Coconut milk is once again showing up as the key ingredient in facial cleansers, moisturizers and high end scrubs. It is what pulled coconut milk from the shelves in foods and drinks that makes it so effective in cosmetics. Coconut milk has a very high fat content but is also very high in natural fatty acids. These fatty acids make it a natural antiseptic that gently deep cleans impurities with over drying even the most sensitive skin. Skincare experts report that topical use of coconut milk actually improves some skin conditions. In cleansers, coconut milk clears dirt and oils form the skin and rinses clean for a soft, smooth complexion. Coconut milk salt scrubs gently exfoliate the top skin layer while leaving the next layer smooth and supple. You can expect to find coconut milk in body lotion, facial cream, body wash or soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body wash, bath milk, and body butter.
As with anything you buy organically, look for skincare products that contain no chemicals like artificial colors or scents, and, whenever possible, no preservatives. Read the ingredients to see what benefits, if any, are offered by the product. For example, some coconut milk cosmetic cleansers have anti-bacterial and anti-viral benefits to your skin, especially when used on a regular basis. Most, if not all, products containing organic coconut milk will help to moisturize and soften the skin. To ensure top quality ingredients and results, make sure the product uses real coconut milk, not an artificial substitute. Check for the inclusion of sun screen that is SPF 15 or higher.
When shopping for coconut milk, avoid the “light” or diluted variety. Be sure your product lists “organic coconut milk” and not a derivative or solution of coconut milk. “Light” or diluted coconut milk contains less of the lauric acid, which the body turns to monolaurin – a natural health aid. Products that mix coconut milk with additives or chemicals offer limited, if any, skincare value.
Another reason organic coconut milk is so much better for your skin has to do with the regions where it is grow. Organic growers tend to harvest their products from soils rich in nutritional value – this is important for topical use as well. Testing done in independent laboratories shows that organic coconut milk has higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils. This stimulates the antioxidant response your skin has to the product making it much more effective than diluted or chemically enhanced products.
If you have sensitive skin coconut milk may be the skincare answer you’ve been searching for. It is gentle yet highly effective in cleansers, moisturizers and anti-aging creams. It is safe to use in all your skincare products on a daily basis.
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There are some natural treatments for your skin that most definitely deserve a second look when it comes to their many benefits. One of the best ingredients to moisturize and heal your skin is milk, and one of the best types of milk that you can use to cleanse your skin is goat’s milk. Milk has been