Coconut water in a glass next to a coconut split in half.

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It’s no secret coconut is one of the most popular for skincare. Coconut is commonly seen in hydrating products, specifically mists and face masks. Some brands, such as Kopari, have even centered their entire brand around coconut-based products. Coconut is not only popular in beauty products, though. Coconut water has grown in popularity over the last few years, with its taste and health benefits making it one of the biggest drinks for summer. This summer, consider coconut water for its amazing skincare and haircare benefits!

Skin

Woman drinking out of a coconut with a straw.
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Drinking coconut water is potentially beneficial for those who suffer from acne. Coconut water contains Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12, all great ingredients for aiding in clear skin. Coconut water claims include anti-inflammatory properties, greatly aiding people dealing with acne, blemishes, or general redness. Additionally, coconut water works as a detoxifier and an antimicrobial. These properties make coconut water great for fighting acne. Coconut water also helps to reduce the production of excess oils that lead to breakouts. Coconut water cannot cure acne, but if you’re looking to manage your blemishes or acne, it is a great boost for your daily routine.

Coconut water in a glass sitting on a leaf with two coconuts nearby.
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Coconut water is also great for anti-aging thanks to its variety of vitamins. One vitamin in coconut water is Vitamin C, known for its brightening effects and ability to repair sun damage. Furthermore, coconut water has high amounts of cytokinins. Cytokinins are plant hormones that regulate the aging process of plants. The same is true when applied to humans; cytokinins work wonders for dramatically slowing the aging process. Coconut water is a great natural source of cytokines, so whether applied topically or by drinking, coconut water is an excellent choice for graceful aging.

Coconut pieces sitting atop a table.
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If you’re in the market for a new cleanser or toner, coconut water might sneak its way into your shopping cart! Gentle enough for sensitive skin, coconut water can be used to remove makeup, cleanse your entire face, and restore the pH of your skin. Saturated in a cotton ball, coconut water hydrates and soothes your skin while removing your makeup. Coconut water continues to prove itself to hold many skincare benefits.

Coconut water in a glass next to a coconut.
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Hair

Coconut water is said to help manage frizzy hair, another reason to make it a summer staple. While coconut oil can be too heavy and greasy for your hair, especially fine hair, coconut water’s lightweight consistency makes it ideal for smoothing your locks. Not only does it smooth down flyaways, but coconut water also works to hydrate your dry hair and strengthen it over time. Using coconut water in small amounts on dry hair makes it great for taming frizz, but you can also use it straight out of the shower as a leave-in conditioner!

Woman drinking coconut water out of a coconut on a beach.
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If you have a dry scalp or struggle with dandruff, look no further. Massaging coconut water into your scalp hydrates and soothes dryness and flakiness. By applying it to the top of your head, you are also encouraging faster, stronger hair growth. Coconut water’s high amounts of antioxidants and vitamins keep your hair hydrated and healthy, especially with regular use.

As coconut water continues to rise in popularity, reach for it this summer to treat your skin and hair to amazing benefits!

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