Find Out How Coconut Oil Could Benefit Your Skin and Hair March 23 2014, 2 Comments

The more things change; the more they remain the same. Back in the day before all the different miracle oils and treatments with exotic names and ridiculous price tags, there was coconut oil.

Full of Wonderful Fats

coconut oil infographicAs a moisturizer this simple, but highly effective oil just can’t be beat. It is composed of triglycerides and the natural fatty acids in its composition make it ideal for skin and hair care. You can apply it daily to your skin as an emollient. It will hydrate and soothe dry or flaky skin, sunburn, sun spots, psoriasis, eczema and acne. Coconut Oil -- in it's natural state of course-- also has anti-bacterial and antiviral properties. This is why organic coconut oil can be used as a topical treatment for insect bites and other skin irritations. (CLICK THE INFOGRAPHIC TO VIEW LARGER)

As if the list of benefits were not impressive enough, coconut oil has been found to have anti-aging properties as well that can fight the damaging, ravaging effects of free radicals, blemishes, wrinkles and fine lines. The fatty acids in organic coconut oil make it an ideal conditioner and moisturizer for your hair. No matter what hairstyle you choose to rock, a little oil applied to your 'do will help to eliminate the problems of dry scalp, flakes and dandruff while leaving your locks shiny and lustrous.

How to Choose Coconut Oil

When it comes to coconut oil, the simple rule is no muss no fuss. The less the oil has been touched the better it is for your body. It is best in its 100% organic form and should ideally be cold-pressed as heat causes the oil to lose nutrients quickly. It does not need any fillers or additives and will congeal into a solid or semi-solid form at room temperature which makes it an ideal barrier layer for skin that is prone to moisture loss.