Cosmetic companies worldwide are using coconut oil in the ingredients of a variety of skin care products. The public is becoming more familiar with the use of coconut oil in their daily life. Some people prefer to use organic coconut oil directly on their skin for maximum effect. If you are thinking about using coconut based skin care products, you can look forward to the following benefits and uses.

  • Natural Makeup Remover – Never leave traces of makeup behind with this natural remover. Apply coconut oil to your face and wipe gently with a tissue to remove all traces of makeup.
  • Moisturizer – People with dry skin often try a multitude of products to moisturize their skin. Coconut oil based products are often the most helpful in this situation. You can choose products or use the oil on a daily basis to help prevent or treat dry skin.
  • Deep Skin Cleanser – Combining organic coconut oil with sugar and using it as a skin scrub helps reveal healthy glowing skin. Some skin care companies already have the formula created and bottled for your convenience. However, if you ever in a rush you can just run to your kitchen mix the concoction and gently scrub your face to reveal glowing skin.
  • Antibacterial Shield – Coconut oil contains antibacterial properties that protect the skin from potential pathogens. Applying it to the skin acts as a shield or barrier that protects it from bacterial infections. Sometimes it can help prevent acne from getting worse.
  • Sun Protection – Most people will assume that smothering their skin with coconut oil will cause it to burn when exposed to the skin. But, the truth is, coconut oil offers a small amount of protection against solar radiation. It is not meant to be used when sunbathing at the beach or pool. But it does help when you are exposed to the sun for brief periods throughout the day. Coconut oil is also helpful if you have minor skin burn from the sun. Applying a thin layer to sun-exposed skin helps soothe the condition.

Coconut oil has an endless list of benefits. The ones listed above are just a few of the important benefits and uses. Your skin is an essential and important part of your body that needs to be taken care of carefully. Discussing your skin ailments and issues with a dermatologist is recommended to achieve healthy glowing skin.

Dr GDr. Georgette Rodriguez is a board-certified dermatologist in Miami, Florida who provides her patients with only the most advanced and up to date dermatologic care available. She received her medical degree from University of Florida College of Medicine and has been in practice 15+ years. Dr. Rodriguez accepts several types of health insurance. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery. She specializes in complete dermatology services including medical, cosmetic, and pediatric dermatology.  She is one of 14 doctors at Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System who specialize in Dermatology. To make an appointment, please call her office at 305-667-5480.