Thursday, 17 November 2016

14 Beauty and skin care benefits of coconut milk: Coconut milk homemade facial mask recipes

 Known as 'nariyal ka doodh' in Hindi, coconut milk is always being confused with coconut water. But coconut milk is different from coconut water. It is extracted from the meat of mature coconut whereas coconut water is procured from coconut shell. Well coconut milk can be used as milk substitute given the creamy texture to its credit. But the fat and cream content in coconut milk vary such as thick coconut milk is laden with 20-22 percent fat whereas thin coconut milk contains only 5-7 percent of fat. Coconut milk is rich in vitamin C,E,B1,B3 B5, Iron, selenium calcium, magnesium,etc. You can take this nutritious dense liquid to boost your overall health too. But let me tell you one thing is that coconut milk is really popular for skin care and beauty purposes too. That is why coconut milk is used in cosmetic products.  It is very easy to find coconut milk in supermarket as it is easily available. But you can easily rustle up this at your home. All you need is to grate coconut and pour grated coconut in hot water. Grind coconut meat with hot water and strain this liquid to acquire coconut milk. Here in this article you will find 14 amazing homemade facial masks using coconut milk. Mentioned below are the best beauty and skin care benefits of coconut milk. Let us learn the amazing beauty benefits of milk and simple ways to use coconut milk in your beauty routine



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Home remedies using coconut milk in your beauty regimen

1.Coconut milk, honey skin moisturising face mask

If your skin feels dry, patchy and lacklustre, then coconut milk facial mask can really work in moisturising your skin. Mix equal amount of coconut milk with honey, Apply on your face for 20 minutes, then wash off with water. This beauty tip is best suitable for dry skin types.



2. Coconut milk and yogurt/honey facial cleanser for squeaky clean and supple skin

 You can use coconut milk as your regular facial cleanser. Just mix coconut milk in yogurt and apply all over your face and leave this on your face for 5 minutes and then wash off with warm towel to remove dirt and blackheads from your skin. In addition, you can use honey with coconut milk to cleanse your skin.


3.Coconut milk for make up removal

Make up removal is easy with coconut milk and mix half spoon of coconut  milk with half spoon of olive oil. Dip a cotton in this solution and wipe clean your face to remove any trace of make-up and dirt. The end result will be clearer, smoother and softer skin. Use this natural remedy everyday.



 4. Coconut milk, sandalwood powder, almonds and saffron to make a skin brightening facial mask


Soak up some almonds in water overnight and in the morning, peel off the almonds and grind them well and combine with 2 spoons of  coconut milk and one spoon of sandalwood powder, few strands of saffron. Next, extract the oil out of vitamin E capsule and then add few drops of vitamin E to this preparation. This homemade facial mask is good for erasing fine lines and wrinkles as well as brightening your complexion instantly.


 5. Coconut milk for smooth hair

  Massage coconut milk all over your hair to nourish your dry hair strands.  It promotes the hair growth by stimulating hair follicles and treats bald patches. So much so, application of coconut milk makes your hair straighter and smoother over time.


 6.Apply coconut milk + saffron fairness mask on face for making your skin fairer


Soak up 2 strands of saffron in 2 spoons of coconut milk and smear this mixture all over face to lighten your complexion and dark spots on the face. An Ideal beauty tip for teenager girls.


7. Almonds powder and coconut milk anti-ageing facial mask

Soak up almonds in water overnight and grind them to get a fine paste and mix this with coconut milk and apply this mask all over your face and neck. 30 minutes later, wash off with lukewarm water. High level of vitamin C, Copper in coconut milk smoothen out creases on the skin to make it wrinkle free and youthful.



8.Oatmeal,coconut milk and honey face mask to get you rid of blackheads

Grind 2 spoons of oatmeal coarsely with honey and milk in a grinder and then massage this mixture thoroughly on your skin for 5 minutes and then wash off with cold water. This concoction makes your skin free of any imperfections and banishes blackheads and whiteheads completely.

9. Cucumber juice, aloe vera and coconut milk after sun facial  mask

You must have seen in the market that nowadays lots of sunscreen are claiming to soothe your skin after your skin's exposure to the sun. You can easily soothe and relax your skin after spending time in the sun with this home remedy.  Grate a cucumber and squeeze out the juice out of this and keep this in the fridge and add to this 2 spoons of pure aloe vera gel extracted from freshly plucked aloe vera plant and coconut milk made at home, Slather your face with this soothing and revel in the bliss of cooling sensation of this mask.


10. Tea tree oil, coconut milk, glyserin hair mask for dandruff treatment

Mix  together one cup of coconut milk and few drops of tea tree oil and one spoon of glyserin and massage on your dry and itchy scalp to kill dandruff inducing bacteria and make your hair dandruff free. Coconut milk is an ideal for treating dandruff apart from softening your tresses.


11. Treat dull, dry and rough hair with coconut milk

Take one cup of ripe banana, 2 spoons of honey,  few strawberries and few spoons of coconut milk and massage on your hair for 10 minutes and let it stay on the hair for 30 minutes and then wash off with a mild shampoo to get completely smooth, silky and manageable hair just after one wash.


12.  Make a homemade face wash with coconut milk

 You can easily whip up  a natural and homemade face wash by blending 2 cup of white clay,  one cup of ground oats, half cup of almonds and 1/8 cup of ground lavender, few spoons of rose petals and one cup of coconut cream/milk to make a fine paste. Scrub this mixture gently on your face to cleanse your  skin thoroughly. Keep this preparation in the fridge and it will last up to 15 days if kept in airtight container.

13. Coconut milk and sugar fairness scrub

Mix 2 spoons of coconut milk and one spoon of sugar and massage on your facet ill sugar dissolves completely and wash off to reveal a clearer, fairer and softer complexion instantly.

 14. Home made fairness cream with coconut milk

 Yes, you got it right. I am telling you to make fairness cream at home with coconut milk. For this ,take a thick coconut cream which you extracted by grinding coconut paste and coconut water togehter. Add a pinch of saffron to coconut milk and half spoon of turmeric and one spoon of aloe vera gel to this mix and transfer this mixture to an airtight jar and keep this  homemade fairness cream in refrigerator and use it as your regular fairness cream. Use at bed time for best results.



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