4 Best Skin Uses for Coconut Oil

Posted By Lovella Sitoy in Rapunzel on Dec 11, 2015

So you’ve decided to give coconut oil a try. Well that’s great... because this oil is super special as it contains tons of health benefits for your skin. 

Let me give you four top reasons why incorporating coconut oil in your skincare regime is one of the best decisions you’ve made.

1. Coconut oil is an awesome body exfoliator and moisturizer.

Yes that’s right. One potent oil ingredient, two massive benefits in just one step! You can easily add in coconut oil in sea salt or sugar, mix these ingredients well and voila! You’ve got an instant body moisturizing scrub at your disposal. You can do this thing at least once a month just to get rid of dead skin cells all over your body. 

Coconut oil is a very effective skin moisturizer. Most specifically the pure, organic coconut oil. It’s effective and quite healthy when used as a moisturizer on your face and body. The fractionated version of coconut oil has less smell and less greasy so it’s perfect for after-cleanse moisturization.

It showed significant results in hydrating the skin and increasing the skin's lipid levels, preventing premature wrinkling. What’s more, this superfood/oil proved to be an effective remedy for xerosis - a skin condition that’s characterized by dry, rough, scaly, and itchy skin.

2. Coconut oil is a great before and after shaving cream

You can use it as a shaving cream. It’s super nice and soft - really gets the job nicely done!
You can apply it as an aftershave balm as well by simply massaging it gently on your skin right after shaving. If you get razor burns or any type of skin cuts, just rub it on the affected area and your skin will get soothed in no time. Due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties it’s a great way to heal cuts and burns pretty easily.

3. Coconut oil can help relieve scalp and skin problems

Instead of buying chemical-based skin treatments, why not use this organic oil and reap its pure and potent healing benefits? It can effectively heal flaky scalp, leaving it moisturized and free from disease-causing microbes. It helps improve other common skin or scalp issues such as eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, dermatitis, and burns due to its fatty acids content called Caprylic and Lauric acid content. It contains powerful antioxidants as well, which help fight inflammation. Truly a great healing oil from nature!

4. Coconut oil can help treat acne

Because of its antimicrobial properties, coconut oil is also effective in helping cure mild to moderate dermal infections such as breakouts, adult and teen acne, atopic dermatitis, impetigo, and wound infections. Get clearer and healthier skin with consistent use of this herbal oil.

Just a bonus tip… if you want an organic and safe alternative to removing makeup especially hard-to-remove mascara? Use coconut oil. Again you can use the fractionated version or the extra virgin one. Either way, coconut oil gives you great skin benefits you’ll thank for all your life!
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