Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you can’t have missed that the world has gone CRAZY for coconuts... if it isn’t in your food, it’s in everything from your shampoo to cleanser and even toothpaste. But if the closest you’ve come to the tropical treat is sipping pina coladas by the pool on your last girlie getaway, it’s time to discover the incredible health benefits of the curious coconut. Trust us, you're gonna wanna try it asap.
The body smoother
Dull, dry skin is one of the most common side effects of harsh winter weather, so be sure to keep your skin happy and hydrated with a little help from Yes To Coconut Polishing Body Scrub. Containing almost an entire coconut, the scrub banishes tell-tale signs of tired skin by gently exfoliating without irritation, while nutrients in the luscious oil help to lock in moisture and keep your skin glowing.
The curl creator
Curly hair, don’t care? Well, we love it. But keeping it frizz-free can be a tough gig. Try using Cantu Shea Butter Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream, which will help to keep that mane tame by defining, moisturising and strengthening it. Simply smooth it over damp hair, or pop it in your bag to combat frizz throughout the day.
We’ve already discovered that it’s beauty’s worst kept secret, but keep a tub of Superdrug Coconut Oil in your bathroom and you’ll soon discover why. Apply liberally to damp skin for a deep-conditioning treatment, or take a very small amount and run through towel-dried hair before blow-drying for gorgeous smelling, shiny results. And it doesn’t stop there. Try coating your lips (and even lashes) in the product before you go to sleep, and wake up to a revitalised reflection.
The hand healer
Our hands get a (ahem!) rough deal. If it isn’t wintry winds causing them to crack, they can become dry simply by over-washing, which is why hand cream is a must-have to keep your skin silky and soft. Palmer’s Coconut Formula Hand Cream is rich in vitamin E, pure coconut oil and monoi, a winning combo that helps create a protective barrier to seal in much-needed moisture and repair cracks.
The body balm
French women are renowned for their beautiful skin, and rumour has it that this is because they always smother their bodies in lotion after showering. It’s a simple beauty trick we often forget in Britain. So say au revoir to dull, dry skin with Dove Nourishing Secrets Coconut Oil Body Lotion. The combination of coconut oil and almond milk will restore your skin, leaving it smoother than your A-game after a few tequilas!