Using coconut oil is a wonderful natural way to make your skin and hair glow with radiance and health due to the high content of antioxidants and saturated fats.
Saturated Fats: The saturated fats in Coconut oil are predominantly medium chain fatty acids or triglycerides. These fats allow skin to retain its moisture content, by trapping water in the skin, therefore keeping skin hydrated.
Capric, Caprylic, Caproic and Myristic Acid: These acids are similar to the medium chain fatty acids but offer offer different properties. These acids convert themselves into great antimicrobial and anti-fungal agents when acted upon by certain enzymes. They protect our body, both internally and externally, from conditions like, rashes, itches, eczema and dermatitis. This microbial action can be experienced even if coconut oil is taken orally.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is of benefit to the skin in many ways. As well as protecting the skin from environmental pollution, it is effective in protection against UV radiation. It contains powerful anti-inflammatory derivatives that can prevent the signs of premature ageing and is also an effective moisturiser.