10 Amazing Reasons Why Coconut Oil Benefits Your Skin

By Guest Blogger Ashley B.

10 Amazing Reasons Why Coconut Oil Benefits Your Skin

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Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Duane R.

There are seemingly endless reasons why you should consider coconut oil as an all-time rescuer. Packed with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-bacteria properties, coconut oil is proved to be one of the healthiest foods found on earth. It benefits us in so many ways. Its amazing smell and incredible benefits have made its way as an irreplaceable beauty product, especially for the skin.

This article will show you top 10 amazing reason why you should use coconut oil daily to benefit your skin


  1. Excellent skin moisturizer

You no longer need a table full of cosmetics because coconut oil is the only moisturizer you’ll ever need and it is proved effective in all skin types. The key is to understand your skin then decide how much you need and how to apply it. Absorbed easily, deeply and thoroughly, coconut oil immediately hydrates and softens your skin.

How to use:

  • If you have a dry skin, simply use your finger and rub a small amount of coconut oil all over your washed face, then gently dry it with a clean towel.
  • If your skin is oily type, you might need a drier carrier such as olive oil. Wash your face with warm water and wipe away any excess with a soft towel.


  1. Thorough makeup remover

It is very essential to thoroughly remove the entire makeup layers before you go to bed. This will allow your skin to breathe and make ways for cream or lotion to nurture your skin. Coconut oil can perform this function excellently.


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Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Heather R.

It is even effective for removing mascara. The oil can break down the thickest makeup and hydrate your skin in an instant.


How to use:

  • For your eye makeup, use a cotton ball and dab off the makeup.
  • For your face, wet a cotton pad with a few drops of coconut oil and gently sweep over your face. Wash with warm water then use your cleanser as usual.


  1. Massage oil

No need to buy expensive massage oil because coconut oil, with its amazing smell and antioxidant properties, can be used to relax your muscle, peace your mind and give you a glowing skin. This action can even improve your blood circulation and deeply remove toxins from the body.

How to use:

Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to coconut oil and gently massage your body with it.


  1. Relieve sunburn

Coconut oil can protect your skin from the sun in so many ways. First of all, after you are exposed to too much sunlight, coconut oil can help reduce the damage. Secondly, with the SPF of 4, coconut oil can act as a sunblock for a short while. Last but not least, the antioxidant properties can prevent skin cells from the damage of the ultraviolet rays.

How to use:

You can make your own sunscreen by combining coconut oil with other natural SPF such as red raspberry seed oil, carrot seed oil, Shea butter and zinc oxide.


  1. Treat skin disorders

Coconut oil is long believed to treat several skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and remove blemishes due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacteria properties.

Coconut oil promotes the healing process and alleviates the symptoms. So if you are suffering from any of these aforementioned skin disorder, try coconut oil ad you will see positive changes in no time


  1. Reduce facial wrinkles

Coconut oil has been praised for its power to keep the skin wrinkle-free. Three medium chain fatty acids are able to penetrate deep into skin and activate the regeneration process of collagen layer which is easily damaged by external factors like the sun, pollution, etc. Collagen is very important in keeping the skin smooth, glowing and elastic.


  1. Slow down the aging process of the skin

Coconut oil gains its popularity for the power to rejuvenate the skin. It is a powerhouse of vitamin E, antioxidant properties and healthy proteins. All these compounds are of great importance in repairing damaged skin cells, promoting healthy growth of the skin thus slowing down the aging process. It is advisory to take coconut oil both externally and internally to maximize the effect of it on rejuvenating the skin from inside out.


  1. Moisturize dry hands

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Our hands can be dehydrated by detergent or dry weather. Coconut oil is a great remedy to deal with it. If you do have dry hand, try applying coconut oil and keep it for 15 minutes before gently dry with a towel.


  1. Act as shaving cream

Now you can say no to all the toxic chemicals present in shaving creams and gels which have potential to irritate your skin, because you have coconut oil to do the job much better. It softens and makes your skin slippery enough to have close, smooth shaving.


  1. Remove stretch marks

Women often find stretch marks a big trouble, especially those who are pregnant or overweight. Coconut oil once again comes to the rescue. It stimulates the healing process by keeping the skin hydrated and repairing the elasticity of the skin. It is perfectly safe to pregnant women to use during pregnancy.

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About the Author:

This article is written by Ashley Bennet, a co-owner of AuthorityRemedies. She has worked and trained in the field of Nutrition and Health for over 3 years, consistently providing people with useful information about nutrition as well as helping them with their common health problems.