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Uses Of Coconut Oil For Skin

The coconut palm’s fruit, or nut, yields coconut oil. It has lauric acid, capric acid, and other medium-chain fatty acids in it. When applied to the skin, it moisturizes. Surprised? Let’s keep reading with us to know more about uses of coconut oil for skin.

Coconut oil is frequently used to treat eczema and promote growth in preterm infants. 

There isn’t enough solid scientific data to support its usage for psoriasis, obesity, breast cancer, heart disease, MS, or many other illnesses.

Best moisturizer:

Coconut oil serves as a sealant by assisting in the process of retaining moisture in the skin.

Clinical investigations have shown that virgin coconut oil is efficient and secure to use as a moisturizer and that it can enhance skin moisture and hasten skin healing.

Uses and effectiveness:

  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis): Coconut oil can help with eczema..
  • Good for hydration of the skin.
  • Lowers inflammation, which may be brought on by UVB radiation, and encourages wound healing by hydrating dry skin, particularly of those with disorders like eczema.
  • Coconut oil reduces wrinkles and black spots on the skin.

Types of coconut oil:

There are numerous types of coconut oil, and they are categorized according to how they were made.

  • Coconut oil is available in two major varieties: virgin and refined. Considering that virgin coconut oil is produced from fresh coconuts, it might be antioxidant and polyphenol-rich. 

Steps to use as a moisturizer:

  • Use a towel to pat your skin dry after showering so that it is damp but not dripping.
  • Warm the coconut oil by rubbing it between your palms.
  • Apply a light coating of oil to your skin while moving your arms around.
  • Steer clear of your face, back, chest, and any other acne-prone areas.
  • Aside from that, stay away from hairy places.
  • If needed, add more oil.

Not recommended if you have oily skin:

  • Some people use coconut oil straight on their skin as a moisturizer and facial cleanser.
  • Although it may help with acne, this is not advised for those with extremely oily skin.
  • Due to its strong comedogenicity, coconut oil has the potential to block pores. As a result, it might even exacerbate acne in some cases.

Take care of your skin,

Be fresh, be happy!

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About the Author: Dr. Sayyam Azam is a Certified Dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine(U.S). During her specialized training, she is involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state of art Aesthetic Centre (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.

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