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Coconut Oil Benefits for Beautiful Skin

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Coconut Oil Benefits for Beautiful Skin

Coconut oil is an edible form of oil derived from the meat or kernel of fully-ripened coconut. It is famous throughout the world not only as an healthier edible oil but also as an excellent skin loving food in homeopathic remedies. Coconut oil’s natural antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties has also seen an increasing uses among skin problem, eczema and psoriasis sufferers throughout the world as a natural remedies [1][2][3].

So what makes coconut oil so beneficial for the skin? Before we can understand how coconut oil achieves all of its impressive benefits that people around the world claim, we need to understand the constituents of coconut oil and it’s respective properties that might make coconut oil ideal for maintaining healthy and beautiful skin.

Composition of Coconut Oil

Saturated Fats: Coconut oil is primarily composed of saturated fats and contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCT), which not only help to repair the skin barrier and trap water, thus hydrating the skin, they also reduce inflammation. When applied on the skin, skin feels smooth to the touch.

Capric /Caprylic/Lauric Acid: These three fatty acids found in coconut oil have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties when applied on the skin, protects our skin from microbial infections.

Vitamin-E: The contributions of vitamin-E towards skin care are well known and essential for healthy skin growth, repair of wear & tear, keeping skin smooth and protecting against cracking. Above all, it prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin with it’s antioxidant properties.

Proteins: Like coconuts themselves, coconut oil is rich in many proteins. For any damaged cells on or near the skin, a healthy of flow of proteins helps improve celluar replacement. People with protein-deficient diets generally heal slower and often develop more obvious scars due to the extended healing time.

How to Use Coconut Oil for Beautiful Skin

1. Oil cleansing with Coconut Oil

Many facial soaps and cleansers on the market are made with harsh chemicals and an overabundance of alcohol that will strip your skin of its natural oils, causing an overproduction of oil that can lead to skin issues such as acne and clogged pores. Coconut oil is the perfect cleanser for any skin type, even oily, as it will gently wash away all dirt, impurities, and even the toughest makeup, but not every last bit of your natural oils. This will leave your skin soft and moisturized but clean, with enough of your own oils left to stop your skin from going into panic mode.

2. Waterproof Makeup Remover Using Coconut Oil

Removing waterproof mascara and eyeliner can be one of the most irritating things about the end of your day, and even worse, good waterproof makeup removers are pricey and the knockoffs with reasonable price tags just don’t do the job well. Not only that, but if you take look at the ingredients list, you will find a plethora of ingredients that you cannot pronounce and definitely wouldn’t eat. So why let you skin eat it? Coconut oil, however, will wash off even the most stubborn, clingy, waterproof makeup with ease, as well as moisturize and condition the skin and lashes.

3. Moisturizing with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil makes a great skin moisturizer on its own, with a blend of other oils, or as a carrier for essential oils. Additionally, this can also be added to lotions and creams that need extra moisturizing properties. For the same reasons that coconut oil makes a great cleanser for all skin types, it also works as a moisturizer for any skin type. The key is to know how much your skin needs and how. Oily skin may need drier carrier oils such as argan oil, while dry skin will probably drink coconut oil all up.

4. Shaving with Coconut Oil

Shaving creams, foams, and gels all have an alarmingly long list of ingredients and are full of toxic chemicals that you do not need on your skin. These products may be extremely convenient, but there are healthier alternatives that work just as well and are safe for highly sensitive areas, namely coconut oil. This method is best used with wet shaving after the skin has been run under warm water to soften the skin and hair. Not only will coconut oil give you a smooth, close shave, it will also save you a lot of money on pricey cans of shaving gels that run out so quickly with daily use.

Types of Coconut Oil and their Uses

Pure Coconut Oil: This form of coconut oil are derived from dried-out coconut kernels (copra) and praised for being unrefined and free of additives. Skin care companies like to use this as a main ingredient in their skin care products.

Refined Coconut Oil: Refined Coconut oil, aka, RBD (refined, bleached and deodorized coconut) is obtained through machine and chemical processing. With this refining process, the oil ends up being colorless, thin and free of protein suspension, leave it free of unsaturated fats. This is largely used in cooking.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: This type of coconut oil originates from the milk found in fresh coconut meat, rather than copra. It is processed through centrifugal separation, fermentation and enzyme action. In terms of cooking, it will be the best tasting of all the coconut oil varieties and rich in antioxidants and medium-chain fatty acids. Due to its excellent anti-microbial properties, its rated high in safety.

Organic Coconut Oil: Derived from organic coconuts that have not been exposed to insecticides or synthetic fertilizers, these are typically found in organic-based foods and personal products such as soaps and lotions.

Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: This form of coconut oil is the hardest to find and is essentially derived from Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from Organic Coconuts.

Where to Buy Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in Singapore?

So, where can we find Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in Singapore? From us, of course! : )

Check out our Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Organic, Cold Pressed) below.

References:
[1] Coconut Oil for Eczema – http://www.earthclinic.com/eczema/coconut-oil.html
[2] Psoriasis Natural Treatment Options – http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/psoriasis.html
[3] How to Treat Eczema Naturally – http://www.wikihow.com/Treat-Eczema-Naturally

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