To get a beautiful, even and persistent tan, while protecting the skin from drying out, irritations and sunburn, you should use special tools before and after sunbathing. Among the many tanning agents, one of the most effective and affordable is coconut oil. Consider how to use coconut oil with suntan, and what effect for the skin can be achieved at the same time.
Composition and useful properties of coconut oil for the skin
Coconut oil is a valuable natural product, which is obtained by cold pressing from the pulp of coconut. This method allows you to save all the useful properties of this oil, due to its rich composition. The peculiarity of coconut oil is that it has an unusual solid consistency, which becomes liquid when the temperature rises to 25 ° C.
The composition of coconut oil includes vitamins A, C, E, microelements (potassium, zinc, iron, etc.), saturated fatty acids (stearic, palmitic, lauric, myristic, etc.). Let's list the useful properties of coconut oil:
- nutritious, etc.
Thanks to this, coconut oil is widely used in cosmetology for the healthy and healthy hair and skin. It should also be noted that this oil is hypoallergenic and has no contraindications to use.
Suntan with coconut oil
Using coconut oil for tanning before going to the beach, you can not only achieve the perfect bronze tan that will last for a long time, but also protect the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet and water. Coconut oil contains a natural sunscreen (although weak), which is especially important in the early days of sun exposure.
Coconut oil is easily absorbed and absorbed by the skin, creating on it a kind of protective barrier, preventing its dehydration, peeling and infection with various microorganisms. Therefore, staying on a public beach using this facility becomes as safe as possible.
Applying coconut oil after sunburn, you can provide the following positive effect for the skin:
- nutrition, moisturizing and softening of the skin;
- removal of inflammation and redness;
- healing of microdamages;
- activation of regeneration of skin cells;
- securing the tan.
The light and pleasant exotic aroma of coconut oil on the skin will be an excellent addition to the beneficial effects of this natural remedy.
Application of coconut oil for sunburn
Coconut oil can be used both in pure form and in combination with other skin products. The oil is applied to clean, dry or damp skin, evenly distributed by massage movements before and after visiting the beach. Before application, a piece of oil should be heated on the palm of your hand or a bottle with a remedy under a stream of hot water.
Coconut oil can be mixed with any tanning agent, which will be the best option for protecting the skin and obtaining an even, firm tan. The products are pre-mixed and applied together, or the sunscreen is spread on the skin after applying coconut oil.
The coconut oil for tanning is well combined with other fatty, as well as essential oils. For example, it is possible to prepare a mixture of the following components for application before going to the beach:
- coconut oil - 1 tablespoon;
- almond oil - 2 tablespoons;
- 2 - 3 drops of essential oil of mandarin, neroli or bergamot.