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Coconut Oil for the Skin:
There's Nothing Better!

There's no better oil than coconut oil for the skin. It smoothes and moisturizes, promotes skin elasticity, helps protect your skin from the aging effects of free radicals.

The benefits of coconut oil for the skin are not just temporary; coconut oil will also aid in restoring your skin's youthful appearance. Coconut oil aids in exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. When coconut oil is absorbed into the skin and connective tissues, it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to keep connective tissues strong and supple.



Coconut oil has wonderful antioxidant properties that protect the skin from free radical damage. Whether coconut oil is consumed and used topically on your skin, it helps your body absorb other nutrients beneficial to your skin, such as Vitamin E, more effectively. It is also very effective in curing and relieving bruises and small cuts.


Nutrients in Coconut Oil
Explain the Benefits of Coconut Oil
for the Skin

To understand why coconut oil for the skin is so beneficial, you only need to look at the nutrients in coconut oil and their respective properties.

Saturated Fats: When applied to your skin, they keep the it smooth to the touch and also retain the moisture content, as they limit the escape of the moisture through your pores. Even when you eat coconut oil, these fats deposit under the skin, thus keeping it healthy.

Fatty acids capric acid, caprylic acid and lauric acid: Thanks to the anti-microbial and disinfectant properties of these fatty acids, coconut oil can protect your skin from microbial infections. These fatty acids do for the skin what mother’s milk does for the body.

Vitamin-E is essential for a healthy skin growth and repair of skin damage. It's also essential for keeping your skin smooth and preventing aging and wrinkling of skin, as it's an excellent antioxidant.

Proteins: Coconut oil is rich in many proteins that keep skin healthy and rejuvenated, whether you consume the oil or apply it to your skin.

See Coconut Oil Nutritional Value for more details.


Using Coconut Oil as a Skin Moisturizer

Rub this luxurious oil over your skin after a shower and enjoy soft, supple skin. This is one moisturizer that won't clog your pores or introduce chemicals and preservatives into your body — just healthy and natural softness! Just make sure it's all soaked in before you put on your clothing.


Using Coconut Oil Benefits
for Underarm Protection

Another amazing use for coconut oil is using it directly on your underarms as a deodorant. The reason why this would work is that the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil attack the bacteria in sweat that cause body odors.


Using Coconut Oil Benefits for Your Hair

Coconut oil also works wonders for your hair.
See my page on Coconut Oil for Hair for more information.


Recommended Coconut Oil Products

There are several excellent organic coconut oils that I can recommend. Click on any of the images below for more information on any one of them:

Nutiva

Garden of Life

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Don't be tempted to use inferior brands — sometimes, chemicals are used to process the coconut oil, and any impurities remaining will be absorbed through your skin.

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Read more about coconut oil at other pages on this website:

Coconut Oil for Hair

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

Coconut Oil and Heart Disease

Is Coconut Oil Healthy?

Coconut Oil Nutritional Value

Main Coconut Oil page


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