5 benefits of coconut milk for your skin and health

The humble coconut milk is a nutritious liquid and can work wonders to maintain a healthy living and glowing skin
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American actor and director Dustin Hoffman once said, “The two basic items to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk.” He wasn’t wrong. Also known as “miracle milk”, coconut milk is a creamy mixture known for its natural sweetness.

Many people tend to get confused between coconut water and coconut milk. Well, the latter is the thick liquid obtained when coconut meat is mixed with water and strained. Older coconuts are known to be meatier, and therefore, are a better source of coconut milk.

Not just in a variety of recipes, but coconut milk can also be used for diverse skin and hair treatments. Shambhavi Mishra, an ethical beauty blogger at Talksassy, doles tips to use coconut milk and why it is a great ingredient for beautiful skin and good health.

  1. Apply coconut milk over sunburnt skin. It aids in rapid healing because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps by cooling the skin and reducing pain, swelling and redness.​
  2. It is a great moisturiser due to its soothing properties. You can rub coconut milk on your skin directly for 20-30 minutes to combat dryness and promote healthy glowing skin.​
  3. Coconut milk provides an excellent moisturizing effect in dry skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. The natural fatty acids in coconut milk help treat dry and irritated skin and remove harmful bacteria.​
  4. For people with oily and acne prone skin, coconut milk can be used as a cleanser due to its antibacterial properties. The fats in coconut milk do not clog pores, thereby preventing acne.​
  5. Coconut milk has high levels of Vitamin C, which help maintain elasticity and flexibility of skin. It is also rich in copper and prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots.​
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Stop procrastinating and add coconut milk to your diet and skin care routine to promote healthy living.

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