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Reclaim Skin Health with Coconut Oil Benefits

Reclaim Skin Health with Coconut Oil Benefits

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Simple, pure and natural, coconut oil can treat, heal and even prevent dry, flaking, irritated or infected skin from diaper rash, psoriasis, eczema, ringworm, athlete's foot, and even acne, just to name a few.

Sensitive Skin

There are so many conditions and pathogens that can harm skin, causing discomfort and embarrassment.

Thought to be caused by an overactive immune response, eczema (dermatitis), is skin inflammation, scaling, itching and flaking that is sometimes accompanied by fluid-filled blisters.

Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes red scaly patches with a silvery-white overlay when skin cells reproduce too quickly.

Candida is a fungus that is ever-present throughout our bodies. However, when an overgrowth occurs, white patches and itchiness ensue.

Acne, caused by an over-production of sebum, is thought to be caused by hormonal changes, bacteria or clogging of the pores. Stress, diet and products used on the skin can contribute.

Despite different causes, what all these conditions have in common is irritation and disruption of the skin. For many, coconut oil is the perfect natural solution.

Moisturizing and Protecting

Coconut oil's unique molecular structure allows it to penetrate the skin cells, locking in and complementing skin's own essential oils. It also serves as a lubricant that offsets friction starting at a microscopic level. Last but not least, it wraps around the skin cells, sealing and protecting them from moisture loss and infiltration of drying elements. Clinical studies confirm the moisturizing properties of coconut oil.

While coconut oil moisturizes, it also protects skin from the kind of moisture that can conversely dry skin out. Water that sits on the skin for too long can causes chapping, while urine or other liquid irritants attack the skin's structure and disrupt its pH balance. This is where coconut oil's sealing properties really pack a powerful punch.

Coconut oil also gently exfoliates the top layer of dry and damaged skin, making way for healthier, prettier and more comfortable skin that has been hiding underneath.

Coconut oil benefits
Coconut oil can help people reclaim healthy, glowing skin.

Healing Properties

Coconut oil is loaded with antioxidants that boost the skin's immunity. The human body converts the Lauric acid of coconut oil into monolaurin, which is an antifungal, antiviral, antiprotozoa and antibacterial.

Another component of coconut oil, capric acid, exhibits antimicrobial activity. According to clinical research, these factors help coconut oil actively fight the many pathogens that can cause skin infections.

Healthy Skin, Healthy Body

Skin is the largest organ of the human body. Nearly everything that touches the skin for long enough is absorbed into it. Given that, it is not a great idea to put anything on our skin that could not be put in our mouths.

Because coconut oil is a natural product with immune-boosting properties, it won't harm the body as many manufactured and chemical products may, and has the potential to improve overall health to boot.

Organic virgin coconut oil is an excellent choice because it is free of harmful pesticides, and has not been bleached, deodorized, or refined in any way.

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Additional References:

Bhatnagar, A. S., Prasanth Kumar, P. K., Hemavathy, J. J., & Gopala Krishna, A. G. (2009). Fatty Acid Composition, Oxidative Stability, and Radical Scavenging Activity of Vegetable Oil Blends with Coconut Oil. Journal Of The American Oil Chemists' Society (JAOCS), 86(10), 991-999. doi:10.1007/s11746-009-1435-y

Hasan, A. Z., Ambarsari, L. L., Artika, I. M., Julistiono, H. H., & Tarunasari, D. D. (2013). Induction resistance of Candida sp. Y 390 to ethanol stress by kopyor coconut and virgin coconut oil. Emirates Journal Of Food & Agriculture (EJFA), 25(10), 790-797. doi:10.9755/ejfa.v25i10.17004

Melanie McCabe; Regina, H. (2014, January 15). Coconut oil is my secret weapon for nails, hair and skin. Daily Mail. p. 30.

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