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What happens when you put coconut oil on your face for a week?

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·         Coconut oil is an effective solution for inflammatory skin problems.

·         Coconut oil can be mixed with other ingredients to provide a broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage.

·         Coconut oil boosts collagen production which in turn reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

·         Coconut oil keeps your skin hydrated and keeps bacteria out.

·         Mix Coconut Oil with lemon to boost complexion and fix dark skin spots.


Coconut oil has become a popular ingredient in many beauty products and has become a must have ingredient for many beauty-conscious women around the world.

So, what are the beauty benefits of coconut oil and how can you benefit from applying it on your face?

 

Anti-Inflammatory

Coconut oil has high lauric acid content which reduces inflammation and pain originating from it. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Coconut oil reduces the effects of acute and chronic inflammatory skin problems. This makes it an effective, low-cost alternative for prescription medication and over the counter products.

UV ray protection

Coconut oil has antioxidants like Vitamin A and E, which help reduce the damage from free radicals and the sun. UV rays damage our skin leading to skin cancer and aging skin. Coconut oil has a natural SPF of 4-5 which isn’t enough to combat the harmful radiation from the sun. However, it can be mixed with other ingredients to provide a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB coverage and act as a natural sunscreen.

Boosts collagen production 

Coconut oil has high lauric acid content which is beneficial for collagen production. Collagen is known to maintain firmness and elasticity of skin. As Coconut Oil boosts collagen production in the skin, it greatly reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Moisturizes

If you have dry and flaky skin, using Coconut oil instead of your regular moisturizer can help you soften and hydrate the skin. Coconut oil helps strengthen your skin’s protective barrier layer, trapping moisture inside and keeping your skin supple and hydrated. Keeping your skin hydrated keeps out bacteria and maintains overall skin integrity.

 

Lightens Dark patches

Coconut oil lightens skin and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tones. You may consider adding lemon juice to coconut oil to enhance this effect.

 

Sources:

https://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/myth-or-fact-coconut-is-an-effective-sunscreen

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/coconut-oil-on-face-overnight#side-effects

https://thecoconutmama.com/coconut-oil-sunscreen/

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