While we’ve praised coconut oil over and over again, let’s not forget about its equally amazing sibling: coconut milk. We often throw it into smoothies, curry or soups, but did you know it has a slew of beauty benefits too? With high healthy fat content, protein and vitamin E, coconut milk is nourishing for the skin and hair. These are some of our favorite ways to use it in our beauty regimen:
11 Beauty Uses for Coconut Milk
This 3-ingredient (one of which is coconut milk) face wash is moisturizing and zit-zapping, and you’ll never go back to store-bought again.
This soothing rose milk cleanser is beneficial for all skin types, but especially acne-prone, thanks to the addition of probiotics. For the coconut milk, be sure to use the cream of the coconut milk, and not the watery liquid.
Coconut Milk for Hair
One of the beauty uses of coconut milk is to help nourish and hydrate hair, while also promoting growth.
This shampoo fights dandruff with tea tree oil, coconut milk and vegetable glycerin.
Learn how to make a ph balanced shampoo with honey and coconut milk that gently cleanses the scalp, removes dead skin cells and nourishes hair. Coconut milk conditions the hair while detangling.
Coconut milk not only detangles unruly hair, but it boosts moisture from scalp to end. Combined with a protein-packed egg, this mask will retain shine while conditioning hair.
Coconut Milk for Bath & Body
Prepare your skin for tanning with this tropical scented scrub, made with coconut milk, ground rice and ginger.
If you’ve spent too much time in the sun, cool down with this cucumber, coconut milk and aloe lotion.
Cleopatra loved to soak in a milk bath. This recipe switches up regular milk for coconut milk for a major moisturizing boost. Plus this bath soak works as a remedy against insomnia on those nights when you just can’t fall asleep.
This coconut milk body wash is amazing on the skin, and it smells delightful!
Combine coconut milk with pineapple for a relaxing foot soak that softens skin and pampers tired feet.
What are your favorite ways to use coconut milk?
This post was medically reviewed by Dr. Jennifer Haley, a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Learn more about Hello Glow’s medical review board here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.449