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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil for Skin

Updated on December 26, 2011
coconut oil for skin
coconut oil for skin

Coconut oil for skin works?

Coconut oil has been used among people of tropical areas for a thousand years. They keep applying them on their skin to avoid excessive rays of sun and protect it from moisture loss. The good thing about coconut oil is it is a natural supplement and hardly contains any chemical by products. If you have wrinkled, rough, dry skin, you should try coconut oil since it is an effective remedy for those skin conditions.
How does coconut oil works on our skin? First off, moistures loss makes our skin dry. Most skin care products like creams and lotions are mostly water. The water can be absorbed quickly but it also evaporates rapidly as well. The water expands the tissues making skin look brighter and no wrinkled. It gives people an indication that this really works, but it never lasts for a long time. Besides, the oil contained in this kind of product is vegetable oil. The reason our skin become wrinkled is because there are substances called free radicals. When we are young and healthy, there are limited free radicals that give wrinkles to our skin, however, as we age, the connective tissues in skin are more subjected to free radicals attack and it multiplied faster than ever.  The only way our skin fights back is to take advantage of our antioxidants. When antioxidants slow down the chain reaction of free radicals, our skins remain young. Coconut oil takes effect on our skin by stimulating our mechanism for producing antioxidants, thus keeping our skin less wrinkled and supple. You should be careful in choosing lotions because most of them contain refined oil which sometimes damage your skin and accelerate the aging process even faster. Coconut oil lotion can be absorbed by the skin easily and prevents free radical formation. It helps to keep connective tissues strong and supple and protects skin from direct exposure to sunlight.  It even has a healing effect on damaged or diseased skin.

Coconut oil cures skin disease?

As compared with the temporary effect of most of the creams and lotions on the market, coconut oil has a lasting benefit on skin. It helps to repair connective tissues and damaged cells to cure some of the skin disease like acne and liver spots.
For example, with acne patients, coconut oil works in this way: many people get acne because of two things: blocked pores and inflammation. Its inflammation turns your blocked pores into acnes. Coconut oil has the effect of preventing inflammation, thus it can heal acne. Coconut oil contains rich vitamin E, which is the element we needed to sooth inflammation.

Coconut oil for skin does provide health benefits to most people and it is one of the best natural skin supplements we can use. We should take advantage of the fact and make our skin healthy and younger.


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      Tsholofelo Setlhabi 5 years ago

      Thank you for the hub.I have been using coconut oil on my hair for years

      now i am trying it on my skin,you cannot believe it ,the comments i get make me very happy,everybody things as i grow older i look much younger.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Great hub! I have been using coconut oil sometimes as it helps moisten my skin. It is indeed very healthy since I know it from my grandparents when I was still young. Voted up. Happy Easter!

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      skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Thank You for a great hub. I have tried coconut oil in the past and forgot about it, it is terrific. I recently started using it again when I ran out of my expensive olay and found coconut oil in my cupboard. I like the oil way better and the cost is much less! I have used it for about a week and wow I rub it everywhere before bed. I wear socks my feet so smooth. My face has a natural glow and looks refreshed. I just got my husband to use it on his feet that hurt they were so chapped and they feel much better after 3 nights. I am grateful you shared this info. I hope many come to read about the benefits. I will help and link this out. How can it not be so much better it is made from Gods Coconuts not man made version!! His ways are much higher then we could ever come close too. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Joined your club by the way. Hugs to you.