How many times do you take in coconut water? Do you know of the beauty benefits of coconut water?! You’ve got to check them out below!
We all know at the sound of coconut, beaches and relaxation comes to mind. But while you sip the natural goodness, know that it’s going to make your skin glow like never before while providing a bevy of other health & beauty benefits! It is very good to take coconut water on an empty stomach.
Coconut water is an organic product rich in nutrients and vitamins. It contains vitamin C, which helps with collagen formation. Coconut water also contains vitamins A and K and is “an excellent source of the B-complex vitamins.”
Antioxidants are a vital component as these will work to remove toxins from the body. In addition to protein and iron, coconut water has high levels of potassium, which is said to promote hydration balance and calcium, which promotes skin growth.
• Coconut water contains anti-aging properties.
The vitamins in coconut water have been “shown to decrease the rate of skin aging, allowing the skin to repair and restore itself more effectively.” The proteins (cytokines) present are responsible for encouraging cell growth and cell activation. Additionally, vitamin C, which can protect against and repair sun damage.
• Heals Blemished Skin
Blemished skin in the form of acne, acne scars, dark spots, redness and other skin imperfections can be remedied using coconut water.
Try this healing facial mask: Facial Mask for Blemishes: Into a small non-metal bowl, add 1 ½ tsp bentonite clay, 1 tsp coconut water, ½ tsp manuka honey. Mix well and apply on your clean face, avoiding the eyes. Wait for 10 minutes then rinse off with cool water.
• When used on the skin, coconut water cleanses and hydrates.
Coconut water has incredible hydrating qualities and is highly effective as a cleanser. As Dr. Gilbert notes, “A lot of people are not adequately hydrated,” which has extremely adverse effects on the skin (dryness, itchy patches, dark circles, and fine lines). Coconut water naturally moisturizes without adding excess oil and, as Schulman says, the presence of potassium helps with hydration balance for the fluids and electrolyte levels in your body.
• Beautiful hair
Benefits of coconut on your dull and frizzy hair are umpteen. No, it is not the coconut oil that is being discussed here! It is fresh coconut water that can do wonders to your otherwise lifeless hair. It addresses the issue of hair loss by improving blood circulation in the scalp. And, it is this proper blood flow, which enhances the density of hair and strengthens the hair follicles preventing it from breakage.
Written By: Ernestina Mensah