In a perfect world, we’d all have stunning hair and skin with very little effort. But between stress, pollution and a crappy diet, our natural beauty can take a beating. Help it reemerge by incorporating a few nightly rituals to your routine. They’re pretty simple to do and best of all they only require one major ingredient – coconut oil.

With a jar of raw virgin coconut oil, you can literally change the course of your skin’s history. Here are some natural DIY beauty tricks that you can start incorporating now. Some of these can be done every night, others can be done once or twice a week.

Keep hands youthful
If you want to keep your hands looking youthful, apply coconut oil to them at night. Not only will it have your hands looking youthful, but it’ll also strengthen your nails.

As a deep-conditioner
Many conditioners on the market already contain coconut oil and for good reason. Coconut oil penetrates hair better than any other base oil, plus it prevents protein loss. Before going to bed at night, apply a small drop of oil to your hair and work it through. Place a towel, sleeping cap or shower cap on your head. Leave it in over night and wash it out with a gentle cleanser in the morning.

Remove eye makeup
Use coconut oil to remove makeup at night.  Put a little on a cotton ball and gently sweep it over your eyes. Not only does it break down the makeup, but it also leaves that delicate area hydrated. Afterwards, wash your face as usual.

Apply to feet
Apply coconut oil to your feet at night. It’s perfect for increasing hydration to those seriously dry areas on your heels and sides.

As a body scrub
Make your own coconut oil scrub at home. It’s simple to use, simple to make and most importantly safe. Add a ½ cup of melted coconut oil over 1 cup of brown sugar or pink salt and stir well. You can also add a few drops of essential oil for fragrance.  It’ll smell good enough to eat!