7 Reasons to Introduce Coconut Oil into your Skincare Routine

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In recent years, the popularity of coconut-based beauty products has grown by leaps and bounds. Especially, coconut oil is the new must-have ingredient in any beauty regimen because of its numerous benefits to the skin, hair, and general health. People have been using coconut oil for more than 4000 years to facilitate the speedy healing of burns, cuts, bruises, and wounds as well as to soothe aching muscles. Today, it is used extensively to treat a variety of skin issues including dryness, acne, eczema, and blemishes. So, if you frequently suffer from any of these skin problems, it’s good to have a good stock of coconut oil in your cabinet.

Still not convinced? Following are 5 reasons why you should introduce coconut oil into your skincare routine.

  1. Works as a Moisturizer: The fatty acids in coconut oil penetrate deep into the layers of skin and provide moisturization, without leaving any greasy residue. It also protects your skin’s natural moisture barrier, which is great as it prevents cracking, scaling, and irritation. In fact, its hydrating properties have also been shown to treat some of the symptoms of eczema, like itching, dryness, and flakiness.
  2. Prevents Premature Aging: Coconut oil contains antioxidants, vitamin A, and vitamin E, all of which are known to prevent or even reverse age-related changes to your skin. It also contains lauric acid that promotes collagen production, which helps skin maintain its elasticity and firmness. Thus, using coconut oil regularly can actually help eliminate the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
  3. Treats Acne: The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of coconut oil are known to prevent the growth of acne-causing bacteria. The fatty acids in coconut oil have been shown to effectively kill the strain of bacteria linked with acne. The oil binds with the impurities and sebum, pulling out dirt and unclogging pores while providing nourishment to your skin from within.
  4. Heals Wounds and Blemishes: One miraculous property of coconut oil is that it promotes wound healing and also eases the pain associated with it. Since it is antibacterial, it also provides protection from microbial infections when applied directly to wounds. Above all, it prevents the formation of blemishes as the cut or bruise heals.
  5. Makes Skin Flawless: Having smooth, supple, and soft skin is a dream of every girl. Due to its emollient properties, coconut oil is known to rejuvenate the skin and make it appear smooth and healthy. It also lightens the skin tone, improves complexion, and makes the skin flawless and glowing. When used regularly, coconut oil may help reduce the appearance of dark spots or scars left over from acne or surgery.
  6. Works as a Sunscreen: Studies have shown that coconut oil can effectively block around 20 percent of the sun’s damaging UV rays. Although it’s not sufficient for long hours of sun exposure, it can still be used as an alternative if you don’t have an effective sunscreen at the moment and you need to go out urgently for a short while. Coconut oil has an SPF of 4-5, while the American Academy of Dermatology recommends an SPF of 30 or higher.
  7. Smells good: Well, who doesn’t like the sweet, tropical natural scent of coconut oil! It has a characteristic smell, reminiscent of a tropical paradise that is simply irresistible. A lot of coconut-based beauty products smell really sweet like a Mounds bar or pina colada that instantly brings holiday cheer to mind.

If you want to reap the full benefits of coconut oil while giving a luxe touch to your skin, try Boracay’s range of skincare products. Boracay offers natural coconut-based vegan products that make your skin shimmer and glow while protecting it from elements as you step out of your home.

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