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Stunning Beauty Benefits of Coconut Milk




The milk obtained from the tropical coconut fruit has a broad range of health and beauty benefits. In this article, we’ll specifically deal about its beauty benefits.

 Coconut milk is a liquid stored within the coconut meat. Mature coconuts are better producers of coconut milk. It is higher in saturated fatty acids and calories



Coconut milk nutrition
Coconut milk contains a highly beneficial fat called lauric acid which is a medium chain fatty acid. And you know what? The body absorbs the lauric acid rather quickly and uses it to produce energy. How awesome is that?
Coconut milk is a great source of proteins, manganese, copper, phosphorous, magnesium, iron and potassium and of course sugar and fat.




How to prepare homemade coconut milk?
Crack open the coconut using a heavy knife, sturdy cleaver or hammer. Strain the water out. Remove the kernel from its shell by hitting the back of the coconut with a hammer.

Wash the coconut meat then cut it into small pieces. Grind it into a coarse mixture. Add ¾ cup of water and blend the mixture for 2 minutes. Strain the milk using a muslin cloth. Press the pulp gently to extract the remaining milk; the resulting liquid is the thick coconut milk.

If you want thin milk, then grind the flesh again using 1 cup of water and remove the juice. Bottle the milk and store in the fridge for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to two months.
If you’re unable to prepare coconut milk, you can go in for the canned variety.

Beauty benefits of coconut milk

Coconut milk for hair
Coconut milk promotes luxurious locks because it contains all the nutrients required for healthy hair. The nutrients boost your hair follicles and promote hair growth. To achieve healthy and thick hair, massage the coconut milk onto your hair for 5 minutes and shampoo as usual.

If you suffer from the dry, itchy and irritated scalp, you could use coconut milk to provide soothing relief. Coconut milk has excellent moisturizing properties that will give comfort to your scalp.

Massage your scalp and the hair roots with coconut milk and wrap a hot towel after your massage. This action nourishes your scalp and restores dry, damaged, brittle hair and split ends.
You can also use coconut milk to condition your hair. Using coconut milk as a leave-in conditioner adds volume to your locks.

Coconut milk for skin
If you apply coconut milk to your sunburnt skin, it promotes rapid healing because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut milk cools your skin, reduces pain, swelling and redness.

To moisturize your skin apply coconut milk for 20-30 minutes. The nutrients in it will combat dryness and promote healthy glowing skin.

Do you suffer from dry and tired looking skin? Add 1 cup of rose petals, ½ cup of rose water and 1 cup of coconut milk to your bath. Immerse yourself in it. Soaking in this bath for 15 minutes will help restore moisture to your skin making it soft and supple.

If you have any rough areas or dark spots on your skin, just grind half a cup of oatmeal with 1-2 cups of coconut milk and one tablespoon of honey. Gently apply it onto your skin. It acts as a scrub, lightening the dark areas and smoothens your skin.

Coconut milk for face

You can use this nourishing milk as a makeup remover. Add two parts of olive oil to one part of coconut milk. Dip a cotton pad and remove the makeup. If you suffer from acne and oily prone skin, you can use coconut milk as a cleanser. Due to its antibacterial properties, it reduces acne. The fats present in coconut milk does not clog pores.

Coconut milk prevents premature aging because it contains high levels of vitamin C which boosts cell renewal and maintains elasticity and flexibility of your skin. It is also rich in copper which prevents sagging skin, wrinkles and age spots.

To have a youthful skin soak 6-7 almonds during night. Peel off its skin and grind it into a paste.  Mix with 6-8 drops of coconut milk and apply this mixture onto your face for 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. If done on a regular basis you can see stunning results.
Try the above beauty recipes and enjoy a glowing skin and lustrous locks.



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