As we get older, our skin struggles to regenerate like it used to as the fat cells underneath our skin start to reduce in size and the inner layers of the skin become thinner. Our skin loses its firmness and bounce only to be left with the widely hated, wrinkles. We will all have to at some point deal with wrinkles, although how much one ages facially will vary in each individual depending on a number of factors including genetics, diet and weight and sun exposure, to name just a few.
Coconut oil has been found to substantially help reduce wrinkles and this is done by encouraging collagen* production (the main structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues). This method is better than attempting to cover up wrinkles in various areas around the face, which will only result in more wrinkles.
Coconut oil has been very successful and has been clinically tested to aid in the treatment of atopic dermatitis. This is a category of eczema that expresses itself as an area of red and itchy skin, it could be severe or reoccurring.
Coconut oil is also anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal, which means it can be used in healing fungal and yeast infections.
Due to these anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil is becoming extremely popular in treating skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. In fact, it was found in a recent study that nearly half of patients that were diagnosed with a chronic skin condition who used coconut oil saw a noticeable difference in their skin. On the other hand, just 19 percent of individuals who applied mineral oil to their skin to treat their condition saw a noticeable difference. Therefore using coconut oil on a regular basis may help in alleviating symptoms.
We can easily see how coconut oil can be extremely favourable in helping improve skin conditions whilst also containing anti-ageing properties.