Coconut oil does not only belong to the kitchen. Here is another way to use it.
Let us face it, we are not getting any younger. Our energy is not as high as it was five or ten years ago. Our ability to face and handle stress is different now than before. Even our skin is quite different. Lines and patches of dark spots are starting to show. Warts and discoloration are more evident than they used to be. We begin to see wrinkles.
This is the sad truth about growing old. We might be growing wiser, but problems also begin to arise.
What Are Wrinkles?
It is a fold or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles appear as a result of the aging process, habitual sleeping positions, loss of body mass, or prolonged water immersion. While age wrinkling in the skin is promoted by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking and poor hydration.
The most common wrinkles are caused by aging. Wrinkles develop from incorrect repairs of injured elastic fibers and collagen fibers.
There are two categories of wrinkles:
1) fine, surface lines, and 2) deeper furrows.
There are many options or ways to prevent wrinkles.
Preventing or getting rid of wrinkles can go from easy to expensive and intense. Some people can erase or decrease wrinkles by using moisturizers or nutrients, like vitamins. They need to stay away from the sun or lessen smoking habits, but others need to tap their dermatologists for treatments.
Some people seek treatments, such as peeling, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing. Others go as far as plastic surgery or injections to get rid of wrinkles. Facelifts, brow lifts, and other cosmetic surgeries are also options to stop wrinkles from happening.
Cosmetic procedures should be done with the consent and after consulting experienced doctors only. Questions about risks, benefits and costs should be discussed with professionals.
Safe Way to Get Rid of Wrinkles
If you are looking for a safe, natural, and effective way to get rid of wrinkles, there is one home remedy for you. Use coconut oil in your skin care routine.
Coconut oil boosts the production of collagen and encourages the regeneration of cells in the skin. It is said to fade away wrinkles and makes skin tight.
It is a rich source antioxidants that protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. This oil also contains antifungal and anti-bacterial properties that help heal the skin. The body converts lauric acid into monolaurin. These help with certain viruses and bacteria.
Coconut oil is also a good massage oil and effective moisturizer.
Massage coconut oil into the skin every night, before bedtime to help reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduce premature aging.
Bonus: Did you know coconut oil can treat skin conditions, too? Because of its ability to produce antifungal and anti-bacterial properties, coconut oil is used to treat skin diseases, like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
While no one can stop aging, there are many options to prevent, reduce and slowdown wrinkles. Coconut oil is a great tool for this. It is safe, effective, and absolutely natural.
Author Name: Nadine Escudero
Nadine is a wandering writer and blogger. She loves travelling and exploring new places, and finding hole-in-the-wall dining places. As a wannabe cook, she loves discovering new recipes and ingredients, like the versatile coconut oil (and yes, she uses it on just about anything and everything). On lazy days, Nadine is spending time at the beach with her fur-babies, Pepe and Pido.