Tip #3: Coconut Oil for Your Skin
Coconut oil is good for your physical health, and it also has many benefits when applied directly to your skin.
Coconut oil is high in good kinds of fat, so cooking with it is so beneficial. But those same fats also contain antimicrobial properties, which means they’re great for your skin as well.
There are many different skin infections that you can develop; Athlete’s foot and folliculitis are just a couple. By incorporating coconut oil into your natural skincare routine, your chances of developing a skin infection drastically diminishes.
More than half of the fatty acids in coconut oil are lauric acid, which is extremely antimicrobial and helps ward off nasty bacteria. In fact, studies have shown it to be one of the best fatty acids to prevent bacterial infections.
You can easily incorporate coconut oil into your natural skincare by using it as a body moisturizer, hair mask, and even as a facial moisturizer.
It’s important to keep your skin type in mind before trying coconut oil, though, as it can clog your pores. Start by using it on a small patch of your skin and see how you react. If you’re unsure of your skin type, then consult with a physician who can make that determination with you. Ensure you always opt for the all-natural variety to avoid adding any extra unneeded chemicals to your skin. Always start with clean skin. Use soap on your skin with all-natural ingredients and not a detergent beauty bar made to look like naturally made soap but not. Just Elayne Natural has various skin-loving natural soaps to choose from that will impart their natural oils and vitamins to benefit your skin. Be sure to try our soaps before using your coconut treatment. We even have soaps that you can use on your hair. That wraps it up for today. Look for our next beauty and skin tip coming soon!