Coconut oil is one of the best natural ingredients available for a skin cream. Its unique properties protect against sun damage, repair damage from stress, and can make skin appear more youthful. The antioxidants help to prevent free-radical formation making it especially useful for sun damage protection. Anti- bacterial properties help to heal and protect damaged skin. It can even help keep away the development of liver (age) spots. Absorbing deeply into the skin, coconut oil works to keep the connective tissues intact which will help prevent sagging and wrinkling.
Why does it work so well?
Part of the reason coconut oil works so well has to do with its molecular structure. Its molecules are so small they pass easily through the skin leaving it smooth and soft. With its anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties, coconut oil is helpful in the prevention of the damage that causes premature skin aging . It is also extremely beneficial in soothing irritated and dry skin. Many people have used coconut oil to successfully treat eczema and psoriasis.
Since coconut oil is also very beneficial for the whole body system, the absorption into the skin, and eventually, the blood, is safe. Remember, 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream. It is important to pay attention to a product’s safety.
We know there are many products using mineral oil (a petroleum product) as a base to provide protection for the skin. However, unlike mineral oil, coconut oil has no adverse effects on the skin. In fact, coconut oil has been called the ‘healthiest dietary oil on earth”. We see it is often used as a basic ingredient in many of the best creams, lotions and soaps available.
You can learn even more about coconut oil by watching this video from Dr. Mercolo:
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