As your skin shields the rest of your body from the elements, keeping your insides safe and sound, it takes quite a beating from sun, frigid temperatures and wind, which can leave it both dry and itchy.
Using virgin coconut oil to combat dry skin means you no longer have to hide under long pants and sleeves, or toss and turn from the discomforts of these natural assaults.
Causes of Dry Skin
1. The Sun
Although humidity can help protect the skin, if you venture out too long during the warm months (or even in cold months if you're, say, on a mountain), a sunburn will suck the moisture out of skin, leaving it dry and peeling.
2. The Cold
It's actually the lack of humidity in winter that most offends your skin, though very bitter temperatures can also take a toll through sheer irritation.
3. Hot Steam and Water
Paradoxically, too much hot water swirling around your skin will also do damage, by drawing out natural essential oils your skin relies on to stay moist and protected. Don't stay in steam rooms or hot showers for too long, and dial down the temperature whenever possible.
Virgin coconut oil restores skin and reduces discomfort.
4. Soap and Rub Downs
A moderate-temperature shower can infuse moisture into your skin, but soaps, vigorous scrubbing and drying with towels can all strip that moisture away.
5. Age and Health
Moisture in our skin is less prevalent with age, and if conditions such as atopic dermatitis or psoriasis crop up, it will be even more difficult to moisturize. Diabetes, hypothyroid and other conditions don't help either.
6. Irritants, Infections and Allergens
Last but not least, if we are exposed to materials or ingredients that cause a reaction in our skin, that's an obvious culprit of drying and flaking.
Virgin Coconut Oil to the Rescue
No matter what the cause of dry skin, virgin coconut oil is a natural, healing and highly effective remedy against it.
Coconut oil has antioxidant, anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties that can defend the skin against pathogens that are causing problems.
It is chock full of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins E and K, caprylic and lauric acids, that help nourish and replenish. The lauric acid, found only in breast milk and coconut oil, converts to monolaurin, which is not only toxic to micro-organisms, but also penetrates deep inside the skin, moisturizing and sealing that moisture in at a cellular level.
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