3 Coconut Oil Skin Care Secrets You Have to Know
Coconut oil is a skincare necessity, and not just for its delicious tropical scent. This oil has a reputation for being a jack of all trades. It has benefits for hair care, skin care, teeth whitening, and in the kitchen.
When it comes to the largest organ in your body (your skin), it is essential to have a go-to oil that you can always count on. You might already have at least one product with coconut oil in your bathroom right now.
Coconut oil hosts many nourishing properties that most people want to get their hands on. In this post, we will explore three reasons why coconut oil deserves all the hype.
The first reason we love coconut oil is because of its hydrating properties. Your skin barrier is like an invisible layer that keeps your skin moisturized and protected against harmful toxins. Coconut oil protects against free radicals, keeping the good stuff in and the bad stuff out.
Those who exfoliate their skin very often can greatly benefit from coconut oil. Exfoliating is great and is best when it is followed up by a good moisturizer.
Coconut oil functions as an emollient. Emollients soften the skin & draw in water, which helps with hydration. With fall and winter around the corner, you might be looking to step up the moisture in your skincare.
This oil can be used as a standalone shower oil or with your favorite lotion or body butter. A bonus is the natural shine and glow it will bring to your skin.
Dry skin is no match for products with high-quality coconut oil. Coconut oil can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants can help prevent cell damage, CO has a generous amount of these.
Coconut oil can increase the production of collagen, improving skin elasticity and firming skin. Many people like to use coconut oil as an anti-aging treatment. Massaging it into your face every day for up to ten minutes may help in just weeks.
Another benefit of coconut oil is its soothing properties for those with eczema or related conditions. Eczema can lead skin to skin irritation, itchiness, and texture concerns. Luckily, coconut oil can calm inflammation and redness. Coconut oil is often prescribed to use in conjunction with topical eczema treatments.
Helps prevents sun damage
Did you know that coconut oil can help against UV rays? This oil may provide some natural protection against UV rays - while it may not be a complete substitute for sunscreen, it can be used in tandem with it.
Wearing sunscreen isn't just about stopping an unwanted tan. If you use skin acids like BHA’s or AHA's, your skin is more likely to be affected by the sun, no matter your skin type. Wearing sunscreen and/or coconut oil can slow any potential damage to your skin.
Apply a generous coat of coconut oil to your skin before applying your favorite organic sunscreen is a great idea to get the benefits of both at once.
Which skin type works best with coconut oil?
Coconut oil is amazing, but like anything, there is no one size fits all. Coconut oil is considered comedogenic, so there's a chance it may clog your pores. Knowing your skin type you can assess what the best route is for you.
Coconut oil can be a good choice for sensitive and dry skin. It has enough calming, soothing, and moisturizing properties to keep these skin types happy.
However, coconut oil as a facial moisture for those prone to breakouts should proceed with caution. Those with allergies or sensitive skin should opt for refined coconut oil to avoid further irritation.
If your skin is naturally oily or a combination type, coconut oil should be used sparingly to avoid excess oil. Using a coconut oil-based cleanser could be okay, while a lotion or cream may not be the best.
Our favorite coconut oil products
Cleansers are the foundation for a good skincare routine. Our Goat's Milk & Coconut Oil bar soaps are creamy, and moisturizing, and offer six delicious scents (as well as a fragrance-free option)!
If you love coconut oil and want a liquid soap, we have you covered. Our rich Aloe & Coconut Oil soap clean your hands without leaving you feeling dry afterward! Available fragrance free or with any of our pure essential oil blends.
Coconut oil has almost no limits for your skin. Let us know how you use coconut oil in your skincare routine!