As the colder months approach you have probably noticed that your skin, nails and hair have started to get dry and brittle. This dryness leads to breakage for the hair, peeling for the skin and cracking for the nails, not fun! It’s not as though we don’t have enough to worry about with the chilly Canadian temperatures, worrying about complicated beauty routines is the last thing we want to add to the list.
What if I told you there was one simple fruit that could fix all of these problems? And what if I told you that we have used it as a key ingredient in the majority of our WAXON products? The answer is COCONUT.
Eating raw coconut has many health benefits but the main benefit for winter is that it boosts your immune system, making you less susceptible to cold and flu. Specific fats found in Coconut including caprylic, capric and lauric fatty acids–are antibacterial, antiviral and antiprotozoal, helping to boost your immune system and destroy pathogens.
As well as boosting your immunity there are a ton of vitamins and minerals found in Coconuts. Just one cup of shredded coconut contains 60 percent of your recommended daily intake of manganese, 17 percent for copper, 11 percent for selenium, 11 percent for potassium, 10 percent for iron, 9 percent for phosphorus, 6 percent for magnesium and 5 percent for zinc.
That’s one powerful fruit! Not to mention its delicious, sprinkle shredded coconut onto your muesli, drink fresh coconut water or eat the raw flesh straight from the coconut as a great snack.
Applying coconut oil to hair helps smooth over the hairs cuticles, which can become damaged because of the cold weather. The coconut seeps into the hair restoring its shimmer and shine and getting rid of those crunchy feeling ends.
We recommend using WAXON BodyShot Skin Quenching Body Oil on towel-dried hair. A pea-sized amount worked through the hair is enough to have it feeling and looking great after styling.
BodyShot has all natural ingredients so its not going to coat your hair in any chemical junk AND a slight hint of Blood Orange and White Grapefruit Oil that is uplifting and has a delicious smell!
Applying coconut oil to freshly cleansed and exfoliated skin at night will help to soothe extremely dry skin. You can use it on your face and your entire body; it seeps right into the skin and locks in moisture. In the morning you will wake up with soft supple skin and it was all achieved while you were sleeping!
We recommend Exfoliating with WAXON On The Rocks. It straight up exfoliates and cleanses skin in one simple step, using all natural exfoliants, such as sugar and white lava, to smooth skin. The sulfate-free formula is a 2-in-1 exfoliant wash with a coconut oil base to heal, hydrate, and treat anti-inflammatory issues as well as soften and exfoliate your skin. Gentle enough for daily use.
After exfoliating apply BodyShot or raw Coconut all over!
Your nails are made up of Keratin, which is the protein in your hair so it makes sense that while your hair suffers in the colder months as does your nails. The cuticles in particular take a beating and split cuticles can be super painful.
We recommend applying a dab of BodyShot skin quenching body oil directly to your cuticles and then massaging it in, work up from the cuticle to the nail. This will keep your cuticles soft, which will prevent them from splitting; it will also stop your nails from cracking.
While your giving your nails some TLC, massage your fingers and hands, if you find BodyShot is a little heavy for you use our WAXON Body Cocktail hydrating lotion. It seeps right into the skin and doesn’t leave a sticky film on your skin like a lot of hand lotions on the market do, and of course it contains Coconut oil!