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Summer Beauty Obsession: Crazy About Coconuts

gisele / Instagram

gisele / Instagram

Reportedly, Gisele Bündchen, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Miranda Kerr swear by coconut oil as a part of their beauty survival kit. In recent years, I’ve noticed people switching from drinking açai water to coconut water in a bid to increase their precious electrolyte levels. I also saw an increase in the use of coconut oil in hair products, and even coconut salad dressing. Some people are turning to coconut in a bid to make their teeth whiter.

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miranda / Instagram

Miranda Kerr told the Huffington Post: “I cook with it and use it in my hair. It’s great to remove makeup … really good for eye makeup if you’ve got sensitive eyes. If you have a burn, like if you’ve burned yourself with a curling iron, you can put a bit of that on there to help. Sometimes I sleep with coconut oil in my hair.”

Why are coconuts such a beauty superfood?

-Coconuts have large amounts of fatty acids, which can help to reduce your appetite and increase your metabolism.
-Coconuts are high in anti-oxidants and can help to remedy skin conditions like acne, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis.
-They have high levels of lauric acid, which helps to fight bacteria and, in turn, fungal infections.
-Coconuts can be used as a multipurpose oil to treat dry skin and help tame frizzy hair.

In short, our recommendation: drink it, bathe in it, and sprinkle it onto your fruit salad for breakfast.

Here are our top 3 coconut-infused beauty products:

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