DIY Beauty: Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been used for centuries as a remedy for almost every skin aliment you can think of. This tropical oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-aging. Coconut oil protects the skin from free-radical formation, is high in antioxidants, promotes healing, and softens the skin. 

For a natural moisturizer: apply coconut oil directly to the face as well as to the rest of the body. The oil dries quickly and smells delicious!

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Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.