When you can't sip from a freshly-cracked coconut poolside on a tropical island (seriously though, why can't that be every day?), just the delicious smell can send you on a mental vacation. But it's so much more than a piña colada ingredient. "Coconut in all its forms, including its water, meat, and oil, is one of the finest beauty foods available to promote youthfulness," says Kimberly Snyder, a Los Angeles-based celebrity clinical nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution.
Here, we asked pros to divulge clever tricks to use coconut at home for glowing skin, gorgeous hair, and a beauty-boosting diet.