beneficial for your skin.

You will need:

  • 2-3 tablespoons of Fresh Coconut Milk (since its availability is an issue at certain places, you can make fresh coconut milk by yourself at home. Watch the tutorial here)
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Benefits of coconut milk in this face mask:

Coconut milk is rich in Vitamin C, E and B6 which help to maintain skin elasticity and combat the early signs of aging well. They both are highly moisturizing ingredients so their face mask is totally a boon for people with dry and flaky skin!

Dipti Tiwari

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