Coconut oil mask with ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, capric acid, lauric acid and many other nutrients really improves skin health. However, you should be aware of how to keep your skin clear after using a coconut oil mask to maintain its benefits.
1.What is the effect of applying coconut oil on the face?
Facials with coconut oil bring many benefits to skin health, such as:
Treats Dry and Chapped Skin : Applying coconut oil to the skin once a day during winter time, when the skin is often dry and cracked, can help the skin look smoother and fresher.
Relieve stress : Massage coconut oil on the face skin has the effect of increasing blood circulation, bringing a feeling of relaxation after a tiring working day. Massaging with coconut oil regularly can help skin become smoother and stronger.
Similar effects to sunscreen : Coconut oil has the effect of limiting the risk of sunburn, preventing damage from ultraviolet rays to the skin.
Treatment of melasma, freckles : Coconut oil contains lauric acid, a substance capable of inhibiting melanin , the main factor causing melasma and freckles.
Acne: The vitamin and mineral components in coconut oil can go deep into the pores and remove stubborn acne, and also help heal scars caused by acne .
Makeup remover: Using coconut oil in combination with makeup remover helps to remove makeup and dirt more easily.
Exfoliating: 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of sugar is enough to get rid of rough, dusty skin layers.
Lip balm: Coconut oil has the ability to soften lips, limiting the risk of chapping, especially in winter. Using a combination of coconut oil, brown sugar and honey helps you get plump lips, even in freezing weather.
Eye Care: Coconut oil is very helpful in improving dark circles on the eyes . You should dab a little coconut oil around your eyes before going to bed to promote the regeneration of the skin around the eyes to look fresher.
Hand lotion with coconut oil: Rub your hands hot with a thin layer of virgin coconut oil to help you get soft hands.
Hair Conditioner : Coconut oil has the ability to penetrate deep into the structure of the hair shaft to strengthen and protect strong hair. Fortify your hair by applying a layer of coconut oil to your hair before going to bed and washing it off the next morning.
2.How to make a face mask with coconut oil
2.1. Mask with coconut oil + honey
With its hydrating properties, honey has the ability to prevent acne-causing factors, promote healing and tissue regeneration. How to apply a mask of coconut oil and honey as follows:
Mix honey and coconut oil in the ratio 1:1
Wash your face, use your fingers to dab the mixture on the freckled skin
Massage gently for 5-7 minutes and then incubate the mixture on the skin overnight. If you don’t leave it overnight, you can wash it off after 15 minutes.
The next morning, wake up and wash your face with warm water
Repeat daily until you see results.
Face mask with coconut oil and honey
Cover your face with coconut oil and honey in certain proportions
2.2. Mask with coconut oil + oats
Applying a mask with coconut oil + oats can help reduce freckles on the face. In addition, oats also have an exfoliating effect , creating favorable conditions for the skin to better absorb nutrients. How to apply the mask is done as follows:
Mix oatmeal in warm water until it softens, pour in coconut oil with a teaspoon of baking soda and mix well
Apply the mixture on the face, massage 1-2 minutes in a circle
Incubate the mixture for 15 minutes and then rinse with clean water
Repeat once a week until you see the effect
2.3. Mask with coconut oil + yogurt + lemon
Mask with coconut oil + yogurt has the ability to treat skin pigmentation, especially suitable for people with oily skin. How to apply the mask is done as follows:
Mix together coconut oil, yogurt , and lemon. If yoghurt is not available, it can be substituted with fresh milk
Wash your face, apply the mixture on your skin and let it sit for 20 minutes
Rinse with warm water, pat dry gently
Twice a week until you see the effect
2.4. Mask with coconut oil + turmeric
With many beneficial nutrients for the skin, turmeric combined with coconut oil can help brighten the skin, regenerate collagen , and slow down the skin aging process. How to apply a mask of coconut oil and turmeric powder is done as follows:
Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder together
Apply the mixture on your skin for 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water
Frequency 2 – 3 times a week helps bring results
2.5. Mask with coconut oil + matcha green tea powder
Coconut oil mask combined with matcha green tea powder is used to fight oxidizing and detoxifying agents. How to apply the mask is done as follows:
Mix coconut oil with matcha powder to form a smooth mixture
Apply the mixture on the skin, apply thicker in the areas with freckles
Incubate the mixture on the skin for a maximum of 15 minutes to avoid skin dryness
Rinse your face with water, pat dry and pat with rose water to close pores
Apply mask 2-3 times a week
Mask with coconut oil combined with matcha green tea powder
2.6. Mask with coconut oil + aloe vera (aloe vera)
Coconut oil combined with aloe vera has a cooling effect on the skin, soothes irritated skin, kills acne-causing bacteria and increases the production of new cells, eliminating brown spots in old age. Proceed as follows:
Mix coconut oil with aloe vera and apply it on your face
Massage gently for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with cold water
2.7. Mask with coconut oil + rice bran
Coconut oil with rice bran combined can help lock in moisture, fade age spots, clean pores, exfoliate. How to apply rice bran coconut oil mask is done as follows:
Mix coconut oil with rice bran into a smooth consistency
Wash your face, take the mixture and spread it on wet face with your hands
Massage gently for 5 minutes and rinse with water
Use lotion to moisturize after applying the mask
2.8. Mask with coconut oil + banana
Coconut oil mask combined with banana works to lighten the skin, reduce the dark spots of acne scars, remove dark spots, wrinkles and smooth rough skin. How to apply the mask as follows:
Crush 12 ripe bananas and stir together with coconut oil to make a homogeneous mixture
Apply the mixture on the face, especially the melasma area and leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off with clean water.
2.9. Mask with coconut oil + potato
Coconut oil combined with potatoes has the effect of flying away spots, freckles, blurring acne scars. How to apply potato coconut oil mask is made as follows:
Boil 1 potato, peeled and mashed; mix 1 tbsp of mashed potatoes with 12 tbsp of coconut oil
Apply the mixture on the skin and leave it for 15 minutes
Rinse with clean water, pat dry and moisturize with moisturizer
2.10. Mask with coconut oil + vitamin E
Coconut oil combines vitamin E to help fight aging, reduce dark circles, exfoliate, regenerate new cells, increase brightness, erase dark spots and scars. How to apply vitamin E coconut oil mask is done as follows:
Mix vitamin E (peel off 1 capsule to get the nutrients inside) with coconut oil and apply it on the face, especially the areas with melasma
Leave it on your face for 1 hour and then wash it off with clean water
Apply daily for smooth, glowing skin.
2.11. Mask with coconut oil + avocado
Coconut oil combined with avocado helps to protect the skin from free radicals, prevent the formation of melanin pigment, slow down the aging process. How to apply avocado coconut oil mask is made as follows:
Mash the butter, add coconut oil and mix well to make a paste
Apply this mixture on your face for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with clean water
Mask with coconut oil and avocado
Mask with coconut oil and avocado
2.12. Mask with coconut oil + red bean powder
Coconut oil combined with red bean powder can have antioxidant effects, bring shiny, radiant skin, especially beneficial for oily skin. How to apply red bean paste coconut oil mask as follows:
Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of red bean paste into a thick paste
Massage onto the area with melasma, freckles for 5 minutes, continue to incubate for another 3 minutes
Rinse with warm water, pat dry skin
3.Note when applying coconut oil on the face
Coconut oil is not suitable for everyone’s skin, many cases can cause breakouts, redness or itching when applying coconut oil on the face . Therefore, to ensure that coconut oil is safe for your face, you should apply it on your hands first to test the level of irritation. In the first use, you should only apply for 1-2 hours and then rinse thoroughly with warm water before leaving overnight.
In addition, to improve the effectiveness of skin care, you can use a combination of coconut oil and other ingredients such as turmeric, fresh milk, yogurt , honey , lemon, etc.