Coconut oil is one of those miracles from nature that can be used in so many ways. Raw, organic, virgin coconut oil contains many of the nutrients needed to keep your hair, skin and nails strong, healthy and shining. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids which helps to make it a great moisturizer, and perfect for using on cuticles and nails. Using coconut oil for cuticles is great. It serves as a perfect remedy for ragged cuticles, and it’s also good to use on nails. By massaging your cuticles regularly with the oil, you will strengthen the cuticle region of your nails and prevent hangnails.
Coconut oil can be a great way to help with nail growth. It is very nourishing for weak and brittle nails. The saturated fat in coconut oil works as a great moisturizer, it will help prevent your nails from becoming brittle. Weak and brittle nails can easily become cracked or chipped and are a common problem. There are three main factors that cause brittle nails – aging, frequent use of nail polish and/or polish remover and exposure to water. Other causes could be nutrient deficiencies, diseases or health disorders, and environmental exposures.
Take some coconut oil and use it to massage your nails daily. Making this a routine will help you have strong, shiny, flawless nails. It will also prevent many kinds of nail infections.
Coconut oil for nails is a perfect choice not only because it cures infections due to it’s antibacterial properties, but also because it helps keep your cuticle moisturized, which plays a big role in helping you have stronger and healthier nails.
Using coconut oil for cuticles is easy. Just take a small amount of coconut oil and apply it directly on your ragged cuticles. Massage your cuticles gently and that’s it. Doing this regularly will fix dry, rough cuticles and even help soothe cuticles that are torn and painful hangnails. The emollient nature of the coconut oil keeps the cuticles soft. Moisturizing before bed is a convenient way to allow the oil to condition cuticles all night long. While coconut oil massaged on it’s own is very effective, don’t miss out on the opportunity to mix it with other healing ingredients to make indulgent cuticle creams and soaks.
An indulgent and moisturizing cream.
To make this effective and super simple cuticle cream, just add 1 drop of lavender oil to 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Store the cream in an airtight container. Use as needed.
A cream that heals cracked cuticles and nourishes nail beds.
Mix 1 tablespoon each of coconut oil and aloe vera gel together and store it in a small container. Massage into nails as needed.
A thicker, creamier oil. Add essential oils to enhance the experience.
In a small saucepan, heat your coconut oil until it is warm and melted. Add the beeswax shavings and allow to melt. Remove from heat. Add essential oil to the mixture and stir well.
Heat a metal bowl in the oven. The bowl should be hot, but touchable. Warming the bowl allows the ingredients whip up easier, whereas a cool bowl will solidify the ingredients. Add in the oil/wax mixture to the heated bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat on high until the mixture cools (3-5 mins.) Store the cream in a closed container in a cool, dry area.
An alternative to cuticle/nail cream is to soak them in a healing mixture.
Mix all ingredients together and heat until melted. Transfer to a shallow bowl and soak nails for 15 minutes. Use once a week.
No matter how you use coconut oil for cuticles and your nails, you’ll see great results. So whether you have dry, cracked cuticles with hangnails or you’re just trying to keep your already healthy cuticles moisturized, coconut oil is a great natural choice.
(El Paso, TX)
I am not very observant when it comes to my own complexion. Usually if I notice a difference it’s either a drastic difference or someone has made a comment that causes me to pay closer attention. I also tend to doubt my own observations.
Well, I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin since using coconut oil as a skin moisturizer. I am in my mid-twenties and still suffer from acne, pimples, blackheads and the cyst-type blemishes that create small bumps.
Since using coconut oil, I rarely ever get pimples and usually they are very short-lived and small (compared to the marbles that I have been known to grow on my face). My little bumps that were getting out of control have decreased dramatically, and the blackheads have also improved.
I have to admit I have been drinking more water recently, but none of my other “water-happy” episodes have made a noticeable difference on my skin.
I also notice a change in the overall health of my skin, it seems to “glow.” I have more color and it doesn’t look so tired all the time. I use it all over and my cuticles are soft and don’t crack anymore. The tips of my nails are definitely whiter, and even seem stronger.
I use it for sunscreen now and I currently live in El Paso, Texas where the sun seems to be a lot hotter, I have not burnt even though we spend a lot of time playing in the pool, and I usually spend a little extra time in the sun to try to help with my pregnancy stretch marks. I use it on my son for sunscreen as well.
My husband is resistant to the idea but I put it on his skin after he burnt recently after spending all day outside and he was impressed with how well it helped his skin (he’s hard to impress, and reluctant to admit it). But he straight thanked me for putting it on his skin because it felt so much better.
Also, my son’s skin became very dry after moving here recently and the oil is amazing for that. And I sometimes go longer than a week without applying it, but he doesn’t have those dry patches on his cheeks, legs, and arms anymore.
I have also been ingesting 2-3 tablespoons a day when I remember and it seems like it really helps with my energy… I used to never wake up before my son, and always felt groggy and slow in the morning. Now I feel rested and alert after awaking, and I’m waking up earlier than I used to.
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Using coconut oil for skin is naturally healthy and absolutely safe. Unlike other skin oils, coconut oil is made up of fatty acids that are native to your skin.
Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA), the primary fatty acids in coconut oil but “absent” in other oils, are a normal component of your skin’s barrier layer. Simply put, MCFA-rich coconut oil serves as a natural replacement for lost oils in your skin.
Sebaceous glands secrete bodily oil called sebum which keeps your skin from drying and cracking. Like coconut oil, sebum contains MCFAs.
Many dermatologists like using mineral oil because it is available as pure oil. Like coconut oil, it rarely causes skin reactions and doesn’t clog pores.
In a study comparing mineral oil to coconut oil as a therapeutic moisturizer, both oils significantly moisturized the skin. And neither oil caused irritation, allergy or other adverse reactions. But it gets more interesting…
The researchers also concluded that compared to mineral oil, coconut oil spreads easier and absorbs better into dry skin. Coconut oil for skin also creates a better feel during and after application, and produces an agreeable aroma.
Note that mineral oil is a hydrocarbon distilled from petroleum, the non-living thing used in making gasoline for your car. Coconut oil is an organic food from the tree of life. Your choice…
In another study comparing coconut oil to six widely used antibiotics including penicillin, the investigators discovered that coconut oil has a higher ability to clear infectious bacteria in laboratory dishes (in vitro).
The bacteria used such as strains of Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, just to name some, are found in common skin infections obtained in a hospital setting.
Monolaurin, a monoglyceride component of coconut oil, was able to achieve a high clearance of all six of the bacteria tested. The antibiotics were not as effective, some had high but others had low clearances. Monolaurin-rich coconut oil had high clearances across all bacteria.
Massage a generous but not dripping amount of coconut oil on your face, neck, arms, chest, buttocks, thighs, legs, feet, nails and cuticles. Did I miss something? The small structure of MCFAs enables them to enter your pores in no time to begin working their magic. First externally, then internally.
Coconut oil strengthens your skin’s connective tissues, making it smooth and supple. Wondering if your skin is functionally younger or older than your true age? Try this fast and easy skin elasticity test. You could be in for a surprise.
Apply coconut oil topically to reduce symptoms associated with eczema, psoriasis and other forms of dermatitis. Make this a habit at least once a day to help form a chemical barrier on your skin that is inhospitable to germs.
Use coconut oil for skin to soothe muscle and joint aches and pains. Rub warm (not hot) oil deep into affected areas for best results. Do not use a microwave to warm the oil up. Heck, don’t use a microwave at all with any of your food.
When it comes to healing cuts, wounds, burns and other similar injuries, even insect bites, nothing compares to The King of Oils. Just try it and you’ll be amazed at how quickly coconut oil can repair the damage.
Remember, for optimal results, you should use the oil directly on your skin (externally) and consume it (internally), as well. Some people take eating the oil for granted. Don’t make that mistake.
The best time to use coconut oil for skin is after taking a bath. Ironically, it is after bathing that your skin is at its most vulnerable to infection due to loss of natural body oils stripped away by harsh soaps, etc.
What is your favorite coconut oil skin benefit? Share it here and give others the opportunity to discover and try it!
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