A recent animal study found that when applied topically, virgin organic coconut oil for skin can speed up wound healing, and a human study found it to be effective in increasing hydration and reducing water loss in seriously dry skin. It smells delicious, is very affordable, and leaves my skin feeling nourished and smooth.
Initial thoughts might be that applying oil to the skin will clog the pores and cause the complexion to be oily and full of acne. However, coconut oil is unique compared to other products such as mineral oil; it isn’t pumped full of water or petroleum by-products which can block the pores. Instead, coconut oil hydrates and softens the skin as it sinks deep into the cells. Coconut oil helps to naturally clear away dirt and dead skin cells which allows for a healthier complexion.