Coconut oil is good for the skin because it is rich in useful nutrients. It is easy to apply directly to the skin and comes with few known risks.
Let’s read to know more about the benefits of this organic oil.
How does it work?
It is believed to improve hydration by helping to strengthen your skin’s protective barrier layer, holding fluids within and keeping your skin supple and moistened. This decreases inflammation even further, making it excellent for sensitive, chafed skin.
This special oil has also been linked to an increase in collagen synthesis. The lauric acid promotes collagen formation helping skin maintain firmness and elasticity.
Some of the top beauty benefits of coconut oil include:
Hydrates skin: Oil extracted from coconut acts as an emollient which aides in the moisturization of skin.
Locks in moisture: Babies with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis who used virgin coconut oil for eight weeks showed improvement in decreased transepidermal water loss and increased skin hydration.
Soothes inflammation: It has anti-inflammatory properties that help to treat skin irritation.
Antimicrobial properties: The rich fatty acid content found in coconut oil can help stop the growth of certain microorganisms on the skin. It protects from certain infections.
Boost collagen with honey: Antioxidant-rich honey can promote the formation of collagen as a whole. Take that organic sweetener off the shelf and include it into your beauty regimen by combining it with coconut extract.
To begin, combine one teaspoon of coconut oil and one teaspoon of honey in a dish. Both honey and oil act as adhesives. The end product would be highly sticky and gooey as a result. It is best to apply a small coating of it to your face and then rest for 10 to 20 minutes. Then, rinse the mixture with plain water and wipe it dry. After a few applications, your skin will undoubtedly be gleaming.
Reduce the appearance of lines: You should apply coconut extract as a serum to alleviate fine wrinkles. It can be used up to twice daily on a clean face. Apply a tiny quantity liberally all over your skin. Before using any additional items, let the oil dry.
Coconut helps clean up the skin, fights free radicals, and minimizes wrinkles. To achieve greater effects, carry out this each night before bed.
Have happy skin, happy life!
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Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was 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-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.