World Wise Beauty’s ‘Beauty Food’ of the week is world-famous not only as an edible oil and hair tonic but as a massage oil and skin smoothener. In Tropical parts of the world, the Coconut was used in numerous ways but prized for its impressive skin benefits.
Coconuts are full of Vitamin E which is the most nourishing thing you can give to your skin. Vitamin E combats skin-aging free radicals, protects the skin from sun damage due to UV-sunlight-generated free radicals, and holds in moisture to make your skin appear younger and more supple. Coconut oil is also rich in many proteins. These proteins keep skin healthy and rejuvenated, both internally and externally. Proteins also contribute to cellular health and tissue repair, along with a wide range of other essential activities within the body. For any damaged cells on or near the skin, a healthy of flow of proteins guarantees their replacement. Let’s not forget the high amount of saturated fats ( that would mean the good fatty acids). When applied on the skin, they keep it smooth to the touch. Due to the presence of these fats, coconut oil also retains the moisture content of the skin, as the fats eliminate moisture loss through the pores on skin. When ingested through the regular consumption of coconut oil, these fats deposit under the skin keeping it healthy and smooth, giving it an even tone, and reducing the appearance of the pores.
Beneficial Uses: Coconut Oil
- Skin Softener ( retains moisture of the skin)
- Anti-aging Skin Cream ( protects the skin from microbial infections and delays the aging process)
- Sun Protection ( repairs skin and it gives it a healthy glow)
- Lip Gel ( repairs chapped lips)
- Makeup Remover ( safer than most makeup removers especially for delicate areas of the eye)
Here are DIY methods of using coconut oil all over your body!
WWB Wise FYI : Many people make the mistake of using too much coconut oil, and since the skin can only absorb a certain amount, the protective layer that the absorbed oil creates doesn’t let any more oil in! This means that if you use too much, too often, your skin will end up as an oily mess, and will look shiny or greasy, not to mention what it might do to your clothes. Everything in moderation! 😉