Moisturizing With Coconut Oil Body Products
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Why You Should Be Moisturizing Your Skin
Feeding your skin with a daily nourishing moisturizer is integral to keeping skin healthy, functioning and looking its best. Being the body’s largest organ, and a highly absorbing porous surface, skin requires care and attention. If you are moisturizing your skin regularly with nutrient dense plant-based products that do not contain harmful chemicals, then you are allowing your skin to live its best life!
Moisturizing to reduce skin problems:
Simply put, moisturizing your skin helps to maintain balance. Having skin that is out of balance is the cause of most skin issues. If skin is too oily or too dry, it reacts with breakouts, acne, rashes, unstable sebum production or general irritation. These reactions can lead to sensitivities, uneven pH balance, pore blockages and dulling.
Organic Fiji’s tip – Moisturizing with coconut oil infused products not only offers your skin ultimate deep hydration, it also boasts a full resume of other healing benefits for skin issues due to its valuable molecular structure and fatty acid content. Antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti inflammatory, and antifungal properties can work wonders for acne, eczema, psoriasis, anthelets, foot, ringworm and more!
Moisturizing to control oil production:
Sebum is your skin’s valuable natural oil, produced by your sebaceous gland to moisturize, protect and coat your skin. An article from Harvard Medical School explains, “sebum is a complex mixture of fatty acids, sugars, waxes, and other natural chemicals that form a protective barrier against water evaporation.” Your face has around 900 sebaceous glands per square centimeter of skin. When your skin is dry or its nutrient needs are not met, it can over produce a mixture of lipids that make up sebum as an emergency SOS (Save Our Skin) act. This over production of oil can cause pores to get blocked, even pulling in surface dirt and bacteria along with it. These impurities are then trapped under the skin and cause breakouts and soreness. Moisturizing your skin will help to balance oil production and meet your skin’s needs before it goes into overdrive.
Organic Fiji’s tip – Sebum’s structure is triglycerides and fatty acids (57%), wax esters (26%), squalene (12%), and cholesterol (4.5%). By moisturizing with coconut oil infused products you are ensuring that you are not only getting hydration that penetrates deep into the skin layers but also the perfect complement of natural fatty acids to meet the needs of your skin’s intelligent oil production system.
Moisturizing to assist your makeup application
Moisturizing your skin to help smooth its surface can help with an even makeup application. When your skin is dry, cracked or uneven, it can allow makeup to clump and become compact in those tiny gaps, making it look uneven. Plus, if your skin is moisturized and balanced it will control your oil production and therefore help makeup last longer.
Organic Fiji’s tip – you can remove your makeup with coconut oil too, even stubborn waterproof mascara and other smudge proof products! Coconut oil’s molecular structure bonds with the specially formulated oils in the makeup that help the product to last longer, removing and extracting much more than a regular makeup remover can.
Moisturizing to aid skin repair and stay youthful
Moisturizing with a product that is packed full of earth’s most valuable ingredients can help your skin with rapid cell repair, which in turn keeps it healthy and looking youthful. The face, ears, neck and chest areas shed their cells more often than any other parts of the body, so are more in need of regular moisture and nutrients to help with the cell repair function. They are also the most vulnerable to dryness, early signs of aging and even cell abnormalities. By feeding your skin what it needs to revive and restore, you are allowing for the younger, stronger cells to move to the surface layer of the skin – helping you master that fresh island glow. The natural ingredients, as well as the action of product application, promotes healthy blood flow and regular cell regeneration.
When your skin is properly moisturized it is stronger, fuller and brighter. The British Journal of Dermatology explains that people with regularly and efficiently moisturized skin accumulate wrinkles at just a fraction of the rate of those with dry skin. As well as daily skin nourishment, this focus on skin repair can also soothe irritable skin conditions and help reduce the appearance of scars and stretchmarks. Learn more about exfoliating with coconut oil infused products, another great skin ritual to assist with cell regeneration.
Organic Fiji’s tip – by moisturizing with coconut oil products, you are choosing an abundance of skin repairing nutrients. Amongst others, Lauric Acid content helps skin retain moisture, Capric Acid protects against free radicals that cause aging, Vitamin E enhances cell regeneration and unique proteins in the oil also boosts skin cell health by working to replace damaged skin cells with new healthy ones. This is especially important after sun exposure and sunburn. Aging is a normal process that none of us can avoid, but moisturizing with coconut oil infused face and body products can ensure you do it naturally and gracefully whilst also keeping your whole body healthy.
A Guide To Moisturizing With Coconut Oil Body Products
Moisturizing with coconut oil body products is a clean and nourishing option for feeding your skin. Whether you are moisturizing with a coconut oil infused lotion, or moisturizing with coconut oil that is totally raw, you are going to experience the wondrous and unique benefits of this tropical gift.
By moisturizing with coconut oil infused products you are feeding your skin and helping to balance your skin’s natural microbiome – an ecosystem of good bacteria on the surface of the skin that works to protect you against harmful pathogens. When your skin’s microbiome is harmonious, not only does your skin look and feel healthy, but your whole body health is enhanced too.
Coconut oil standards:
When coconut oil is organic, cold-pressed, raw and unrefined, it greets your skin exactly how nature intended – full of holistic healing power. Moisturizing with coconut oil products of the highest-integrity and packed full of lauric acid can help with cracks, broken skin and water loss in the skin’s top layer by providing valuable fatty lipids which boost the barrier function of the skin and allow it to feel soft, hydrated and supple. Always be mindful to read your labels, as a lower grade of or heat processed or diluted coconut oil may not hold the same benefits. Transparency with sourcing matters too. Avoid the all-too-common cocktail of toxic ingredients in most mainstream skincare products, such as harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrance, artificial colours and dangerous emulsifiers, because they are absorbed by your body and make their way into your bloodstream and lymphatic system. Try moisturizing with coconut oil infused organics instead! Read more about our coconut oil standards.
Coconut oil’s fatty-acids:
The high fatty-acid content in coconut oil is one of the reasons it excels as a whole body moisturizer and maintaining healthy skin without nasty side effects of unnecessary chemicals. These fatty-acids include short-chain fatty acids, medium-chain fatty acids and lauric acid. Lauric acid is well known for its skin-maintaining properties. The monolaurin, an element derived from lauric acid, excels at being antiviral and antifungal which works wonders for acne and other causes of breakouts. It also contains linoleic acid, which helps to both treat and prevent moisture loss by naturally sealing water into the thirstiest layers of the skin.
Coconut oil and inflammatory skin conditions:
In their purest form, coconut oil body products can soothe skin inflammation, which is the foundation for many irritating skin conditions such as eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis. The emollient properties of coconut oil can also improve dermatitis and mild to moderate xerosis. Coconut oil allows the skin to hold onto moisture and therefore equips it with a natural defense mechanism. Dermatologist Dr. Robert Finney says that moisturizing with coconut oil can be great for patients with eczema due to its anti inflammatory, anti fungal and moisturizing properties, explaining that patient’s “skin barriers are impaired and they are frequently colonized by staph bacteria that can cause flares and infections”.
Moisturizing with coconut oil can reduce the itchiness that comes with these skin issues too, according to the National Eczema Foundation. “Coconut oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, and full of fatty acids that help improve the skin barrier, it also melts into the skin easily with a little gentle rubbing, and it can feel cosmetically elegant. Because of this, it’s earned a pretty impressive following of people who love to use it on their skin.” explains dermatologist Dr. Nazarian.
Coconut oil, bacteria and fungi:
Moisturizing with coconut oil products also means you are getting an antimicrobial and bacteria fighting active ingredient due to its high percentage of lauric acid and medium chain fatty acids. A holistic first-aid kit for your skin! This can help skin stay healthy and protect against worrisome microorganisms like bacteria and fungi that cause skin conditions such as acne, cellulitis, folliculitis and athlete’s foot. Moisturizing with coconut oil may prevent the growth of these microorganisms and aid skin’s natural defence system.
Dr. Zeichner, associate professor in dermatology, states that “coconut oil may be useful in treating acne-prone skin, because it has high levels of skin-soothing linoleic acid—something that’s deficient in the skin of people with acne. It also contains lauric acid, which is thought to be antimicrobial, so it may lower levels of acne-causing bacteria on the skin and reduce inflammation.” Moisturizing with coconut oil body products becomes brilliantly multifunctional, as well as keeping your skin moisturized it also has additional healing powers that other single-function products do not.
The bottom line:
Moisturizing with coconut oil products that are in their purest form can not only moisturize your skin, but assist with a plethora of skin conditions too. Helping you to feel healthy and radiant, naturally.
Organic Fiji’s tip – looking for a hydrating chapstick? Try moisturizing with coconut oil infused lip balms for the perfect pout!
Your Skin Moisturizing Routine
Moisturizing twice a day after cleansing works best for most people. However, it really depends on what your skin is exposed to. If your skin is in contact with excess sun exposure, salt water, chlorine, dry weather or environmental pollutants for example, you may need to cleanse and then moisturize more than average. Many people enjoy using coconut oil on their skin when it is still damp, helping to trap the moisture into the stratum corneum layer of the skin. Mindful skincare is a result of observation – allow your skin to show you where it’s perfect balance is. Click here for our esthetician’s natural skin care routine suggestions.
Other Skin Moisturizing Tips
DIY face masks – another great way to moisturize with coconut oil is to prepare a DIY fresh face mask… try our ‘Healthy Glow’ face mask by our in-house esthetician to get started!
Seasonally adapt – curate your routine of moisturizing with coconut oil to the environment around you, a dry climate calls for more skin hydration, for example
Hot water strips – be aware that hot water can strip your skin of it’s natural hydration, so be sure to moisturize after being exposed to heat
Pat don’t rub – pat your skin dry with a soft towel, don’t rub or use a rough towel because this can cause sensitivities
Drink more water – as well as using a nourishing moisturizer, drink plenty of good quality water to keep your whole body hydrated – as the higher water intake improves circulation and the flushing of toxins it will encourage your skin to stay plump, flexible and healthy
Moisturizing With Coconut Oil For Your Hair
Organic coconut oil is so much more than just a skin moisturizer alone, it can also work wonders for your hair, too! All the fatty-acid benefits you know and love about coconut oil apply to your hair strands, hair follicles and scalp too. Hair hacks like deep conditioning masks, curl defining serums and child-friendly detangling solutions, just to name a few, can be total game changers. Especially for those looking to embrace organic and minimalist hair solutions. Moisturizing with coconut oil for your hair and scalp is versatile and methods depend on hair types and desired results.
Moisturizing With Coconut Oil Products By Organic Fiji
Moisturizing with coconut oil infused body products is more than a product choice, it’s an ancient ritual steeped in deep, island history. Organic Fiji is a female and Pacific Islander owned boutique brand that creates organic body care products, based in California. Our artisan products have been USDA Certified Organic since 2007 and are vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly and ethically created. They are also free of GMOs, PEGs, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, harsh ingredients or toxic chemicals. We believe in product transparency over ‘green-washing’ and we are real people on the other end of the phone and email. Everything we create is inspired by our island roots, honoring traditional South Pacific wellness rituals. Click here to contact us.