Coconut oil for dry skin? Long before the first commercial skin care product was even conceived, coconut oil was already busy moisturizing and nurturing human skin.
The unsurpassed ability to protect, heal and repair skin tissue is what makes coconut oil the best skin moisturizer.
A typical commercial moisturizer is able to moisten your skin because it is predominately water. Water can quickly penetrate the pores, thus making you believe that the product works. But this effect will not last long at all.
Many of these products also use highly processed cheap polyunsaturated oils which oxidize easily. This creates free radicals that cause needless skin cell death, hence, dry and cracked skin or worse.
Sebaceous glands secrete a fatty substance called sebum to protect your skin and hair and keep it from drying and cracking. Sebum contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT), just like coconut oil.
In fact, coconut oil is nature’s richest source of this special and virtually rare kind of fat molecules. Its smaller molecular structure allows MCT-rich coconut oil to quickly penetrate your skin for fast and effective moisturizing.
But coconut oil doesn’t just keep your skin from drying and cracking. It goes beyond what commercial or even other natural skin oils do.
Used regularly, coconut oil will strengthen your skin’s connective tissues, help guard it from injury, promote and speed healing, etc. You can just see and feel your skin getting softer and healthier.