How to use coconut oil on your skin?

 How to use coconut oil on your skin? 

 "How do you use coconut oil?"

Coconut oil is an item that can be eaten or applied directly to the skin. So, this time, I would like to introduce how to use coconut oil and its appeal.

1. What is coconut oil

Coconut oil refers to oils and fats made from nutty nuts that are rich in nutrients that are produced in tropical regions such as the Pacific islands, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Coconut oil is said to be rich in various nutrients.

2. The charm of coconut oil

By using coconut oil, you can moisturize your skin.

Coconut oil is rich in "vitamin E," "lauric acid," and "minerals." By using coconut oil for skincare, you can moisturize the skin and prevent it from drying out. Also, it's dry and sticky even when placed on the skin, so it's recommended not only for the face but for the entire body.

3. Make beautiful skin! How to take coconut oil

3-1. How to incorporate into skincare

First of all, I will introduce the method of incorporating coconut oil into skincare.

The method introduced this time is the method actually practised by the Hanarabu editorial staff.

Please be aware that there are many other ways to incorporate coconut oil into your skincare, and the one we're introducing this time is just one example.

How to use coconut oil on your skin?

3-2. Coconut Oil Skin Care Method

<Preparation>

It is said that coconut oil becomes liquid at temperatures above 25 degrees and hardens at temperatures below 25 degrees. Before using it for skincare, warm the coconut oil to a liquid state.

*Before using it, be sure to perform a patch test on your arm or neck in advance, and stop using it if abnormalities such as redness appear.

<Skin care method using coconut oil>

■ As a leading oil for lotion

After cleansing and washing the face, apply 1-2 drops of coconut oil to the skin lightly wiped it with a towel and apply it to your skin.

It softens the skin and makes it easier for the lotion and emulsion to be used later.

■As massage oil

(1) After cleansing and washing your face, take 5 or 6 drops of coconut oil on your skin with a light amount of water, and apply it to your face to décolleté.

② Next, using the belly of three fingers, the index finger, the middle finger, and the ring finger, carefully massage the chin ⇒ cheek ⇒ around the eyes ⇒ forehead in order of light lifting from bottom to top. I will.

③ Next, flush from the back of the ear to the clavicle with a little strong force.

④ Lightly rinse with lukewarm water to finish.

3-3. How to take coconut oil as a meal

Next, I will show you how to take coconut oil as a meal. When ingesting, take about 2 tablespoons daily.

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<How to take in coconut oil>

■As oil for cooking

Coconut oil is said to be very resistant to heat, so it can also be used as cooking oil.

It can be heated up to about 200°C and is said to be good for health as well as beauty.

■ As a food ingredient

Coconut oil can also be incorporated as a food ingredient. By mixing with coconut oil, the whole scent will be soft and sweet.

■ As a drink flavour

Coconut oil can also be used as a flavour oil for coffee and tea.

There is no problem with the amount you put in. Start with one spoon and try to find the amount you like.

How to use coconut oil on your skin?

■As food toppings

Coconut oil can also be used as a topping in food.

Since it has the sweetness and flavour peculiar to coconut oil, it is said to be well suited for a slightly sweet dessert.

Four. How to choose coconut oil for your skin

There are several types of coconut oil. Here are some tips for choosing good coconut oil.

4-1. Check for food or skincare

Coconut oil currently exists in "edible" and "skincare" types.

There is no problem in using edible coconut oil for skincare, but it is recommended to use either edible oil or cosmetic oil according to your intake method. Whether it is "edible" or "cosmetics/skincare" is displayed on the back of the package. Please check it before purchasing!

4-2. Choose an oil that gives you the aroma and quality of the coconut itself

If you are using coconut oil, we recommend that you feel the aroma and quality of coconut itself.

Here are some tips for choosing such coconut oil.

① Select the extraction method "cold press" (cold press)

"Cold press" is the best choice for extracting coconut oil.

It is said that "cold-pressed" coconut oil is a method that can be squeezed out of the undiluted mixture of oil, milk, and water without applying heat to the coconut pulp itself.

② Select one that has received "organic certification"

When choosing coconut oil, it is recommended that you pay attention to brands that have received "organic certification".

Coconut oil may be processed to dilute its unique colour and scent, and some companies use chemical ingredients and additives in the process, so it is important to choose coconut oil with the "organic mark".

Coconut

Coconut (English: coconut) is the fruit of the coconut, a monocotyledonous plant of the palm family. It is also called coconut or simply the fruit of coconut.

Overview

The fruit is wrapped in a thick fibrous shell with large seeds in a hard shell. The inside of the seed is occupied by a large endosperm and is divided into a solid endosperm in the peripheral part and a liquid endosperm in the central part.

The unripe fruits eat the solid endosperm raw, and the liquid endosperm is drunk as coconut juice.

A product obtained by shaving and drying the endosperm of the mature fruit is called copra and is an important raw material for coconut oil. Coconut, which is a material for Western confectionery, is a small amount of copra and is sometimes used with a sweet taste. Coconut milk, which is made by soaking raw mature fruit endosperm or copra in water, is called coconut milk and is white and rich in fat.

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Note that coconut milk (coconut juice) used as a medium for plant tissue culture is a liquid endosperm of immature fruits, and is different from coconut milk derived from copra used for cooking. From the outer skin, a strong natural fibre called coconut fibre is obtained and processed into ropes and mats.

The shells are processed and used as tableware, crafts, or raw fuel.

Nutrition

It can be seen that coconut has a lot of water-soluble dietary fibre, but the amount of water-soluble dietary fibre in coconut chips and coconut powder is very small, and most of them are insoluble dietary fibre [1]. Most of them are occupied by cellulose [2].

footnote

^ a b “5 kinds of real fruits”, “Japanese Food Standard Ingredients Table”, edited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Science Council, Resource Survey Subcommittee, December 25, 2015, 2015 edition (7th edition). ISBN 978-4-86458-118-9. Retrieved September 7, 2017.

^ Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment 8 (2). (2010).

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