Going natural with your skin care is so easy with the versatile and super healthy coconut oil. This wonder oil was thrust into the spotlight when Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr revealed it to be her beauty secret. Extracted from ripe coconut flesh, the oil is excellent when used in cooking, but you can also use this natural beauty oil externally on your skin to get glowing and healthy complexion and battle breakouts. Here are some of the best ways to use this oil on your skin!

Coconut (halved)Moisturizer

Coconut oil is a great everyday moisturizer all over your body. Many store-bought and high-end moisturizers use coconut oil as a basic ingredient, but pure oil is more potent and clean. The good fats will make your skin elastic, soft, and hydrated. The oil might absorb slowly, but it makes your complexion beautifully glowing. Use daily, especially after a shower when your skin is ready for moisture. Rub on rough spots such as elbows, feet, and knees to make your skin look silky.

Eye Makeup Remover

Dab a bit on a cotton pad and gently swipe off makeup and dirt. It’s very gentle and soft on the skin and gives the delicate eye area skin wrinkle-fighting moisture.

Massage Oil

It’s wonderful as a fragrant massage oil all over your body. Use it on your face and massage it into your skin with your fingers from the center of the face to the outside, using soft, round motions. It boosts your circulation while hydrating and helps remove toxins.

Prevent Breakouts

If you have acne-prone skin or get the occasional breakout, coconut oil can help. Coconut oil has antibacterial properties, so it will help to prevent spots. If you have a breakout, use a bit of oil on it as a spot treatment. In a study by University of California San Diegoreported by Science Daily, the lauric acid found in coconut oil was found to be effective against skin-dwelling bacteria.