Everybody is talking about how Coconut Oil is great for our skin and hair. But WHY? What’s IN coconut oil that makes it SO amazing for our skin? Coconut oil benefits are!
1. Fatty Acids
Fatty acids are a major component of coconut oil, and are essential for healthy skin. Fatty acids regulate cell function, allow waste and water to transfer properly and maintain the cellular wall integrity. When your skin receives the proper amount of fatty acids, it can help prevent acne, reduce the appearance of cellulite and help your skin appear more youthful.
Coconut oil is full of natural antioxidants, which are beneficial nutrients that help repair and restore damaged body tissue. When applied regularly, coconut oil will help improve the health of your skin and may even slow down your skin’s aging process. Antioxidants found in coconut oil have skin-firming, anti-inflammatory, and wrinkle reduction properties.
3. Vitamin E
When you apply vitamin E — which is naturally found in coconut oil — to your skin, it neutralizes free radicals to help prevent the signs of aging. Vitamin E also improves your skin’s hydration and there has even been some evidence that show its potential to help speed up the cellular regeneration on skin. This can help heal scars and acne.
This natural and organic ingredient is available in various forms that can be applied topically or ingested. With regular use, coconut oil can benefit your body both inside and out.
A split-end hair treatment: ladies, we are talking natural nutrition for your hair and for the brothers with fros, you could give it a go too. Next time your frays are feeling fried, work abit of coconut oil through your hair to spruce up those dead ends (NOTE: a little goes a long way!) Apply before bedtime and wash it out in the morning. You’ll be ready to brave your day with soft locks straight from the tropics.
A natural eye-makeup remover: smear a little coconut oil on a cotton ball and eye-makeup be gone! It even works on waterproof mascara.
A natural bug repellent: fight off the little fellas by mixing coconut oil and pepermint essential oil. Your skin will thank you; the bugs won’t.
A natural leather shoe shine: using a clean cloth rub a small amount of coconut oil onto your favourite pair of leather kicks.
A natural energy booster: A spoonful of coconut oil won’t necessarily help the medicine go down but it does serve as a great endurance pick-me-up for athletes and has also been proven to fire up your metabolism
How do you use your coconut oil?