Why Coconut Oil Works Magic On Your Skin
By now I probably don’t need to tell you that coconut oil’s great for your skin. The clear white fragrant oil at solid at room temperature in our colder UK climate, yet melts on your skin when scooped out and rubbed on your fingers and palms. Having used heaps of manufactured cosmetics, trying the natural goodness of coconut oil was refreshing. The moment I began applying it to my skin, I felt comfortable moisturised and rejuvenated. The soft, supple feeling lasted, and my skin felt good for hours without having to reapply. The best thing is knowing that I’m just using a raw, natural ingredient with no additives. There’s something rewarding and comforting in that.
Coconut oil has fast become famed for it’s cosmetic uses over the past year or so. And it’s no surprise. It is rich in fatty acids, particularly saturated fats known as medium chain fatty acids, and and this means it prevents moisture loss through the pores, locking in moisture. It gives a smooth feeling, and it locks the moisture in for hours. Furthermore, it is rich in vitamin E, which is well known for contributing towards healthy skin, preventing damage and degeneration and promoting growth and repair. This means it is very good for helping prevent cracking, using on cuts, scars and burns, and even helping resist ageing and wrinkling of the skin.
To use it best, try applying straight after a shower. Dry off, and then scoop a good amount, rub into your palms, allowing it to soften and melt, and you’ll being to feel it really absorb into your skin. Apply to your body and gently rub it in. You’ll feel a suppleness and notice the shine to your skin. This is the reason many models use it, for that distinctive glow, an apparent warmth to the skin. You’ll also notice the rich fragrance as you open the jar. This is the part I love. It has a natural beauty about it. It’s liberating. Applying after a warm, rejuvenating shower really locks the moisture in and gives the best result. It works for most skin types, being great for dry skin, and it’s often used for eczema.
So give it a try, start applying it to your skin and being to see the difference in how you feel and look.