The coconut is one of the true wonder plants in the world. Everything from coconut water, to oil, to the actual coconut meat has some great health benefits. Its an amazing natural product, which is very beneficial for health and superb for the skin.
What are the benefits of coconut oil soap? Lauric, Capric, and Caprylic Acid – These fatty acids from the coconut are antimicrobial agents. In ‘plain English’ this means that they help fight against nasty things like viruses, bacteria, fungi, and yeast. Who needs anti-bacterial soap when you can just use coconut oil!
Abundant micro”NUT”rients – Including calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, iron, selenium, and vitamins C and E.
Saponified coconut oil can be used in soap or other bath products to bring some of the benefits of eating the coconut to your skin. Saponified oils are those that are transformed to a hardened state during the soap making process. As one of the main ingredients, it is a fatty acid that will provide your skin with great benefits. The numerous minerals and nutrients in coconut are great for your skin. The oil can also work to help remove dirt and dead cells from the skin. The nutrients are also great for moisturizing your hair. By purchasing a bar soap with saponified coconut oil you can also be sure you are getting great ingredients instead of a watered down product that may dry your skin out
Acne treating – The aforementioned acids in coconut oil (lactic, capric, etc) can also have benefits when it comes to acne treatment. The antimicrobial properties of these fats can act to prevent or help reduce current acne breakouts. Why use a product chock full of chemicals when it could be as simple as coconut oil.
Skin Firming – Wrinkled skin can be caused from the elasticity in your skin breaking down as you age. The antioxidants from the coconut oil described above work to stop this both preventing and helping to reduce skin aging.
I think Coconut Oil products can benefit a great number of men. Coconut Oil and soap have been used by many with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne to treat and clear up skin. Even if you don’t have these conditions, you may suffer from occasional dry skin, especially during those winter months, and coconut oil can help.