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Can Virgin Coconut Really Prevent Wrinkles?

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There is nothing worse than looking in the mirror and seeing a new line or furrow that wasn't there last time. Wrinkles are a sign of aging that can't be easily hid, although women have tried. Many women spend thousands of dollars on cosmetic procedures that promise to turn back the clock by removing or smoothing wrinkles.

What if there is a simple, inexpensive product that will help keep wrinkles at bay and give you smoother, healthier skin? Coconut oil is a huge trend of the moment, but do its benefits live up to the hype? Can using virgin coconut oil really prevent wrinkles?

Many claims have been made about the benefits of coconut oil. The fact is, science does back up the fact that there are definite benefits to using coconut oil for your skin. Let's investigate some of these facts.

How Wrinkles Happen

Our skin contains collagen, which helps hold skin tissue together. As we get older, collagen in our skin breaks down, and our bodies produce less of it. Our skin becomes less elastic and begins to sag. Wrinkles are the result, betraying to the world that time marches on.

Another aspect of aging are free radicals that occur when we eat unhealthy foods or experience stress. These body processes damage our skin and cause everything from wrinkles to dark spots, and even cancers.

Coconut Oil Protects Skin and Heals Damage

Coconut oil has many nutrients within it that can protect skin from damaging effects and heal existing damage.

--Coconut oil acts like sebum, which skin makes naturally to protect it.

--Virgin coconut oil fights against viruses, fungi and microbes that may damage skin.

--Antioxidants that fight free radicals are present in coconut oil.

--Coconut oil helps your body produce more collagen and replace collagen that it may have lost, which can minimize or prevent wrinkles.

Coconut oil may be used on its own, but the effect is sometimes too greasy for the skin. Commercially-made skin care products are now available that combine coconut oil in more face-friendly cleansers, creams, and lotions.

Biconi offers Radiant Skin Facial Cleanser, which contains virgin coconut oil, noni extract and other plant extracts to keep skin clear and reduce redness and irritation. The Biconi Noni Enzyme has a high antioxidant content that helps repair environmental damage and fight against aging and at the same time, the virgin coconut oil has deep moisturizing properties that help soothe and soften your skin. Radiant Skin Facial Cleanser is also free of SLS, phthalates, parabens and other harsh chemicals. Because this product offers multiple benefits it is a great item to add to your wrinkle prevention toolbelt.

Whether you use a commercially made beauty product or the pure, virgin coconut oil alone, it seems that science supports the idea that coconut oil can benefit the skin and may be effective in minimizing the effect of wrinkles on the skin or even preventing them from happening in the first place.

Sources:

Coconut - The anti-aging skin treatment miracle
http://www.naturalnews.com/041950_coconut_skin_treatment_miracle.html

Wrinkles and Coconut Oil
http://www.antiagingsolutionsite.com/wrinkles-coconut-oil/

Coconut Oil for Wrinkles
http://www.livestrong.com/article/293312-coconut-oil-for-wrinkles/

Best Coconut Beauty Products
http://www.redonline.co.uk/beauty/10-best/coconut-beauty-products

The 11 Best Coconut Oil Beauty Products
http://www.allure.com/beauty-products/2014/best-coconut-oil-beauty-products#slide=5


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