Deeply moisturizes the skin- why not start with the most obvious first to clear it out of the way, right? If your skin is unbearably dry (or just slightly dry!), then coconut oil is your right hand man (or woman, your choice!). Coconut oil is easily absorbed by the skin and helps the skin retain moisture. It can improve the skin’s lipid levels, while it hydrates your thirsty skin. And the best part is, that it will moisturize your skin more effectively and for longer than your standard chemical moisturizer. 2-points for coconut oil!
Heals Wounds and can be a remedy for acne- coconut oil has the power to increase collagen synthesis in the skin, which is a part of the wound healing process. Similarly, it can heal the scars and the areas where the skin breaks from acne. However, while promoting collagen synthesis, its antibacterial properties will also clean out the acne forming bacteria from the pores and surface of the skin.
Protects the Skin- while it works at hydrating the skin, it can also protect the skin from harmful free radicals, dirt and environmental toxins floating around in the environment. These toxins are pretty much everywhere you look, from cars, airplanes, and all the way to industries. In its native countries, coconut oil was even used to protect the skin against the strong sun. Imagine that! An oil which protects the skin from sun. In today’s day and age though, coconut oil doesn’t have sufficient SPF to really protect your skin from those UV rays, better to cover up and protect your skin instead!
Can exfoliate the skin- many men and women who love making their own products, use coconut oil mixed with a granular substance like sea salt or sugar to exfoliate the skin. While the salt or sugar gently removes dead skin cells, the coconut oil can hydrate, heal and clean the skin all at once. Sounds like a dream team to us!
Can remove bad smelling body odor- just to go above and beyond, coconut oil also has the power and care to remove foul body odor. It works as an easy spreading agent for other antiseptic essential oils to really get in there and clean those underarms with a fine smelling scrub. And it’s for this very reason (among others) why Play Pits went with Coconut oil as an essential ingredient in our naturally delicious smelling products.
Coconut oil can also be used to gently remove makeup from the face, faceprint, as a gentle smooth shaving agent, can soothe irritated skin and is completely safe to use.