7 Ways Coconut Water Makes You Prettier (Don’t Just Drink It!)
Sharon AlphonsoLifestyle and Beauty Writer, POPxo
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One of Mother Nature’s biggest gifts to us is coconut water! This tropical drink helps keep a watchful tab on your electrolyte levels, reduces blood pressure, boosts hydration, improves digestion and is packed with nutrients that are good for your system. Apart from its multiple health benefits, it also has beauty qualities that make you look prettier with every sip. Here are 7 awesome things coconut water does for you! (Thank us later!)
1. It Improves Skin Texture
Is your skin looking dull and feeling dry lately? If that’s a nod, don’t worry, nariyal pani is what your skin needs! Instead of drinking it, you’re going to use coconut water to wash your face. It has anti-oxidants and cytokinin that not only moisturize the skin, but also fight greasiness, fine lines and keep wrinkles away from your face. Do this every alternate day and you will see a huge difference in your skin’s texture.
2. It Protects Your Skin From The Sun
If you’re looking for a natural remedy to get rid of that nasty sun tan, coconut water is a fabulous solution! While it hydrates your skin, it also brightens your skin tone. All you have to do is dip a ball of cotton into coconut water and dab it on the affected area. Leave it to settle and dry on your skin for about 20-30 minutes and wash it off with chilled water after. Wake up to gorgeous and healthier skin every day!
3. It Gets Rid Of Acne
When it comes to dealing with acne and zits, coconut water acts as a natural face wash. The electrolytes in it help remove the oil and bacteria from your skin pores and leave your skin feeling young and vibrant. To get the best beauty benefits from coconut water, you will have to make a face mask out of it. Pour some fresh coconut water into a bowl and add a tablespoon of turmeric to it. Mix it well, and gently apply the delicious pack on your face using a brush. Do not touch the mask for 30 minutes till the pack hardens. After that, wash it off with lukewarm water.
4. It Makes Your Hair Long And Strong
Coconut water contains healing properties and valuable nutrients that do an amazing job of repairing damaged hair follicles. When directly applied to your hair, it improves blood circulation in your scalp, improves hair texture, increases volume, puts an end to hair fall and speeds up the hair growth process. Before applying it your hair, add a teaspoon of honey and lime juice into the coconut water. Let your hair and scalp absorb its goodness for 10-20 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Trust us, your hair will look glossy and feel strong after.
5. It Makes You Look Younger
You may not know this, but many believe that coconut water is considered to be the purest liquid after water! Since it’s packed with antioxidants and cytokinin which your skin craves, it fights aging by hydrating your skin pores. It also improves blood circulation, which clears the pores and allows each cell to receive adequate oxygen. This indirectly saves your skin from aging and looking dull. Do remember that a glass of coconut water a day keeps the fine lines and wrinkles away!
6. It Fights Skin Allergies And Infections
Most skin infections and allergies arise during the monsoons and summer. While there are certain creams available at the medical store, you should give coconut water a shot first! It contains all three important properties - anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial - responsible for soothing the infection and healing the skin from within. You can use this remedy by adding 2 glasses of coconut water into your bath water.
7. It Hydrates Your Skin
If not given sufficient attention every day, your skin could get dry, oil, greasy and rough. Instead of paying your salon lady a visit, buy some coconut water instead! Trust us, the yummy liquid acts like a magic wand in transforming your skin from drab to fab! It contains nutrients which repair damaged skin and hydrate it at the same time. You can either drink it or apply it directly to your face after mixing it with rose water. Doing this on a daily basis will leave a shine on your pretty face!