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10 Best Coconut Oil Face Masks For Flawless Skin

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10 Best Coconut Oil Face Masks For Flawless Skin April 19, 2018

What’s the best makeup that you can ever wear? (Think! Think!) The answer is – healthy and glowing skin. We all love to flaunt perfect skin, and are always looking for ways and hacks to improve our skin in the best way possible. And when it comes to taking care of your skin, nothing can come close to coconut oil. Yes! I know that this is a very basic ingredient, but then, you can always find magic in the most ordinary things!

And, it’s not me who’s vouching for its efficiency. Studies and research have found that coconut oil is the best thing that can happen to your skin. Read on to learn more.

Benefits Of Using Coconut Oil Face Masks

1. Coconut Oil Kills Harmful Microbes On Your Skin

Applying coconut oil to the skin prevents the growth of harmful bacteria. Why? It’s due to the presence of lauric acid. A study revealed that out of 30 types of fatty acids tested on 20 different strains of bacterial, lauric acid was found to be the most effective one in prohibiting bacterial growth.

2. Coconut Oil Is Useful In Reducing Inflammation

Any skin condition is marked by inflammation. And coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe your skin. A study published in the journal Pharmaceutical Biology found that extra virgin coconut oil, when used on inflamed ears of rats, not only relieved inflammation but also reduced pain.

What more? Coconut oil also improves your body’s antioxidant status by stabilizing the harmful free radicals and the reactive atoms responsible for inflammation.

3. Coconut Oil Treats Acne Effectively

If you think that coconut oil may clog your pores and worsen your acne, then think again. Because research says otherwise. Laboratory results show that compared to benzoyl peroxide (used for treating acne), coconut oil is better at reducing the growth of acne-causing bacteria (as it contains lauric acid) (1).

4. It’s An Excellent Moisturizer For Dry Skin

Say goodbye to dry and flaky skin with coconut oil. In a controlled trial, it was found that coconut oil hydrates the skin and is equally effective as mineral oil (2). Another study published in the journal Dermatitis: Contact, Atopic, Occupational, Drug reveals that application of coconut oil reduces eczema.

So, all of you out there with dry skin – grab your bottle of coconut oil today!

5. It Facilitates Wound Healing

Virgin coconut oil can heal wounds. A study published in the journal Skin Pharmacology and Physiology claims that application of virgin coconut oil improved the antioxidant status of the skin and increased the levels of collagen (a skin protein that heals wounds).

Now you see why coconut oil is a darling of all those die-hard fans of natural skin care products!

A word of caution: Our skin is extremely sophisticated. We do not know how it’s going to behave or react to certain products. And that’s why it’s always better to use Virgin or Extra Virgin coconut oil compared to refined. Virgin and extra virgin coconut oil are unrefined, meaning, they aren’t exposed to chemicals. And as such, it’s safe for your skin (even for those with oily skin!)

Now, I will tell you how you can include coconut oil in your regular beauty routine. Remember, when I say coconut oil, it means only virgin or extra virgin coconut oil and not those regular processed ones. So, here you go!

Coconut Oil Face Masks For Glowing Skin

  1. Coconut Oil And Honey Face Mask For Radiant Skin
  2. Overnight Coconut Oil Face Mask For Clear Skin
  3. Turmeric And Coconut Oil Face Mask For Skin Lightening
  4. Coconut Oil And Baking Soda Face Mask For Blackheads
  5. Coconut Oil And Coffee Face Mask For Glowing Skin
  6. Coconut Oil And Aloe Vera Face Mask
  7. Coconut Oil And Cinnamon Face Mask For Acne
  8. Coconut Oil And Oatmeal Face Pack
  9. Coconut Oil, Lemon, And Yogurt Face Mask For Oily Skin
  10. Coconut Oil And Avocado For Younger Looking Skin

DIY Coconut Oil Face Mask Recipes For Different Skin Issues

1. Coconut Oil And Honey Face Mask For Radiant Skin

1. Coconut Oil And Honey Face Mask For Radiant Skin Pinit

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You Will Need
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • ¼ cup shea butter
What You Need To Do
  1. Take a bowl and add the shea butter and coconut oil. Melt them.
  2. Remove from the flame and add the raw honey.
  3. Mix well and apply to your entire face.
  4. Keep it for at least half an hour, and then wash off.
How Often You Should Do This

If you have dry skin, use this once every day (otherwise thrice a day)

Why This Works

Coconut oil, honey, and shea butter moisturize your skin and unclog the pores. Coconut oil and honey have antimicrobial and antifungal properties that eliminate germs and keep your skin healthy.

Note: If you are looking for coconut oil face masks for eczema, go for it.

Caution

Let the oil and butter cool down properly before applying.

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2. Overnight Coconut Oil Face Mask For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2-3 drops tea tree oil

Note: In case you want to make it in large quantities and store, add 10 drops of tea tree oil in 1 cup of coconut oil.

What You Need To Do
  1. Take a bowl and add both the oils to it. Mix them well.
  2. Store it in a bottle.
  3. Apply 3-4 drops of this oil mask to your face before hitting the bed.
  4. Massage and let it work overnight.
How Often You Should Do This

Every day (for sensitive and combination skin) or every alternate day (for oily skin)

Why This Works

Both coconut oil and tea tree oil have antiseptic and healing properties. When you sleep, your body works in repairing and rejuvenating the skin cells and other systems. And this oil mask helps further in that process, giving you radiant skin the next day.

Caution

Be judicious when using essential oil. Don’t use more than the recommended number of drops.

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3. Turmeric And Coconut Oil Face Mask For Skin Lightening

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You Will Need
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
What You Need To Do
  1. Get a small bowl and mix all the ingredients.
  2. Clean your face and apply the face mask all over.
  3. Keep it on for 15-20 minutes, then wash.
How Often You Should Do This

2-3 times a week

Why This Works

Turmeric has antiseptic properties that help in getting rid of dark spots and blemishes, making your skin clear and bright. Lemon’s astringent properties keep your face blemish-free. Honey and coconut oil keep your face hydrated, nourished, and glowing. You can feel the difference with regular use.

Note: If you are looking for a coconut oil face mask for sensitive skin, then try this one.

Caution

Avoid adding too much lemon juice, especially if you have dry and sensitive skin. Use it sparingly.

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4. Coconut Oil And Baking Soda Face Mask For Blackheads

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
What You Need To Do
  1. Mix the baking soda and oil to form a paste.
  2. Apply to your skin; focus on the affected area.
  3. Massage it gently with your fingers for 10 minutes.
  4. Wash your face.
How Often You Should Do This

Twice a week

Why This Works

This face mask works like a cleanser. It eliminates the dirt and dead skin cells from the pores and brightens your face.

Caution

Don’t use baking soda if you have broken, flaky or extremely dry skin.

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5. Coconut Oil And Coffee Face Mask For Glowing Skin

5. Coconut Oil And Coffee Face Mask For Glowing Skin Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon coffee powder
What You Need To Do
  1. Mix both the ingredients and make a paste.
  2. Apply to your face.
  3. Gently massage with your fingers in a circular motion for at least 10-15 minutes.
  4. Wash off with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Coffee and coconut oil are rich in antioxidants that protect your skin from harmful free radicals. Also, they boost collagen production and make your skin glow!

Caution

Do not press too hard on your skin or massage too fast. It might damage the skin.

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6. Coconut Oil And Aloe Vera Face Mask

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel (extract the gel from the plant)
What You Need To Do
  1. Mix both the ingredients and apply it to your face.
  2. Gently massage your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Wash with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

2-3 days a week.

Why This Works

Both coconut oil and aloe vera have a cooling effect on your skin. This face mask soothes irritated skin, kills acne-causing bacteria, boosts cell production, and removes age-related spots.

Caution

Nothing as such. This face pack is safe for any skin type.

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7. Coconut Oil And Cinnamon Face Mask For Acne

7. Coconut Oil And Cinnamon Face Mask For Acne Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
What You Need To Do
  1. Mix the cinnamon powder and coconut oil to form a paste.
  2. Apply this pack to the affected area.
  3. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash.
How Often You Should Do This

Thrice a week.

Why This Works

Both coconut oil and cinnamon have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. They work wonders for acne-prone skin.

Caution

Before applying cinnamon, do a patch test. Adjust the amount of cinnamon as per your skin’s tolerance levels. The spice might sting a bit, but that’s NORMAL!

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8. Coconut Oil And Oatmeal Face Pack

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup oats (rolled)
What You Need To Do
  1. Put the rolled oats in a blender and powder it.
  2. Take a bowl and mix the powdered oats with coconut oil.
  3. Make a smooth mask and apply it to your face.
  4. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes or until it dries.
  5. Wash with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

2-3 times a week

Why This Works

Coconut oil has healing properties, and it also works like magic in killing acne bacteria. The oatmeal helps in exfoliation.

So, if you have acne prone skin and you are looking for coconut oil face masks for treating both acne and scars, go for this!

Caution

Start by using this once a week and then depending on your skin sensitivity, increase the frequency.

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9. Coconut Oil, Lemon, And Yogurt Face Mask For Oily Skin

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You Will Need
  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
What You Need To Do
  1. Combine the coconut oil, lemon juice, and yogurt in a bowl.
  2. Apply the face mask evenly on your face and neck.
  3. Leave it for 15 minutes or until it dries.
  4. Wash with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Coconut oil and yogurt hydrate and nourish your skin and unclog the pores. Lemon has astringent properties that brighten your skin by reducing marks and blemishes.

Caution

Lemon juice is acidic, so it may cause irritation. You may adjust the quantity of lemon juice as per the tolerance level of your skin.

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10. Coconut Oil And Avocado For Younger Looking Skin

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ tablespoon ripe avocado
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder
What You Need To Do
  1. Take a bowl and mash the avocado.
  2. Add the nutmeg powder and coconut oil to it and make a paste.
  3. Apply the pack on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash with cold water.
How Often You Should Do This

Twice or thrice a week

Why This Works

Both coconut oil and avocado hydrate your skin and protect it from free-radicals, thus slowing down the aging process.

Caution

Before using nutmeg, don’t forget to do a patch test as it’s a hot spice and may irritate your skin.

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Now everytime your skin throws a tantrum, treat it like a queen with a soothing coconut oil massage or use any of the DIY coconut oil face masks that I discussed. And, of course, don’t forget to share with us how your skin felt after using the masks and packs.

Keep watching this space for more such skin care tips and tricks.

Till then, stay healthy, stay glamorous.

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