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Why I Use Coconut Oil for My Skin

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Why I Use Coconut Oil for My Skin

Today I'm going to talk about coconut oil for skin which is very effective as a multipurpose everyday beauty product. It doesn't cost a lot of money and can be used for a wide variety of health and beauty reasons. When getting ready to purchase your organic coconut oil at an organic food store or online, make sure you choose one that is certified organic, unrefined, cold pressed, extra virgin or virgin coconut oil. It will have a subtle scent of coconuts and will be snowy white in color and in solid form. I have used Nutiva and Nature's Way and have been very pleased with both.

Coconut oil for skin may be used all over from head to toe to soften the skin. When the temperature is above 76 degrees F, it will be in solid form. However, there's no need to melt it in warm water or place in the microwave to melt. Simply melt some by rubbing between the palms of your hands and apply to the skin. When the temperature is above 76 degrees F, the coconut oil will be in liquid form. It can be applied in the morning, during the day, or at night. I apply mine each morning after my shower or bath and sometimes right before I go to bed.

Since it comes straight from fresh coconuts, it is all natural without any added chemicals or preservatives as with other over the counter kinds. It's packed with vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids which help moisturize the skin as well as antioxidants which help fight against free radicals causing damage and signs of aging. When applied daily, it helps protect against the harsh effects of the sun, wind, and cold weather. The Vitamin E helps to sooth dry, irritated skin.

Organic coconut oil lasts longer when stored in a dark place since light is a damaging element. It has a long shelf life of over 2 years. I store mine in my cupboard but have heard of it also being stored in the refrigerator. When applied in small amounts on the face, around the eyes, and on the lips, it will help treat and prevent wrinkles or crow's feet. It can be used as an effective deodorant when applied under the arms or on the legs, thighs, and buttocks to treat cellulite. Last but not least, massage on your feet to help protect against fungal infection, corns, calluses, and rough skin.

These are just some of the many reasons to try coconut oil for skin. I have been experimenting with it for over 6 months and my skin feels and looks healthy. I barely break out anymore and am very pleased with the results.




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