Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil holds countless benefits. It’s loaded with vitamin E and fatty acids while acting as an antibacterial and antifungal. Here are seven ways you can integrate coconut oil into your daily skincare routine.

Helps dry hands

After working in the kitchen, your hands can become dry from frequent hand washing and dish scrubbing. Get in the habit of keeping a jar of coconut oil by your kitchen sink; rub a little into your hands after you’re finished cooking or doing the dishes.

Shaving your legs

Using coconut oil to shave your legs allows for a closer shave as well as providing extra moisture.

Moisturizing your face

Use coconut oil on your face or other dry areas, and it will melt into your skin immediately. It reaches into your pores, providing a healthy dose of moisture.

Creating your own scrub

Melt ½ cup of coconut oil over very low heat, and pour it over 1 cup of brown sugar or salt. Stir well, and if you’d like your scrub to have an additional scent, add five drops of essential oil or some pure vanilla extract. You’ll end up with a body scrub that moisturizes and exfoliates.

Soothing a sunburn

If you’re suffering from a sunburn, allow your skin to cool off by taking a cool shower or applying compresses. After several hours, slather on some coconut oil to help soothe and cool your skin while relieving itching and preventing peeling.

Making a face mask

To moisturize your face, combine two tablespoons each of coconut oil and honey and one teaspoon of almond milk. Apply it to your face and let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.

Soothing certain skin conditions

Coconut oil can help lessen the inflammation and scaly, rough patches associated with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Talk to your doctor about whether it can help your particular condition.

Is coconut oil suitable for all skin types?

If your skin is prone to acne or other blemishes, you may want to talk to your dermatologist about using coconut oil. To find out more about how to keep your skin looking its best, make an appointment today with Hollywood Dermatology & Cosmetic Specialists. We have an outstanding team of doctors who are certified by the American Board of Dermatology and have more than 25 years of experience. Visit one of our eight convenient office locations!

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