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Four reasons why coconut oil is good for the skin

20 October 2017 - 03:54

Afu

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Coconut oil has started to play a major role when it comes to beauty routines. It is a completely pure, and does not contain any chemical or additives, and is often used as a natural substitute for several beauty products. Due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, this oil is extremely important to maintain a healthy skin.

Here are four compositions of coconut oil, that makes it good for use on our skin.

1. Saturated Fats

Saturated fats retain moisture of the skin by eliminating the lost moisture through the skin pores, which is why coconut oil works as a wonderful moisturizer. It keeps the skin healthy and smooth, provides an even tone and reduces the appearance of the pores. 

2. Capric , Caprylic and Lauric acid

Capric , Caprylic and Lauric acid are fatty acids that contains powerful disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. Therefore, coconut oil is an excellent remedy to heal wounds on the skin, and keep the wound protected from any possible infections.

3. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is quite beneficial for a healthy skin. It repairs the skin's life from wear and tear, keeps it smooth and protected from cracking and drying. Moreover, as Vitamin E is a good antioxidant agent, it helps in preventing premature aging and wrinkles that show up on the face. 

4. Protein

Coconut oil is rich in proteins. It maintains a healthy cellular and tissue repair, allowing wounds to heal faster without leaving a nasty scar on the skin. Moreover due to protein, the skin is left healthy and rejuvenated.


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