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Why Coconut Oil Is the New Craze

Why Coconut Oil Is the New Craze

Have you heard of coconut oil yet? As its name suggests, it's an oil that comes from the innards of coconuts. It has a variety of nourishing substances, including glycerol and saturated acids.

Thus, natural butters with this essential oil aren't just delicious. They can give your skin, hair, and overall health a range of benefits, not to mention, their aromas are heavenly.

Cleaning, Strengthening, Moisturizing, and More

Coconut oil is a moisturizer. As such, it can reduce itching and make your skin softer, stronger, and more supple. Plus, it can lessen the nasty effects of eczema and acne. The best part is it won't make your skin feel oily.

You can apply coconut oil directly to your face to take your makeup off. In addition, you can rub this oil into your hair as a mask so that it'll be less likely to break, feel softer, and look shinier.

On top of that, coconut oil can thoroughly cleanse your skin — your face in particular. It fights germs, bacteria, and other harmful microbes. This oil can even minimize the number of colds and other sicknesses that you get each year.

Protection From the Sun

If you apply coconut oil before you rub in your sunscreen, you can make yourself even more protected. That's because coconut oil is capable of blocking some ultraviolet rays.

What's more, if you have a sunburn, you can relieve it by putting a little coconut oil on it. The vitamin E in the oil has antioxidants that will make the burn less painful and let your skin heal at a faster rate.

Just be aware that you shouldn't rely solely on natural butters with coconut oil for your sun protection needs.

The Power of Vitamin E

Another helpful ingredient in coconut oil is vitamin E. When a substance with this vitamin is rubbed into the skin, it can make scars and stretch marks fade away.

Vitamin E can also reduce wrinkling, especially around the eyes. It can get rid of dark circles around the eyes as well. Of course, wrinkles near the eyes can make people look significantly older than they are.

As a final note, in a small fraction of people, coconut oil can bring about little pimples. Otherwise, organic coconut oil is safe for those of all ages, including babies. Indeed, just about anyone can benefit from this affordable and marvelous essential oil. It's no wonder why everyone seems to be talking about coconut oil these days.