When showering or bathing, ordinary cosmetic soap washes the protective layer of natural oil and acid off the skin. Often the skin then becomes tight and dry and is vulnerable to infection. Using an organic soap made with virgin coconut oil, lotion or just pure Virgin Coconut Oil in your daily natural, organic skincare routine will soon help to restore the skin's natural anti-microbial and acid barrier.
Many people use organic Virgin Coconut oil daily to moisturize after bathing, because it absorbs easily and keeps the skin hydrated without feeling greasy, unlike other oils used to treat rough, dry skin. It will also help to reduce chronic skin inflammation of the skin within days and be soothing and healing to wounds, blood blisters, rashes, bruises as well.
Pure Virgin Coconut oil is an incredible moisturizer- as effective as mineral oil at the prevention of dryness and flaking, but without the harmful side effects of exposing your skin to petroleum products. Organic Coconut oil also has inherent anti-oxidants that are powerfully effective against the onset of the visible signs of Aging - fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and sagging. The oil is well-documented in recent scientific studies to have real healing properties, which aid in the treatment of many skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
Somewhat surprisingly, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is also an effective anti-fungal treatment. Research has shown it actually kills Candida Albicans yeast. Some scientists believe this is due to the Coconuts' high levels of caprylic acid, which has anti-fungal qualities. Overgrowth of Candida Albicans in the body and on the skin is caused by a number of factors- antibiotics, birth control drugs, and diet. This overgrowth is associated with a large number of health issues.
Lauric acid is another key component of virgin coconut oil. When the bacteria on the skin break down lauric acid, they create monolaurin. Monolaurin is a substance that kills "bad" bacteria and viruses on the outside of the body as a sort of "first line defense." The immune system then does not have to burn up energy to fight these microbials inside the body. It would seem then, that topically applied Organic, Virgin Coconut Oil is also a valuable support to the immune system.
Pure Virgin Coconut Oil is completely chemical free and also beautifully, naturally one of the best hair conditioners on the planet. - More on this in the Continuation of this Post -Coming Soon!