Coconut oil, especially organic and extra virgin, is the best moisturiser for hair and skin. It is the best massage oil for your body. If you have dry skin, it can be used as a natural moisturiser and it is far better than any moisturiser that you get to buy over the counter.
It is always better to buy organic coconut oil as it is free from chemicals and is 100 per cent natural without any harsh ingredients. It is so gentle that it can be used on newborn babies without the fear of any allergic reactions.
How does it work?
In coconut oil there are medium-chain triglycerides (saturated fats) that work to provide long-lasting, deep, moisture to the skin and make it silky soft. Coconut oil gives skin an even tone, thanks to these wonderfully moisturising properties. It can also reduce the appearance of pores.
It is also rich in Vitamin E and proteins and hence it can nourish cracked and dry skin. In every possible way it can provide the natural goodness for your skin. To prevent premature ageing and wrinkling and to repair and rejuvenate skin, coconut oil is the best.
It is suitable for all skin types and is rich in capric, lauric, and caprylic acid. For teens it is an excellent moisturiser as it can even prevent skin breakouts, which is common in young skin.
To treat cracked heels and dry hands massage coconut oil on the affected area and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then wash it with a mild soap.
Our feet and hands become dry as it is exposed to water, which has a drying effect. A little coconut oil can go a long way in making your hands and feet soft and supple. To treat extremely dry skin, apply coconut oil to the area, and wrap it with a warm towel and leave it overnight.
While taking a foot and hand bath add a few drops of coconut oil in warm water and sit and relax while the oil absorbs into the skin.
Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids hence it can be used as a body lotion and moisturiser as it gets easily absorbed into the skin.
The sebum produced naturally by our skin is also a medium-chain fatty acid. To prevent bacterial and fungal infections this sebum lubricates the hair and skin. However, when your skin is cracked or while washing hair this sebum is lost. This natural chemical barrier can be re-established by using coconut oil as a moisturiser. It can prevent dryness and restore skin’s elasticity and youthful glow.