When I have a terrible break out, I will use coconut oil on my dry, red spots and it seems to just sooth them and make them look better in days. There so many uses for coconut oil and we have actually used this for cooking and the food comes out great.
Coconut oil may contain small amounts of B Vitamins and larger amounts of minerals such as phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and zinc. The lauric acid in coconut oil helps support immune health and, unlike hydrogenated coconut oil, the saturated fat in organic coconut oil does not raise cholesterol levels.
The dried flesh of the coconut is processed through a cold process expelled press to extract the oil. The extraction process does not involve the use of sulfites or any other processing aids, so you can be assured that you are getting a coconut oil that is pure, wholesome, and nutritious.
The other thing that impressed me about this product is how much you get in the container and how little it takes to do a beauty treatment, like with most things a little goes a long way. The healthy benefits of cooking with certified organic, extra virgin coconut oil are many. They include such points as rich in naturally occurring Lauric Acid and Vitamin E; fewer calories than conventional coconut oils; rich in flavor and aroma; naturally free of solvents, pesticides, and preservatives; and naturally free of cholesterol, gluten, trans-fat and hydrogenated fats.
Coconut oil is highly recommended for its stability, resistance to oxidation and free radical formation, and antimicrobial activity. About 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid that your body converts into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozoa properties. Capric acid, another coconut fatty acid present in smaller amounts, also has antimicrobial activity and has been found effective against yeast like candida, which so many people struggle with.