Coconut oil set the standard for oils in the beauty industry and it’s one of our favorites here at Jane Inc.
When an ingredient provides so many internal benefits, it’s only natural that you should be able to use it externally too. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that provide a heap of health benefits, most notably helping to keep the heart healthy as it increases good cholesterol in the body and converts bad cholesterol to good cholesterol.
So long to all those myths about coconut oil increasing your risk for heart disease!
This article is not about the internal benefits though.
Instead, we want to to tell you how applying coconut oil externally can transform your skin from blah to beautiful in no time at all!
So grab a snack (these coconut treats are pretty fitting!) and keep on reading…
Coconut Oil Keeps Your Skin Youthful
Coconut oil is well-known for its anti-aging properties and feels absolutely luxurious on the skin thanks to its rich array of fatty acids that help to smooth and hydrate the skin. Antioxidants, like Vitamin E, help to neutralize free radicals that contribute to the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, while helping to repair the skin and restore collagen for plump and youthful skin.
Who would have thought your best kept secret for youthful skin was sitting on your kitchen counter?
Clears Breakouts In a Jiffy and Fades and Prevents Scars
If you still believe the old myth that “oil causes more oil” than we’re here to bust that myth once and for all! Acne is a result of inflammation in the skin and the pores, but the fatty acids in coconut oil will reduce this inflammation right away. Coconut oil is also rich in Lauric acid, Caprylic acid and Capric acid, all of which offer powerful antimicrobial benefits to kill bacteria that may contribute to breakouts. Vitamin E’s tissue repairing properties will help to prevent your skin from scarring as well as reduce the appearance of any scars you may have.
Hydrates Like No Other
Finally we can talk about what coconut oil is most well known for of all; its ability to sink deep into the pores and deliver a potent dose of hydration. Medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil (MCTs) provide humectant properties. This means coconut oil will hydrate the skin, as well as prevent a loss of moisture through the pores so your skin will stay hydrated, no gimmicks here!
If you were unsure before, we hope you’re positive now that coconut oil will solve all your skin woes!