“Coconut Oil is the answer. What is the question?”
It seems like the known benefits of coconut oil are proliferating as new research is progressing. Once dismissed as a saturated fat we need to avoid, coconut oil is now emerging as a superfood. According to recent research, coconut oil is better than anti-wrinkle creams, and applying coconut oil daily can work as an effective anti-aging treatment. Let’s find out how.
Coconut oil mimics Sebum
We have microscopic Sebaceous glands in our skin that produce an oily substance called Sebum. It helps waterproofs the skin and acts as natural lubrication. Interestingly oily or well-lubricated skin can ward off wrinkles. This has been demonstrated in a study conducted by Japanese researchers – oily skin takes much longer to get wrinkles as compared to dry skin. So make use of natural coconut oil to keep your face wrinkle-free.
Coconut stimulates collagen production
Collagen is a type of protein that connects tissues and holds our bodies together. It is present in bones, muscles, skin and tendons. It is also responsible for giving our skin the suppleness and resilience that we identify with youth. However, past the age of 30, collagen production starts declining making way for wrinkles. Regular use of coconut oil can help stimulate collagen production in the body thus reducing wrinkles.
Anti-oxidants in coconut oil delay aging
Research has shown that coconut oil has positive antioxidants that can help slow down the appearance of wrinkles and delay the aging process. According to Dr. David Bank, who is a dermatologist based in New York, “Oxidation is one of the main reasons for skin aging, and coconut oil may help reduce the free radical damage.”
But which coconut oil to use?
To reap the amazing anti-aging benefits of coconut oil, it is important to use only virgin coconut oil and not the cosmetic variant. Virgin Coconut Oil is extracted from coconut milk or coconut kernels using minimal heat. It should be available in your local health shops. You can also order it from TheLifeCo Shop.
Recipe for making coconut oil-rich natural anti-aging night cream:
To help you get started here is a simple recipe for making coconutty night cream. Ingredients:
- ½ cup virgin coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
- ½ teaspoon lemongrass essential oil
- Put coconut oil in a mixer and whip until it looks fluffy
- Add oils
- Store it in a glass container in a cool dry place. It should last for a month.
- Remember to rub this on your skin daily before you take your beauty sleep to get wrinkle-free youthful skin.