3 Health & Beauty Benefits Of Coconut Oil

3 Health & Beauty Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Supermodel Miranda Kerr uses it to cook with, Suki Waterhouse applies it to keep her skin silky smooth and Kourtney Kardashian hails it as the saviour to her luscious locks. But what is it that coconut oil can do for health? What are the internal and external benefits of coconut oil?


What Is Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil is 100% natural. It is made by drying and pressing the meat of the coconut, meaning it is natural and free from artificial sugars and sweeteners. It is rich in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which provide all the health benefits of essential fatty acids. So what exactly are these benefits of coconut oil?


3 Benefits Of Coconut Oil?

1. Conditions Your Hair

Studies have shown that using coconut oil can protect against hair damage, potentially down to its fatty acid content. Fatty acids have been studied to reduce hair loss and increase hair density. That could be why coconut oil is part of Kim Kardashian’s beauty routine.

2. Keeps Your Skin Clear

Some studies have shown that coconut oil can actually reduce dry skin by improving our skin’s moisture content in just 2 weeks. It is also thought to help reduce acne due to its lauric acid content, which has been proven to kill bacteria that is linked to acne.

3. Reduces Inflammation

Inflammation can be a troublesome part of skin conditions, like eczema. One study claimed that coconut oil was an antioxidant, which helped to prevent oxidative stress and reduce inflammation when taken orally.


How To Take Coconut Oil

You can take coconut oil as a supplement or you can use it topically in creams.

In its raw form, you can also use coconut oil to cook with. Try using it to bake, roast, and fry as a great oil and butter alternative. Unlike many other cooking oils, coconut oil can withstand high cooking temperatures making it the perfect healthy substitute.

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Sophie Angell

Sophie Angell

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