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Does coconut oil hurt? Let’s clarify

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Coconut oil may not be as miraculous as you think. Let’s see what are the benefits and which contraindications should not be underestimated.

Coconut oil has always been praised for its numerous properties, both for cosmetic and food use. Stars like Miranda Kerr have repeatedly declared that they use it for skin and hair , as a moisturizer, as a make-up remover and conditioner, with excellent results.

Recent studies, however, have shown that this vegetable oil is not so miraculous and indeed in some cases it can even become harmful. In short, is coconut oil good or bad? Let’s find out!

Is coconut oil bad for the skin?

Coconut oil is often offered both as a natural moisturizer and as a make-up remover . In fact, it dissolves makeup to perfection and makes the skin very soft without (apparently) greasing too much, but in reality it is not good for all types of skin .

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On oily, mixed and acne-prone skin, in fact, it would be comedogenic , that is, it would cause blackheads and pimples. Not only that: even those with very dry and mature skin should not use it, because it does not have the wetting properties they need, that is, it does not retain water in the deeper layers of the skin.

Coconut oil on hair: is it good?

Coconut oil contains lauric acid , which helps reduce protein hair loss. This means that it can help make them stronger, shiny, tough and smooth.

However, it should be used in moderation, especially on very frizzy and curly hair, because it can cause an accumulation of proteins , which would make them not very elastic and dull.

Edible coconut oil: contraindications

We all know very well that palm oil should be avoided, because it is rich in saturated fats, responsible for the increase in LDL cholesterol.

For a long time, coconut has been proposed as a healthier alternative, but things are not quite like this: a 2017 study by the American Heart Association showed that this oil also has a high content of saturated fat and that, indeed, it is one of the oils, both vegetable and animal, with the highest concentration. In short, in every field, it is better to use it sparingly!

Plus coconut oil would be a natural way to whiten your teeth !

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