Coconut Oil For Skin
The Secret To The Fountain of Youth

Coconut oil for skin is simply the best.

Despite the quantity of facial cleansers, toners, anti-aging serums, anti-wrinkle creams, and skin lotions that flood the marketplace today, nothing seems to rejuvenate skin quite like pure, virgin, coconut oil.

Unless you already use the oil yourself or have been witness to it’s results in others, you might not understand the truth of that statement.

If you would like to have perfectly healthy and beautiful skin (like people in the tropics) and enjoy the hot, bright sun too, then read on...

Coconut oil for skin is so beneficial

The Look of Beautiful Skin

The use of coconut oil for skin nourishes, protects and heals this organ just as it does for the rest of the body.

It effectively remedies dry or cracked skin and helps keep connective tissues strong and supple thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Ray Peat, Ph.D., physiologist and biochemist, believes the use of coconut oil helps to reduce the need for antioxidants such as Vitamin E because the oil itself is considered to be an antioxidant. (1)

It helps to restore skin’s youthful glow and is able to penetrate deeper into the skin layer effectively strengthening underlying tissue.

One of the best reasons to use coconut oil for skin is that it contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA’s). These unique fatty acids are known to have special anti-microbial properties that mitigate the effects of viruses, bacteria and fungi.

According to Bruce Fife, N.D.,

"There isn’t a skin condition that coconut oil can’t help.”

“Whether the injury comes from a cut, scrape, burn, bruise, sprain, or insect bite the application of the oil to the injured site will speed healing and prevent scarring.” (2)

Here are examples of some skin conditions that are soothed and cleansed by using coconut oil. (3)

  • acne
  • athlete’s foot
  • jock itch
  • ringworm
  • rashes (includes diaper rash)
  • thrush

How Does Coconut Oil Benefit Skin?

Applied to skin helps form a
chemical barrier to ward off infection

By applying coconut oil right after you shower or bathe benefits the whole body.

The immediate benefit is softer and more beautiful looking skin.

However, you are doing something even more important for yourself. You are helping the skin fight off germs and parasites.

Coconut oil for skin is great after a bath

A Helpful Skin Treatment

As Dr. Bruce Fife says,

“Every time you bathe with soap and water, you wash off the skin’s natural protective layer. After a bath when you feel the cleanest, you are actually most vulnerable to infection."

"The protective acid layer and MCFA’s have been removed. Applying a thin layer of coconut oil will help to quickly reestablish your body’s natural chemical barrier.” (4)

The application of coconut oil for skin injuries like scrapes, cuts, burns, and insect bites does the same thing.

It protects the tissue from outside contaminants including air and heals the tissue swiftly and painlessly. For optimum results, the oil must be kept on the injury continuously until it is healed.

*If coconut oil is used on the skin prior to an infection or injury, it will heal even faster.

Coconut oil for skin helps reduce symptoms associated with psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis 

Using coconut oil for skin condition’s like psoriasis, eczema or dermatitis works wonderfully.

In no time, the oil penetrates the tissue and begins to heal symptoms of flaking, itching and blistering.

Supports skin's natural chemical balance

The skin naturally contains a thin layer of good bacteria that protect us from harmful viruses, bacteria and fungi.

If this protective layer is disturbed, coconut oil can help reestablish the delicate balance of bacteria by resupplying the skin with this much needed protective barrier.

Softens skin and helps relieve
dryness and flaking

Coconut oil is a natural emollient and can heal dry, flaking skin. It exfoliates too, making skin smoother by removing dead skin cells.

Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and
age spots

Coconut oil contains a high level of antioxidants and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA’s).

These fatty acids help to prevent the development of wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots.

Also, by using coconut oil for skin you increase its turnover of collagen (skin’s primary structural protein). Therefore, with an increased rate of collagen turnover, skin repair happens quicker and more often. (5)

Promotes healthy looking complexion

Coconut oil improves one’s complexion because it’s healing and restorative. It encourages shedding of old skin cell’s and at the same time naturally detoxifies the skin and gives it a smooth and radiant appearance.

Non-Toxic Makeup, Mascara and Paint Remover

Coconut oil works wonderfully to remove makeup and mascara. (That includes even waterproof mascara).  It has even been found to be a great paint remover!! :-)

Provides protection from the damaging effects
of the sun's ultraviolet radiation

Coconut oil for skin on the beach

"Sunning" with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the best sunscreen's known to man.

For a long time, it was the main ingredient in many commercial suntan and sunscreen lotions.

Use just enough that it coats the skin surface but not so much that it rubs off on clothing.

On its own, coconut oil has an SPF of 4.

It offers adequate protection for dark skinned people but may not be for those of you that have fairer skin   and burn easily.

Dr. Bruce Fife says,

“The effectiveness of coconut oil in protecting you from sunburn depends also on your diet. If you eat or have eaten a diet rich in unsaturated fats (e.g. soybean, corn, canola, safflower oils) you will be more prone to burning."

"A diet rich in coconut oil and other saturated fats will protect you.”


For more information on how you can use this oil in other ways, visit our page on how to use coconut oil.  If you would like to know how it can benefit your health, see health benefits of coconut oil.

Using coconut oil for skin is a very healthy choice. After all, wouldn't you rather put something pure and natural on your skin instead of products full of chemicals?

This healing tropical oil is really and truly the secret to the fountain of youth! Try it today. Your skin will love you for it!


  2. Fife, Bruce C.N., N.D., “Coconut Cures-Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut, 2005. pg. 156
  4. Fife, Bruce C.N., N.D., “Coconut Cures-Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut, 2005. pg. 158
  6. Fife, Bruce C.N., N.D., “Coconut Cures-Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut, 2005. pg. 161

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