the answer is Yes!
Nature has provided the perfect alternative for healthy and vital skin: pure, extra virgin coconut oil. Organic coconut oil has been used for thousands of years medicinally, and is clearly a better option than any petroleum based commercial product.
Aside from treating the dryness associated with dermatitis, other studies have looked at possible wound-healing properties of coconut oil. One study looked at the effects of coconut oil in rats and found faster healing time for wounds. Researchers attributed this to increased collagen components from the coconut oil.
Collagen itself is important in creating skin elasticity. In fact, this is what makes your skin firmer and wrinkle-free. Your skin loses collagen with age, causing fine lines and wrinkles. Studies show significant collagen-building benefits in coconut oil.
For wrinkle treatment, you should use coconut oil as you would a serum. You can apply it to a cleansed face up to two times per day. Use a small amount and apply evenly across your skin. Wait for the oil to dry before applying any other products.
The wonders of coconut oil taken internally and applied directly to the skin are well documented, with an ever increasing volume of scientific information accumulating daily.
Coconut oil helps to clear away dead skin cells, and can also be combined with coconut crystals, sea salt or other natural exfoliating substances to make a very useful facial scrub that leaves the skin feeling soft and clean.
No need to spend money on special products when you can use coconut oil. A simple scrub can be made by mixing one cup of coconut crystals with 1/2 cup of organic coconut oil.
People living in the tropics have beautiful, wrinkle-free skin, and this is due, in part, to their use of coconut oil. This medium-chain fatty acid protects and heals the skin at the same time. Coconut oil is also an effective sunscreen, blocking out 20 percent of harmful rays.
Coconut oil puts nutrients back into your skin, as opposed to mineral oil products that suffocate the skin and provide no nutritional benefits. If you want to use coconut oil as a moisturizer, be sure to start with a very small amount.
If you put too much on your skin, it will be a mess and your skin will not be able to drink it all in. A little bit goes a long way, and this makes it an extremely economical choice for a moisturizer.