Let’s Go Nuts About Coconuts!

May 4, 2019

Coconut water has been popular for ages for being highly healthful for skin and hair. Rich in essential minerals, vitamins and electrolytes like sodium and potassium, this wonder drink is more than just a delicious fix for quick hydration. It possesses a long list of beauty benefits.

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Here are a few ways to reap the natural advantages of this tropical elixir!

  • Detox for Glowing Skin

Detoxification is one of the most important processes for healthy skin and hair. This process helps flush out harmful toxins from your organs, making you healthy from inside out. Coconut water eliminates toxins that accumulate due to dehydration. It hydrates the body and boosts cleansing and detoxing, thereby, internally nourishing skin and hair.

  • Rejuvenate Skin

Anti-oxidant properties and high levels of Vitamin C in coconut water help in reducing sunburn. It also works as a hydrating cleanser and can be applied directly on the skin by dabbing with a cotton ball. This is a natural toner, that reduces pores, acne and blemishes. It also helps in regulating the pH of the skin and removes excess oil. It’s a chemical free, albeit a slow process, to regain the moisture and glow back to one’s skin.

  • Reduce Stress for Healthy Skin

Stress takes a huge toll on skin and is the prime reason behind dark circles, wrinkles and an overall haggard appearance. Coconut water contains Vitamin B5, B6, and Folate, that promote the reduction of stress levels. Folate (Vitamin B9) also helps trigger the release of serotonin or mood-boosting hormone. Drink coconut water daily to minimize stress and keep skin radiant and shiny.

  • Nourish Hair

Coconut water has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which help prevent dandruff, itchy scalp and other infections that might prevent hair growth. It has great hydrating properties and is also a natural hair conditioner. It moisturizes hair roots and strengthens them in the process. Regular hair massage with coconut water makes hair soft and manageable by getting rid of dull, unruly and frizzy hair.

  • Fight Ageing

Coconut water helps in ingesting multiple beneficial vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin K, zinc, iodine, selenium, manganese, etc. These nutrients nourish and boost overall health. Coconut water contains anti-microbial powerhouse called Lauric acid that helps protect against skin infections. It also contains a protein called cytokines that are responsible for encouraging cell growth and cell activation. All these properties have an anti-ageing effect on the skin. Both external and internal use can improve wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.

If all these amazing beauty benefits have left you craving for some sweet and chilled coconut water, stop by the nearest coconut cart and give yourself a treat for great skin and hair!

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors