Can coconut oil help with skin conditions?
Coconut oil is antibacterial, antioxidant and antifungal making it great for healing some skin rashes and infections ranging from simple dry skin to eczema and ringworm to athlete’s foot. It can also reduce itchiness, flaking and soothe skin due to the lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid found in coconut oil.
Coconut oil is an anti-inflammatory with antimicrobial properties making it excellent for treating acne. As it is 100% natural, it won’t strip the skin of nutrients or overload it with chemicals. Coconut oil can help to control the sebum glands and can help clear blocked pores. It will soothe and reduce redness whilst fighting off the bacterial infection that causes acne. It is packed with antioxidants and vitamin E to promote healing and repair damaged skin. Try using a small amount on the face in the morning and evening. Melt some oil in the hands, rub into the face and leave to absorb.
Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your acne treatment.
Coconut oil is also a very effective lice treatment. Not only does it get rid of the little monsters, but it treats the skin irritation they cause. Plus its 100% natural and chemical free!