The benefits of Coconut Oil
When creating our body oils, the most important factor for us was that we blended beautiful natural perfumes with precious body oils that were both nourishing for the skin and effective in fighting ageing, so together they would give a gorgeous glow. Using the only highest quality oils with active skin benefits was a MUST.
We knew from the experts and our research that we wanted coconut oil to play a role; as not only are the health benefits are amazing, but it doesn’t leave a sticky or oily residue on your skin. Traditionally, coconut oil has been praised and popularized for its anti-ageing properties – so we knew it was for us! It’s now one of the major ingredients in our body oils, and rightfully so.
Now more than ever, people outside of the health community are jumping on the band wagon and there has been quite the hype about coconut oil lately. We’ve probably all got friends that RAVE about it, and even Dr. Oz has done a special on coconut oil.
Many people are using it for cosmetic purposes and to improve the health and appearance of their skin and hair. And studies on individuals with dry skin show that coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin.
So why is Coconut oil so great?
1. Coconut Oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful medicinal properties
2. Coconut Oil can protect hair against damage, moisturize skin and even function as unscreen
Coconut oil is composed of:
Saturated Fats: Predominantly, these saturated fats are medium chain fatty acids or triglycerides. When applied on the skin, they keep it smooth to the touch. Due to the presence of these fats, coconut oil also retains the moisture content of the skin, as the fats eliminate moisture loss through the pores on skin.
Vitamin-E: The contributions of vitamin-E towards skin care are well known. It is essential for , keeping skin smooth, healthy skin growth, repair of wear & tear on the skin and protecting against cracking. Above all, it prevents premature ageing and skin wrinkling, since it has great antioxidant properties. 100 grams of coconut oil has about 0.1 mg of vitamin E, further enhancing it skin nourishing properties.
Proteins: Similar to coconuts themselves, coconut oil is rich in many proteins. These proteins keep skin healthy and rejuvenated, both internally and externally. Proteins also contribute to cellular health and tissue repair, along with a wide range of other essential activities within the body. For any damaged cells on or near the skin, a healthy of flow of proteins guarantees their replacement at a normal rate, whereas people with protein-deficient diets heal slower and often develop more obvious scars due to the extended healing time.
Coconut oil in its original form changes from liquid to solid based on the temperature of its surroundings. Therefore, Lumina uses a fraction of the coconut oil that stays liquid, blended with other nourishing oils that provide further skin benefits. Keep an eye out as we’ll be detailing the benefits of each in the blogs to come.
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