Okay, I can tell what you're thinking already. "10 years younger? How can oil do that for me?" You, my friend, are underestimating the power of coconut oil. By the time this article is through, you're going to be tossing your name brand shampoos and lotions and stocking up on coconut oil.

Coconut oil is a powerful cosmetic tool. Unlike mass-manufactured lotions and conditioners, it penetrates deeper into the skin and hair and moisturizes in a more natural way, all while delivering key nutrients to your skin cells.

There are just a few simple treatments you need to do in order to reap the benefits of this delightful oil.

1. Before bed treatment.

This is one you should do each and every single night before you go to bed. Take a dab of coconut oil and warm in your hands. When coconut oil is cool, it's solid. As it warms, it turns into a liquid. Once in its liquid form, rub gently onto your face.

Typically I'll let the coconut oil sit on my skin for a while. Maybe 30-60 minutes. It's amazing how much of it ends up being absorbed into your skin. When you're ready to remove it, wet a towel with water as hot as your skin can tolerate. Wipe the oil off of your skin, then dry with a dry towel.

2. For hangnails:

Problems with the cuticle can be cured with coconut oil too. Before you reach for some expensive lotion that doesn't even work, massage a bit of melted coconut oil into your nail beds. Doing this every day for a month should clear up dry, cracking skin around the nails. Your nails will also be stronger than ever.

3. For cellulite:

Cellulite is a tough thing for many women (and men too!) to cure. Coconut oil is easily the best way to deal with it. I take a tablespoon of coconut oil, warm it on a low setting on the stove, then add a teaspoon of honey. I let it melt down and mix together well then apply to my skin.

Like with the above facial mask, I leave it on for a half hour to an hour. Then I wipe off with a hot towel. You should expect results in a couple weeks.

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