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Coconut Oil for Beautiful, Radiant Skin

Posted by Kendra Whitmire on 1st Nov 2013

 Coconut Oil for Beautiful, Radiant Skin

Although coconut oil is mainly a moisturizing agent for your skin, it provides far more than just moisture. Due to its many healthy properties, using coconut oil, either in its pure form or as an ingredient in your skin care, keeps your skin looking young and beautiful. Many models and beauty experts continually rely on coconut oil as their go-to beauty secret. After you have learned all about coconut oil’s benefits, you will want to include it in your skin care regime, too.

Coconut oil provides natural and gentle moisture to your skin. Numerous studies and trials have demonstrated the ability of coconut oil to bring moisture back into the skin, even in those suffering from a variety of skin conditions like eczema. Coconut oil is better than other types of moisturizers because it provides a natural, more real moisture. In many commercial moisturizers, there is just a lot of water, which makes your skin feel moisturized but quickly evaporates, making it dry once again. Others use petroleum-based ingredients that can do more harm than good, especially as it makes it difficult for your skin to breathe. On the other hand, coconut oil provides natural oil that helps your skin naturally retain moisture so that it does not dry out, rather than just putting moisture on top of the skin, making it soft not oily.

Coconut oil will not only provide real moisture through replenishing the lipids your skin cells need, it also strengthens the underlying tissues. It also provides a gentle exfoliation, removing some of the excessive dead skin cells. With coconut oil, not only will you have moisturized skin without the excessive dry skin cells to make you look younger, the lipids found in coconut oil enhance this effect. Coconut oil also reduces the appearance of any wrinkles on your face, without providing any irritation. In fact, many skin conditions can use coconut oil, like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and more.

While moisturizing your skin, coconut oil also adds nutrients to your skin, including antioxidants that fight the free radicals. Additionally, coconut oil has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to keep your skin healthy. It even combats infections that are common in eczema flair ups, making it more beneficial for those suffering from the condition. Coconut oil also provides protection from the weather, repairing any damage done by the environment, even from the sun and other harsh conditions.

You can also use coconut oil as a hair conditioner and a lip balm. If you put coconut oil around your eyes, it not only moisturizes the area and decreases the look of any fine lines and wrinkles, it can also diminishes the appearance of dark circles under your eyes. Another benefit of using pure coconut oil is the smell. Not only will you smell beautiful, the scent also lowers your stress level and relieves any mental fatigue.

With all these benefits, you probably want to add coconut oil to your skin care regime. Luckily, it is easy to do so. You can use any virgin or extra virgin coconut oil directly on your skin, and organic is even better. You do not need to use a lot; just a small tablespoon can cover your entire arm. You can also find it as an ingredient in several beauty products, and not just moisturizers. It makes a great ingredient in body scrubs and balms. Great products to try include Eminence Coconut Firming Body Lotion, Eminence Coconut Sugar Scrub, Eminence Coconut Milk Cleanser, Eminence Coconut Cream Masque, Eminence Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer, Dr. Hauschka Soothing Mask, and June Jacobs Lip Renewal.

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