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
The wholesome effect of
coconut oil for
the skin is due to its
antioxidant properties and antiseptic fatty acids
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
These useful properties make coconut oil
widely used in various products for skin care such as soaps, lotions,
creams, ointments, lip balms.