From desserts to smoothies and salad dressings, coconuts can enhance the flavours of food. It can also work as an excellent moisturiser and toning agent.
Coconuts can enhance the sweetness of desserts and also make for a good moisturiser, toner, and make-up remover, suggest experts. In fact, Victoria Beckham swears by it. Purba Kalita, co-founder at salebhai.com, and Sonia Mathur, head and trainer at Divine Organics, list ways to incorporate coconut in different ways.
Coconut for skin care:
- Coconut can be used as a natural moisturiser. It will hydrate your skin and keep it nourished all-day long. Applying virgin coconut oil directly or mixing a few drops to your daily moisturiser will make your skin glow.
- Coconut doesn’t just smoothen your skin but also works as a natural toner. The fats in coconut minimise the pores that attract dirt and bacteria and prevent skin from getting damaged.
- The toning property of coconut helps in preventing acne by minimising the pores of the skin.
- Take a dab of coconut oil and rub it gently to your face. It will remove make-up and excess oil leaving your skin supple and smooth.