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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 | Author:

Coconut oil is useful in many ways such as weight loss, thyroid disease, medicine etc. But there is one more important use of coconut oil and that is for skin. Coconut oil is widely used for making various skin products such as moisturizer, skin cream, massage oil or body oil.

Our skin absorbs the coconut oil very easily because of its molecular structure and in returns it gives a smooth and soft texture. Coconut oil works as an ideal ointment for the relief of dry, rough and wrinkled skin. You will find that most of the available creams and lotions are mainly water. And because of this they are easily absorbed by our dry and wrinkled skin. Due to the entrance of water in our skin, our skin’s tissues get expand and the wrinkles fade away. But this is a temporary treatment. Because when the water evaporates away then again the dry and wrinkled skin returns.

We know that our skin is made up of tissues called connective tissues. It is because of these connective tissues only we have a smooth and elastic skin. During the young period our skin remains smooth and elastic because of the strong connective fibers. But when we become old then these fibers are repeatedly subjected to free-radical attack which breaks them down and due to which connective tissues get hardened and lose its suppleness and strength. And the skin loses the ability to hold itself together. Coconut oil helps in avoiding the connective tissues from getting hardened.

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