COCONUT OIL AND THE DERMATOLOGIST ( Coconut oil with a focus on skin care):
Lol, okay I know the ladies mostlly are gonna laaaawwwv this. A dermatologist once told me that any hair or skin product with coconut oil does magic. Yes, we know coconuts are high in anti-oxidants especially vitamin E which protects the skin from oxidative damage and adds this infinite glow. Let’s see some other reasons why coconut oils are the best choice in keeping a healthy and marvelous skin:
1.) Recent research has shown that the use of coconut oil on the skin improved hydration and kept the skin surface lipids intact. It also stated that when it came to thick, scaly, fissured feet or rough leathery elbows and knees, coconut oil definitely beat regular moisturizer to the finish line.
2.) Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer and with good anti-inflammatory properties ( related to anti-oxidants such as polyphenols) keeps eczema in check, according to Ted Lain.
3.) The combination of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacteriaal and hydrating properties make it truly unique. According to the Advanced Dermatology PC in Westchester, NYC, coconut oil is composed primarily of saturated fats and medium chain fatty acids which not only help to repair the skin barrier and trap water, thus hydrating the skin, they also reduce inflammation.
4.) In one study, coconut oil reduced protein loss in both damaged and undamaged hair when used before shampooing and as aa leave-in treatment. Coconut oil is able to penetrate the hair shaft due to its low molecular weight and affinity for proteins.
Not everyone should apply it head to toe, such as those with very oily skin. For patients with acne-prone skin, it has been found to be comedogenic. However, the anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits of the polyphenols also make coconut oil part of a rejuvenating skin care regimen.
There are tons of real life testimonials that say slathering the raw oil on hair and skin are a part of a daily beauty routine for them, I however recommend an enriched skin/hair cream. It guarantees smoother hair, more shine and not to mention crazy soft skin!