Coconut oil for skin care has been used for ages but is only just now catching on in the Western world. As the base ingredient in skin solution, it has a lot to offer.
Coconut Oil for Skin Care
Coconut oil is highly emollient, making it the perfect skin moisturizer – especially for dry skin. Coconut oil will also give you more bang for your buck than traditional moisturizers. Most lotions have a high water content. This means that, as the water evaporates, the moisturizing benefits dissipate, leaving your skin dry again. But coconut oil is long-lasting, which means your skin will look just as good at the beginning of the day as at the end.
Preventing Skin Infections
Coconut oil has anti-fungal, anti-viral, and antibacterial properties, making it the perfect all-in-one skin tincture. If you have a minor cut or pimple, try applying coconut oil to reduce your risk of infection. If you already have a skin infection, use coconut oil in conjunction with the treatment prescribed by your doctor, and you’ll almost certainly see a faster recovery.
Protection from Sun Damage
Coconut oil is a natural sun protectant ideal for overcast days, though it won’t protect your skin from harsh sunlight. Got a nasty sunburn? Coconut oil can help with that too, and applying it directly to the affected area can help you avoid age spots and other sun-related skin damage.
Reducing Skin Spots
Coconut oil can help lighten up age and sun spots, but without all the risks of bleaching your skin. Apply it twice per day, and you’ll begin seeing changes in no time.
Smoothing Away Wrinkles
Coconut oil’s emollient properties can help plump up wrinkles and fine lines, yielding a younger appearance. Coconut oil can also help combat the free radicals that cause wrinkles. If you’re concerned about aging skin, apply the oil to your trouble spots and watch the oil work its anti-aging magic.
Soothing Skin Irritation
Got a minor skin problem? Coconut oil probably can help. Coconut oil can combat skin itchiness, bug bites, and even razor burn. simply apply it to the affected area once or twice a day, then let it do its magic.
Bonus: Healthy Nails and Hair
Your hair and nails are actually made of the same material as your skin, which means healthy skin is usually correlated with healthy skin and nails. Try applying coconut oil as a moisturizer to dry, irritated cuticles, or use it to combat thin, dry nails. If your hair is parched and in dire need of a moisturizing treatment, ditch the harsh chemicals and try coconut oil instead.
As you can see, coconut oil alone has tremendous benefits! When combined with the other botanical oils we blend to create skin solution, getting healthy skin becomes easy. Try it and see!