Coconut oil is a natural substance which is known to offer a range of health benefits and healthy skin.
One of the few plant sources of saturated fat, coconut oil contains lauric acid which contains antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant properties.
How It Is Made
Coconut oil is derived from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).
The extraction process is not subjected to heat or sunlight. It is not refined and therefore, retains a high content of vitamin E and other vitamins and minerals.
It also contains the aroma of fresh coconuts unlike refined coconut oil.
Capric, caprylic and lauric acids are responsible for the antimicrobial properties.
These help to protect the skin’s acid barrier against bacterial, fungal infections and other potential contaminants that might penetrate the skin. ie athletes foot, warts, acne, boils, rashes etc.
The acid barrier or acid mantle is the body’s first line of defense. Virgin coconut oil has a medium chain of fatty acids which helps to retain moisture in the skin.
How It Works
The small molecular structure of coconut oil allows for easy absorption through the skin, giving it a soft, smooth texture. It makes an ideal ointment for the relief of dry, rough and wrinkled skin.
It will help to reduce chronic skin inflammation within days and be soothing and healing to wounds, rashes, etc. Psoriasis and eczema suffers often see great improvements in these distressing conditions.
The connective tissues in our skin over time are continually subjected to free radical attacks which break down the skin and it begins to sag and become wrinkled losing both elasticity and strength.
Pure virgin coconut oil is the best natural ingredient for skin lotion available.
It contains a natural sunscreen protection against UV rays which help protect against premature ageing.
Coconut oil will not only bring temporary relief to the skin, it will aid in healing and repairing as it is rich in proteins and antioxidants.
Using the coconut oil as a pre-wash hair conditioner can rid a person of dandruff better than a medicated shampoo.
Antiseptic fatty acids in coconut oil help to prevent fungal and bacterial infections in the skin. Applying coconut oil to the skin after a bath or shower can quickly help reestablish the skin’s natural antimicrobial and acid barrier.
Coconut oil will absorb easily, keep the skin soft, without feeling greasy. It is not like other oils used to soften rough, dry skin while also healing and repairing the skin.