BENGALURU: When it comes to skin and hair care, few products can compete with coconut-based multitasking products. While coconut-based hair and skin oils are known to condition hair before grooming, its diverse ingredients like Vitamin E make it an ideal substance with skin care benefits.
From the earliest recorded times, vegetable oils have been used in skin care. In recent times, interest has returned to coconut oil for skin care in recent times, both to restore the environment of the skin’s surface and to skin diseases. Coconut oil is very moisturizing, with direct studies concluding that it equals and in some cases outperforms mineral oil as an emollient.
Regular application of coconut oil improves skin hydration and strengthens the lipid barrier in the skin. Its small particle size allows it to be easily absorbed into the skin, easily penetrating to the deeper layers to provide a comprehensive moisturizing effect on the skin. By reducing water loss in the skin, coconut oil also helps to keep the skin moist for longer.
Environmental pollution, excessive hygiene in the time of Covid and climate change, all have the serious effect of drying out the surface of the skin. Coconut oil is a simple, easy to use and cost effective product to deal with these side effects.
Interestingly, absorption of coconut oil into the skin and subsequent breakdown into Monolaurin and Lauric acid, known antibacterial agents, was observed to improve skin barrier function in low birth weight infants. Improved skin barrier function leads to improved weight gain by better thermoregulation. Therefore, regularly massaging the skin with coconut oil will help fight infections in premature babies and keep them safe.
Advertised as an anti-bacterial, coconut oil reduces bacterial colonization in people with extremely dry skin that is prone to itching and rashes. In cellular studies, coconut oil also has antiviral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.
What adds to the amazing property of coconut oil is its outstanding safety, low irritation, non-toxicity and non-sensitization. With the trending full dual cleaning method, coconut oil is used as a remedy. first law. Steps to remove makeup or sunscreen before cleaning your face with a regular cleanser. The product is especially gentle on the eyes when removing makeup, moisturizing the delicate skin around the eyes instead of stripping away the natural oils like when removing makeup. Caution should be exercised when using coconut oil on the face for acne-prone skin, as it is an acne-causing agent.
Coconut oil has properties that protect and repair your skin barrier. This is an easy to use, economical, safe and effective moisturizer for body skin.
(The writer is a founding member at Sarin Skin Solutions)
Dr. Jushya Bhatia Sarin