Why You Should Moisturize Your Face With Coconut Oil

Using coconut oil in the beauty treatments is not a new thing. Women used it for centuries, especially in countries like the Philippines, where this oil is produced.

Any type of skin needs a thorough cleaning, especially if you use makeup. Many soaps and cleansing lotions available on the market have harsh chemicals and lot of alcohol in the composition, which just clean your skin of its natural oils. This can eventually lead to problems like clogged pores and acne. This is a vicious circle, because you think you care for your skin, without knowing that you’re actually hurting it.

Coconut oil is the ideal cleanser for all skin types because it gently removes dirt and even resistant makeup. You’ll have a clean complexion, properly hydrated.

Tip: take half a tablespoon of coconut oil and gently rub it between your fingers, and massage your face using circular motions.

You can use coconut oil instead of moisturizer or you can combine it with other oils to get the same effect. Remember that any type of skin needs hydration! The key is to know how to adjust the amount of oil you use depending on the needs of your skin.

The “secret” lies in saturated fats that provide a deep and lasting hydration. This is why coconut oil helps blur the enlarged pores.

There are so many reasons why it is advisable to use coconut oil for skin. Among them is the rich content of antioxidants that help prevent skin aging and spots caused by sun exposure.

It is good to know that antioxidant properties of coconut oil helps skin regain its shine, gentle exfoliating dead skin and strengthening connective tissue. Massage your skin with coconut oil is a fantastic and extremely simple way to prevent premature skin aging and wrinkles.

If you’re exposed too much to sunshine, use coconut oil to soothe your irritated skin and to moisturize your skin thoroughly. One of the earliest uses of this oil is sunscreen. Why? Because it has the extraordinary ability to heal the skin, blocking the UV rays. However, we recommend using coconut oil as a moisturizer rather than as a sunscreen.

Coconut oil is recognized as an adjunct in the skin diseases treatment such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or other skin infections. A recent study shows that 46% of patients suffering from chronic skin diseases had a more positive response in treating their ailments after they started using coconut oil. You can use it as a healing ointment, but note that only its constant use guarantees the desired effects.

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