The coconut is a valuable source of nutrition; its flesh and juice are rich in essential minerals and vitamins. It also contains a number of raw materials with natural healing properties, making it an indispensable skincare ingredient. In fact, the coconut palm offers so many benefits that the Pacific Islanders and other populations in areas of the globe where the plant is grown have named it "the tree of life”.
The health benefits of coconut oil are widely known; it is low in calories, which makes it suitable for inclusion in calorie-controlled diets. Illnesses known to respond to coconut oil treatments include asthma and bronchitis, coughs and colds, burns and bruises, and skin infections. Coconut oil is almost always included in lists containing healthy skin tips because there are so many advantages of using skincare products with this amazing ingredient.
Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which means it inhibits the irritation and swelling of the skin cell walls - a change that leads to the gradual breakdown of the collagen and elastin of which our tissues are made. In addition, this property promotes the healing of damaged skin tissue. Topically, coconut oil acts as a fungicide, killing bacteria and speeding the healing of skin infections. For all these reasons, we can use coconut oil to promote healthier skin.
Anti-ageing and antioxidant properties
Coconut oil contains a fatty substance called lauric acid, a white material that gives the plant its characteristic taste and scent. In the body, lauric acid acts as an antioxidant, a substance that bonds with the harmful, free radical atoms and molecules that circulate in our blood. Free radicals are atoms that are missing an electron and can damage our DNA. In our skin, this damage is lethal since DNA contains the genetic code of each cell, information that is vital for repair and reproduction. Over time, this linkage builds up and leads to the degeneration that we call ageing.
Benefits of coconut oil for skin
Users of coconut oil and its products report an immediate softness in the skin and a gradual reduction in dryness and flakiness. Using coconut oil long term can help to delay the onset of wrinkles and reduce the appearance of any existing wrinkles. These benefits make coconut oil a valuable skincare product.
Now, Sönd has the Midnight Feast Night Cream that combines coconut oil with a number of other ingredients. Organic argan oil benefits the growth and repair of the skin, reducing the scars left by acne and other undesirable conditions. Hemp oil calms and nourishes sensitive skin, while sunflower oil increases the suppleness of the skin. It also contains silica salt complex, which is a regenerating ingredient.
Following your night cleansing routine, apply Sönd’s night cream, and while you sleep, these active ingredients work in conjunction with coconut oil so that you awake with skin that is clear and smooth, and soft and radiant.
This article is not meant to treat or diagnose. Please visit your doctor for advice about any health concerns you may have.