Coconut Oil Benefits for Skin
Coconut oil makes skin everything you want it to be—glowing, healthy, hydrated, and smooth.
Perhaps the most popular way to use coconut oil is simply as a fantastic moisturizer. A high quality, pure coconut oil will sink deeply into your skin, won’t make you feel greasy, and makes your skin look and feel like you’ve been to the spa.
How to use it: All you need to do is apply a small amount to your palm, and massage it gently into your skin. For best results, apply to slightly damp skin. A little goes a long way, so if you use too much, just wait a moment and wipe off any excess with a towel.
Using coconut oil for your skin might seem intimidating, but give it a try by experimenting with small amounts in the different ways mentioned above. It is very important to note that only extremely high-quality coconut oil which is pure and unprocessed should be used for skincare.
Healthy and Nourishing Ingredients
Saturated Fats: Coconut oil works amazingly as a moisturizer these substances smooth on contact, retain existing moisture in the skin cells and prevent further loss through the pores.
Vitamin E: You probably know that this antioxidant nutrient promotes skin growth, smoothness and repair, is considered one of the best anti-aging ingredients around.
Lauric, Caprylic, and Capric Acids: These fatty acids work as antimicrobial and disinfectant agents, and therefore protect your face from the pollutants of just being outside.
Proteins: While coconut oil isn’t a complete protein, it does contain 17 of the 20 amino acids that do. That makes it suitable for keeping skin rejuvenated and healthy.
The medium-chain triglycerides and fatty acids present in coconut oil help keep skin hydrated, deeply penetrating the skin for great moisturizing without leaving you feeling greasy and slimy.
Coconut oil leaves a protective barrier against environmental and free radial damage on your skin and Lauric, Capric and Caprylic acids, Coconut oil’s antioxidant, antibacterial and antimicrobial richness make it a wonderful remedy for the bacteria that cause acne, itchiness, pain, flakiness, and dryness of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
It also contains plenty of Vitamin E which is loaded with antioxidants to aid in recovery of skin damage, keep skin ageless, and protect against cracking or wrinkling.
DIY Coconut Oil Body Butter
If you’re looking for extreme moisture, try a DIY coconut oil body butter.
As you may know by now, there are so many ways to use coconut oil for your body. We suggest using this coconut oil body butter to keep your skin silky smooth and moisturized during winter months, or when your skin has increased sun exposure.
Check out this DIY Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipe in the Infographic Below. Once finished, make sure to chill properly. This is an important step to get your coconut oil body butter to whip up at the right consistency.