Can your skin look dull when every leaf is a flower and showers like rainbows? The simple answer is “YES.” When summer fades, fall comes in with a slight chill. This transition can take a toll on the skin if proper skincare tweaks are not made.
One of the biggest changes between summer and fall is dropping in humidity as outdoor temperatures cool. The low humidity levels often can wreak havoc on the skin because it draws moisture from the uppermost layer of the skin, where the damage is usually visible. Dry skin is the most obvious sign of dry air and cooler conditions. Moreover, dryness may worsen from mild roughness to flaking or even cracking of the skin. Apart from that, dry air and low humidity often trigger eczema symptoms.
On the other hand, fine wrinkle formation has been linked to dryness. As the skin loses moisture, fine lines & wrinkles become more noticeable.
So, the best way to keep your skin from drying out is switching to moisture-replenishing proper skincare, which is a no-brainer. Coconut Oil is one of the effective and pure ingredients that helps the skin retain moisture. Its rich fatty acid profile includes a range of saturated fats and short- and medium-chain fatty acids, including lauric acid.
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Back-to-back science-backed studies suggest that coconut oil significantly boosted skin hydration. Its excellent emollient effects positively impact mild to moderate or extremely dry skin (xerosis). It is reported that coconut oil containing solid lipid particles increases skin hydration and elasticity. Coconut oil has medium-chain fatty acids such as linoleic acid that helps trap water trans-epidermal water loss (TWEL) and repair skin barrier function.
Moreover, coconut oil contains lauric acid, which can be converted to monolaurin- an antimicrobial agent. It helps fight bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens, reducing the chances of infection. Plus, its inherent anti-inflammatory activity, along with antioxidant protection, helps ease the discomfort associated with eczema and soothe stressed skin.
With PURE & COCO natural coconut oil skin care, here are essential tweaks on how to avoid some of the most common skin problems brought on by the fall.
- Switch to a more moisturizing cleanser
Make the first move and outsmart stripping by swapping foamy cleanser for something more moisturizing formula. A cleanser like PURE & COCO Peppermint & Coconut 5-in-1 Moisturizing Exfoliator is perfect for someone with eczema, mature skin, or dry skin sufferer. It melts away build-up and makeup while replenishing moisture on the skin. Plus, its mild exfoliation due to tiny cane sugar granules gently removes the dead, flaky surface, saving the skin from becoming dull and dehydrated.
- Swap to a rich moisturizer.
Rich moisturizer is a holy grail for dry, parched skin. Try PURE & COCO Sweet Groove 6-in-1 Moisturizing Crème, a multitasking moisturizing treatment that acts as a daytime moisturizer, nighttime moisturizer, eye cream, neck treatment, chest or decolletage care, and hand cream. With a rich emollient effect and cocoon texture from coconut oil, the formula forms a breathable protective film to prevent water loss and trap moisture. It also helps strengthen the barrier against external aggressors that can irritate the skin.
- Don’t forget lips
Lips are often the first to feel the cold. Apply a rich lip balm.
- The Effect of Virgin Coconut Oil Loaded Solid Lipid Particles (VCO-SLPs) on Skin Hydration and Skin Elasticity (2013)
- In vitro anti-inflammatory and skin protective properties of Virgin coconut oil (2019)
- Skin care for eczema (2020)
Written by: Anuji Gunasekara for Pure & Coco, LLC 2022 | All Rights Reserved