Coconut Oil for Skin

Coconut oil is famous throughout the world not only as an edible oil and hair tonic, but also as an excellent massage oil and smoothener for the skin. In the tropical parts of the world where coconuts are readily available and used in many ways, natives commonly spread coconut oil on their skin, as they believe that it protects from the sun’s harmful rays. So this natural oil, without any chemical or additives, can protect the skin in some of the hottest and sunniest places on earth better than our processed and artificial sun creams?

The question is, what makes coconut oil so beneficial for the skin? Before we can understand how coconut oil achieves all of its impressive benefits that people around the world claim, let’s look into the constituents of coconut oil and their respective properties that might make them useful for maintaining skin health.

Coconut Oil- Composition

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. When ingested through the regular consumption of coconut oil, these fats deposit under the skin, thus keeping it healthy and smooth, giving it an even tone and reducing the appearance of the pores.

Capric /Caprylic/Lauric acid: These are not very different from the medium chain fatty acids, but it is still important to mention them separately here, since they have their own contributions. These three fatty acids have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. As a result, when applied on the skin, coconut oil protects from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter the body through the pores. This microbial action can be experienced even if coconut oil is taken internally, as the fatty acids boost the immunity when converted to monocaprins and monolaurins.

Furthermore, capric, caprylic, and lauric acids are easily broken down chains of fatty acids, meaning that they contribute to usable energy in a quick and efficient way. This can be a major boost to your energy levels before a workout, which is why these powerful acids have also been linked to weight loss and management. Losing weight is a good way to improve the quality of your skin by reducing excess fat, stretch marks, and folds in the skin which can be unattractive. Having a healthy, toned body means that the skin maintains its tight grip around the muscles and bones.

Vitamin-E: The contributions of vitamin-E towards skin care are well known. It is essential for healthy skin growth, repair of wear & tear on the skin, keeping skin smooth and protecting against cracking. Above all, it prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, since it has good antioxidant properties. 100 grams of coconut oil has about 0.1 mg of vitamin E,  thus enhancing it skin-nourishing properties.

Coconut oilAnti-Aging Cream: Traditionally, coconut oil has been praised and popularized for its anti-aging properties.

Proteins: Like 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.

The best property of coconut oil that makes it so beneficial for skin is that it does not become rancid. When you apply it on the skin, it can work for a longer time, unlike many other oils, without it getting rancid. Due to these various beneficial properties of coconut oil, it is used as an important ingredient in several skin care creams.

Uses of Coconut Oil for Skin Care

Coconut oil can be used for skin care in the following ways:

Lip Gel:  Cracks in our lips can be a source of worry, discomfort, and embarrassment. When we apply chemical gels on the lips, it is possible to consume those gels accidentally, even though they are somewhat toxic. Some gels may be edible, but you still don’t want to eat those chemicals.

Coconut oil comes as an ideal alternative in such cases. It acts quickly and even if it goes in your stomach, it will only give you additional benefits, so everyone wins!

Skin softener: Most of us use several creams and lotions for softening our skin, especially the skin of the face and hands. Coconut oil is a great skin softener and helps you do away with dry and hard skin conditions. Simply take some coconut oil on your palms, rub your palms against each other once or twice and then on your face, hands, or wherever you want to see the moisturizing effect.

Coconut oil is also good for hardened and cracked feet, which may happen due to excessive cold or strenuous work while standing on your feet. The cracks in your feet will not vanish, but your feet will become softer within days if you apply coconut oil to the affected area.

As an exfoliant, including coconut oil as an agent with other exfoliating or grainy materials like salts and sugars can vastly improve the effects. You will successfully scrape off excess dead skin and clean out whatever substances have blocked the pores without leaving the skin feeling irritated. The natural soothing nature of the oil combines with the grainy, exfoliating material perfectly, and leaves your skin with an even color, closed pores, and a soft texture.

skincoconutoilMakeup Remover: Coconut oil can also be used a makeup remover. This is not common, but women have begun using it for removing the makeup of the face and eyes, without worrying about the harsh chemicals of other removers getting into delicate or sensitive areas.

Skin disorders: It is claimed that coconut oil is good for several skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Several readers have reported this benefit. However, scientific research is ongoing in order to prove or disprove these claims. Much of the research that is there speaks to its protein content, since the replacement of sick or dying cells that can occur with various skin disorders, are quickly replaced by new, healthy cells. In this way, coconut oil not only treats the infection by battling the microbial bodies, they also heal the damage or the visible marks of that skin disorder; it is a two-in-one solution!

How To Use Coconut Oil

For many who have never used coconut oil, its various applications can be confusing. You should try to buy coconut oil in a jar which has a broad opening. In colder climates, coconut oil can be solid, like a cream. However, in warm temperatures, it comes as a liquid. For skin care use, take some coconut oil, either solid or liquid, on your palm. Then, rub your palms together and onto the skin of the desired area. You can also put the coconut oil on a piece of cotton and rub the cotton onto your skin. However, it is not necessary to reapply coconut oil as often as other natural skin care oils. You only need a small amount to create a protective shield on your skin that will last for a long time.

Many people make the mistake of using too much coconut oil, and since the skin can only absorb a certain amount, the protective layer that the absorbed oil creates doesn’t let any more oil in! This means that if you use too much, too often, your skin will end up as an oily mess, and will look shiny or greasy, not to mention what it might do to your clothes! Then, go get yourself some coconut oil and bring your skin back to its natural beauty!

What do you think?

  • Afua Boadu

    Hi! Thanks for this, very informative! I have been using unrefined, virgin cold pressed coconut oil for the last 3 years as my body lotion and I love it! However the scent can be a bit overpowering (or so my parents say). I tried dropping in some peppermint oil whenever I whip up my semi-solid coconut oil to use and it worked a bit but not really. I don’t want to stop using it as it has done wonders for my skin, lightening any scars I have, I have no rashes on my chest or back, etc. However the strong smell is the issue. What essential oil can I add to it to make the smell less potent? Or should I use something entirely different that smells good but won’t make me react/keep my body acne away? Please help. Thanks!

  • MajorStyles

    I’ll finish with a load of coconut oil on your face!!!

  • alan williams

    I’m a 59yo. male that uses organic, virgin, and cold pressed coconut oil on my facial wrinkles. I started 2wks. ago, and they are almost gone. I’ll continue to use this. (I don’t mind looking 20yrs. younger,) and people ask what I have done.

  • Young4ever

    Hey! Here is my secret : mix Coconut oil and some drops of brown iodine, and you will have the nicest tan in your body!

  • Aims Smitty

    I’d like to help if I can, I use organic cold pressed coconut oil daily, and it has fixed so many skin problems, so..if you want, tell me how it has irritated ur skin? Maybe I can help 🙂

    • Chels

      I have liquid coconut oil cold-pressed. Can I use that? It’s for cooking but can I use it? Somebody could get back to me be wonderful! Thank you

  • Lou Eriksson

    Virgin coconut Oil is the best!
    I have probably tried almost everything (night moisturizers) but all end up getting break outs..

    I used this oil as night moisturizer I put small amount in a cotton ball and apply all over my face and neck before I sleep when I wake up my face looks so more break outs 🙂

    I also suffer from heavy chap lips that I have stop using lipstick cause no matter hose pensive lipstick I used it all end up dry and chap and most time I wake up in the morning and my lips crack and bleeds 🙁
    Again Coconut Oil saves me and now I never worry about my lips cracking 🙂
    I can now use lipstick 🙂

  • Thanks for the amazing post. Love it.

  • Kendal

    Speak for yourself coconut oil for me skin is amazing , not only does it make my skin glow, but it also cleared me skin and improved dark spots. I use it as a cleanser and night time moisturiser, but hey everyone’s skin is different 🙂

  • Jordan

    Dose Coconut Oil clear the skin?

  • Ally

    Coconut oil is so irritating for the skin! Yeah, it will give you a glow, but then it will break you out like crazy. Creates TOO much protein in your hair that it will leave it stiff and dry.

    • rockit5

      At Ally we all have different types of skin I’ve been using it and after a week I can see the difference in my skin tone good luck!!!!

    • JoshuaGarvey

      That’s if you have toxins under your skin, cocout oil will help extract it. If you take showers in tap water with no filtration, that will appear to be common. Chlorine is one of the most toxic halogens to put on your skin, and you will absorb a massive amount of it in your shower if you do not filter your water.

  • Ellie Jackson

    Great article! So many more ideas than I knew!

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  • dulciepun

    Most of the stuff you wrote on here is what I was doing with the coconut oil that I have and I have to say the results are amazing. LOVE THE COCONUT OIL its better than any expensive products in the store

    • edie powell

      What brand of coconut oil is best?

      • Indi

        Cold pressed/ Raw

      • Amanda Ann Richard

        The brand isn’t that important, just buy “virgin”, “unrefined”, and “organic”. When we’re looking for the benefits of coconut oil, we need PURE coconut oil. Just read the ingredients, and you’ll be good to go.

  • Hui Yao

    I’ve been using coconut oil for 4 months so far. The brand I use is “nutiva” organic, cold-pressed. It was my journey to Thailand that stir up my interest for coconut oil. Anyone who’s interested in all the health values of coconut oil should read a book called “Coconut Cures” written by Bruce Fife, a specialist in coconut. I eat/drink at least 3 soup spoons of oil with water every day. One before breakfast, one after breakfast, and one after lunch. I don’t take it during night cause as mentioned in the book above, coconut oil has a function of “refreshing” yourself, it makes you energetic and have enough energy for work. So it might be hard to fall asleep if you take it during night. Coconut oil does have countless benefits that I don’t even want to mention them here. Your body will get improved overall, in all aspects if you take it for a long time regularly.

  • Hui Yao

    Yeah it would still help. Especially for hair. Many people put some oil on their hair before sleep, and wash it away using mild shampoo when they get up next morning.

  • Anglyn Hays

    Use a little pinch of grain salt in with the coconut oil, and that should eliminate the odor, just make sure you have mixed it in or it will remain gritty. Also makes a nice scrub when added and used immediately.

  • Elena Walsh Lispi

    How do you prevent it from going into your hair. Even when I use a very small amount, it gets my hair greasy.

    • Hui Yao

      Do it after u wash ur hair and when ur hair is still damp. For me, I put some on my scalp and give it some massage. I also put some on hair end since I have very long hair. A small amount is enough. The key is don’t apply to ur dry hair.

      • Hari

        I want to my lip vl b become wat am gng to do ?

      • Hui Yao

        Lip? Just put some on ur lip several times a day. That’s it.

      • Elena Walsh Lispi

        Thank u for your response. I will try it.

        Sent from Elena Lispi, JNE Technologies.

  • Ilsa mehmood

    The coconut oil smell gets to me. So will it make a difference if I were to put it on overnight and wash it off in the morning.

  • Aleasha Jones

    What kind of coconut oil? There is so many does it matter what kind or brand

    • Nisa Yachiru

      i use virgin coconut oil produced by my university (living active). They are using integrated wet process technology, no heat and chemicals are used to produce the coconut oil so all the important nutrients and antioxidants are retained in the final product. high quality coconut oil is crystal clear when liquefied.

    • amanda goodwin

      I use nutiva coconut oil. Its supposed to be the best because its organic, cold-pressed etc. You can buy a 78 fl oz at Costco for like $25.00. That’s a great deal. I started using it and people complimented on my skin the first week. Love it. It makes my skin GLOW. Hope this helps!!

  • Zzg

    I use coconut oil all over, more than 6 month, it is the best, all the expensive oils and creams, in the garbage, coconut oil I find it better than all the commercial ones. Inexpensive and better.
    My skin feels and looks beautiful.

  • Maja T.

    I use coconut oil for everything! I too thought that I was going to read what I already knew but found some interesting new uses that I never heard. Thanks

  • Lisa Olson

    I began taking coconut oil about one month ago. I take 3 tbsp daily and I love it. I have more energy, less of an appetitie and my skin and hair has a more healthy look and feel. I also use it on my skin externally, as well as consume it. It works wonders! you can check more about coconut oil benefits HERE: (QR.NET/be7S2)

  • haki

    is coconut oil good to use while your pregnant ,and does help reduce the darkness of strech marks

  • Kim

    Ok so how long once applied fo you leave it on your face?

    • vinienco

      leave it

  • Lynnette

    I have found it reduces the little red areas which are like very fine blood vessels – they are definitely getting less noticeable – don’t know if I’m imagining it but don’t think so.

    • Berk

      Just put on my first face mask and I want to get rid of those tiny blood vessels too. I’m excited.

  • leland bailey

    You can also use vitamin E and blend them together for extra vitamin E and since it is fat soluble, it breaks down really well and makes it easier for the coconut oil to spread.

  • Tabatha

    I’ve always suffered from oily skin (even though my skin actually felt really tight and dry) and acne since my early 20’s. I was a little bit leery about putting oil on an already oily face but I gave it a shot and wow was I ever impressed. I only used about half a pea size of coconut oil, with a pea size of Vaseline lotion and my skin doesn’t oil as much anymore. My skin still feels a little bit oily but nothing compared to what it was and it doesn’t look oily which is the best part. My skin feels fresh all day long. The acne scars on my face have improved so much that I even got complemented on how good my skin looks. I’ve only been doing it for about 3 weeks.

    • Fizza Shirazi

      I have oily skin with acne. I have read ur comment and it has encouraged me to use it on my skin too. Whenever I use any lotion or cream on my skin it give me acne. So I have been using aloe vera gel on my skin which has controlled acne but leave my skin dried n tight n with redness. I hope coconut oil proves helpful.

  • S.Y.

    I agree with all the benefits and I so wanted to love it but does anyone else complain about the smell ….. after 15 minutes application, not right after, like stale nuts? I must admit I have a super sensitive nose which can be a curse sometimes.

    • Bridgett

      Try adding a Essential Oil, like Lavender or Rosemary! Good Luck

  • michelle

    like robert, i have a skin disorder around my mouth. Have had it for years, but have managed to keep it away with a hydrocortisum cream. only to find out last year that i really needed to stop using it. Of course the rash/eczema/psoriasis (whatever it is) returned, worse than before and then I starting getting dry patches under my nose as well.
    For months and numerous visits to the skin doctor nothing was helping the rash disappear. My self asteem was on a all-time low. I wrote to my friends on facebook, if anyone could recommend a good cream for treating eczema or psoriasis like symptoms. someone mentioned coconut oil.
    luckily i had a bottle of 100% pure coconut oil in my cupboard. tried it before i went to bed. not sure how my skin would look in the morning.
    was i in for a surprise. Every morning, i had woken up with flaky skin over my rash. Not today. In fact it looked better than it had ever done in months. used it once or twice during the day. The rash didn’t get worse. Today, is day 2 and my skin is not flaky, itchy or red. I feel GREAT.

  • Amy

    I started using coconut oil on my skin when I was suffering from eczema and other random allergic skin reactions I was getting and I am still so thankful I found it for myself. My eczema is almost gone and my skin looks and feels flawless. None of the expensive store-bought lotions I tried were able to offer that kind of relief! I can go days with glowing, moisturized skin!

  • Aileen

    Love Coconut oil..but I do not think it protects from the sun…actually the opp..I put some on because I was out of moisterizer last week..and burned with in half an hr ..which isn’t normal for me…pls don’t use this as a sunscreen..

    • Jesse Deane

      Better for darker skinned folks like myself. Use it for everything!

  • Robert McCormick

    I had a psorias-like rash which now only appears when it is very humid. At one stage I was living in a very humid area and it covered my entire body. It was sheer hell to deal with. I moved to a different State with very little humidity and that only during short periods during the Summer. I tried everything. Nothing worked until a farmer friend told me he put Coconut Oil on the cows Udders and it kept them soft and healthy. I tried Virgin Coconut Oil the next time that cursed rash appeared. Bingo! Rash was gone in, seemingly, seconds! I use Coconut Oil every day on my skin and take a Tablespoon every few days. I have Cholesterol Test done every July so will be interested to see what has happened to my HDL & LDL. I hope all is OK because it is said that Coconut Oil reduces those nasty deposits of Visceral Fat around Internal Organs!

  • Jan

    I have frizzy, curly, and sometimes unmanageable hair and dry skin. My hairdresser had told me to stop buying expensive products and just use coconut oil. My hair has changed drastically since I only use CO. It is soft and doesn’t have split ends. I rub a very small amount in my hands and start at the ends and work my way up. I use it at night on the ends as well. I use CO on my skin and face as a moisturizer. It is not expensive and I ditched all my expensive products and have way better results!

    • Nic

      Agreed Jan! I have very damaged hair from years of heat and straightening. I use CO at night and sleep with it on my hair (using an old pillowcase!) in the morning, I shampoo as normal and use just a bit of normal conditioner to get the knots out, but when I blowdry, my hair is softer, shinier, easier to style and very bouncy. No chemical conditioner has EVER done this – I’m sticking with it! I usually get a 500ml tub of extra virgin CO from ebay for around a tenner.

  • Karen Hoffman

    Some people have mentioned consuming coconut oil. Taken by itself or mixed with something?

    • Leigh ann

      Mix it withe smoothies or cook with it. If something calls for vegetable oil or olive oil in use coconut oil. I think things taste better by using it. It’s truly amazing stuff!

    • Jesse Deane

      I mix it into my organic, unsalted butter. I mix about 20-50% coconut-oil, then add sea-salt to taste. When I had parasites, I drank the oil mixed in tea, water, juice anything. The critters HATE it, as it turns into some bitter compound for them. Between that and garlic, clove and some other herbs….they left in a hurry! P.S. For parasites, start with diatomaceous earth.

    • Jenn H

      i put a 1/2+ teaspoon in my morning coffee. It takes a few times to get used to it (i use creamer also) but i’m used to it now! I try to cook with it but the flavor can be stronger and it changes the taste of some dishes. I try to use more butter now than vegetable oil.

    • Coconut oil is used for cooking food in many countries such as India. I hope this answers your query.

  • karen c

    I’ve had very deep crevices (laugh lines), i’ve been using this oil as a facial treatment for the past few days and am shocked to see the crevices have diminished by over 50%…amazing!

    • karen supthin

      What brand of coconut oil reduced your laugh lines?

    • Debbie

      I have wrinkles and want to try the coconut oil. Do I apply it only at night before bed or also in the morning?

  • →YOUNGBAES BAE → (@ILuvSelenaMiley)

    Any brands of coconut oil that you recommend?

    • lauren

      the cheapest i have found and i have been using it for ages now is from tesco! i walk straight the expensive stuff and go to the foreign food area and usually found a 500ml tub for about £2.50. i use it to make my teeth whiter also by warming the coconut oil up and swishing it in my mouth for 15-20 before i brush my teeth in the morning. i’ve seen so many things online atm and i want to try everything!! from being in the carribbean and seeing how it helps the natives over there i really believe in this stuff

    • Susan K

      I’m very new to all this but am amazed at the nearly instant results using coconut oil on hair, skin, nails. Amazing! Be sure to get organic and virgin, easily available at any health food store. Since it’s also wonderful to cook with, you’ll find it in the oils section, not in cosmetics. Hope this helps.

    • Please check with your local market or you can check online for brands of coconut oil.

  • Kathleen smith

    You have not told us which form is best for skin care- refined or unrefined .. I cannot find the answer anywhere! Pleas advise- thanks!

    • Hello Kathleen,
      Unrefined oil is best suited for external applications, such as for massaging the skin and for the hair. It is also used in the soap and cosmetics industries.
      Team OrganicFacts

  • mary Russell

    I want to know, do I put a moisture crème, before applying Coconut oil, then make up? Thank You

    • Hello Mary, little amount of coconut oil can be applied on skin followed by moisturizer and make up. Also, coconut oil is a very good moisturizer and can be applied on skin before going to sleep.
      Team Organicfacts

      • katarina

        Thank you. I had the same question too!

  • Emma

    Sounds like a stupid question but when using coconut oil on hair or skin ect. does it count as calorie intake?

    • Hello Emma, External application does not increase calorie intake.

  • Dottie

    I use coconut oil for eyelid scrubs it works great for blepharitis. My eyes don’t itch anymore. I also use it on my face as a moisturizer, hair conditioner and to remove eye makeup and eat 3 TBS a day. It has lowered my cholesterol levels by 30 points. LOVE IT! Spectrum has a great coconut oil as it is Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Unrefined.

    • Jesse Deane

      I love Coconut as well and ALSO use Dr. Bronner’s Soap, which is coconut based and purely concentrated so a large bottle could last 6 months to a year. It comes as liquid so I dilute it to my specifications and put in a spray bottle. So that way its easier to apply to my body and/or a wash cloth. Since, being low-income, I also now ONLY use baking soda for cleaning my teeth. Have been learning more, being poor, just like great-grandma did…..home remedies!

    • Kathy Stawiarski

      Hi, I found it so interesting when you said you use this for eyelid scrubs. My Mom has terribly itch eyelids. Can I ask exactly how you do an eyelid scrub?

  • Coconut oil, I use it for everything; from moisturizing my hair and skin to cooking with it. It is just wonderful and economical. One jar lasts me about 4 months.


    Is coconut oil a sun screen?

    • lalalinzzzy

      Coconut oil blocks the harmful UVA rays about 90% but does not block UVB. However, UVB rays are what makes Vitamin D and vitamin D is vital in preventing skin cancer. Often times sunscreens block too much of the sun’s rays. Coconut oil is an amazing alternative.

    • Clarice (ricey) Beane

      I heard that coconut oil actually does contain an SPF of about 10! It is definitely not strong enough to protect you from harsh sunlight, but it does a little bit (which is good for use in winter or in cold countries, to keep you extra safe from the sun and prevent extra ageing). Don’t substitute sunblock with coconut oil, it does not give you full protection xxx

      • Michael Wallace Ellwood

        Well, given that most conventional sunscreens are toxic, I’d rather use CNO and no sunscreen. (Haven’t used the latter for decades actually). True CNO doesn’t have a massive SPF, so you have to be sensible. Expose just enough (with CNO) to get your vitamin D for the day (perhaps only 20 minutes around mid-day), then cover up, and use a wide-brimmed hat.

        CNO is also a good after-sun “cream” as well.

    • Rachel

      Coconut oil does have SPF but it is very minimal. I believe only 4-8 SPF.

    • Lorri

      No! It is an oil. You don’t get the same type of sunburn with it as other oils. But it is NOT a sunscreen.

  • Sonia

    I’ve had eczema on my eyelids a few years back and Aveeno baby cream (with oatmeal in the ingredients) seemed to work. Not this time! I have really dry & itchy eyes, and face around my nose to the point where the skin was becoming red & flaky regardless of how much I moisturised. I started using coconut oil last night and noticed a difference right away. I woke up this morning and noticed that my eyelids aren’t as red, I’m not itchy any more, my skin is softer, and the flakes are starting to disappear.

    • kavlito

      I used to have dry, scaly, red, itchy skin between the eyes and in the eyebrows, as well as my chest between the sternum. Through a series of circumstances, I discovered I was having allergic reactions to beef, pork & lamb. I eliminated them from my diet and it all disappeared, including back acne.

    • Same here Ive had a dry red scaly patch of skin in between my eyes for around 3 years. Recently it has got very itychy and red so I decided to pay a visit to the doctor. He took one look and recommended I see a dermatologist…A week ago I decided to buy a bottle of virgin Coconut oil I have been using this for just a few days and already notice an improvement in this part of my skin the redness has nearly gone and the patch of skin has got smaller. Am so happy as I was worried it might be skin cancer but now im guessing it must be some type of dry skin condition due to the creams I was using.Hope it continues.

  • Ali

    i use coconut oil on my pimples and my very frizzy hair, it works so well! whenever i get a scab i apply some coconut oil nightly and it disappears within days and leaves no scar. Best healing treatment!

  • mary collins

    Only just started using it. Find my skin very soft. Can I use it as a cleanser as well. I have a few lines under my eyes, can I use it under my eyes as I am passionate about not having wrinkles and would love to reduce them. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank your.

    • Lisa

      I have started using coconut oil as an eye cream and have used it to replace my night cream. I am 44 and have no wrinkles at all, and only a few small expression lines at the corners of my eyes. I am very fair skinned and never tan. People always comment on how young I look and are amazed when I tell them my beauty secret. I was told recently by a total stranger who told me that my skin was luminous. Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.

    • I am a man who has been using CO for years for everything and YUP it works for wrinkles it is very helpful inside and out of your body. BUT the main thing is:GELATIN! It does wonders for skin, wrinkles, joints you name it! I am 54 and numerous people have told me they thought I was in my very early forties! 1lb. of unflavored GELATIN, Now Brand is a good value or pay a little more for Great Lakes Gelatin. Additionally, if you throw out whole chickens or turkey, don’t! Simmer them for hours or get a pressure cooker and make your own broth/gelatin. I had horrible spinal arthritis in my twenties shortly after marriage and could barely work. I am 5 9″‘ and was 129 lbs when in pain and sickly. I am now 150lbs and nearly the epitome of health for my age. After the above and below regimen I am amazingly better 30 years later! Indigenous people ate the whole animal and reaped the benefits minerals etc. which are horribly lacking in the SAD and the latter diet is spreading world wide like a VIRUS. We eat pretty muscle flesh meat which has the least of nutrients of the entire animal. Years ago grandma had it right with her cooking! IN addition cut back or eliminate grains! YUP we’re not meant to eat them. Animal fats, vegetable fats and oils in their natural unadulterated state are good for us and do not clog are arteries. We need carbs for energy however, excessive carbs are bad. Keep eating the latter and have poorer health teeth, gums and all other maladies which accompany their consumption. Eat a variety of meats not just flesh, vegetables, fruits nuts and get your health back if it is important to you. I hate/loath the taste of LIVER but I eat it once a week and it has been amazing! IT is a true superfood. OH ya when I had my blood-work done 6 months after coconut Oil usage (I use Trader Joe’s from the store great value) my doctor was amazed as my triglycerides dropped 60 points and my numbers were fine to begin with! He asked what was I doing? LOL I also eat 4 raw egg yolks a day. Get the good orange yolks from a farm if ya can! Sorry, as I can’t contain my excitement on how I feel after being so sickly in my mid 20’s. I’ll shutup now and maybe go start I blog! Good Health to all!

      • C


    • Yes… I always add some extra coconut oil to the Dr Bronners Body wash I use.
      Also, use it as a carrier oil and add some drops of Frankincense and Helichrysum ess. oil.
      Really makes your skin soft…and people were saying I looked “fresh”.
      Gottta get back on the program!

    • Aaaliyah

      You can apply a little amount under your eyes. Virgin coconut oils help eliminate/reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

  • tammy macaluso

    Hi I use the brand luana coconut oil that you find in grocery stores is that ok to use on hair and skin?

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    let alone the content!

  • Works great on eczema

  • More natural health and beauty tips and benefits of using organic ingredients!

  • Great bit of info. I use it every day people always comment on my complexion.

  • Orange County Babysitter

    I’ve tried using coconut oil (extra-virgin, organic, unrefined) as a moisturizer for both my skin and lips and as much as I wanted it to work, it just didn’t. My lips were dry as were my hands, until I switched back to chapstick and commercial hand lotion. I don’t want to give up on using coconut oil though. Is there something I’m missing on how to use this as a moisturizer?

    • It can take up to two weeks for your skin to adjust to it and see the benefit.

    • Judy Carol

      you may have to exfoliate your hands and lips first to get the layer of dead skin off first then apply the oil.

      • Jennifer

        Oh I’m excited. My son . Has keratosis and we have tried everything. It’s on his cheeks. So I’m hoping it works

      • Spacialist

        Becky I don’t have psoriasis but I do have severely chapped lips that soften in a day when I apply onto the loose skin as well as the rest. Hope that helps. It will exfoliate much of the loose anyhow. It seems to dissolve dried out dead skin like so much wet tissue paper.

      • Mary1

        It’s true! I use coco oil for everything) I bought Cocozia from Amazon and what do you recommend?

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