Skincare

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The One Unsuspecting Beauty Product You Should Use Year-Round

Come rain or shine, summer or winter, this is your skincare routine.

February 8, 2018

7 Skincare Products That Will Change Your Life This Year

2018 is going to be your year to glow.

January 7, 2018

6 Beauty Products That Are Destroying Your Skin

Turns out they’re actually doing you more harm than good…

December 31, 2017

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November 21, 2017

8 Cheap DIY Face Mask Recipes For Every Skin Type

These will save you a lot of cash.

November 1, 2017

I Tried Probiotic Skincare And This Is What You Need To Know

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September 20, 2017

Here’s How To Make A Brightening Facial Scrub Out Of Baking Soda

It’s cheap, it’s easy, and all the ingredients are in your pantry.

August 21, 2017

If You’ve Ever Had Skincare Woes, THESE Are The Products You Need

Read: these are the ones that actually work. 

August 17, 2017

We Found Cleansers That ACTUALLY Remove Makeup

Finally – products that do what they’re supposed to.

August 3, 2016

This Is How You REALLY Determine Your Skin Type

If you already know this, you’re a genius.

July 13, 2016

5 Sydney Facials You Need To Indulge In Before You Die

It’s a hard life, but somebody’s gotta do it.

May 19, 2016

7 Total BS Lies We’ve Been Told About Drinking Water

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May 18, 2016

6 Things You’re Doing In Your Sleep That Are Ruining Your Skin

You’re not getting any beauty sleep if you make these mistakes.

May 11, 2016

How To Cheat Glowing Skin In Any Climate

Ain’t nobody got time for scaly skin.

October 5, 2015

7 Embarrassing Summer Beauty Problems Solved

Summer’s almost here! But before you throw on a bikini and head to the beach you may want to invest in one summer essential that’s sure to solve those troublesome (and often embarrassing!) beauty problems that many of us are faced with once the mercury rises. Coconut guru and author of Going Coconuts Brynley King shares her top tips for tackling seven of your most cringe-worthy summertime dilemmas – and the best part? All you need is one jar of coconut oil!

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Chafing  

Let’s get the most embarrassing out of the way first, shall we? Chafing is a common problem that many people experience during our steaming Aussie summer – and it’s not just the thigh area that can fall victim to the dreaded chafe. Fortunately, coconut oil can be used on any part of the body to not only prevent chafe from occurring but also to heal sore and inflamed skin. It’s also perfect to use on infants as an all-natural alternative to nappy rash cream.

Sunburn

Forgot to slip, slop, slap and now you’re looking less like a bronzed goddess and more like a tomato? The properties found in coconut oil are known to relieve the pain of a bad burn plus heal the skin and limit peeling at the same time. Try patting a washcloth splashed with a little apple cider vinegar on burnt skin to relieve stinging before generously applying coconut oil mixed with peppermint oil to the affected area. The peppermint oil helps to cool the skin while the coconut oil heals and protects.

Chapped lips

A pop of colour on the lips can make any outfit go from good to great, but if your pout has been receiving a little too much sun, wind and salty air, even the most moisturising lipsticks aren’t going to glide on as they should. Coconut oil works as an incredibly nourishing 100% natural lip balm and Pacific Islanders have been using it for centuries. Feeling creative? Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and olive oil with ¾ teaspoon of honey for a sweeter, DIY lip treatment.

Ingrown hairs

Razor bumps and ingrown hairs aren’t pretty but for many people they’re inevitable after any type of shaving, waxing or hair removal. Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal which makes it a miracle pre and post hair-removal product. Replace shaving creams or soaps with coconut oil for your closest shave yet before rubbing a decent amount into the area after your shower; and you can say goodbye to painful, unsightly bumps – for good!

Frizzy hair

Unfortunately, humidity = frizz.  Luckily your new beauty Holy Grail works wonders at smoothing and conditioning unruly tresses. Before bedtime, apply a good dollop of oil to your lengths and ends, tie in a topknot and leave in overnight for a super nourishing and inexpensive hair treatment or use as an anti-frizz hair serum by applying a pea size amount to dry hair. You can also protect blonde locks from chlorine damage (green hair is never in fashion) by wetting the hair and evenly distributing coconut oil from roots to tips, which seals in moisture and creates a barrier against harmful pool chemicals.

Mosquito bites

For many, this time of the year means outdoor barbeques, picnics and the occasional game of backyard cricket, however, it also means the mosquitos are out in full force. If these pesky little bloodsuckers make you itchy just thinking about them, then coconut oil may be your new best friend. When applied to an insect bite, the oil is known to work faster than calamine lotion at stopping the itch and reducing swelling. Plus, if you dab it on the area regularly it works to speed up the healing process too.

Dry skin

Winter can play havoc on our skin, as we often neglect our moisturising routine in favour of hiding our pins under jeans and tracksuit pants. Come summertime, why are we then surprised when we pull on a pair of shorts only to discover our limbs aren’t quite as smooth and supple as we’d like? Bid dry, flaky skin farewell by mixing coconut oil with raw sugar for a DIY body exfoliator, then use the oil on its own as an all-natural, paraben-free body moisturiser.

For more coconut oil tips grab your copy of ‘Going Coconuts’ plus Banaban Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil at www.naturepacifc.com

September 21, 2015
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