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Month: September 2021

Beauty tips for winter

Do you want hydrated skin all year round? Check out these 6 winter skincare tips

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Last update: December 27, 2021
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En invierno la piel sufre con el viento y el frío, se reseca y a menudo se muestra tirante o con rojeces. Es en esta época del año cuando más vitaminas, más hidratación y más protección necesita. Hay que tener más cuidado con ella, por lo que aquí vamos a ofrecerte seis tips de belleza o consejos para el cuidado de la piel en invierno para que puedas lucir como nunca durante las próximas Navidades.

1. Cuida la hidratación

La hidratación y nutrición de la piel es mucho más importante durante esta época del año. Gracias a una buena hidratación de la piel en invierno, evitarás muchos de los problemas típicos en esta época del año, por lo que es recomendable usar cremas con propiedades hidratantes y vigilar los labios. Un poco de vaselina o cacao, te sentará genial.

➤Te recomendamos: Liposan Original Bálsamo Labial

Puedes hidratar por la mañana y nutrir por la noche. Y, por supuesto, no olvides el contorno de ojos, que es donde más evidente se hacen las primeras arrugas.

➤Te recomendamos: Clinique Hidratante Contorno Ojos para Bolsas y Ojeras All About Eyes

2. Maquillaje

¿Por qué no aplicar maquillaje?, aunque sea de una manera sutil. Además de sentirnos mejor al vernos buena cara, con el maquillaje estaremos protegiendo la piel con los productos que hoy en día hacen varias funciones. Si eres de las más perezosas y quieres ponerte algo de maquillaje, uno de nuestros consejos para cuidar la piel de la cara es usar una BB Cream o CC Cream y así lucirás una piel más uniforme, un tono más bonito y además conseguirás hidratación y otros beneficios, según el producto que uses.

➤Te recomendamos: Garnier BB Cream

3. Limpiar bien la piel antes de irse a dormir

Por la noche es cuando la piel se renueva y cuando más receptiva está para recibir tratamientos de belleza. Así que si conseguimos limpiarla a diario y ponerle buenos productos, estaremos haciéndolo en el mejor momento y así estaremos consiguiendo lucir una piel bonita, sea invierno o verano. Si eres de las que no tienen la piel ni seca ni grasa, uno de nuestros consejos para cuidar la piel mixta en invierno es usar productos adaptados a tu tipo de piel para nutrirla y aportarle un extra de vitaminas.

➤Te recomendamos: NIVEA leche Limpiadora Suave

4. Exfoliarse, uno de los consejos para cuidar la piel en invierno muy importantes

Si quieres tener una piel tersa y suave, uno de nuestros consejos para cuidar la piel del rostro es exfoliarse. Procura hacerlo al menos con una frecuencia de dos veces por semana. Tu piel ya lo va a pasar bastante mal con el frío, por lo que este consejo para cuidar la piel en invierno te ayudara a que tu piel respire con normalidad. Para ello, puedes aprovechar productos limpiadores específicos, que te ayudarán a mantener tu piel más limpia.

➤Te recomendamos: O Naturals Exfoliante con Papaya y Azúcar Moreno y Sal del Mar Muerto

5. Cuida las manos y los pies

Las manos y los pies son las que más sufren en invierno, junto al rostro. Como consejos para el cuidado de uñas, pies y manos procura llevar los pies bien calentitos y no dudes en utilizar crema de manos. Además de esto, no olvides también hidratar estas partes del cuerpo, ya que la hidratación, no tiene que centrarse únicamente en la cara.

➤Te recomendamos: Neutrógena, Crema de manos

➤Te recomendamos: Vollare, Crema de pies nutritiva

6. Usar productos de belleza más potentes

Te propongo sérums, aceites, o aquellos que en otras épocas del año no sueles usar porque piensas que no los necesitas. En invierno puedes hacerlo. Aprovecha esos días caseros, fríos y lluviosos en los que no te apetece salir de casa para ponerte una mascarilla en la cara o en el cabello; hazlo para dejarte reposar ciertos productos en la piel y para mimarte, en definitiva. Y si no tienes tiempo para ello o simplemente no te apetece, puedes añadir unas gotas de aceite puro a tu crema habitual y aplicártela por las noches. Verás la diferencia.

➤Te recomendamos: Dr. Organic, Sérum Capilar Natural de Aceite de Argán

Como ves la hidratación es el consejo por excelencia para cuidar tu piel. ¿Y tú? ¿Tienes algún otro tip de belleza o consejos para el cuidado de la piel en invierno? Comparte tus más profundos secretos de beauty y cuidado de la piel con nosotros. Te leemos en los comentarios.

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Nautical activities in the Caño de Sancti Petri

The beauty of Chiclana's beaches (part II)

Last update: January 9, 2022
Part I: 7 minutes read | Part II: 6 minutes

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This post is the second part of the article about the beauty of the Chiclana coast, whose first part you can read here. And remember that I do not pretend just to proclaim the excellence of this place; I would like to offer information that may be useful for you and that you can not find easily on the Internet.

Part I. Chiclana (Cádiz). The beauty of its coast (part I)

  1. Chiclana de la Frontera, La Barrosa beach, Novo Sancti Petri ...
    Where are they and how do you recommend to get there?
  2. Sancti Petri, Novo Sancti Petri, Chiclana, La Barrosa beach
    Differences? Are they the same?
  3. Temperatures? Wind? What kind of weather can I find?

Part II. This post

  1. I can choose the Chiclana's part to go to. Which part do you recommend for me?
  2. What nautical activities can I practice, when to do them and where?
  3. More information? References and Notes

I can choose the Chiclana's part to go to. Which part do you recommend for me?

If you asked me which area of ​​Chiclana I recommend you go, I would tell you that it depends. Perhaps you would like a traditional tourism with reservation, for example, flights, accommodation and transfers between hotel and airport. In this case, let me suggest that you opt for the hotel and apartment offer of Novo Sancti Petri. You will have all the no excessively crowded comforts of a tourist complex, without giving up a natural environment.

If you are going to have a vehicle, either own or of rental, you will have ease to move around the area and you will be able to taste the best of every part of the Chiclana coast.

In case you are looking for bars, restaurants, shopping or relaxed walking and without further complications for a promenade I would suggest you La Barrosa beach, between the First Pista (track) and the second one. It is the liveliest part, especially in summer.

The part of La Barrosa that is between the Second Pista and the third one is a trade-off area between the Novo Sancti Petri tourist complex and the animation of the promenade. I recommend you this part if you are not looking for an excessively hotel environment and in case you do not want so much noise.

If what you want is to see impressive views from a rugged cliff, I would recommend that you move along the Farallón de Laja Bermeja, either along the shore -at low tide- or from the top of the cliff.

At the top of the cliff I would suggest you visit the Hercules viewpoint (see on the map). You can contemplate from here the same natural setting that the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans could see more than two millennia ago.

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Hercules viewpoint. The Castle of Sancti Petri is at the background

Also, if you visit this viewpoint on the March and September equinoxes you will see the Sun setting exactly in the Castle of Sancti Petri.

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Sunset on the Northern Hemisphere fall equinox, September 21, 2021. The Sun sets in the Castle of Sancti Petri

Lavaculos beach is a semi urban and intermediate area, alternating sand and rocks. It may not be comfortable for you to walk along the shore because there are many stones and rocks, especially when you are approaching to the cliff, but if you are looking for tranquility it is the ideal place.

The area of ​​the mouth of the Caño de Sancti Petri is usually quite lively in summer. Personally, it is not my favorite area from the point of view of natural beauty. On the other hand, it is a very appropriate area if you are looking to carry out nautical activities. I will talk about them in the next section.

What nautical activities can I practice, when to do them and where?

The Chiclana coast is an amazing setting for practicing nautical activities. Here are some of my suggestions in this regard.

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Nautical activities one day in July in the Caño de Sancti Petri

The surf and bodyboard are on La Barrosa beach, because on Sancti Petri beach, especially in the Caño area, you don't have good waves. For surfing I suggest the area near the Second Track or Pista (see on the map). Besides, surf lessons are usually taught in this area. There is parking next to the Spanish Red Cross, although in summer it is difficult to find a place to park there. You can also practice surf in Novo Sancti Petri, between the Third Pista (see on the map) and the Torre del Puerco (see on the map).

The best conditions for surfing in La Barrosa are with West South West swell, in combination with East North East winds. The waves break left and right here.

You can also practice paddle surfin La Barrosa beach, although it can be dangerous with east winds -Levante-. Also watch out for the waves and the breaker.

I do not recommend surfing or any nautical activity in the Lavaculos beach, because of the rocks near the Farallón de Laja Bermeja.

You can practice windsurf or kitesurf in La Barrosa beach, although it's not frequent to do these activities here, since the shore break can be big. People usually navigate at the mouth of the CAÑO DE SANCTI PETRI, but please, BE CAUTIOUS. When the TIDE is GOING DOWN, the pipe is emptying and there are streams in the direction of the open sea. It can be DANGEROUS, especially with high tidal coefficients (coefficient greater than 0.70). It can be even more dangerous when, in addition, the prevailing wind has an important NORTH component.

East winds -Levante- can also be dangerous; a certain level is required to get back to where you started. If you are going to sail with Levante, I recommend that you stay inside the Caño. Anyway East winds do not have the best directions here with respect to the shore. With strong Levante the local experts usually go between the Castle (see on the map) and the breakwater (see on the map), since there are good waves to jump there, but if you do not have enough skills or know little about the area, I do not recommend it.

On the opposite side, towards the inside of the Caño, you also have to be careful with the mud on the banks. It is very soft and it can be difficult to get out of it.

There are several parking lots and accesses to the beach in the Caño de Sancti Petri area, from the one closest to the Poblado de Sancti Petri (see on the map) to the furthest one (see on the map).

With respect to ​​Punta del Boquerón (see on the map), windsurfing or kitesurfing there is not easy. You have to know the spot well and you have to go at the right times. To navigate there, I would recommend you have a good level and let the locals advise you.

The best conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing in the Caño de Sancti Petri are with West Winds (Poniente), rising tide and small tidal coefficients (less than 0.70). Anyway, with any type of weather conditions, the water inside the Caño is flat.

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Windsurfing in the foreground and kitesurfing in the background at the mouth of the Caño de Sancti Petri

In the Caño de Sancti Petri you can also sail in a canoe; it's very frequent here the practice of kayak. However, I have experience in windsurfing and sailing, but in kayak I cannot say the same. I would suggest you read this kayak website in Sancti Petri. As a summary of what you can read there, I will tell you that, due to the presence of important streams, it is advisable to plan routes based on the tides, especially with high tidal coefficients (greater than 0.70).

More information? References and Notes

In this section I provide you with clarifications in the form of observations and websites where you can find additional information about the Chiclana coast. I hope it can be useful to you.

[1] The Typical Weather Anywhere on Earth – Weather Spark. Cedar Lake Ventures, Inc., ©2018 [Accessed: August 18, 2021]. Available at weatherspark.com.
It is a website with typical climates from anywhere in the world and that can be used to obtain climate data for Chiclana.

[2] QUIJANO, Eduardo. Sancti-Petri Kayak: Notes on kayaking through Sancti-Petri [online]. Sancti-Petri Kayak, undated [accessed: August 18, 2021]. Available in: http://www.sanctipetrikayak.com/2015/04/apuntes-sobre-navegacion-en-kayak-por.html.

[3] Chiclana de la Frontera | Cadiz | Chiclana Holidays. Ygoo, S.A., © undated [accessed: August 18, 2021]. Available in: https://chiclana.costasur.com/.
This website provides guides and tourist information as well as reservations for accommodation, transportation or activities, in this case of Chiclana and its coast.

[4] JANSSOM, Janus. Kitesurfing in Sancti Petri and Punta del Boquerón // Learn about the Spot [online]. Surf Kite House, February 5, 2018 [accessed: August 18, 2021]. Available in: https://surfkitehouse.es/kitesurf-en-sancti-petri/.
This is a post about kitesurfing from the blog of a Kitesurfing, Surfing and SUP / Paddle Surf school, based in Chiclana.

[5] Wave Forecasts and World Surf Reports | Surf-Forecast.com. Meteo365 dot com c / o The AMS Group, © undated [accessed: 21 August 2021]. Available in: https://es.surf-forecast.com/
It is a website that provides forecasts, reports and useful webcams for surfing.

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Chiclana Beaches

The beauty of Chiclana's beaches (part I)


Last update: January 9, 2022
Part I: 7 min read | Part II: 5 min

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Is this just one more website about visiting places? No. This is what I am not pretending to do. I would like to offer you some additional information -about the coast of Chiclana de la Frontera, in this case- that could be useful to you and very difficult to find on the Internet. Did you know that Novo Sancti Petri is not in Sancti Petri? Would you like to now which zone in the coast of Chiclana and what weather conditions are the best to practice windsurf ? Do you want to know how protect yourself from the wind at the Chiclana's beaches? If you are interesting, I invite you to read this article that contains two parts. You will enjoy it, trust me and also I hope that it was useful for you.

Part I. This post

  1. Chiclana de la Frontera, La Barrosa beach, Novo Sancti Petri ...
    Where are they and how do you recommend to get there?
  2. Sancti Petri, New Sancti Petri, Chiclana, la Barrosa
    Differences? Are they the same?
  3. Temperatures? Wind? What kind of weather can I find?

Part II: Chiclana (Cádiz). The beauty of its coast (part II)

  1. I can choose the Chiclana's part to go to. Which part do you recommend for me?
  2. What nautical activities can I practice, when to do them and where?
  3. More information? References and Notes

Chiclana de la Frontera, La Barrosa beach, Novo Sancti Petri ...
Where are they and how do you recommend to get there?

With the search tools that are on the web today, it may not be too useful for you to tell you where is, for example, Novo Sancti Petri from Chiclana. I would like to offer some additional information and try to help you in your search for beautiful places for your leisure time, whether you are German, French, English or Spanish.
If you are Spanish -or you are not but you have been living in our country for a long time- I am not going to explain you where is Andalusia and how you can reach there, although you can always ask me through the comments.
If you are not Spanish and have read this far, you may be interested to know, for example, that Novo Sancti Petri in Chiclana is located in Andalusia. This region of southern Spain can offer you, among other things, nice and sunny weather, with very pleasant temperatures throughout the year.
To reach Chiclana the airport that may interest you the most is Jerez de la Frontera, which is about 60 km away, mostly by highway in very good condition. You can also consider the possibility of the important Malaga airport, just over 200 km away or the Seville one about 150 km away.
I do not extend more in this section since there are many and very good websites that can provide you with more information about it.

Sancti Petri, New Sancti Petri, Chiclana, la Barrosa
Differences? Are they the same?

To explain the different parts of the Chiclana coast, the following simplified map may be useful to you

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The coast of Chiclana

Chiclana has two beaches (playas, in Spanish): Sancti Petri beach and La Barrosa beachBut beware: Novo Sancti Petri is not in Sancti Petri but in La Barrosa. El Novo is not itself a beach, but a tourist complex of 5 star exclusive hotels and also 4 star hotels, apartments, shopping centers and golf courses.

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Hotel in Novo Sancti Petri

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Golf course in Novo Sancti Petri

La Barrosa beach has many accesses, but the important ones are called pistas. Looking towards the sea, on the right you can see the beginning of a cliff called the Farallón de Laja Bermeja. Well then: the First Pista (see on the map) is at the beginning of the Farallón.

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Farallón de Laja Bermeja, at low tide, seen from the First Pista or Track of La Barrosa beach

With respect to the Second Pista or Track (see on the map) you can easily locate it, since it is next to the Red Cross post in La Barrosa. The Third Pista (see on the map) may not be so easy to locate. If you asked me "where is the Third Pista?", I would tell you to look for Calle Vespasiano on your GPS navigator.
The area between the First Track and the second has a long promenade, gardens, shops, restaurants, bars and places for leisure. Without a doubt, I would tell you that it is the liveliest area of ​​La Barrosa.

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Promenade of La Barrosa beach

Between the Second Track and the third you find mainly residential areas. From the Third Track to a 16th century tower -called Torre del Puerco (see on the map) -, you have La Barrosa at Novo Sancti Petri.

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Playa de la Barrosa. Novo Sancti Petri tourist complex

With respect to, not Novo Sancti Petri, but Sancti Petri, it is separated from La Barrosa beach by the cliffs of Farallón de Laja Bermeja.

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Farallón de Laja Bermeja

At low tide you can walk from the Sancti Petri beach to the Barrosa beach and it is a hike that, personally, I really like.

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Walk between Sancti Petri beach and La Barrosa beach

At Sancti Petri you have two different areas. From the Laja Bermeja cliff to an artificial breakwater (see on the map) there is a virgin beach that many people know as Lavaculos beach. In this, there seem to be discrepancies between those who call only this beach Lavaculos and those who call the entire Sancti Petri beach Lavaculos, including the northernmost area of ​​the breakwater.

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Lavaculos beach views from the Farallón de Laja Bermeja

Beyond the breakwater you can find the mouth of a pipe -the Caño de Sancti Petri-, which you can also use as a beach, although I would recommend you to be careful with its STREAMS. The most DANGEROUS STREAMS are formed at high tidal coefficients and when the tide is lowing down.

At the mouth of the pipe you can find the Poblado de Sancti Petri -an old fishing village-, in which there is a marina as well as schools and rental sites for windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking and other nautical activities. In Part II of this article you can find more details of these nautical activities.

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Sunset in the Caño de Sancti Petri

From the Caño you can also see an islet -the Islote de Sancti Petri-, about 2.5 miles from the coast of the fishing village, where you can find the Castillo de Sancti Petri (see on the map), a fortification dating from the 17th century.

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Castillo de Sancti Petri, seen from the other bank of the Caño

One place that deserves special attention is the Punta del Boquerón (see on the map). This point is a cape located on the southern limit of Camposoto beach, which does not belong to Chiclana but to San Fernando (an adjoining municipality).

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Punta del Boquerón, on the other bank of the Caño de Sancti Petri

The Caño de Sancti Petri has two banks: that one from Sancti Petri and the shore of Punta del Boquerón. Punta del Boquerón cannot be reached on foot from Sancti Petri; one way to get there is from Camposoto walking south. Another way to do it is by sea using some kind of boat.

Temperatures? Wind? What kind of weather can I find? [1]

If you are interested in knowing something about the temperature and the possibility of rain in these latitudes, I will tell you that you should not be too worry; instead: perhaps what you are looking for, above all, is sunny weather and pleasant temperatures. In Chiclana and its surroundings you will have this almost all year round.

During the summer you will rarely find a maximum temperature above 30 °C (86 °F) in the middle of the day. Even so, you already know how important it is to protect yourself from solar radiation, especially in these latitudes during the central hours of the day. At night, temperatures do not usually drop below 18 °C (65 °F, approximately).

Spring and fall are somewhat cooler - but not much cooler - with highs around 20 ° C (68 ° F) and lows around 14 ° C (57 ° F).

If you are used to winters in Germany, France or England, I don't think the weather factor will bother you too much even in winter, where temperatures range from approximately 16 °C (60 °F, approximately) to the 10°C at night (about 50°F). Of course: although here it is moderate, the cold and also the wind can harm your skin.

In this corner of Andalusia perhaps the windsurfing and kitesurfing, whether can be in frequency and intensity, is the most notable meteorological characteristic. Levante -East wind- is the predominant one in the area, followed by Poniente -western wind-. But don't worry: there are places where you can take shelter from the wind.

If you want to protect yourself from the Levante, I would suggest you at the foot of the Farallón de Laja Bermeja, yes: at low tide. If you are in La Barrosa, a good option is next to the First Track, as close as possible to the Farallón. In winter the north wind usually blows, which is cold compared to the usual temperatures of the Chiclana coast. With this wind, again, at the foot of the cliff is the best option.

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Place to protect yourself from the Levante, at the foot of Laja Bermeja

To protect you from the Levant and the North calas (coves) of Conil, about 15 minutes by car, can be a good alternative. All these coves protect from the Levante, although there is one that can come in handy if it is Poniente blowing: if you go to the Cala del Aceite and you place yourself on the opposite sidesee on the map) of the access on foot, you will hardly notice the wind.

Outside of the summer season, I do not recommend going to the Cala del Aceite with Levante -or with Norte- or the rest of the coves in Conil with Poniente.

If you have a swimming pool, this may also be a good option, especially in summer and with Levante wind.

So far the part I of this article is dedicated to the beauty of the Chiclana coast. If you are still interested, I suggest you read the second part.

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Aceite de coco en el mundo de la belleza

Coconut oil: take care of your beauty thanks to its properties

Picture of Pexels. Autor: Towfiqu Barbhuiya

Última actualización: 31 de diciembre de 2021
6 minute read

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El aceite de coco es un aceite de origen vegetal cuya popularidad en el mundo de la belleza ha crecido considerablemente en los últimos años, en parte debido a que algunas modelos y actrices famosas han promocionado su uso: Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr, Suki Waterhouse, Emma Stone…
Este aceite vegetal es objeto de controversia en lo que a sus beneficios para la salud se refiere. Hay firmes defensores de su potencial terapéutico y preventivo en salud y también hay quienes niegan tales cualidades. Entretanto, y con objeto de aclarar el debate, los estudios científicos subrayan la importancia de ahondar más y mejor en sus supuestos efectos beneficiosos para la salud.
Al margen de esta polémica, centrada en las repercusiones sobre la salud, aquí nos centramos en su uso en el mundo de la belleza. Mediante la lectura de este articulo, te invitamos a saber más sobre ello. Esperamos que te sea interesante.

Aceite de coco en el mundo de la belleza

Cuida tu belleza con aceite de coco. Imagen de Pexels – © Laker

Composición del aceite de coco

El aceite de coco es un aceite de origen vegetal con muy alto contenido de grasa saturada. En la grasa se encuentran varios ácidos grasos, de entre los cuales merece la pena reseñar especialmente el ácido láurico, al que se le atribuyen propiedades antivíricas y antibacterianas. Por esta característica, se le ha relacionado con la prevención y tratamiento del acné y con la reducción de síntomas en algunas enfermedades de la piel, aunque existen opiniones contradictorias al respecto. Por ejemplo, algunos sostienen que «por sus propiedades antibióticas es un buen remedio para prevenir el acné y las infecciones y problemas de la piel» (leer más). En cambio, otros subrayan que «es un aceite que no debes utilizar si tu piel es grasa, ya que podría provocarte acné y puntos negros» (leer más).
Además del ácido láurico, el aceite de coco cuenta con otros ácidos como el ácido caprílico y el ácido mirístico, ambos con propiedades antifúngicas y antibióticas. El aceite de coco también contiene vitamina E, la cual actúa como antioxidante.

Tipos de aceites de coco

Hay que diferenciar dos tipos de aceite de coco: el aceite de coco (a secas) y el aceite de coco virgen. En algunos artículos de Internet se pueden leer algunos “apellidos” que tal vez pueden ocasionar cierta confusión: virgen refinado, virgen extra, puro, etc. En este sentido, a nosotros nos parece bastante esclarecedor este artículo, por lo que te invitamos a leerlo si quieres saber más sobre esta cuestión.
En cosmética y belleza el que se usa más con diferencia es el aceite de coco virgen, ya que al estar menos procesado es más suave para la piel y el cabello.

Usos del aceite de coco

El aceite de coco tiene aplicaciones en Medicina, en Salud, en Alimentación y Nutrición y también en la Industria. Sin embargo, en este artículo, y dado que este sitio web trata sobre belleza, nos centramos única y exclusivamente en algunos de sus principales usos en Cosmética. Y si deseas más información acerca de todos sus posible usos, te recomendamos la lectura de este artículo científico, el cual se complementa con este otro.

Hidratante

El aceite de coco es ampliamente conocido por su uso como hidratante de la piel, tanto del cuerpo como del rostro, nutriéndola y protegiéndola contra las estrías. Incluso las zonas más complicadas de tu piel, como los codos o los talones, pueden beneficiarse de la hidratación que proporciona el aceite de coco.
➤Te recomendamos esta crema hidratante: Aceite de Coco Ecológico, de Arganour

También puedes usarlo para hidratar tu cabello, siempre que no tengas cabello graso. El aceite de coco ayuda a combatir la caspa, favorece el crecimiento del pelo y aplicado en las puntas antes de lavarlo, las protege e hidrata.
➤Te recomendamos: Aceite para cabello con Coco, de Pantene

Masaje con aceite de coco

Masaje con aceite de coco. Imagen de Pexels – © Olia Danilevich

Antiarrugas

Gracias a su contenido en vitamina E, el aceite de coco tiene propiedades antioxidantes que puedes aprovechar para reducir la visibilidad de las arrugas y para retrasar el envejecimiento de la dermis. Su composición hidrata y exfolia, al tiempo que rejuvenece tu piel.
➤Te recomendamos: LES PLAISIRS NATURE Leche corporal hidratante de coco, de Yves Rocher

Mascarilla capilar

El aceite de coco tiene muchos usos capilares, entre ellos el de mascarilla para tu pelo. En cabellos que tienden a resecarse o en verano, cuando la radiación solar lo ha castigado, te aconsejamos primero lavarlo y después aplicar el aceite desde la mitad de tu melena hasta las puntas. Luego déjalo reposar durante una hora aproximadamente y después vuelve a lavar tu cabello.
➤Te recomendamos esta mascarilla para el pelo con aceite de coco: Mascarilla Capilar con Aceite de Coco y Proteinas de Queratina, de Bold Uniq

Exfoliante

Un procedimiento casero interesante para obtener un exfoliante consiste en cocinar aceite de coco a fuego muy lento; cuando esté suficientemente caliente, le añades azúcar en la proporción de una taza de azúcar por cada dos tazas de aceite. Cuando lo añadas remueve la mezcla durante unos dos minutos. Después deja que se enfríe y, una vez frío, lo aplicas después sobre la piel que quieras exfoliar.
Además de este exfoliante casero, puedes encontrar en el mercado exfoliantes como éste que
➤te recomendamos Exfoliante Corporal Cremoso de Coco, The Body Shop

Desmaquillante

La textura oleosa de este aceite vegetal facilita el desmaquillado, permitiéndote limpiar pintalabios, máscara, sombra de ojos, colorete y base, y dejando tu piel hidratada.
➤Te recomendamos estas Toallitas Desmaquillantes de Coco, de Sence Beauty

Rutina de belleza con aceite de coco

Rutina de belleza con aceite de coco. Imagen de Pexels – © Shiny Diamond

Bálsamo labial

En caso de que tengas los labios agrietados y secos, si les aplicas aceite de coco los dejarás hidratados, eliminando de ellos toda imperfección. Un complemento aditivo que funciona bien para este uso es la cera de abejas. Si los aplicas conjuntamente, podrás crear tu propia barra de labios.
➤Te recomendamos este bálsamo labial de aceite de coco virgen: Bálsamo labial nutritivo aroma de coco, de Sence Beauty

¿El aceite de coco como protector solar? Opiniones encontradas

Sobre su uso como protector solar hay discrepancias acerca de su eficacia y de su conveniencia. Puedes leer acerca de su idoneidad como protector en este artículo. Por el contrario hay quien pone muy en duda su indicación para este uso, como puedes leer en este otro artículo.
¿Y qué dice la Ciencia al respecto? En este trabajo científico puede leerse (traducción del inglés al castellano): que «el aceite de coco puede ayudar a proteger la piel de los rayos ultravioleta, bloqueando el 20% de los rayos UV emitidos por el Sol». También afirma que «el FPS del aceite de coco está en torno a 7 aproximadamente, por debajo de lo mínimo recomendado en muchos países».
Teniendo en cuenta que no parece claro que el aceite de coco sirva como protector solar, te recomendaríamos mejor que no lo uses para este propósito.

Aftersún

Lo que sí es totalmente recomendable es el uso del aceite de coco para hidratar y calmar la piel después de la exposición solar. Te permitirá tratar y reducir el ardor de las quemaduras solares y te ayudará a prevenir una piel seca y escamosa.
➤Te recomendamos este aftersún: Cool After SunOil, de Cocosolis

Aceite para masajes

El aroma y la textura oleosa del aceite de coco lo hacen ideal para dar masajes, a la vez que hidratan tu piel.
Además de puro, puedes mezclarlo con algún aceite esencial, como el aceite esencial de lavanda o el de romero, añadiendo así un toque de aromaterapia al masaje.
➤Te recomendamos este aceite para masaje: Aceite corporal nutritivo para masajes, de Panu

Aftershave (Loción para después del afeitado)

Para los que afeitan su rostro, una aplicación de este aceite calmará la irritación y permitirá tratar cualquier pequeña herida provocada por el corte.
➤Te recomendamos la LES PLAISIRS NATURE Leche corporal hidratante de coco, de Yves Rocher, que puedes usar como aftershave o como sérum facial

Para saber más…


Deen, A., Visvanathan, R., Wickramarachchi, D., Marikkar, N., Nammi, S., Jayawardana, B.C. y Liyanage, R. (2021): Chemical composition and health benefits of coconut oil: an overview. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 101 (6), 2182-2193.


Ng, Y.J., Tham, P.E., Khoo, K.S., Cheng, C.K., Chew, K.W. y Show, P.L., Chew (2021): A comprehensive review on the techniques for coconut oil extraction and its application. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 44(9), 1807-1818.

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