Cocos nucifera, better known as the Coconut, sets itself apart from other fruits by its higher than average water content. Coconut oil uses is famous throughout the world not only as an edible oil but as a moisturizer for the skin. In the tropical parts of the world coconuts are readily available and used in many ways. Natives use the oil for skin health. They believe that it protects from the sun’s harmful rays.
Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil for Skin
Rich in Vitamin E: The contribution of vitamin E towards skin care is well known.It is essential for healthy skin, keeping the skin smooth, as well as protecting it against cracking. Above all, the antioxidant properties prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin. 100 grams of coconut oil has about 0.1 mg of vitamin E, thus enhancing its skin nourishing properties.