Coconut Oil: Worth the Hype?
Did you know that coconut oil, a do-it all natural oil, can also be used to boost your beauty routine? Overall, coconut oil is a great, natural alternative for your skin than many other expensive or commonly used products. Coconut oil suits all skin types. It has a wide and diverse range of beauty enhancing properties. Coconut oil has become a popular ingredient in many beauty products, and has become a staple ingredient for many beauty-conscious women around the world. So what are the benefits of coconut oil?
Coconut oil contains Vitamin E, essential amino acids, and lauric and caprylic acid which form part of the barrier function of your skin and help maintain your skin's natural flora aka the good bugs! It is also known for its antioxidant properties and as such it has been used to treat various skin problems such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. It can also help to restore the skin’s natural PH levels. Your skin will then feel silky and smooth.
Let's break down the key benefits of coconut oil for your skin:
Chronic inflammation is a major component of many different types of skin disorders, including psoriasis, contact dermatitis and eczema and that’s why coconut oil is perfect to treat these skin conditions. Studies have shown that coconut oil may relieve inflammation by improving antioxidant status and decreasing oxidative stress.
Helps treat acne
Acne is an inflammatory condition. Many medications out there to treat acne work by targeting and reducing inflammation. Coconut oil helps reduce inflammation in the body. The antibacterial properties also helps reduce acne. To get the best results, coconut oil should be applied directly to the skin in areas where acne occurs.
Treats various skin problems
Because of the different and effective properties of coconut oil, coconut oil has been used to treat a multitude of skin problems such as:
- Nappy rash
- Athlete’s foot
- Premature ageing
- Bites, stings, and burns
- Dry or flaky skin
- Healing cuts
Moisturizes dry skin
Applying coconut oil directly to the skin helps keep it hydrated. It significantly improves skin hydration and is just as effective as mineral oil. Keeping your skin hydrated helps preserve its function as a barrier to keep out bacteria, promote the healing of scars, and maintains overall skin integrity.
Helps with wound healing
Many studies have found that coconut oil speeds up healing, improves antioxidant status, and increases levels of collagen- an important protein that aids in wound healing. Coconut oil also has antimicrobial properties. These properties prevent infection, which is one of the major risk factors that can complicate the healing process.
Now, how does Dr. Doug’s utilize coconut oil in our balms? We use all-natural ingredients in all of our balms. We’re proud that all of our products protect, heal, and restore skin and body using the highest quality of organic and all-natural ingredients. Which of our products is coconut oil is utilized in? ALL OF THEM :) -Yes, even our charcoal soap bar!
So, what do you think? Is Coconut Oil worth the hype?
Check out any of our products to help with your skin condition today!