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Multi Uses and Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has taken over the market as one of the top “superfoods” that has multiple uses other than greasing your pots and pans for cooking. Coconut oil is loaded with fatty acids and can have positive effects on your health. This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other impressive benefits and multiple uses.

Skin Moisturizer

Coconut oil is solid at room temperature (usually between 65F – 75F), but retains its liquid state in tropical regions where coconut trees grow. Solidified coconut oil has a texture similar to plain petroleum jelly, but without the sticky or greasy feel on your skin. It melts on the skin immediately, without leaving any kind of gross-feeling residues. It easily seeps into the skin pores, moisturizing deeply and thoroughly.

Our line of CBD Body Lotions contains coconut oil as a main ingredient because of its deep moisturizing abilities. Other properties of this oil include Vitamin E, Vitamin K and dozens of anti-oxidant compounds. These anti-oxidants help promote the growth of new cells and protect the skin against oxidative stress. Because of these benefits, our CBD Body Lotions may help those who have chronic issues with dry skin.

Makeup Remover

Do you sometimes have trouble taking off your makeup? It’s always a good idea to remove it before going to bed since it allows your skin to breathe. However, removing makeup can irritate the skin on the face, especially sensitive areas around the eyes. Coconut oil is soft on the skin while removing stubborn makeup.

Coconut oil is an excellent grease cutter. If you read cleaning product labels, you may see a coconut-derived detergent agent called “sodium lauryl sulfate.” Coconut oil and its derived agents are powerful enough to cut through motor oil and grease. And it does that all while being safe and gentle on any skin type.

Anti-Bacterial Properties

The anti-bacterial properties of coconut oil protect the skin from potential pathogens. It can reduce the risk of bacterial infections that make acne worse. This is due to the lauric acid in the coconut oil, which makes up 85% of the oil.

Sebum-filled whiteheads can become inflamed acne that leave red marks/scars. They’re also filled with bacteria that may lead to irritation, which means they’ll take much longer to go away. Another type of acne that can lead to bacterial infections resides in the follicles, filling the blemish with pus and making way for secondary infections. Using coconut oil regularly, for both moisturizing and deep cleansing, can keep the bacterial populations under control, and help control your acne.

Prevent Pre-Mature Aging

Premature aging of the skin is a result of oxidation stress due to UV rays, environmental pollution, injuries and the use of harsh chemicals. It should go without saying that facial skin is the most affected because it’s the most exposed part of your body.

Coconut oil can prevent premature aging in several ways: it’s gentle on the skin as a moisturizer and exfoliates without abrading the skin. When applying just a little bit, coconut oil can act as a physical barrier to dust and other environmental pollutants, all while retaining moisture in the skin. Its anti-oxidant action reduces oxidative damage. It also keeps the skin smooth by promoting collagen formation.

The list of coconut oil benefits goes on and on, but these are some the more common uses people turn to this popular product because the benefits are so rewarding. When it comes to skin care especially, coconut oil is a go-to ingredient for lotions and lip balms. Other lotion brands can leave your skin feeling rough and itchy, or greasy if their list of ingredients contain petroleum.

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