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29 March 2010

Coconut Oil & Glycerin

I have found that using virgin coconut oil as you would any lotion is an ideal way to rejuvenate the skin. Not only does it prevent the formation of damaging free radicals and protect against them, but also it can help to keep the skin from developing liver spots and other blemishes caused by aging and overexposure to sunlight, which I get plenty of living in this sunny country!  Not only does it bring temporary relief to the skin, but it will aid in healing and repairing, unlike most lotions. The coconut oil can help bring back a youthful appearance to your skin by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. The skin will become more evenly textured with a healthy "shine." And the coconut oil will penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and strengthen the underlying tissues.

Glycerin is a colorless, thick liquid that freezes to a gummy paste and has a high boiling point. Glycerin is also highly hygroscopic -- it absorbs water from the air. If you left a bottle of pure glycerin exposed to air in your bathroom, it would take moisture from the air and eventually it would become 20 percent water and 80 percent glycerin. Glycerin has been used in skin care products for centuries and can be found at any local food and drug store.

Some other uses for glycerin include: conserving preserved fruit, as a base for lotions, to prevent freezing in hydraulic jacks, to lubricate molds and in cake and candy making.

Source:  Dr. Mercola

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