#BodyTalk: Swap Your Lotion for Coconut Oil (Permanently)

 Photo via Google Images

Photo via Google Images

Best Ways to Use Coconut Oil as Body Moisturizer:
- Apply raw coconut oil to skin
- Mix coconut oil into your lotion

If you’re a skin care junkie, you’ve surely heard the hype about coconut oil being a miracle moisturizer. So four months ago, I decided to put coconut oil to the test and replaced my jar of lotion with a fresh jar of coconut oil.

Within a week of using coconut oil as body lotion, I realized that coconut oil not only met the hype, but exceeded it. The coconut oil was deeply moisturizing my skin, evening my skin tone, and lightening up old scars. The coconut oil was working in better, more efficient ways, than my other lotions ever could have.

It turns out most lotions provide temporary relief to your skin, but actually weaken the skin over time.  Most commercially sold lotions contain rancid fats and oils, which get absorbed by the skin and over time negatively affect the connective tissues.

Coconut oil, on the other hand, is highly stable (it takes two years for this oil to become rancid). Coconut oil provides fat soluble vitamins, minerals, and super-nutrition factors directly to damaged tissue. Coconut oil is easily absorbed by the skin and has antiseptic elements, which keep your skin young, healthy, and free from infection. There are no chemicals and you still smell good.  

After using coconut oil in lieu of body lotion for four months, my skin is nourished, hydrated, and feels like silk. Coconut oil also makes a great lip balm, eyelash thickener, and helps remedy rough/dry skin and wrinkled skin.

For best results, be sure to use cold-pressed coconut oil. This type of coconut oil retains the oil’s nurturing elements and is comparatively more beneficial for your skin. 

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Diya SenGupta