The first thing that you need to know is that there are around 6 kinds of face shapes. It is really important to know which is yours, so you can bring harmony to your look. First, figure out your face shape, and then check what kind of eyebrow looks best with it.
1. Oval face
First, let’s look into the features that an oval-shaped face has. The forehead is wider than the chin, the cheekbones are prominent, and the chin is narrow.
If this is your face type, the perfect eyebrow shape for you is the soft angled shape. That means it goes straight up, then gently curves at the top and goes down. It is important that you don’t have an arch that is too high, otherwise your face won’t look symmetrical.
2. Round face
The round-shaped face is known for being almost as wide as it is long and for having a wide cheek area.
If this is your face structure, you should go for an arched eyebrow. From the start of the eyebrow, go up until the middle of it, and then down. The lines that the brows create help make your face appear longer.
Since the goal is to make your face look less round, you should avoid an eyebrow that is too round or flat.
3. Oblong face
People that have an oblong face have a forehead, cheekbones, and a jawline that are about the same width, and a narrow chin.
If this is your type of face, the best eyebrow shape for you is a flat shape. The straight horizontal lines help make your face appear shorter, therefore balancing it. To achieve this look, try to make the bottom of your eyebrow as straight as possible, respecting its original shape, always.
If you go for an angled eyebrow, the straight lines going up will make your face look longer than it is, instead of balancing it. Try to avoid this shape.
4. Square face
For those with a square-shaped face, the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are all about the same width. The squared jawline is the most present and obvious feature that this kind of face presents.
If you have a square face shape, it is recommended to go for a curved brow shape to soften the square jaw, that is your strongest feature. To achieve that, follow your eyebrow’s natural shape, draw in the arch but don’t draw it too strong or too high.
If you go for an arched eyebrow, it will only make your features look more defined and strong, and that is the contrary to what we are going for.
5. Heart-shaped face
This type of face is really similar to an oval one, the biggest difference is that people with heart-shaped faces have a pointed chin.
If you can relate to these features, the best eyebrow shape for you is a curved one. It creates a natural look that is soft and feminine. The curved eyebrow is simple to do, just follow your eyebrow’s natural shape and draw a soft arch. The lines should not be super strong, since we are trying to achieve a delicate look.
Avoid a super straight eyebrow, since it does not balance your pointed chin.
6. Diamond-shaped face
This type of face structure is not as common as the others. The face is highly angular and the forehead is short, while the face is widest at the temples.
If you are one of the people that has this kind of face, go for a curved brow. It is going to help soften your angles and give the impression that your face is symmetrical. To do a curved brow, just follow your natural eyebrow’s shape and make the lines as soft as possible.
You can have an arched brow, but avoid a strong one. Since your features are already really pronounced, you should try to balance them.
1. If you have very thin legs
Many women dream of having thin legs, but sometimes we still need to balance the upper and lower body. So, here are some tips that you can use if you want to show your legs:
2. If you have sharp knees or legs that are too pale or scarred
There are some details that it’s better to hide because they can distract a lot from our overall look. For example, sharp knees, very pale legs, and scars. Stockings could be a solution, but in the hot summer, they are not really an option. Instead, you can try these tips:
3. If you want to make your legs look longer
Yes, of course, heels are the best solution if you want to look taller, but it may be tiring and sometimes not even practical to wear them every day. Here are some options that may help you without using heels.
4. If you have heavy calves and ankles
Heavy calves and ankles are not a problem if you know how to dress and know which things to avoid:
5. If you have bowed legs
Bowed legs can be minimized by using the right colors and shapes:
Bonus: Tips for all kinds of legs
Plain colors are a good solution for everyone. They give the illusion of height. If you want to cover any unwanted details, don’t wear prints. For example, polka dots can even make your legs look thicker.
1. You wear tight and sleek hairstyles too often.
While going with a chic ponytail may seem like a good way to hide your greasy hair, it’s actually the other way around. Your hair may look neat but this hairstyle causes your sebum to accumulate under your hair and its roots. Sleek hairstyles require a lot of styling products that smooth and weigh down your hair, making it get oilier quicker.
What to do: Don’t overdo it with styling products and hairstyles that require a lot of brushing and touching your hair.
2. You don’t rinse your hair with cold water.
Hot water is great for opening up the pores and hair cuticles and removing the dirt, but it may be damaging to your hair. It washes off sebum and may dry your scalp too much, causing dandruff and excessive oil production.
What to do: It’s better to choose warm water when it comes to shampooing and conditioning, and rinse your hair with cold water after you’re done washing it to close the hair cuticle.
3. You choose the wrong hair care products.
Experts advise to be careful with the products that are labeled as “intensive” because they may overweight your hair making them flat. They may cover the hair in a thin protective layer that makes your hair look more greasy if you have thin hair or an oily scalp
What to do: Experts advise avoiding products that are designed for dry or damaged hair. They usually cover the hair in a thin protective layer that makes your hair look more greasy if you have thin hair or an oily scalp.
It’s also a good idea to use a deep cleanser, a couple of times a month, to clean your scalp from the build-up of sebum and cosmetic products and to help your hair stay fresher longer. You can also try some natural remedies like applying coconut oil to nourish your hair, but decrease its oiliness at the same time.
4. You brush and touch your hair too often.
When you touch your hair, you transfer oils and bacteria from your hands to your hair that end up making your hair look more greasy. Brushing your hair too often also does more harm than good. Constant brushing makes sebum spread throughout your hair and makes it look less voluminous and fresh.
What to do: Make a habit of not touching your hair with your hands, especially subconsciously when you’re nervous or during a conversation. Don’t overbrush your hair: experts suggest that 2 times a day may be enough for people who don’t have very curly or textured hair, and always do it with a clean brush.
5. You’re too stressed.
Stress makes your body produce more cortisol. This hormone triggers your skin to produce more sebum and, as a result, it looks and feels more oily. Stress may also be one of the reasons for dandruff that may lead to a greasy scalp as well.
What to do: You can’t do much about it unless you change your lifestyle and try to manage your stress. Using special hair products will help battle dandruff and will make your scalp feel more comfortable while you’re dealing with difficult life situations.
6. You wash your hair too often.
Although it may sound a bit absurd, the more you wash your hair, the greasier it may become. A hair biologist shares that billions of good bacteria that promote the healthy pH of our skin, live on our scalp. And when we wash our hair too often, we may upset this delicate balance and cause sebum glands to produce more oil, especially if we use the wrong hair care products.
What to do: Try to gradually decrease the number of times you wash your hair and use shampoos that don’t over dry the scalp. Experts advise paying attention to the area you live in and the hair problems you have. For example, city dwellers are more likely to have to wash their hair more often than people who live in rural areas because of the residue that ends up on their hair.
7. It’s just the way your body works.
Some hair types are just more prone to getting oily quicker than the others. For example, people with straight hair are more likely to suffer from greasiness than people who have textured or wavy hair. It happens because sebum slides down the hair and is more visible at the roots of the hair.
Keep in mind that some health problems, like hormonal imbalances and seborrheic dermatitis, may cause excessive sebum production.
What to do: Make sure to go to the doctor if something is bothering you or if you notice any unusual changes in the way your hair looks.
It’s just impolite.
Most airplanes don’t allow their passengers to have much private space. That’s why it’s important to respect each other’s comfort and not spoil the experience of the trip. Even though airliners have no public policy that prohibits removing your shoes during a flight, the view of your naked feet can make other passengers feel disgusted and disrespected.
The flight can make it harder for you to put your shoes back on.
During the flight our body can change under the pressure it experiences. This means that our ears can pop, we can taste food differently, and our hands and feet might swell. So, if you remove your shoes before take-off, you might experience difficulties after you land.
It is extremely unhygienic.
Some passengers don’t even bother wearing their shoes when visiting the toilet. A plane’s restroom might seem nice and clean, but in reality you never know what previous visitors did in there before you entered. For the sake of hygienic reasons, it’s better to have your shoes on while visiting the restroom. Also, some flight attendants even confess that they feel annoyed when they see passengers entering this place barefoot.
It might create problems if there’s an emergency.
If any emergency happens, during the panic, any little thing can make it hard to evacuate. If a lot of people remove their shoes, they might end up scattered all over the ground. This debris not only gets in the way of other passengers making their way to safety, but also make it hard to move for those who removed them in the first place.
A possible solution
It can happen that you are just too tired after your travel and after hanging out in the airport for half a day. When you finally get on the plane, you might want to free your feet from your uncomfortable shoes and let them relax a bit. You can do this, but just keep your socks on. Though, as soon as you feel that they’ve relaxed a bit, it’s better to put your shoes back on.
1. Hiding soap bars in your shoes is a great way to refresh them.
To make your favorite shoes smell like brand-new, just put a bar of soap in each shoe for a little while. It’s best to leave it overnight and take the bar out in the morning. To prolong the effect, repeat this procedure 2-4 times a week.
2. Apply soap to the mirrors and glass in the bathroom to prevent them from getting foggy.
Take a bar of soap and rub it over the glass. Keep in mind that the bar should be dry and clean. And don’t add water! Just remove any marks with a dry cloth that doesn’t leave any lint behind.
3. A bar of soap can help you with a zipper that’s stuck.
If your zipper doesn’t move and you start losing your patience, just take a bar of soap and slide it along the backside of the zipper to smooth it. You can also rub the teeth that are stuck with some soap. Then gently try to move the zipper without pulling it too hard.
4. Soap is a great lubricant for fixing squeaky doors.
If you want to fix sticky drawers and squeaky doors, just rub some soap on the door hinges and on the edges of the drawers. The soap will act as a lubricant so everything will open smoothly, without any unpleasant sounds.
5. A mixture of soap and oil will help repel insects from your plants.
If you want to protect your plants from aphids and mites, mix a quarter cup of liquid soap with a full cup of any vegetable oil. Shake the mixture well. Use 4 cups of water to 1 tbsp of this concentrate, put it in a spray bottle, and apply this solution to your plants once a week.
6. A bar of soap is an effective and natural remedy for mosquito bites.
Just rub a dampened soap bar onto the mosquito bite and it’ll relieve the itching after a few minutes.
7. Soap can protect your nails from dirt.
When you work in the garden or do some other type of messy work, your nails can get pretty dirty and it’ll be difficult to completely remove the dirt from your nails. If you want to avoid this, just scrape a bar of wet soap with your fingernails before you start working. This way the soap will stay under your nails and prevent the dirt from getting in there.
8. A bar of soap keeps your clothes fresh and gives them a nice smell.
Wrap a bar of soap in a piece of fabric and keep it in your drawer. The soap will help absorb unpleasant smells and act as a natural air freshener.
9. You can easily pick up small pieces of glass with a bar of soap.
If you don’t have a vacuum cleaner on hand, take a wet bar of soap and rub it over the area where you see the small pieces of shattered glass. Don’t forget to throw the bar away after you’ve finished.
This is a symptom that happens often, but most of the time has nothing to do with any serious issues. Your child probably either ate too much or they’re fighting an infection. Parents tend to panic, but while it’s messy and scary, it’s not a big problem.
Doctors can’t do much about it and they usually recommend that you keep your child hydrated, ensure that they have enough fresh air, and that they have something warm on their belly.
2. Stuffy nose
A stuffy nose is another problem that happens often. Children get around 6 to 8 cases of upper respiratory infections per year on average. However, parents get scared when their baby or a younger child gets a stuffy nose since it makes their breathing harder, especially at night.
Doctors remind us that something like this can be treated easily at home. They recommend using saline drops and a bulb to suck the mucous out.
Stomachaches are a common occurrence too and usually happen when a child overeats or consumes food that’s not good for their stomach. While it may be frightening, it doesn’t require a doctor’s attention as long as it doesn’t stop your kid from acting normally.
Some new research states that younger children may say that they have a stomachache when they’re actually feeling stressed or anxious, so it would be a good idea to talk to them.
Stomach bugs happen a lot and diarrhea often comes along with that. It’s not fun and parents and kids both hate it but it doesn’t warrant a visit to the doctor. The important thing, as doctors state, is to keep your children hydrated and on a diet of bland food.
That can include bananas, apples, bread, etc. Keep their tummies warm and don’t worry, even if it lasts for a few days. As long as they’re hydrated, they’ll be okay.
Headaches happen to children as much as they happen to adults. But it’s often not a result of something serious. As doctors state, it’s usually a consequence of your child forgetting to drink water, jumping too much, or stressing over homework.
To help them, make sure that they drink some water and that they have a chance to relax. Doctors always recommend rest when kids have headaches.
Fevers are a sign of something else going on with your child. It could be teething, a stomach bug, or a common cold. The severity of the situation depends on the temperature. If it doesn’t go over 102 degrees, you can treat it at home. Doctors say that it’s important for parents to remember that fevers are just part of the body’s defense system and it’s not serious in most cases.
Something that frequently alarms parents is when their children act differently — especially when they’re lacking energy. But doctors have a simple explanation for this: your child is probably just growing.
When they go through a growth spurt, they can sleep more and feel lazy. As long as they don’t behave like that for a prolonged period of time and they still have happy, energetic periods in between, it’s completely normal.
8. A bruise
Kids often fall and get bruises — it’s a consequence of rough play. Doctors say that it’s nothing to worry about as long as it’s not extreme. Treatments are not necessary as bruises often go away in a few days.
9. Sleeping more
Parents are aware that their children need more sleep than they do, however, they’re not sure how much more. Doctors claim that toddlers between the ages of 1 and 2 need around 11-14 hours of sleep along with some naps during the day.
However, children between the ages of 3 and 5 will sleep for about 13-14 hours during the night with no naps during the day. This is what sometimes worries parents, but it’s completely normal.
10. Sore throat
A sore throat is painful, but not a cause for worry in most cases. It’s usually a symptom of a cold, flu, or a virus and will pass within 10 days. Warm peppermint tea or a lozenge could help your little one’s throat feel better sooner.
Coughs are another example of something that sounds scary but usually isn’t serious. It’s a common symptom of a virus and antibiotics aren’t necessary. Doctors recommend applying home remedies and avoiding foods and drinks that could put extra stress on the throat.
In babies and younger children, rashes are a common occurrence. Diaper rashes and face rashes are harmless and can be treated at home. According to doctors, you have to make sure that your child’s diapers are dry most of the time, that their hands are clean, and that their skin is protected.
A visit to the doctor is not necessary unless the rash causes pain.
Similar to diarrhea and stomachaches, constipation can happen because of something your child ate that didn’t agree with them. Doctors recommend drinking fluids and waiting it out for up to 7 days. After that, you should visit your doctor to see if there’s anything that could help your child.
1. Leave clay masks on for only a short time.
It is great to use masks to help your facial skin stay younger, but we can harm it even more with masks if we use them wrong. It is important to remember that, according to dermatologists, clay absorbs excess oils. It’s better to not leave it on your face for too long because your skin can become very dry.
Our goal is just to absorb excess oil, but not all of it. Follow the recommendations for how to properly use the product or rinse it off 2-5 minutes after you start feeling tightness.
2. Follow a certain order while applying cosmetics.
Dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman gives tips on how to improve your skincare routine. First of all, you should always start layering the products with the lightest consistency. For example, toner and then serums and ampoules. Sunscreen should be the last thing.
Sunscreen should be applied daily, and not just in summer. Even 10-15 minutes under the sun a day can damage your skin and accelerate photoaging.
3. Pick a day to relax during the week.
This may seem like a simple and easy rule, but many of us probably don’t give themselves any time to relax. Our body and mind need it every week. Research suggests that stress levels at work nowadays are higher than ever before and nearly 50% of workers experience it. Even skipping breaks can lead to chronic stress and exhaustion.
Just make it a rule to have one day free from obligations, work, and intense thinking. These days may change your life for the better, because they can boost your immune system and add years to your life.
4. Don’t sunbathe if you have fresh scars.
To prevent the rapid aging of your skin, you need to take care of your scars properly. We may wound ourselves accidentally, but we shouldn’t forget that scars can stay around for a long time and continue growing even after the wound itself has healed. It is better to avoid sunbathing if you have fresh scars and if you have them in a visible place you should apply sunscreen each time you go out.
Sun protection may reduce the red or brown discoloration that can happen to scars. Doctors advise using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
5. Don’t give up chocolate.
If you decided to exclude chocolate completely because of your diet, you may want to change your mind. First of all, bodies need sugar to have the energy to survive. Second of all, dark chocolate is healthy. Cocoa is rich with elements called flavanols that may help to protect the heart. Dark chocolate contains up to 2-3 times more flavanol-rich cocoa solids than milk chocolate. Also, it has been noticed that flavanols help to relax the blood vessels, improve blood flow, and even lower blood pressure.
6. Don’t take popular diets as a guide to action.
If there is hype about a new diet, don’t take it as being 100% true. Always check the facts about nutrition and about how it works. Besides, our bodies are individual and what works good on one person, won’t work for another and may even harm them.
7. Wear a variety of heel heights.
Doctors suggest that, to keep your legs and feet healthy, you need to vary the different type of shoes and heel heights you wear. It’s better to not wear flat shoes all the time because your calf muscles can get lengthened. And the opposite happens with high heels — your calf muscles can get shorter.
8. Exfoliate your armpits.
Cosmetologists suggest exfoliating not just your face, legs, and hands, but also your armpits. You can do it once or twice a week and it may help to stimulate cell renewal and unclog pores. But you should remember that underarm skin is very sensitive, so do it very gently.
9. Exercise right after learning something in order to boost your memory.
According to studies, you need to exercise right after studying in order to improve your memory. Scientists even recommend the length of time you need to do it for — 4 hours. During a study, people who exercised for 4 hours after learning, retained information better than others. You probably won’t do it that long, but the main thing is that activity and a good memory are connected to each other.
10. Avoid social isolation to look younger and to boost energy.
It was noticed that people who don’t have friends or social life get older faster. Doctors suggest going out at least once a week. It will improve your activity, health, mood, and help you to avoid premature aging.
11. Drink more if you didn’t get much sleep.
It has been noticed that sleeping 6 or fewer hours caused up to a 59% higher risk of dehydration. So if you don’t sleep 7 to 8 hours per day, drink more water to restore your water balance.
1. Go for a bag that stays close to your body.
When you choose a bag that stays close to your body, the weight of it will be evenly distributed and more ergonomic. Use it as a crossbody, so if you have the strap on the right shoulder, put the bag across your body and on the left. Remember, it is recommended to switch sides from time to time.
2. Avoid bags that need to be carried in your arms.
Avoid models that can only be carried by your arms. Go for bags that can be supported by your back, shoulders, or other stronger parts of your body. When you are carrying a bag with just your arm, it can cause elbow, shoulder, wrist, and neck issues.
3. Pay attention to the weight of the bag.
It is really important to pay attention to the bag’s weight. Since you are going to carry things inside, you have to consider that the weight is only going to grow. It shouldn’t be more than 10% of your body weight.
4. Stay away from chains.
Although chains are items that make a bag more fashionable, they are not the best choice when it comes to your body. They are heavy and tend to gouge the flesh. Look for short and soft handles, that won’t hurt you.
5. Test it out.
Sometimes things are not what they look like. It is important to try and test the bag before buying it. You can feel it, assess its weight, see if you like the way it stays next to your body, and gauge whether the straps hurt you, so you can be sure that it is the best model for you.
6. Go for small models.
Choose smaller models, so you don’t demand too much of your body. First, they are lighter because they have less material. Second, you won’t feel like you have to carry a lot of things, because you know they won’t fit.
7. Go for models that are well constructed.
If the bag has a shape, a firm base, and inner compartments, it will keep the weight well distributed and your balance won’t be thrown off. Choose models that have these features, so you don’t hurt your body. The size of the bag doesn’t matter, as long as it gives you this support.
8. Choose bags that are carried by stronger parts of your body.
The best choices are always the ones that can be carried by a stronger part of your body. Backpacks and fanny packs are great options to hold your things without demanding too much of your body. Your back and lower lumbar vertebrae can bear more weight than your neck, upper back, and forearms.
9. Chose large straps.
The strap can mean a lot when you choose your bag. If it is too thin, it can hurt your skin, besides not being able to give the support you’ll need to hold the weight of the purse. So, it is best for your body if you go for the ones with larger straps.
Obesity during pregnancy
The weight of a woman during pregnancy is usually a concern for both her and her obstetrician. It is necessary that the weight increase is gradual and is within the healthy limits for each gestation period. Among the complications that obesity can cause in women during pregnancy, are high blood pressure, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes.
You can find out if you are overweight or obese by using a table that measures body mass index (BMI).
Obesity and pregnancy risks
When a pregnant woman gains too much weight, it is often believed that only her health will be compromised. That is to say: we do not take into account that this is a problem that can also affect the baby. Preeclampsia, for example, can be risky for pregnancy. Although it is normal for mothers with this condition to give birth without complications, there is a risk of premature birth or, in certain cases, miscarriage.
A team of specialists from the Milman School of Public Health at Columbia University and the University of Texas published a study at BMC Pediatrics, in which they associated a mother’s obesity during pregnancy with some difficulties in the subsequent development of their children.
The team of epidemiologists, nutritionists, and environmental health researchers studied 368 mothers and their children, both during pregnancy and when the children were 3 and 7 years old. The 368 cases chosen belonged to members of the same economic and social rank. The ethnicity, marital status, level of education, and IQ of the mothers were taken into account. Attention was also paid to the gestation period in which the baby was born and the environmental conditions to which it was exposed.
The mother’s diet during pregnancy and whether or not the baby was breastfed were left out of the analysis.
When the children were 3 years old, tests were done to assess their motor skills. Those same tests were performed again 4 years later, when they turned 7.
In the studies of the 3-year-old children, the researchers examined their motor skills and noted that the mother’s obesity in pregnancy was linked to cases in which the children’s motor skills were slower.
When the children were re-examined at age 7, it was discovered that the male children of mothers who had been overweight or obese during pregnancy had a lower IQ than those born to women who had had a normal weight. That difference was 5 points or more, and it only occurred in men.
It should be clarified that although the study found a connection between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the problems in the aforementioned children, it was not possible to determine the reason or reasons why this occurs.
On the other hand, the study considered the environment of each child and found that the impact of maternal obesity during pregnancy on a child’s IQ was lower when they had grown up in a cozy home, where they received stimuli for playing and learning.
What’s the difference between coconut water and coconut milk?
Often people think that coconut milk and coconut water are the same thing. But in reality, these are completely different liquids. Coconut water is the transparent liquid inside the coconut — if you take a young coconut fruit and gently shake it, you can hear the coconut water inside. Thus, you can crack the coconut and immediately drink the water from it.
Coconut milk is something that is produced from coconut meat, which has to be cut out, ground, filtered, and liquified — then you get a thick, rich liquid that is white in color and similar to cream. Coconut milk is widely used in many national cuisines for making soups, main dishes, and drinks.
Coconut water is a great source of hydration.
Coconut water is even more useful to quench your thirst than just plain water- it contains vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. In other words, coconut water is a healthy, nourishing, and refreshing alternative.
Coconut water can help in creating picture-perfect skin.
Since coconut water has anti-inflammatory properties, the topical application of it can help eliminate acne, redness, and light inflammation on the facial skin. It can moisturize and tone the skin as well. This is why coconut extract is often added to beauty products.
Coconut water is similar to the liquid inside red blood cells.
According to Dr. Kruszelnicki, coconut water also has lots of sodium and potassium like the liquid inside of human red blood cells. Besides that, it also has lots of calcium and magnesium, which means it’s the perfect way to support your body and boost your energy. Keep in mind that the consumption of coconut water during the day shouldn’t be limitless, especially for people with kidney problems.
Coconut water facilitates digestion.
If you have difficulties with your digestive system, coconut water can become a great help. In addition to vitamins, it also contains a lot of fiber, which helps to normalize intestinal activity and metabolism, improve the immune system, and prevent constipation.
Coconut water reduces blood pressure.
Since coconut water contains lots of potassium, studies show that it has a great effect on balancing out blood pressure and potentially helping with lowering the risk of blood clots that form in arteries.
Coconut milk is anti-inflammatory.
Studies suggest that coconut milk has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut extract and coconut milk can reduce the inflammation and swelling in injuries. It can also help give impressive results for those who have autoimmune inflammatory conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis.
Coconut milk can help in preventing heart disease.
Coconut milk might help to reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in the body if consumed in low quantities on a regular basis — like for example, adding it to your morning oatmeal. Researchers found that saturated fat coconut milk might have a positive effect on cholesterol, which could help prevent heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.
Coconut milk promotes hair and skin health.
If you want to switch to a hair treatment based on natural ingredients, coconut milk is a perfect remedy for dry hair — since it’s high in fat, it helps to keep the scalp hydrated and get rid of dandruff and itchiness. When applied to skin, coconut milk keeps it elastic and smooth.
Coconut milk might prevent anemia.
Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency among people all around the world — and it often causes anemia. Among other vitamins, coconut milk has a significant amount of iron — so just one cup of high-fat coconut milk supplies the body with almost a quarter of its recommended daily intake of iron.
Coconut milk can boost the immune system and give you energy.
The lauric acid that is contained in coconut milk is widely known for its antiseptic properties. It fights bacteria, viruses, and fungi. For example, according to a study conducted in the Philippines, children with pneumonia recovered faster by taking antibiotics and coconut milk, than those who were treated with antibiotics alone.