It is a well-known fact that coconut oil is an excellent cooking medium, loaded with good fats that provide energy and fights microbes. But what is generally not very well known is this oil is also excellent for the skin.
So, before you reach out for chemical-laden, toxic skincare products, it is time to check out this amazing natural oil that is not only cost-effective but provides incredible healing benefits for the skin.
Skin benefits of coconut oil
1. Excellent moisturizer
Coconut oil works wonders on the skin, due to the saturated fats contained in it that prevent loss of moisture through the skin pores, thereby keeping the skin moisturized. This fat also keeps the skin healthy, giving it a smooth and even tone.
2. Fights dryness
Coconut oil is one of the best remedies for a dry skin. You only need to warm it by rubbing between your palms and apply it to dryness-prone areas, such as elbows and knees, to keep dryness away. If mixed with a scrub, it can also get rid of dead cells.
3. Heals cold sores
Cold sores are small, painful, fluid-filled blisters caused by a virus. They generally appear on the lips, mouth or nose. The presence of three fatty acids – capric, caprylic and lauric acid – in coconut oil, gives this oil both disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. Simply by dabbing this oil speeds up healing, reduce pain and prevent scarring or discoloration.
4. Reduces itching and redness
Infants frequently suffer from diaper rashes that manifest as skin redness and painful itching. Applying coconut oil helps in protecting the skin.
5. An effective facial cleanser
Applying coconut oil on the face as a face wash kills pimple-causing bacteria. It also hydrates the skin to give it a glow. This is because coconut oil has both antimicrobial properties and moisturizing abilities.
6. An active insect repellent
With coconut oil, you really don’t need toxic insect repellents. Mix coconut oil with a repellent and certain essential oils, such as citronella, mint, lemongrass, clove and eucalyptus, and apply it on your body. This will ward off any insects and also protect the skin from harsh repellents.
7. Treats skin conditions
Since, coconut oil possesses anti-inflammatory properties, it has proven effective in treating skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis. A study has found that coconut oil helped 46 percent of people suffering from chronic skin diseases, while only 19 percent of those, who used mineral oils, were able to reduce the severity. Regular coconut oil use alleviates skin disease symptoms.
Goodness of coconut oil in Ayana’s handmade soaps
Ayana Wellness offers a series of excellent handmade soaps that have natural coconut oil as one of its important ingredients. These soaps include Ayana’s Almond Rose Handmade Soap, Kesar Badam Soap, Charcoal Soap, Neem Tulsi Handmade Soap, Kumkumadi Face Wash Soap and Daily Skin Detox Soap.
The good news is you can take the full benefits of not only the natural coconut oil contained in these soaps, but of numerous other essential oils and constituents that make up the soap. The soaps can be easily ordered online from ayanaproducts.com.