Coconut oil is by far my favorite natural skincare secret, it is beneficial for you from head to toe. Coconut oil is a great moisturizer, antibiotic, multivitamin, multi-nutrient, nourishing, anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and anti-oxidant, to name a few. It is completely natural and the health benefits it provides both internal and external are endless. You can use it on every part of your body and see the results immediately, even your hair will look and feel significantly softer and lustrous. I absolutely love using this on my skin and my hair. I use it every day as part of my personal beauty regime. I have very sensitive skin and there is nothing better to ease that problem than coconut oil. I love the fact that I smell irresistibly good. You can also mix it with so many other natural components, which makes it extremely versatile and very effective.
How Coconut Oil Cares For Your Skin
It is no surprise that Coconut oil is great for the skin and has been used as a natural skincare treatment for centuries. Coconut oil is nature's most abundant source of medium-chain triglycerides. When applied to your skin, your natural good bacteria convert these medium-chain triglycerides into antimicrobial fatty acids. Antimicrobial fatty acids prevent viral, fungal and bacterial infections, including yeast. Antimicrobial fatty acids act like nature's bodyguards for your skin. By using coconut oil you are ensuring that you are not depriving your skin of energy and nutrients.
A Superior Moisturizer
Coconut oil has a high moisture capacity. When it's applied to your skin this is what prevents it from drying out and cracking, providing significant improvement in skin hydration and water content. It acts as an excellent moisturizer for your skin because of the small molecular structure. This helps easy absorption through the pores and follicles. Coconut oil's deep moisturizing properties rapidly hydrate, condition and shield the skin from moisture loss. Most leading skincare products come in the form of over processed low-grade fats, which are nowhere near as beneficial for you. This is why cold pressed coconut oil is a much superior moisturizer, and is a great treatment to relieve dry, rough and wrinkled skin. It is also very good for a natural treatment for skin conditions such as Eczema and Psoriasis.
A Remarkable Emollient
Coconut oil contains mostly fats, so it acts as an emollient for your skin – it provides a softening and soothing effect. Its melting point is less than the body temperature so it melts into your skin and increases the levels of skin surface lipids, which softens it, making it less rough. Small wounds (caused by acne or pimples) also soften and heal quickly.
A layer of coconut oil covers your skin, soothing it of all the itchiness & dryness and making it smooth and soft. It also provides an extra glow!
A Natural Treatment For Acne
Coconut oil is the source of two of the most powerful anti-microbial agents found in any food substances. These are Capric Acid and Lauric Acid. These antiseptic essential fatty acids found in the oil help prevent bacterial infections (which is what acne is) when taken orally or applied directly to the skin. So, no microbial infection no acne! Further, coconut oil is a rich source of Vitamin E, this keeps your skin healthy and ensures proper functioning of sebum glands and clears blockage treating the very root cause of acne. Coconut oil is soothing on skin and highly penetrating, so when applied on the skin it is absorbed readily and cuts down inflammation due to acne to a great extent. It is also helpful any healing any sort of wounds caused by aggravated acne.
Results may vary from person to person, depending upon the skin type, age, life style, eating habits, hygiene and sanitation. Coconut oil is not a cure but a natural treatment to help heal and prevent acne. Keep in mind that you can have allergies or intolerances to anything, even natural products.
Ultimate Age Fighter
Not only is Coconut oil vitamin enriched in vitamins A, B, C and E, and nourishes your skin, coconut oil is a natural anti-oxidant that helps the skin repair itself. Coconut oil's protective anti-oxidant qualities protect the skin from free radicals and other environmental aging factors. Free radicals break down the connective tissues in your skin causing your skin to harden and lose its natural elasticity and strength. This is what shows in aged skin! Conventional skin products are not made with anti-oxidant loaded fats like coconut oil. Instead, they often use highly refined vegetable oils, which may have had all their good anti-oxidants removed from over processing. These highly refined vegetables are actually prone to free-radical generation. If you apply a product that uses highly refined vegetable oil instead of anti-oxidant loaded oil like Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, then you may actually be causing your skin to age faster.