Coconut oil contains lauric acid / dodecanoic acid and caprylic acid, making it stand apart from other oils. The antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory properties are due to the presence of these acids. Apart from this, coconut oil also enhances immunity.
Some benefits of using extra virgin coconut oil in the face are,
Combats dark circles and hyper pigmentation
Dark circles are the result of stress and strain. Be it studying overnight for your exams, finishing off your favorite book overnight, or working wee hours, these put a strain on your eyes to develop dark circles. Coconut oil is an effective remedy for dark circles due to stress; it lightens the area under the eyes, and even lessen those puffy bags under your eyes. You can also apply coconut oil to fade off spots due to hyper pigmentation.
Heals blemishes and bruises
Coconut oil, with its antimicrobial properties has the superpower to heal wounds and small cuts. This is due to the presence of monolaurin, a derivative of lauric acid. It also prevents scarring and blemishes.
Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer. It can penetrate the deep layers of the skin and makes them feel smooth and supple. This is due to the presence of high fatty acids present in the coconut oil.
If you wish to go for an all natural make-up remover, you can opt for coconut oil. The oily nature helps pull off your make-up effortlessly (even in case of water resistant make-ups), making it moisturized.
Coconut oil has a subtle aroma of coconut which calms the senses. When stressed due to various factors, you can massage a little amount of coconut oil onto your face. This not only relaxes your facial muscles but also soothes your skin.
Coconut oil can be effectively used as a Sunscreen. It has an SPF of 4-5. At the same time, this is not applicable for long hours, and you can definitely use coconut oil as a sunscreen while heading out for shorter periods. Coconut oil, when applied, acts as a barrier between the skin and harmful radiations, thereby protecting your skin from tans and burns.
Coconut oil is a better known antioxidant which effectively combats the free radicals, the leading cause for ageing. It also contains Vitamins A and E and lauric acid, which aids in collagen synthesis, reducing wrinkles and fine lines (Collagen helps maintain the skin’s elasticity and firmness).
On a very lazy day, if you ever intend to step out but want to look groomed, you can opt for coconut oil. Coconut oil accentuates your facial features while applied on your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and under your brows.
Enriches your eyebrows and eyelashes
Eyelashes and eyebrows need proper care and nourishment. If you do not wish to apply any harmful chemicals to groom them, you can go all natural with coconut oil. Coconut oil improves the texture and thickness of the eyebrows and lashes.
Instead of Lip gloss
If you wish to give a break to your lipstick yet want to have a glossy look, coconut oil is the product to go by. This not only enhances your look but as its natural, you don’t have to remove it off. Besides, your lips also get moisturized.
Even though many kinds of coconut oil are available, only an organic, pure, 100% natural one can provide the best benefits for your skin. You can opt for Shesha Ayurveda Cold Processed Centrifuged Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to obtain all these benefits from a single product.