Everyone here at Skincare.net absolutely loves coconut water. It’s one of those things that just seems to always “make you feel better” whenever you consume it. The use of this type of water has recently surged over the years. It’s pretty much one of the top remedies in terms of skin as well as health improvement today. Here’s the skinny on it all!
Is Coconut Water Good For Skin?
The answer is a loud YES! Coconut water for skin is an awesome idea for anyone. Before I dive deep into all that, let’s make sure you understand the difference between coconut water, coconut oil, and coconut meat. The water typically comes from a young coconut. Coconuts that have been growing for roughly 6 months often are most abundant in water.
As for the coconut oil and coconut meat, those are completely different. The meat is that white part of the coconut once aged and the oil is typically produced through an extraction process.
The older the coconut becomes, the more meat it contains. What’s happening is the water is being replaced by the meat. The bottom line is that coconut is good for your skin whether being applied externally or if you’re ingesting it. It’s been used for centuries by many individuals and has recently become extremely popular.
In fact, when the craze peaked, I thought the Internet was going to break because so many people were searching for products and consumables that contained this ingredient. There are also a ton of celebrities that have been preaching about staying hydrated through the use of these as well.
Now, to dive deeper into this magical liquid, coconut water has a ton of benefits. I’ll do my best to cover each of them below.
Benefits of Using Coconut Water For Skin
Honestly, I can’t possibly list out all the benefits in this one article. It would literally take me a full day to do that. What I can do is tell you a few of the most popular benefits that people see from consuming coconut water for their skin alone.
There’s a lot of power behind this coconut water in terms of improving your pigmentation. The reason being, it helps increase your circulation and transports important nutrients to the skin. It also helps remove toxins from your body that would typically make your skin appear dull as ever. In the event that you have a bad sun tan or burn, drink coconut water. It will help remove the tan which is ultimately what you need to do to properly heal.
Did you know that coconut water has the ability to naturally whiten your skin? In the event that you are misfortunately covered in acne scars, then you’ll want to consume coconut water. It’s one of the most common natural remedies for this condition. Feel free to apply the water to any area that has dark skin as well.
If you want to look younger or at least do your best to slow down the aging process, then you’ll need to step up your coconut water intake. Coconut water contains lauric acid which helps stimulate cell growth. Cell growth and remove dead cells from your body go hand and hand. Whether you’re applying the coconut water externally or consuming orally, it should help you remove wrinkles, dark blemishes, and line.
Acne Scar Treatment
Incorporating coconut water face masks can help reduce many blemishes that acne and pimple scars. The coconut water contains something called cytokines and they help rejuvenate damaged skin cells.
In addition to that coconut water can help bring dirt to the surface of your skin. All you need to do is apply coconut water on any acne scars, leave it on your face overnight and you should see your scars quickly fade.
Did you know that coconut water is naturally an antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral? It most certainly is and that’s great news for someone with sensitive skin or any type of skin condition. It might not be effective on any strange skin disorders. However, it can help kill off bacteria that is often the main culprit for those with poor looking skin. I should also mention that coconut is 100% hypoallergenic, however, if you do have a nut allergy I suggest you proceed with caution just for extra safety measures.
Drinking Coconut Water
I personally prefer drinking coconut water for skin because I like the taste of it. Some people don’t and those that are not fans of it can simply use it externally. Now, for those that like to drink it, you’re consuming tons of vitamins and minerals when doing so. Drinking this type of water can help replenish electrolytes, minerals and overall fluid that may be lost.
There are many brands that manufacture products containing coconut water. I suggest taking a trip to your local grocery store. Look for the natural foods section and you’ll probably run into a few brands. Give one or two a try just to see how things improve. My suggestion would be to drink this right after a workout if you do hit the gym. You should also try and consume it if you drink alcohol. It will help replenish the fluids in your body.
Some people have asked me if it’s safe for pregnant women to consume coconut water. Honestly, my answer to them is none other than, “check with your physician.” I’m not a doctor and I would not feel comfortable giving a woman that type of guidance. Sometimes it’s best to leave things up to the professional.
Skin Care Recipes Containing Coconut Water
Here are a couple of skin care recipes that I know of which suggest the use of coconut water. The recipes are very simple to make and they have been proven to be effective.
Take a half cup of coconut water and a teaspoon of manuka honey (read about this here) and mix them together. Apply the mixture using a cotton ball and allow it to set in for roughly ten minutes. Once the time has elapsed, wipe your face clean.
Anti Aging Treatment
Create an anti aging mask by combining one tablespoon of coconut water and two tablespoons of yogurt. Gently rub the mixture on your face and let it sit for fifteen minutes. Rinse your face with cold water.
These are the most popular recipes that I hear people using today. When in doubt, you can always just drink the coconut water!
That’s all I’ve got to share about this! I hope you decide to give the water a try. There’s no harm in giving something a chance just make sure you aren’t going to have any negative reaction to it! Test a small area of your body first.