Coconut oil and your skin conditions
Upon diagnosis, the management of these conditions has to be prioritized. Commercially prepared medications are readily available, but some people would prefer natural or organic measures, especially when the skin is affected. This alternative approach to treating skin disorders is actually deemed safer, with minimal side effects—oftentimes, even none at all. The use of coconut oil is one of the most effective natural remedies to manage eczema and psoriasis.
However, not all coconut oil products are created in the same way, with the same therapeutic benefits. The most effective type for eczema and psoriasis is the cold-pressed coconut oil or virgin coconut oil, which is pressed from mature coconut kernels below 115°F in temperature. Cold-pressed coconut oil is quite rich in lauric acid content, another fatty acid with potent anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes cold-pressed coconut oil the perfect topical treatment for the skin, where most bacteria, viruses and fungi make their initial contact.