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Coconut oil has become the new health craze – but it has long-standing roots in health and beauty care. Coconut oil is not only a product that has major health benefits when consumed, but it also has many skin benefits when applied topically.
The good news is that coconut oil is now readily accessible and easy to use.
What is Coconut Oil?
Cold pressed coconut oil is extracted from the meat of a coconut through a mechanical process that does not exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This helps to preserve the natural benefits associated with coconut oil as it is not refined, dyed, or otherwise damaged.
Coconut oil is primarily made up of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) including caprylic acid, lauric acid, and capric acid. Unlike other kinds of fatty acids, MCFAs, including coconut oil, are easier for the body to digest and process into energy, which makes them ideal sources of fat.
The Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut is a superfood and coconut oil offers many benefits when consumed, including antioxidants that can help prevent disease like heart disease, encourage weight loss, and improve digestion.
When coconut oil is applied topically, here are some benefits that you will see…
1) Coconut oil can help prevent stretch marks.
Coconut oil on the skin is a great source of hydration and keeping areas prone to stretch marks hydrated can help reduce the chance of them occurring. In fact, one way for pregnant women to help reduce stretch marks is to get regular pregnancy massages. Massage oil created with a base of coconut oil can help add in hydration and prevent belly stretch marks.
2) Coconut oil can improve skin conditions.
Coconut oil is antimicrobial and antifungal as well as deeply moisturizing which makes it the perfect product to use on irritating skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and even acne (of course, consult your physician before using).
3) Coconut oil is an effective makeup remover.
Oil-based makeup removing balms can be expensive and unnecessary. Coconut oil can also effectively breakdown makeup and make it easy to wipe off at night without putting skin-irritating fragrances or extra chemicals on your face.
4) Coconut oil may help prevent premature ageing.
Coconut oil has an SPF of 4, antioxidant properties, hydrating properties, and can act as a shield to protect your face and skin from harmful pollution and damaging UV rays. Using coconut oil on your face and skin daily may help prevent premature wrinkles and other signs of premature ageing.
At Delucia Holistics, we firmly believe in the topical benefits of 100% organic cold-pressed coconut oil, which is why it’s the base of our oil massages including pregnancy massage, reflexology, Swedish massage, and more.
To book an appointment at Delucia Holistics and begin seeing the benefits of coconut oil, click here.