Many women now have a tendency to apply natural products for skin cares because of their affordability but high safety and effect. Coconut oil is such natural product and its excellent uses for beauty making are unquestionable. One of them is moisturizing skin, especially dry skin.
Are you in trouble with your excessively dry, rough skin?
Dry and rough skin causes much inconvenience in life. You may always feel uncomfortable because of your dry peeling skin. Wearing makeup – a normal and universal action of every woman, now, may be a challenge to you since it may not only be helpless to conceal the roughness of your skin but also easily make you itch. Besides, your skin is more and more sensitive. The frequency you see your skin peeling, inflamed, itchy and burning in the dry and dusty environment will increase. In cold weather, your skin is also subject to these problems together with which cause the painful ooze of blood if these cracks are serious.
What are effects of excessively dry, rough skin?
Natural sebum secreted by the skin provides essential moisture to the skin, limits the loss of water, keeps the ideal pH for the skin to protect the skin from harmful bacteria and pathogens from the environment. However, for dry skin, sebaceous glands operate inadequately, so the amount of sebum secreted is slower and less than usual.
The first adverse effect of dry skin bringing to you is that your skin will not have enough natural lipid oil layer to protect skin from harmful factors from the outside environment.
If you do not have enough care for your dry and rough skin, and treat it right at the first stage, you will fall into much more severe problems. Dry skin is not protected from solar radiation. As a result, premature aging wills occur with freckles, melasma appearing more and darker. Hence, your skin will become lifeless. Furthermore, wrinkles will appear sooner in dry skin, and you will look older faster. Another problem is that dry facial skin pores are often small and easy to be clogged. When the naturally oily protective layer of skin is weak, skin is irritated and infected. Then, dirt, dead skin cells, and bacteria cause acne development on skin. The consequence is bruises and scars leaving on your skin permanently.
So, how to deal with dry and rough skin? The first essential and important to care dry skin is moisturizing. In this case, coconut oil is an ideal option.
Why is coconut oil perfect for skin moisturizing?
As you know, besides stimulating hair growth, coconut oil has been used by many women for long time ago to moisturize their skin. It includes some average – chain acids which are capric, lauric, caproic and caprylic. Over half of them have common qualities with the sebum secreted by the skin. In addition, coconut oil contains many tocotrienols, a type of vitamin E, which could prevent aging 50 times better than common types of vitamin E. Thus, coconut oil can be an ideal moisturizer for your skin.
How to use coconut oil as a moisturizer?
Coconut oil is famous for its uses in women’s beauty making. It is consider one of the best natural oil in skin care range, but how to use it effectively is still in concern of many people. In this part, the way to use coconut oil as a moisturizer will be given for your better application.
1. Moisturizing dry peeling facial skin
Do you know how to apply correctly coconut oil to your face as a moisturizer? If your skin is dry, and you want to use coconut oil as a moisturizer, you should use it sparingly. A few drops are enough. Should you want to get better effects, use mineral spray after washing your face, and then apply coconut oil. You can do it every night before bed and leave coconut on your facial skin overnight. In the morning, you will experience soft and moist enough skin without worrying about pimples.
2. Moisturizing body skin
You can use coconut oil as a moisturizer for daily use. Let apply more oil in thick skin areas such as elbows, knees, ankles. Your body skin will become healthy and smooth
3. Treating chapped, sore heels
Chapped heels are an indication of dry skin at this area. Coconut oil are capable of stopping this problem. You just need to follow these simple tips. Apply coconut oil to the cracked skin areas, wait about 5 minutes, then put on socks and go to bed (after 5-10 minutes, coconut oil has seeped into the skin, so you should not worry that it will be absorbed into socks). Besides, you should wear slippers while you are at home, do not let the foot touch the floor. After a few days, your heels will be soft and stop being chapped.
Small tips for you:
- You can apply coconut oil whenever you feel dry in your skin during the day. It is not necessary to use the oil only at night.
- In winter, coconut oil will become solid, so it is easy for you to take it in a small container to where you work for immediate use when you need
- People say that coconut oil should not be used for oily skin. I think that was not strictly true. With oily skin, you still apply coconut oil every day to massage to get soft and smooth skin. What you just need to note is that with this type of skin, you use coconut oil to massage for 3-5 minutes in the morning, then wash by facial foam.
Some facial masks with coconut oil
Use hand-made masks with natural components to moisturize skin might not be strange to women. Now, every time you practice this method with tomato, cucumber or papaya, let add a few drops coconut oil to the mixture. Skin will provide additional needed moisture. Coconut oil will penetrate deeply into the skin, reconstruct the skin from drying, and brings youthful skin to you.
1. Moisturizing mask with coconut oil for dry skin
- 10 ml of coconut oil
- A half of avocado
- A spoon of honey
If you want to strengthen anti-aging and moisturizing ability of the mask, you can add more to the mixture a few drops of eglantine or carrot seed oil. Also, neroli and rose oil are also excellent ingredients in the mask for dry skin.
Stir the mixture of coconut oil, avocado, and honey well by a blender and then apply on the face for about 30 minutes. Wash your face with facial foam to remove the mask
Coconut oil, avocado and honey help to moisturize skin and prevent dry skin from aging. It makes the skin smooth and healthy. For dry skin, you should mask two times a week to moisturize skin perfectly.
2. Moisturizing mask with coconut oil for combination skin
- 5ml of coconut oil
- Lemonade from a lemon (or lemon essential oil)
- 2 spoons of rice or oat powder
Mix the above ingredients well, add water if the mixture is too thick. Apply it to your face for about 15 minutes, then wash your face with warm water first and then with cold water. Finally, wash your face with baking soda.
Coconut oil moisturizes dry skin areas in your face while lemonade helps to remove oil on skin. Oat powder provides nutrition for the combination skin. You need to use baking soda to wash your face last because it cleans oil from coconut oil completely.
3. Moisturizing mask with coconut oil for normal skin
- 10 ml of coconut oils
- 20 ml of sugar-free yogurt
- You can use the mixture of cucumber and tomato milled well instead of yogurt.
Mix the ingredients well and apply the mixture on the face for about 30 minutes then wash with water.
Coconut oil provides skin with moisture. Unsweetened yogurt helps to lighten the skin while tomato and cucumber help rejuvenate skin, remove the brown spots in your skin.
Excessively dry skin causes many troubles to you. Understanding about its harmful effect, you should have a suitable remedy for your skin. One of the most important bases for dry skin care is moisturizing. Coconut oil, in this case, seems to be the best natural moisturizer and proofs its strength to treat this problem well. Hopefully, with some tips and moisturizing mask formula with coconut oil, you will defeat all problems in your dry skin and get the soft and smooth skin.