Coconut oil for skin


Coconut Oil Benefits

Top 3 Benefits of Using Coconut Oil On The Skin

Carol has a blog specific to anti-aging and skincare.  Check it out Face For Life focusing on natural healthy skincare regimen.

Pure, organic, unrefined coconut oil is the ideal agent for skin care because it uses the healing properties of nature to improve our skin, rather than scientifically-engineered compounds like highly-refined vegetable oils, which are prone to free radical generation. As you know, free radicals cause permanent damage to skin tissues and prematurely age the skin. Furthermore, pure, organic, unrefined coconut oil does not evaporate immediately like water, but is able to penetrate into the cell structure to form a protective layer against damaging free radicals.

Here are some other benefits for your skin:

  1. Coconut oil moisturizes. A 2004 study conducted by the Makati Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology in the Philippines concluded that “Coconut oil is as effective and safe as mineral oil when used as a moisturizer.” Coconut oil improves skin hydration and increases skin surface lipid levels.
  2. Coconut oil fights acne and other skin conditions. The lauric acid found in coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. A bioengineering grad student from UC San Diego confirms that the natural byproducts of coconuts fight acne when applied directly to the skin. People in the tropics have long used coconut oil to treat everything from eczema and diaper rash to psoriasis and fungal infections.
  3. Coconut oil eradicates signs of aging like wrinkles and liver spots. Coconut oil reduces our need for Vitamin E, fights free radicals, strengthens the skin’s underlying connective tissues, helps prevent sun damage, and hasn’t been stripped of its natural components through the refining process, says Biochemist Dr. Ray Peat.


  1. Larrbarb on October 18, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    How do you feel about Mary Kay products?

    • Shawna Culp on October 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm

      I would not chance it during P2. Carol said she did not use it during P2
      just to be safe.
      Shawna Culp

  2. Rachel on October 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    do you actually put coconut oil on your face?

    • Shawna Culp on October 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm

      I did this weekend but would not recommend if heading out the door as its a
      little oily at first, I then wiped it off with a towel.. 🙂

      Shawna Culp

      • Rachel on October 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm

        I will have to try it sometime! thanks 🙂

  3. Jenbuchheit on February 14, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Can use the unrefined coconut oil during phase 2? Ty Jen

  4. Shawna Culp on February 22, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    yes, read the coconut oil page on the right side of the blog

  5. kristy on July 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    can you use coconut oil as a lotion on p2? my feet are really rough right now, lol.

    • admin on July 1, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      yes that is fine

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