12 Amazing Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil on Your Skin
There’s a scientific reason why many beauty experts recommend grown virgin coconut oil as a healthy beauty product alternative. Aside from its antifungal and antibacterial properties, it’s chemical-free solution to help moisturize and rejuvenate the skin.
In other words, the advantages of virgin coconut oil go beyond its beauty and cosmetic purposes. In fact, it is nature’s non-toxic remedy for different skin disorders and provides fast relief to a variety of skin irritations.
To know more, check out some of the most amazing benefits of using virgin coconut oil on your skin.
1. Acts as natural oil cleanser against toxic makeup residue.
Oil-based makeup is a better choice than its non-waterproof counterpart because it won’t stain your clothing or transfer to other surfaces and most importantly, you’re sure that it will survive hours without retouch.
It’s so long-lasting that you often have a hard time removing it when you’re finally at home and ready to go to bed – and you know very well that leaving your make up on for hours can be dangerous to your skin. This is where a few drops of virgin coconut oil can save the day. Use a ball or bud of cotton to apply this natural oil cleanser. It even works for waterproof mascara and liquid eyeliners.
2. It’s an ingredient for a natural and homemade exfoliating formula.
Do you want to know how to mix a natural body scrub to help exfoliate your skin? Try combining a cup of virgin coconut oil and a half cup of coarse salt (you can also use sugar). Mix it well and you have yourself an effective exfoliating formula enough to cover two whole-body exfoliating sessions.
3. Helps whiten skin and evens out skin tone.
Virgin coconut oil is rich in antioxidant and has moisturizing properties to help you achieve a lighter and more even skin tone. Basically, it helps the body get rid of dead skin and assists in regenerating new and healthy skin cells.
4. Helps manage dry and chapped lips.
It’s not just the weather that causes dry and chapped lips. Sometimes, when you don’t consume enough fluid, your body gets dehydrated and it’s only a matter of time until your skin feels its effects.
In order to manage dry or scaly lips, you should always go for a natural solution. Virgin coconut oil, for instance, can be combined with brown sugar and honey to create a DIY lip scrub. It can provide a soothing and hydrating effect on the affected part of your lips.
5. Can be prepared as a warm and soothing massage oil.
Your regular massage sessions will never be the same again once you try this amazingly relaxing massage oil recipe: using a microwave, warm half a cup of coconut oil and add 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil (peppermint, lavender, etc.) Aside from acting as a soothing ingredient, the coconut oil can also moisturize your skin.
6. Can be a natural base for your favorite shaving cream.
If you want a natural shaving cream base that will not leave your skin damaged and dried out, then a solution of a cup of virgin coconut oil and shea butter is your answer. This shaving cream recipe is perfect even for those who have sensitive skin.
Add two tablespoons of virgin coconut oil to a ¾ cup of grated shea butter soap; add ¼ cup of witch hazel. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes (or until the soap melts) and finally add another ¼ cup of aloe vera to enjoy its healing properties. Add 2-3 drops of lavender or peppermint for that relaxing aroma.
7. Serves as a natural substitute for a commercial body moisturizer.
Since virgin coconut oil is a great source of fatty acids, it’s an effective way of keeping your skin smooth and radiant. In fact, it’s a natural solution that helps fully moisturize all types of skin. The key to this natural formula is its ability to be quickly absorbed by the skin, providing a refreshing and rejuvenating glow.
8. It’s a chemical-free facial moisturizer.
There are a lot of chemicals and harmful ingredients that go in many commercially sold facial moisturizers and although they can help your skin achieve exceptional short-term results, its long-term effects can be alarming. This is one of the reasons why you should always go natural when it comes to the things that you directly apply to your skin, especially in sensitive areas like your face.
Virgin coconut oil is an effective moisturizing solution that will keep your skin smooth, without the worries of toxins and chemicals entering your pores.
9. Relieves itchiness and other skin irritations.
You can create a wonderful mixture of virgin coconut oil and essential oils to help relieve common skin irritations such as itchiness from bug bites or burns. It can also be a soothing remedy for bruises and can relieve the discomfort from the dry and sun-damaged skin. Last but not the least; it’s a proven Eczema relief since coconut oil has the natural materials to reduce inflammation.
10. Can be applied as a moisturizing night cream.
A few tablespoons of coconut oil alone can already provide amazing moisturizing benefits for your face. It’s a perfect addition to your beauty regimen before going to bed. Just apply virgin coconut oil to your face before bed time and you’ll experience its maximum moisturizing power overnight.
11. Helps eliminate stretch marks for pregnant women.
If you’re expecting a bundle of joy in a few months, having a bottle of virgin coconut oil handy can be helpful to manage and eliminate the development of stretch marks over time. In addition, aside from reducing unwanted lines around your belly, it’s a natural way to prevent dark spots from new and old scars.
12. Can be used as a DIY natural deodorant.
Yes, virgin coconut oil is one of the key ingredients to the natural alternative to often toxic store-bought deodorant.
Here’s how to create secret recipe: mix together coconut oil, cornstarch, baking soda, scented oils, and arrowroot powder and voila, you have your very own natural deodorant.
Natural is always healthy and choosing health for your skin should be on top of your priority especially if you have an active lifestyle. It’s not yet too late to explore the amazing beauty benefits of virgin coconut oil and how it can change your life for the better. Start today. Even the world’s famous celebrities use Virgin Coconut Oil for their health and beauty regimen!
To discover more amazing benefits of VCO, check out these 100 Uses of Virgin Coconut Oil for Health, Nutrition, Wellness and Beauty
About Koko Oil
At Koko Oil, we produce premium raw virgin coconut oil from organically grown coconuts in the Philippines using the cold press centrifuged method. This method ensures that the oil is not altered but remains in its natural form. Our oil is unrefined, unbleached, non-deodorized, non-hydrogenated, free-from any GMO ingredients and chemicals. Enjoy the Koko Oil Brand proven healthy products in a wide variety of consumer packaging.