Touted as a one-stop elixir, coconut oil is loved for its ability to instantly hydrate and soften the skin. This natural oil is high in vitamins and fatty acids, and has numerous medical, dietary and skin care applications. Read on to discover why we love coconut oil and have included it in our ChitoCare Beauty skin care line.
Coconut oil has been known for its healing properties for close to 4000 years. Ayurvedic medicine has been documenting its health benefits since 1500 BC and coconut water was even used as a saline solution during WWII medicine supply shortages.
Coconut oil skin care benefits
Aside for its many dietary benefits, it is also a powerful ally in skin care. This is why we have incorporated it into our products, so you can reap the benefits of this multitasking, natural oil.
Hydrates and moisturizes
Coconut oil has been proven to help prevent excessive water loss, protecting your skin from dryness and external factors, such as chemicals, infections and allergens. Skincare oils help your skin’s lipid barrier retain moisture, so coconut oil will provide instant hydration, making it firmer, plumper and with an improved texture. As the skin generally absorbs coconut oil quickly, it is great for non-greasy hair conditioners and moisturizing creams, like our ChitoCare Beauty Face Cream.
Calms redness and inflammation
As coconut oil has anti-inflammatory action, it can help reduce skin soreness and prevent it from redness. It can also help treat rashes, such as atopic dermatitis, by boosting collagen production and improving the barrier function of the skin. It has high levels of linoleic acid, which fortifies and protects your skin, providing a soothing effect and offering plumpness.
Protects from sun damage and aging
Coconut oil is rich in polyphenols. These are micronutrients that occur naturally in plants and can be found in grapes, dark chocolate, green tea, even wine. When incorporated into skin care products, polyphenols can prevent a variety of skin disorders caused by excessive exposure to UV light. Using ChitoCare Beauty Face Cream will help repair and rejuvenate your skin while protecting it from toxins, environmental aggressors, pollution, radiation and sun damage. Polyphenols also help prevent the appearance of the signs of aging, like sun spots, wrinkles and fine lines, so coconut oil will keep your connective tissue strong and supple, resulting in younger-looking skin.
High in antioxidants
Like many foods, coconuts are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, which prevent the body from detoxifying at the rate it normally should. Coconut oil is extremely resistant to free radical generation, so it helps decrease the oxidative stress that free radicals cause, balances your skin and improves its appearance. Using ChitoCare Beauty Body Lotion is the prefect way to ensure your skin is nourished with vitamins and protected from external factors.
Provides antibacterial action
Coconut oil is also known as lauric acid. One of lauric acid’s main properties is antimicrobial. This greatly benefits skin, as it can help kill bacteria and microorganisms, keeping skin healthy and lowering acne breakouts. It is also high in unsaturated Omega-6 fatty acids, which are perfect for retaining moisture and offering your skin a silky-smooth feel. Coconut oil is ideal for all skin types, making it a wise choice for sensitive and acne-prone skin.
To make the best of coconut oil, treat your skin to a daily dose of moisture by using our ChitoCare Beauty Face Cream, which is perfect for use both day and night.