Benefits of Coconut Oil for Skin and Face

Posted on02/10/2017 by 78586

Coconut oil has antibiotic and antimicrobial properties that help protect the skin against UV rays and free radicals. It prevents the appearance of wrinkles and imperfections.

On the market, there are many types of moisturizers designed to take care of different types of skin. However, natural alternatives are always one of the best options to have healthy, hydrated, beautiful skin with no risk of side effects.

One of the natural products used as skin care is coconut oil. It is easy to acquire and has a delicious aroma. It has very beneficial properties for the skin. It can be used both internally and externally. In this article we will share the method of preparation of a moisturizer of coconut oil. It can be used to nourish the skin, keep it young and protected.

Benefits of coconut oil for the skin

Benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil has antibiotic and antimicrobial properties that can help prevent and fight skin infections.

It contains medium chain fatty acids, which help restore the skin's pH.

Several studies have determined that coconut oil contains lauric acid, one of the components of breast milk, which helps protect and soften skin and restructure cells.

Coconut oil is quickly absorbed, so it penetrates easily into the skin. It moisturizes all dermal layers.

It is used as a natural moisturizer. It helps preserve collagen and elastin  and prevent wrinkles.

It is an ideal oil for people with sensitive skin because its properties help prevent irritated and inflamed skin.

For its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action, coconut oil is recommended for people with skin problems such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis. In addition, it can also be used to control other types of fungi.

The use of coconut oil on the skin helps protect it from the damage caused by free radicals, keeping it young, healthy and free of blemishes.

Its application is good for protecting the skin against damage caused by UV rays, signs of aging, stains and other alterations.

[ Read more: Benefits of coconut oil to treat hair problems ]

Moisturizing cream with coconut oil

Although coconut oil can be applied directly to the skin as a natural moisturizer, a good option is to enhance its effects by preparing a natural moisturizer with coconut oil and cocoa butter.

This moisturizer of coconut oil is very good for the skin because it contains significant amounts of vitamin E and other essential nutrients to preserve its beauty. In addition, cocoa butter is very good for the skin because it stimulates cellular regeneration and keeps it young longer. As a result, a product 100% natural, chemical-free and very economical is obtained.


  • ¾ coconut oil.
  • ¼ cocoa butter.

How to prepare it?

Melt the ingredients in a water bath and stir until completely blended. Once they are well mixed, pour them into a container and store them in the refrigerator until a creamy texture is obtained. Finally, apply it in the desired skin area and keep the rest in the refrigerator so that it stays longer.

Uses of moisturizer with coconut oil

Uses of moisturizer

Lip Balm: Those who suffer from cracked and dry lips, should not hesitate to apply this moisturizer from coconut oil two or three times a day.

Smooth and hydrated skin: To take all the benefits of coconut oil for the skin, do not hesitate to use this moisturizer instead of using different types of commercial products. Gather in one the benefits of three or four different types of creams.

Cleanser: The skin of the face is very sensitive to chemicals and requires special care when removing makeup. This natural cream is a great option for removing makeup and deep cleansing the skin. Coconut oil facilitates the removal of the eyeshadow and other products often difficult to remove.

Prevent and reduce stretch marks: This natural cream deeply moisturizes the skin and stimulates its regeneration, promoting the reduction of stretch marks and their prevention.

Reduces scarring: Frequent use of coconut oil moisturizer helps to naturally reduce scarring.


You can also consult our scientific article about the benefits of coconut oil for hair. Another article has been developed on the therapeutic benefits of coconut oil for hair, eyelashes and other treatments for hair problems.

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    Ma* 10/22/2017 Reply

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