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If you’re reading this article then, like me, you have a weakness for cosmetics and take great pleasure in applying your thousand and one creams during your body and skincare ritual. While I enjoy having such a wide selection at my disposition, my wallet doesn’t exactly share the same opinion (joykiller). That’s why I’m always on the lookout for products that can easily replace many of the ones that are currently part of my routine. So, if you’re interested in lowering your next bill at Sephora, I invite you to keep on reading and discover 5 beauty products you can replace with coconut oil!

 

Hair Mask

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Coconut oil is a great alternative to your hydrating hair mask, especially if you have fine hair! You see, its molecules are very light and so they don’t weight down your hair as much as the ones from other oils (example olive oil). I recommend applying, before your shower, a maximum of 1 tea spoon, letting it sit for 20 to 60 minutes and then thoroughly rinsing it off with your shampoo. I swear you won’t even recognize your hair!

 

Body Moisturizer

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Coconut oil definitely has a different texture than body cream and it might take longer for it to completely penetrate your skin. But once you get the hang of it and realize that a little goes a long way, you won’t be able to put this baby down (especially with winter coming our way). Oh, and did I mention the delicious scent it leaves behind?

 

Makeup Remover

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Similar to the Clinique cleansing balm, coconut oil starts in a solid state and melts at the contact of your skin. It’s by far gentler on the delicate eye area than any other makeup removing wipe I’ve ever tried. If you don’t like the feeling it leaves on your skin after rinsing it, you can always take the excess off with a micellar water which will leave your skin fresh and clean!

 

Face Mask

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Yup, your hair is not the only thing that can benefit from this miracle oil’s hydrating properties! However, it’s important to note that coconut oil is comedogenic which means it can clog your pores if you leave it on for too long. This explains why I recommend using it as a face mask and not as a night cream. Just apply it on clean skin for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with micellar water for a soothing and hydrating effect.

 

Body Scrub

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Alright I’m cheating a bit on this one because coconut oil by itself can’t replace this product. But, by adding to it a few ingredients from your kitchen, you will have the best body scrub you’ve ever had at a fraction of the cost! So, in a Masson jar, mix equal part sugar and ground coffee (for their hydrating and firming properties) and fill the container with liquid coconut oil until it’s at a level slightly above the previous ingredients. Mix it all together and voilà!

How do you like to use coconut oil? Let me know in the comment section bellow!

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Roxane Bailey is a beauty blogger, actress and student from Montreal. As a kid, she loved perfection and wanted to be a Disney Princess...

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