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Coconut oil benefits for the skin

Coconut oil is extracted from coconut kernels gathered from the coconut palm. It has various applications in food industry, pharmacy, medicine.

Health benefits of coconut oil include weight loss, stress relief, increased immunity, hair care, skin care and many others.

The wholesome effect of coconut oil for the skin is due to its antioxidant properties and antiseptic fatty acids content.

Coconut oil used for treatment should be virgin (unrefined). Virgin coconut oil is the purest form of coconut oil, extracted from fresh coconut kernel without any chemical processes.

Virgin coconut oil  is rich in antioxidants (contrary to refined) which are effective in fighting free radicals causing premature aging of the skin. By preventing free radicals formation coconut oil reduces wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines.

Thanks to its small molecular structure, coconut oil easily absorbs through the skin. This property makes coconut oil an effective moisturizer, helping with dry skin.

Since coconut oil penetrates into deeper layer of the skin, it aids in healing and repairing. As a result the skin becomes smooth, soft and young looking.

Apart from giving the skin more beautiful appearance, virgin coconut oil also helps in treatment of various skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and other skin infections. If a person Uses coconut oil against dermatitis, he can feel relief from the inflammation, pain, and itching. Such positive results are reported by doctors who actively use virgin coconut oil as a treatment. Coconut oil can be healing to wounds and rashes as well. The content of antiseptic fatty acids such as lauric acid helps to prevent fungal and bacterial infections in the skin.

These useful properties make coconut oil widely used in various products for skin care such as soaps, lotions, creams, ointments, lip balms.

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