For thousands of years, people have relied on coconut oil to achieve and maintain young-looking skin from head to toe.
Your skin loses elasticity as you age. If you're 40 years old, you may have noticed a significant change in your skin condition. Wrinkles are more obvious and regularly exposed skin are kind of leathery.
This is the result of free-radical destruction in your body. You can't stop free radicals from doing this because it's part of being alive, and they are a lot more pervasive in older people.
Your body needs antioxidants to combat excessive free-radical formation. Without proper supply of antioxidants, your cells won't be able to protect themselves from these rogue molecules.
Coconut oil is 92 percent saturated, making it very stable. So stable, it functions as an antioxidant protecting against toxic free radicals, thus slowing down aging.
Below is a skin elasticity test you can use to approximately determine the functional age of your skin. Find out if your skin is functionally older or younger than your biological age.
Pinch the skin on the back of your hand with the thumb and forefinger and hold it for 5 seconds. Let go and time how long it takes for the skin to completely flatten back out. The longer the time, the older the functional age of your skin.
|TIME (SECONDS)||FUNCTIONAL AGE (YEARS)|
|56 or more||over 70|
I hope that your skin's functional age turned out to be younger. If not, try replacing your present crop of lotions and creams with coconut oil, "The Healthiest Oil on the Planet."
Coconut oil contains mostly Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) or Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA). MCFAs are antimicrobial agents that ward off infection, while making connective tissues stronger for that much desired softness and elasticity.
For best results, apply coconut oil directly on your skin. Topical application on affected skin areas are proven to be more effective and can restore skin elasticity much quicker.
Using coconut oil in your cooking or by the spoonful will certainly make it even more rewarding not just for your skin. Regular consumption will help you prevent heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, cirrhosis, and many more diseases. A coconut oil diet can change your life forever.
Most commercial creams and lotions contain harmful chemicals that damage not only your skin, but your entire body. Coconut oil, on the other hand, does not! It helps restore skin elasticity safely, is inexpensive, and absolutely effective.