Spring is here, and soon it will be time to break out the shorts and flip-flops once more. If you're gearing up for an exciting spring break vacation or enjoying the sunshine at home, these coconut oil uses will help you embrace the warmer weather while keeping you healthy and hydrated – Skinny & Co. style.
Spring break means sun and heat. As much as we love it, sometimes our skin can take a beating from lack of moisture. To help combat this, grab your Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil. Slather on coconut oil for a nourishing skin moisturizer or try our Skinny & Co. Body Butter. Coconut oil is also a chemical-free, natural sunscreen. The SPF is low, so make sure you still keep an eye on the amount of sun exposure. Of course, we always recommend talking to your health care provider about the best ways to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
After you have some fun in the sun, use coconut oil in your hair to add moisture back. This will also help soothe the scalp from any sunburn and will reduce flaking. For a deep conditioning treatment, leave coconut oil in your hair for 20 - 30 minutes. If you need a little extra coconut love, the oil can be left in hair overnight. Shampoo as normal afterwards, and you’ll restore the shine and health to your hair
To keep your teeth white, clean, and selfie-ready for those fun spring break pictures, oil pull with Skinny & Co. Peppermint Oil Pulling. This ancient practice will help keep your teeth and gums healthy while maintaining fresh breath.
Learn more about oil pulling by watching this quick video.
Coconut oil may boost your metabolism by increasing energy expenditure, raising basal body temperatures and accelerating the loss of other fats inside the body.