We all know the saying “It’s not what you look outside that matters most, it’s what you are inside that’s important”. That may be true, but it doesn’t mean that we should not care much about how we look. No one wants to look bad. We all want to look our best. All of us want to look as beautiful as when we were young. I am even willing to bet that if there is such a thing as the “Fountain of Youth” people would be clamoring to find and use it.
The skin is the largest organ in the body, made of connective tissues that give our skin strength and elasticity. The younger and healthier you are, the smoother, more elastic, and supple your skin is — which is a result of strong, connective fibers. As you age and grow older and the fibers are continually subjected to free-radical attacks, it breaks them down and results to the connective tissues hardening and losing both elasticity and strength. This is how we end up with wrinkled, dry, leathery, and saggy skin.
The thing is, once a free-radical starts, it can cause a chain reaction that produces more free-radicals that in turn, damages a thousand more molecules. The only way the body can fight against such “invasion” is with the help of antioxidants which are intimately involved in prevention of cellular damage. The prevention of cellular damage is a very good thing. It does not just keep your skin young and healthy, but also prevents a variety of disease such as cancer.
So, how can we have more of these antioxidants? Through proper diet and a good antioxidant skin care product. The number of antioxidants we have in our tissues are determined to a large extent by the nutrients in our diet.
Now comes the next question: Where can they be found? The answer is simple: Virgin Coconut Oil.
According to Dr. Ray Peat, a biochemist who has written about the antioxidant properties of Coconut oil, “It is well established that dietary Coconut oil reduces our need for Vitamin E, but I think its antioxidant role is more general than that, and that it has both direct and indirect antioxidant activities.”
What exactly does that mean? It means that the Coconut oil can help with the fight against free-radicals. Not only that, but Virgin Coconut oil is especially useful in fighting free-radicals because it is unrefined and hasn’t been stripped of its natural components through the refining process.
You might be wondering: “Well, why can’t we just use one of our skin care products for this?” The answer to that question is already stated in the previous paragraph but even so, let me expound on that.
Conventional body care products that are made with refined vegetable oils have all the antioxidants stripped from them. Which means that it would do nothing in the fight against free-radicals which can cause skin cancer. Not only that, but these products are highly prone to free-radical generation both in and outside the body. That is why eating processed vegetable oils can cause a deficiency in Vitamin E and other antioxidants. Which is why you have to be really careful with what type of oil you use on your skin and in your lotions, creams, and lip balms. If you’re not careful, it can cause more harm than good.
If that’s not enough, Coconut oil will not only bring temporary relief to the skin, but will also aid in healing and repairing. It will have lasting benefits, unlike most lotions currently available in the market. It can help bring back a youthful appearance as the Coconut oil will aid in removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. Eventually, the skin will become more evenly textured with a healthy “shine”. The Coconut oil will not stop there, it will penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and strengthen the underlying tissue. It does all of that without compromising your health in exchange for beauty.