What makes coconut oil such a good moistuziser?
Coconut oil makes a fabulous moisturizer. Deeply penetrating the skin to heal a multitude of problems and leave you with a healthy glow.
But one of its best features is the fact that it is 100% natural. Most of us would be horrified to learn what is lurking in many of the premium brand moisturizers. From hormone disruptors to carcinogens, it’s scary to think what cocktail of chemicals we’re happily slapping on our faces in the search for eternal youth.
Parabens are found in most of the products found in our bathrooms. They help preserve the lifetime of products by killing off bacteria. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is the stuff that makes our shampoos and soaps all frothy giving us a ‘luxurious’ lather.
Sounds good, but when we consider that these products are entering our systems through our skin are we sure that they are safe? Studies are beginning to show that there may be a link between the chemicals uses in cosmetic products and hormonal disruptions, which can cause breast cancer among other things.
coconut oil as moisturizer
Rather than wait for the research to prove or disprove the link, I would much prefer to use a product that is not only known to be 100% natural, but works.Coconut oil is easily absorbed by the skin giving you beautifully moisturized skin all day long and because it is natural, it can be used on everyone from newborns to seniors.
It works to promote the skin’s natural plumpness, reducing the look of aged skin. It keeps wrinkles and sagging at bay, due to its hydrating and antioxidant properties, to give you a youthful look.
It works wonders on normal, oily, dry, sensitive and flaky skin to give you a clear, smooth, nourished finish. Its antibacterial properties make it ideal for clearing breakouts and treating acne.
Packed with vitamin E, it strengthens the skin improving the appearance of damaged skin and scars. It can also be used on cuts, burns and insect bites to help the healing process.Coconut oil can also be used to treat many skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. Speak to your dermatologist about how it can help you before changing your treatment.
A good rule of thumb for selecting a moisturizer is, if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin – and coconut oil tastes delicious!