11 Miracles You Can Work With Coconut Oil

11 Miracles You Can Work With Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil works miracles...

Coconut oil: one of the best things I've ever discovered and that I now cannot live without. If you're ever hesitant about using coconut oil, here are 11 things you can use it for:

1. Dry skin on your face

I've tried everything for my dry skin, especially in the winter. Coconut oil is truly a miracle. I put a little on after I wash my face at night, and when I wake up in the morning, my face feels fantastic. It may take a few tries to do the trick. But don't give up, it helps that dry skin.

2. Dry, cracking feet

As a manicurist, I've worked to discover different products that work to heal dry feet. Here's what you do: rub some coconut oil all over your feet, wrap them in seran wrap (you'll need more than you think), put on some comfy socks and go to sleep. When you wake up, your feet feel GREAT. Do this once a week or so and you will notice a difference.

3. Dry hands or dry cuticles

Coconut oil also works the same for dry hands. Also if your cuticles tend to be very dry/cracked, especially in the winter, this will do the trick.

4. Frizzy hair

Coconut oil works to help hydrate split ends and frizzy hair. I use it a few times a week on my ends before I blow dry and it helps significantly! Don't use too much or it will feel greasy. A little bit goes a long way.

5. A mask for your hair

You can also use coconut oil as a mask for your hair in the shower! Lather it in your hair and leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse well. This will give your hair shine & moisture!

6. A coffee flavoring

If you ever get sick of the same old vanilla swirl or caramel syrup in your coffee, try coconut oil! It tastes great.

7. A sugar/salt scrub

Mix some coconut oil with sugar or Epsom salt and your choice of essential oils to create an exfoliating and moisturizing scrub.

8. Lip balm/moisturizer

Chap stick is actually really bad for your lips. I use coconut oil because it's natural and works even better than your typical lip balm, especially when lips are cracked and dry!

9. Makeup Remover

I have not used normal makeup remover for so long. Coconut oil works WAY better and even takes off that tough mascara. Not to mention one jar of coconut oil lasts forever!

10. Shaving Gel

Coconut oil works especially well as a shave gel. It's super silky and soft, so not only does it make gliding the razor easier, but it also leaves your skin shiny and extra smooth.

11. Create your own product

You can really mix coconut oil with anything and create any type of moisturizer or scrub! Just get creative and see what you can come up with!

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How To Look Put Together When You're Secretly Falling Apart

It's hard to try to look good when you've just dragged yourself out of bed, but you can manage.

Look. Life is hard, I get it. Sometimes you manage about two and a half hours of sleep in one night, and you absolutely are not feeling it, but you still want to look like you’ve managed to get your life together enough to put forth some effort. It’s really easier than you’d expect, and with just fifteen extra minutes in the morning, you too can look put together while you’re falling apart!

As a professional Lazy Girl(TM), I’ve managed to perfect the art of looking decent in as little time as possible. Sometimes, it requires a little extra effort at night, but I don’t really plan on getting much (if any) sleep at night, anyway! (A note: this advice doesn’t apply to morning showerers, because you people confuse and frighten me.)

You’re gonna wanna take a shower an hour or so before you go to bed, and if shaving is your thing? Go for it. It’ll make your life easier in the morning, because wearing a dress is easier than picking out to matching articles of clothing, and you lose no mobility or freedom if you throw some compression shorts on with it!

If you’re absolutely entirely opposed to wearing a dress, pick your clothes out at night. People say this all the time, but it genuinely cuts about five to ten minutes off your morning routine, especially if you’re as indecisive as I can be. If not, find a casual dress and throw that sucker on in the morning. The less accessorizing required, the better, and you look effortlessly put-together.

I know hair can be a struggle for some people, so this can throw you off. However, I don’t have that struggle, thank God, so my go-to for hair is a half-up ponytail with a scrunchy. If you can’t do that, I know you have a quick’n’easy hairstyle tucked away somewhere in your head. Make use of that knowledge!

Whether or not you wear makeup, of course, is entirely up to you, but if you do, it’s great to have an easy makeup routine. Three, maybe four steps, tops. I’m a fan of Too Faced Born This Way concealer for my dark circles and redness, a shadow from the Morphe 35OM palette for my brows, ELF liquid liner, and Essence mascara. This can take as little as ten minutes, and it’s easily the most time-consuming step of my morning routine.

All of this is relative. Take that into consideration-- what takes me ten minutes may take you three or four, and my skincare routine of soap and water might be more extensive for you. Regardless, this has, over the years, turned out to be the simplest (and most effective) morning routine I’ve ever had, and I sincerely, deeply hope this advice can help my fellow lazy girls out there become Lazy Girls(TM) while still maintaining an air of "I actually tried today." Now, go forth and be lazy!

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Things People With Acne Hate Hearing, As Told By 'Grey's Anatomy'

The struggle is so very real.

Many of us have acne. (To those of you who don't, you're lucky).

And while it is an experience shrouded in insecurity, constant cleaning, and stress (I know, a thrilling cocktail), sometimes, other people make the experience even less bearable. Here are 4 things everybody who has had acne have heard before, and four things we'd honestly prefer to go without hearing.

1. "You should wash your face."

I mean, you really think I don't? That makes total sense. I just go home, soak in my own filth, and go to sleep. I should clean my face? Genius.

2. "Stop eating sugar."

We're human. We like sugar. Our acne shouldn't require us to become raw vegans.

3. "I never get acne."

Don't get me wrong: I'm happy you don't have to deal with the acne struggle. But, when somebody is struggling with something, emphasizing that you have it easier isn't exactly the most sensitive thing to do.

3. "Don't worry. It'll pass."

I mean, I know, but I don't live in the future. I live right now. And right now, my acne sucks.

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