Coconut oil mainly consists of saturated fats and saturated fats are made up of medium-chain fatty acids. Medium-chain fatty acids do not get oxidized easily and like other polyunsaturated vegetable oils, do not cause damage of free radicals. Creams that are available in the markets nowadays are made of polyunsaturated oils which get oxidized very quickly, causing the free radicals to present in the skin to get damaged. It is therefore advisable to use coconut oil creams which do not cause such damage.
Another factor in commercial creams is that they are mainly made up of water and this moisture content present in the creams gets absorbed in the skin and fills up the dry skin like a balloon and helps in the expansion of tissues. This causes the dryness and wrinkles to disappear temporarily. When the water that was absorbed evaporates then the skin becomes dull again. Other than water being a prime ingredient, commercial creams are made up of oil which is vegetable oil and does not contain any antioxidants thereby making the skin prone to exposure of free radicals. These creams cause the skin to age faster since free radicals are formed very quickly from refined vegetable oil. Other creams in the market are made with refined vegetable oils are devoid of any antioxidant.
Coconut oil is known for its superb healing and moisturizing powers
Though these creams may help in providing a temporary moisturizing effect, in the long run, the skin is ageing faster.
On the other hand, coconut oil-based creams contain a lot of antioxidants which help in fighting free radicals. Creams made from virgin coconut oil are very good for fighting free radicals as it is the purest form of coconut oil and has the most antioxidants.
A Coconut oil-based cream forms an ideal cream for the skin since it softens the skin prevents damage, and promotes healing of the skin, prevents blemishes liver spots. Skin becomes very healthy and youthful. Sagging and wrinkling of skin can be avoided as coconut oil helps in keeping the connective tissues strong.
Coconut oil-based creams penetrate the skin and give a long-lasting glow to the skin. The dead skin is removed as coconut oil creams act as a gentle exfoliate.
Creams made from virgin coconut oil are the best creams since virgin coconut oil is the purest form of coconut oil.