Additionally, this unique oil can also be helpful in treating skin problems such as blemishes, fungal infections, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
The strong antioxidant properties of coconut oil will also help prevent premature aging. Because of the small molecular structure of coconut oil it is readily absorbed into your skin to help strengthen your skin’s connective tissues.
Our skin is made up of connective tissues. The connective tissues give provide our skin with strength and elasticity. When young our skin was is smooth, elastic and supple due to the effect of strong connective fibers. With age their fibers are subjected to free-radical attack, which causes them to break down. This free radical attack will cause our connective tissues become hardened and lose both elasticity and strength. This results in the skin losing its ability to hold itself together and so it begins to sag and wrinkle.
Coconut oil penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, strengthening the underlying tissues limiting the sun damage and normal aging effects.
Coconut oil is able to nourish each hair strand of hair by penetrating deep into the hair shaft thus providing a deep conditioner treatment.
It also provides moisture to the scalp and hair making it ideal for dry hair, which is more prone to damage.
Coconut oil treatments also help protect against dandruff problem and promote hair growth.