The Beauty Benefits and Uses of Coconut Oil | Skin

Coconut Oil has been used for skin and hair care in the tropical climates for hundreds of years. In the 1990s scientific studies proved its advantages and healing properties to the Western world.  It seems to be the answer for every condition – skin care, hair care, weight loss, just name it!

Coconut Oil is high on saturated fats, more specifically medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), which unlike the long-chain saturated fats (found in foods like bacon and cream), speed-up metabolism by working the liver. Therefore Coconut Oil helps the body burn fats faster and benefits weight loss. It also balances the cholesterol levels in the body, lowering the risk of diabetes, heart diseases and stroke.

Treatment for skin conditions (acne, eczema, etc.)

When the skin absorbs Coconut Oil the medium-chain fatty acids are utilized by the mitochondria to provide the energy the skin needs to heal and maintain itself.

When applied to the skin the fats in Coconut Oil melt into it increasing the levels of skin surface lipids, which softens and smoothes the skin, and fights dryness. It also acts as emollient, helping small wounds and pimples heal quicker.  

Coconut Oil is around 50% Lauric Acid, which is elsewhere found only in the human breast milk. It is not nurturing and energizing, but it also has healing properties. Used on the skin Lauric Acid is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral. It limits the amount of microbes on the skin and greatly benefits conditions such as eczema, dandruff, psoriasis, ringworm, and other infections. The oil is easily absorbed by the skin, completely natural and safe.

With its anti-microbial properties Coconut Oil kills the bacteria that causes acne and speeds-up the healing process.

Moisturizing & Cleansing

Coconut Oil is rich in Vitamin E. Many cosmetic companies use it in their products because it moisturizes and smoothes the skin and leaves it healthy and glowing. Not only can Coconut Oil replace a synthetic moisturizer, it also cleanses very well, by getting very deep into the skin to remove dirt, grease and even waterproof makeup.

Anti Aging

With its abundance of antioxidants (ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid) Coconut Oil replenishes the skin cells and reverses the signs of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging are caused by free radical molecules, which destroy the elastic skin tissues and cause connective tissues to lose strength. When alcohol and smoking are added to the mix, skin starts ageing at a very fast paste. Antioxidants are preservatives that clear up the free radical molecules and repair the damaged skin cells.

Coconut Oil also eliminates dead skin cells and reduces flaking skin, improving the overall quality and appearance of the biggest organ in the human body.


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