The Ultimate Natural Beauty Regimen
PART 3 – cOCONUT OIL
Beauty trends are increasingly returning to organic and natural products, which applied in their unrefined, raw state are most effective. Our Great Grandmothers, Aunties and Uncles knew about these home remedies all along and now, the word is out! Age old beauty “secrets”, are definitely making a come back with no signs of slowing down or stopping and African beauty products are no exception.
Coconut oil used for hair, skin directly applied has impressive curative properties and a broad range of health benefits. Coconut oil can improve the moisture content of the skin, protects the hair from damage and is effective as a weak sunscreen, blocking about 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Because coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that can help protect against harmful microorganisms, many types of skin infections, including acne, cellulitis, folliculitis and athlete’s foot, are caused by bacteria or fungi, applied directly to the skin may prevent the growth of these microorganisms. The lauric acid contained in coconut oil can kill of the bacteria that leads to the development of inflammatory acne. In addition to all of the magic contained in coconut oil, the antistress and antioxidants of virgin coconut oil may reduce inflammation. Truly nature at its best!
Tomilade, a young entrepreneur from Nigeria and creator of Uzuri, offers a range of natural products that we at UKTE have the honor of representing; this includes her delectable Organic Coconut Oil – Iris. She sources her products from Lagos, Western Nigeria. She keeps her process pure; virgin coconut hot pressed in a way that preserves the natural sweet fragrance of the oil. Tradition and beauty bottled up for your cosmetic needs.
Written by Samuna T. Wreh