Coconut Oil for Aging Skin
In the spirit of anti-aging, let’s discuss Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. This one ingredient happens to be all you need to pause the aging process and it’s all natural and a Clean Beauty qualifier. Coconut oil is highly effective as an emollient and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles when absorbed into the skin and connective tissues. You can expect better results from this one ingredient, than most of the mainstream anti-aging creams that have flooded the market. Here’s exactly how coconut oil can fight your anti-aging battle for you:
HYDRATION: Firstly, coconut oil has extraordinary hydration capabilities. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, which work to retain the moisture content of the skin, plus high levels of linoleic acid – an omega-6 fatty acid, which helps hydrate and soothe. Coconut oil has also proven to reduce the levels of transepidermal water loss, which is the amount of water that evaporates through the skin. We’ll probably never stop hearing about the importance of hydration and that is for good reason. Keeping your skin hydrated is imperative to eliminating fine lines and wrinkles by maintaining the skin’s elasticity. In addition to wrinkling, coconut oil can help prevent other dreaded signs of aging such as dullness and dead skin buildup.
MOISTURE: Secondly, we all have sebaceous glands on the surface of our body that seal in moisture and prevent our skin from drying out. However, everybody’s sebum production is different based on hormones. If you’re on the low end of sebum, then your skin type is probably dry and more prone to wrinkling. Coconut oil mimics sebum, helping skin stay supple, hydrated and more radiant then it would naturally without any intervention.
COLLAGEN: Collagen keeps the body together by connecting the tissues. Collagen is also what keeps the skin firm and wrinkle-free. Unfortunately, collagen decreases with age leading to creasing, wrinkling and those awful fine lines. If your goal is anti-aging, collagen is what you need! Insert coconut oil! Yes, coconut oil has been noted to boost collagen production, contributing to your skin’s elasticity.
ANTIOXIDANTS: Virgin Coconut Oil has antioxidants that help protect cells from oxidative stress, in addition to reducing damage caused by free radicals. Part of your anti-aging treatment should include calming the skin and relieving any type of stress or tension including inflammation, and the antioxidants in coconut oil do just that!
LAURIC ACID: Part of the fatty acid composition in Coconut Oil includes Lauric Acid, which accounts for almost half of the total. Lauric acid is effective at protecting skin against harmful microorganisms, preventing bacteria, fungi and skin afflictions like acne, eczema and psoriasis. The lauric acid in coconut oil is especially well suited to dry skin and healing skin afflictions that have dryness at the root like psoriasis. Lauric acid is also found in human breast milk, which is a pretty powerful indicator of just how powerful coconut oil actually is! Lauric acid is like the secret ingredient found in baby’s milk that works to return your skin to a baby soft, smooth condition.
It’s important to remember that the quality of the coconut oil you’re using makes a huge difference in the effectiveness of your coconut oil led anti-aging regime. For the purest, most organic coconut oil with the highest levels of lauric acid, look no further than Organic Reef.
Organic Reef Face Cream is a powerful anti-aging moisturizer infused with vitamins A, D3 and E that work to stimulate collagen production and regenerate the skin cells for softer, firmer, better looking skin. Pair with Organic Reef Eye Cream for the ultimate anti-aging skincare system.