Let’s Go Coco-Nuts!
Coconut water has gained a sudden splurge of popularity thanks to its long list of health and beauty benefits. Its journey went from from being an exotic drink known just for thirst quenching and quick hydration to a popular health drink with a wide range of beauty benefits.
Coconut water is the clear juice found inside young green coconuts. Not to be confused with coconut milk: it is fat-free and low in calories.
Coconut water has been around for ages and is a natural source of essential minerals, vitamins and electrolytes like sodium and potassium.
Some interesting nutritional facts about coconut water:
Here Are 7 Beauty Benefits Of Drinking Coconut Water:
Coconut water contains anti-microbial powerhouse called lauric acid that helps protect against skin infections. It also contains protein called cytokines that is responsible for encouraging cell growth and cell activation.
They regulate signals in response to inflammation caused by acne and also have an anti-ageing effect on the skin. Both external and internal use can improve wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.
2. FIGHTS ACNE
Coconut water is a natural way to get rid of those acne and blemishes. Topical application of coconut water all over the skin helps lighten blemishes and healing acne.
Coconut water has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties that reduces the risk of acne causing microbial infection and helps in getting a clear and flawless skin.
3. NATURAL CLEANSER & TONER
It works as a hydrating cleanser for sensitive skin. Dab some cotton in coconut water and use it for removing makeup.
Now take another cotton ball dipped in coconut water and gently move your hand in small circles all over your face.
The natural toner reduces the appearance of pores and naturally moisturizes your skin. It also helps in regulating the pH of the skin and keeps it well hydrated without excess oil.
4. PROTECTS AGAINST SUN DAMAGE
The anti-oxidant properties of coconut water along with its high levels of Vitamin C helps in reducing sunburn. Gently apply coconut water directly on skin, let the skin soak it and work its magic for the next 20-30 minutes, rinse your face with cold water and feel the difference. This is the simplest sunburn removal pack without harmful chemicals that even removes patchiness.
5. TAME FRIZZY HAIR
Unruly and frizzy hair can get a healthy boost by massaging with coconut water. Coconut oil can be a little heavy, but coconut water is light and works as a hydration serum for dry unmanageable hair. It makes your hair smooth, shiny and stronger.
6. REDUCES HAIR FALL
Coconut water is rich in Vitamin K and Iron. Vitamin K is essential to promote healthy hair growth and stop hair fall.
Similarly Iron carries the oxygen to the roots making them stronger and reducing hair fall. Just massage your hair with coconut water and leave it in for stronger hair.
7. HELPS TREAT DANDRUFF & DRY SCALP
Coconut water works as a deep moisturizer and hydrates dry scalp to effectively treat dandruff. It is anti-fungal in nature, helping you to get rid of dandruff.
Lauric acid present in coconut water also helps in improving the hair strength and thus reduce hair loss.
Coconut is being increasingly used in beauty and hair products and for a good reason. It is natural, risk-free and easy to find. So no need to buy expensive beauty products, rather try drinking and applying coconut water to treat beauty and hair problems.
Coconut water is generally considered safe and has no serious known side effects. But if you are pregnant or nursing, taking medications for blood pressure, allergic to tree nuts or on a low sodium diet, talk you your healthcare professional first.
We’re curious to find out what’s your experience with coconut water! Share your own beauty hacks & tell us some more about how to use them.
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I love coconut milk but had never usd coconut milk until recently. So glad I did!!! Coconut water makes my scalp and hair feel hydrated, reduces frizz, helps with detangling. I love this on my hair. I’ll start using on my face to see how it works.
When you say coconut water is it straight out of the coconut or can I just buy coconut water from the can and use it?
Fresh coconut water straight from the coconut is of course best, but not available everywhere – but you could definitely also use coconut water that comes in cans or cartons :)
Thats information for me. Drank a lot of coconut water over the years but never ever tried it on my skin and hair however have heard a lot about it being a base in many hair and skin medications.
Wow!… Good to know this.
I got some coconut water and didn’t want to drink but just knew it had to work Well on skin and hair.
So I saved it in the refrigerator and decided to Google it…
Thank Goodness I didn’t throw it out!
Coconut oil is good for skin health.I have a good experience for removing skin tags with coconut oil. It really work to reduce the appearence of skin tags. I removed several skin tags on my neck by using coconut oil that have been bothering me for a couple years. Thanks
Very nice and informative piece of writing. For sure there are many health benefits of drinking coconut water during pregnancy
Honestly.. Yes me being a beautician want to tell u apply fresh coconut milk mixed with hair mask apply on hair and leave for two hours wash with plain Water.. you ll see remarkable changes softer, tangle free, grows hair very beautifully….this is Hw my hair grows so beautiful…. Also u can tender coconut water mix hair mask or henna until thick apply wash after 2hrs ull feel so good
I have been so lucky to have plenty of coconut trees in my place and can avail them almost everytime. I have been benefitted by the properties everytime (since my birth lol); during the summer heat, having a stomach upset, waking up dizzy, coconut water has always been instantly helpful. It helped me get rid of marks and spots on my skin(the young ones) but I really didn’t know they worked on the hair as well and I’m so grateful on your website posting this content. Just really so helpful to know more about naturally available solutions❤.
Coconut water is very beneficial for skin and hair. Apart from this there are many health benefits of it. Thanks for sharing this information.
Love the endless uses for coconut for inside and out – great article!