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Coconut Oil for Anti-Aging?

Updated on August 22, 2021



Have You Ever Used Coconut Oil?

You might have cooked with it or even used it as a massage oil, but did you know that coconut oil has anti-aging properties? How is that possible? It's an oil and oil makes skin greasy which causes acne and blemishes. Not all "oils" are bad for your skin. Yes. There are some oils that are considered bad for you to cook with and ingest as well as for skin care. Coconut oil is not one of those bad oils. Here are some facts about coconut oil its anti-aging properties.

What's in Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil is made up of mostly saturated fatty acids. As a matter of fact it's made up of about 94 percent of saturated fatty acids. More than 60 percent of these fatty acids are classified as medium chain fatty acids.

Medium Chain Fatty Acids (Saturated)

  • Lauric
  • Myristic
  • Caprylic
  • Capric
  • Caproic

Unsaturated Fats

  • Oleic
  • Linoleic
  • Linolenic

Standard Saturated Fats

  • Stearic
  • Palmitoleic
  • Palmitic

Coconut oil also has an ample amount of Vitamin E known for being very good for the skin and hair.

How Does It Work for Anti-aging?

All the contents and the properties of coconut oil work together to make it effective for anti-aging and general skin health. Most people find they need to use less Vitamin E on their skin when using coconut oil. Why? Because coconut oil provides the same level of protection against free radicals, harmful sun damage and skin conditions.

Coconut oil has these known properties:

  • Anti-fungal
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antibacterial
  • Moisturizing

It's great for the prevention of early onset wrinkles or fine lines and it can also reduce the appearance of these aging signs.

The small molecular structure of coconut oil allows it to deeply penetrate skin cells. It safely and gently removes dead skin cells which are responsible for some of the aspects that make skin look older and less healthy. Coconut oil is good for exfoliating skin without being harsh. The results of regular coconut oil use increase collagen turnover and speeds up cellular renewal.

What's the Best Type of Coconut Oil for Skin Use?

Unrefined, virgin or extra-virgin coconut oils are usually pressed without using chemicals. That means it's not put through the regular hydrogenated process that makes cooking oils less healthy for consumption. You will need to check the label on the coconut oil before buying it.


  • Hydrogenated
  • Partially hydrogenated
  • Bleached
  • Deodorized

Most commonly you may find that refined coconut oil has hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils in it which causes the more harmful trans-fats. Look for pure, raw, organic virgin or extra-virgin coconut oil for use on the skin. Yes. It's also good for cooking and baking, but that's for a future article.

Coconut Oil Recipe for Mature Skin

Plain Yogurt
Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
Blend all ingredients well.
Relax with a good book, movie, Facebook or whatever you love to do for 25 minutes
Rinse, gently pat dry and use your favorite moisturizer to complement the treatment.

This is a nice spa-like treatment you can give yourself to rejuvenate your skin and glow.

Coconut Oil in Its Purest Form

This is what coconut oil looks like. It's solid in its purest form.
This is what coconut oil looks like. It's solid in its purest form. | Source

Final Words On Coconut OIl

I cannot and will not tell you that coconut oil is a miraculous, magic anti-aging product that works for everyone. All I can do is say it has helped with my dry feet (I don't experience cracked skin.), elbows (My left elbow gets flaky.), a cold sore recently (I hardly ever get those.), the nasty wrinkle that has started to develop between my eyes and with getting rid of a couple of blemishes on my face since using it for the past two weeks.

If you have allergies to coconut, nuts of any kind or oils of any kind don't use coconut oil unless you ask your allergist about it. Otherwise pure, unrefined raw or organic coconut oil is a safe, effective and natural product for cleansing the skin and for reducing fine lines and wrinkles according to my own personal results and from others with blogs and reviews online. Feel free to use some for a few days and comment on your results here. That will help others like you and me to decide if coconut oil is worth a try for anti-aging.

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© 2013 CeLeste Christopher


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