9 Reasons to Use Refined Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil for Skin

The words “coconut oil” increase the heart rates of those who call themselves skin care addicts. Why is this so, you ask? As humans are becoming more and more conscious of what they put into their bodies, and on their bodies as well, the trend towards using coconut oil to take care of, and rejuvenate, the skin shows no sign of decreasing, and for good reason.

Refined expeller pressed coconut oil for skin is one of the most popular products today, with people fleeing to stores to gather boxes of this miraculous skin product. It’s quite a wonder that coconut oil can provide so much benefits to our skin.

After all, it’s only the oil that comes from a brown, circular-shaped exotic fruit, right? But, as it turns out, the oil from those coconuts offer us humans so many benefits to our skin, that it’s almost a sin if you don’t use this product yet!

Before I let you in on the oh-so-wonderful benefits that Refined Coconut oil can offer our skins, I’d like to share my own experience with this beauty holy grail with you all. I have dry skin myself, so while I do not have to worry about frequent breakouts, there is something I always have to consider when moisturizing my face.

Yup, you guessed it: my moisturizer! Sounds like no big deal, right? I mean, just grab a moisturizer made specifically for dry skin, and all your problems with dry skin are solved, right? Except, they’re not.

For the longest time, I kept trying on new moisturizers. I would search for hours in the moisturizer sections in drugstores, searching high and low for the moisturizer. You know the one I’m talking about: easy, carefree- fuff-free. Does it’s job, and does it well.

But here’s the truth: I couldn’t find one. No matter how many moisturizers I tried (Aveeno, Lubriderm, and the list goes on and on), I just couldn’t find the right facial moisturizer for me!

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One day, I was fed up with this all, and curled about my couch. That’s when I came across an internet article about how most of us have the perfect facial moisturizer sitting in the cupboards our our own home! I was shocked.

I mean, did this mean I had spend all those hours scratching my itchy, dry skin for no reason at all, when the perfect solution was hiding just before my eyes?

5 Uses For Coconut Oil

Yes, their solution, and the best facial moisturizer, for all skin types:  Refined expeller pressed coconut oil for skin. Yup, that very oil which most of us most likely have in our cupboards, just sitting there.

That article grabbed my attention, and for the next 3 hours, I couldn’t stop myself from reading about the wondrous miracle that is refined expeller pressed coconut oil for skin, and at the end of those 3 hours, I started scavenging my cupboards for as much coconut oil as I could find.

My past experience with this life-changing oil was so life-changing that I wanted to share with you all the benefits of the miracle that is refined expeller pressed coconut oil.

The most important thing to remember is that while “cold-pressed refined coconut oil does not” have “the natural health benefits that unrefined coconut oil does”, it sure does come very closer (“What is Refined”, 2019). This particular type of oil “is mechanically produced, and no chemicals are used to produce it” (Wallace, 2017). The “refined pressed coconut oil” is slightly different from original coconut oil (Wallace, 2019).

9 Reasons to Use Refined Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil for Skin

1. Improves Skin’s Appearance And Elasticity (Vaught, n.d.)

Coconut Oil oil is high in fatty acids and vitamin E, which is easily absorbed into the skin to help rejuvenate tired cells and restore elasticity.

2. Hydrates And Softens Skin

Coconut oil is ideal for your skin as it doesn’t contain petroleum. Why is this important? Well, the petroleum found in other water based properties actually end up destroying our skin by clogging the pores. Coconut oil, on the other hand, simply replenishes our skin, and easily gets absorbed into skin, making our skins hydrated and feeling baby soft (Vaught, n.d.).

3. Gives You A Clear Complexion

This oil, when used on the face, helps clears up dirt that might be stuck in our pores, and helps wipe away dead skin cells. This lack of dead skin cells is what gives us all a clear, bright-faced complexion (Vaught, 2019).

4. Destroys Acne

Did you know that “coconut oil contains the same powerful healing and infection fighting properties that is found in mothers’ breast milk?” Yup. Coconut oil contains three acids: Lauric, caprylic, and capric, all three of which are extremely vital because they fight off infections and possess “healing properties” (Vaught, 2019).All 3 help eliminate the acne-causing infections, and instead. Help to nourish the skin.

This oil is excellent in combating acne. It helps destroy acne-causing, helps acne scars fade away, prevents any new ones from forming, as well as also helps to soothe any inflammation caused by severe levels of acne (Vaught, 2019). Fatty acids are also very abundantly found in coconut oil thus it has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

When these powers combine, they greatly help in reducing acne and breakouts, as well as keep keeping the skin’s’ pores clean. Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E, which acts to end acne inflammation, as well as the damage acne can do to the skin (Vaught, 2019).

5. Battle Eczema

Coconut oil helps people actively battle eczema, and helps repair it, because “it contains antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that help to prevent infections and help to heal broken raw skin” (“Coconut Oil for Eczema”, 2019).

In addition, it contains “healthy vitamins and nutrients like lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid, Vitamin K and E that helps to alleviate itching and soothes the skin.” Coconut oil is also a better choice in battling eczema because unlike “other prescription eczema medications”, it “does not contain chemicals, preservatives, or other unhealthy ingredients” (“Coconut Oil”).

6. Works As An Eye Cream

Coconut oil works very quickly as an eye cream. In fact, it acts as a moisturizing eye cream that breathes life into your complexion once again. Simply take a light layer of coconut oil, and pat it softly into the skin under your eyes to hydrate and protect skin (Hrustic, 2018).

7. Relieves Psoriasis

Psoriasis is “an autoimmune disease that causes skin cells to build up”, and this “leads to rough, red, scaly patches” (Hrustic, 2018). To fight against this, you can simply turn on a hot bath, add a few tablespoons of coconut oil,” and simply enjoy your bath (Hrustic, 2018). The coconut oil will help to soothe and heal any psoriasis-caused itchy, scaly skin, and will moisturize your entire skin.

8. Effective Moisturizer

100 percent of C.O. contains Medium-chain fatty acids, also known as MCFAs (Hrustic , 2018). These are small, light fatty acids that the skin quickly get absorbs, and it helps moisturize the skin. One advantage is that coconut oil does not feel greasy on the skin. C.O. is esp useful for those suffering from dry skin because it makes skin appear supple and youthful (Chai, 2018).

9. Reduces Stretch Marks

When the skin’s flexibility changes, the skin gets stretch marks. This usually tends to happen after significant weight gain or weight loss, and/or pregnancy. This is where coconut oil comes to the rescue by reducing the stomach stretch marks, diminishing their prominence, and allowing them to fade away rapidly (Munoz).

Readers, I’m sure that if you’re now reading this sentence, you have been enticed by all the wonderful benefits that refined coconut oil can deliver to the largest organ in your body: your skin. While there are many, many more benefits that this oil can bring, I’ve gone over the most important 9 skin benefits today.

Coconut oil Improves the skin’s appearance and elasticity, hydrates and softens skin, provides a clearer complexion, destroys acne, destroys eczema, can be a moisturizing eye cream, relieves psoriasis, is a highly effective moisturizer, and last but not least, it helps greatly reduces any pesky Stretch Marks. Yes folks the Refined expeller-pressed coconut oil is nothing short of a miracle!

Trust me, one little drop of coconut oil, and your skin will be on its knees begging for more. So readers, tell me: are you already a coconut oil addict? If so, what do you use it for? Is it your favorite skincare product? Let me know in the comments below. Perhaps, you have never used this oil before, but now, after reading the article, are you ready to skip out the door, and grab endless supplies of coconut oil from your favorite drugstore? I know I am. Let me know in the comments section below!


Prathima lives in Northern California, where she frequently visits her local farmer’s market. She is always on the search for delicious fruits, especially some tasty amarphal. In her spare time, she reads novels, researches the health benefits of different foods and shares this knowledge with others. You can find her in a library, or at home, watching the latest horror movie.

Want to follow her wild adventures? Fly with her on Twitter at: prathima_xoxo. More of a Instagram lover? Follow her at @prathima_xoxo.

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