The Underrated Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconuts are our jam. This tropical fruit carries beauty benefits that go far beyond skin deep. The OG multi-tasking beauty tool from Kopari — coconut melt — is certified to soothe, soften, hydrate, prep, and solve just about any beauty problem. But what exactly goes on behind the scenes? Today, we’re breaking down the benefits of the silky smooth miracle goo — coconut oil.

It’s naturally antibacterial.
Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that help protect your skin against harmful microorganisms. In other words, coconut oil kills germs and stops bacteria (the iffy kind that causes infections, acne, and athletes foot) dead in its tracks.

It calms the skin.
Filled with antioxidant goodness, coconut oil is a natural anti-inflammatory. It coats and soothes for cool, calm, and collected skin all over. Making it the perfect natural aid for sunburns, psoriasis, and eczema.

It hydrates.
Just as coconut water quenches your thirst, coconut oil rescues dry and dehydrated skin, nails, strands, you name it. How exactly does this oil hydrate from head-to-toe? By naturally locking in moisture beneath the skin. Between plane rides, sun exposure, and screen time, we put our bodies through a lot. Coconut oil gives a little back to what we take on the daily.

Did someone say hair sunscreen?
Let your hair down (and your hat off) because coconut oil protects your hair against sun damage. Similar to a low SPF, the furry fruit can block about a fifth of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. But, as a friendly reminder, you should always opt for true SPF on the skin.

Coconuts are god sent. Between telling germs boy bye, easing inflammation, quenching the skin, and protecting our manes, this tropical oil serves up beauty inside and out.

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