Soft supple skin has always been sought after by most women and some men. In this age of chemical-phobia, natural solutions are the call of the day which let to their being demanded and produced to soothe out dry and aging skins. Concoctions based on natural butters and oils are increasing filling up the shelves replacing those that are laced with chemical compounds.
Women used hand and body lotion to soften the skin. However, commercial creams are predominantly water, which actually promote dry skin. Their moisture is quickly absorbed into dry, wrinkled skin. As the water enters the skin, it expands the tissue, like filling a balloon with water, wrinkles fade away and skin feel smoother. But this is only temporary solution. As soon as the water evaporates or is carried away by bloodstream, the dry, wrinkled skin returns. Ordinary body care products cannot permanently cure dry, wrinkled skin.
For many years, Polynesian women have used Virgin Coconut Oil to make the skin soft & smooth. They were famed for their smooth beautiful skin, even though they were constantly exposed to the hot blistering sun and chafing ocean breezes every day. As a skin lotion, no other oil is comparable.
Virgin Coconut Oil have a pronounced effect on all the tissues of the body, especially the connective tissues. Connective tissue is the most abundant and widely distributed tissue in the body, which is found in the skin, the muscles, the bones, the nerves, and all the internal organs. Connective tissue consists of strong fibers that form the matrix, or supporting framework for all body tissues. In other words, it holds everything together. They give the skin tissue strength and elasticity.
With a natural consistency and texture, the Virgin Coconut Oil is the ultimate oil for choice for use in body creams and lotions. Produced without heat and chemical interventions, there is no presence of any denatured substances as in refined oils where high temperature or chemicals were used to remove unwanted substances.
The body's natural oil, sebum, contains Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs) similar to those in Virgin Coconut Oil. On the surface of the skin lives lipohilic bacteria. These bacteria are important to our health. They consume the glycerol portion of the oil on our skin, leaving the fatty acids. In this process, they convert MCFAs in the sebum into potent anti-microbial that kill harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi. The thin protective layers of MCFAs are produced by these bacteria. However Every time when we bathe with soap and water, it is very likely that we will also washed away this skin's natural protective layer. Feeling fresher and cleaner but more vulnerable to infections because of the protective MCFAs acid layer has been removed. Applying a thin layer of Virgin Coconut Oil or derived products will quickly restore the skin's natural defenses against chemical and pathogenic ravages.
For full protection and healthy skin, the oil should be applied over the entire body from the soles of the feet to the top of the head.