Best Coconut Oil Moisturiser for Skin
Without the use of a moisturiser, our skin can become dry and uneven, which is uncomfortable and can look less than flawless.
But if we continue to allow our skin to become more and more dry, it can become cracked, which can then create openings for bacteria to enter and cause irritation and skin infections. This can then lead to skin problems such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Psoriasis and eczema constantly need the help of moisturisers to alleviate the inflamed, itchy skin that can accompany these types of skin conditions. One of the most effective ingredients a moisturiser can contain is coconut oil.
So let’s take a look at coconut oil moisturisers, how they work and why they benefit the skin.
Is Coconut Oil Good For Our Health?
If you're wondering, is coconut oil good for you when you eat it, then yes, despite it being a type of fat, it is! Coconut oil is pressed from the fleshy nut kernel along with the coconut water or milk and is one of the most hydrating ingredients to be found.
Coconut oil contains important B vitamins that help to maintain the health of the nervous system. These vitamins also help to neutralise inflammation that can cause outbreaks of dermatitis.
It also contains vitamin C, that supports a healthy immune system. A healthy immune system helps to fight disease, but also supports healthy skin that's less likely to become inflamed or irritated.
Coconut oil is particularly rich in vitamin E, which nourishes the skin, helping to remain healthy with a natural glow. It contains trace elements too, such as magnesium that supports a healthy heart.
The saturated fat content of coconut oil is high. However, unlike other saturated fats such as those found in animal products, the saturated fats in coconut oil are made up of medium chain fatty acids that are easily absorbed by the body and turned into energy.
Best Coconut Oil Moisturiser
Sometimes referred to as copra oil, coconut oil has an important role in protecting the skin from harmful bacteria due to the presence of lauric acid, which helps to fight infection.
Coconut oil as a face moisturiser forms an effective barrier on the surface layer of the skin to prevent moisture loss and a loss of elasticity. Skin that retains its elasticity is less likely to crack or show signs of premature ageing.
This amazing oil also helps to fight bacteria and as an effective ingredient in soap, helps to keep the pores clear while adding vital moisture. Rich in antioxidants, coconut oil for scalp psoriasis is widely used to treat dryness.
Benefits Of Coconut Oil For the Body and the Skin
The natural pH balance of the skin is approximately pH7.3 and products that are similar in pH and composition are the most effective at nourishing and moisturising the skin, without causing irritation.
Coconut oil has soothing anti-inflammatory properties and is often included in products created to treat sunburn and athlete's foot. It contains a small degree of natural protection against the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun which is why it’s included in many sun block creams. However, we don’t recommend using it as sun protection, other protection must be used if you’re exposing your skin to the sun.
It also helps to clear non-conformist skin, such as acne prone skin, by helping to remove excess oil and bacteria while preserving an optimal level of moisture.
Coconut Oil Facial Moisturisers
Coconut oil is compatible with all skin types, including troublesome eczema and acne prone skin. In fact, both skin conditions benefit from the oil's powerful antioxidant properties that help to keep the skin clear of blemishes.
One of the special qualities of coconut oil is that it penetrates much deeper into the skin than other ingredients. This allows the skin to be nourished deep within the epidermis where the regeneration of the skin occurs overnight.
Our skin also particularly benefits from a restful night's sleep, especially so if we apply the Sönd Overnight Replenishment Night Cream that contains coconut oil. This hydrating moisturiser also contains skin loving ingredients such as Argan oil and pomegranate extract.
This article is not meant to treat or diagnose. Please visit your doctor for advice about any health concerns you may have.