Coconut oil for wrinkles

Coconut oil for wrinklesAs we age, our skin loses its ability to regenerate. The fat cells beneath the skin begin to shrink and the inner layers of our skin become thinner. Skin loses its firmness and elasticity and we’re left with wrinkles. Everyone will have to deal with wrinkles at some point, but the severity of the problem will differ from person to person depending on genetics, weight fluctuations, sun exposure, and the kinds of skin products we use over time.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to make any Botox appointments or go out and buy tons of expensive wrinkle creams. There are plenty of natural, affordable, effective ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. One of them is coconut oil. We’re about to tell you exactly how to use it, but first, take a look at why it works.

How Effective is Coconut Oil for Wrinkles?

  • The anti-oxidants in coconut oil protect against the free radicals that damage skin and cause wrinkles.
  • Coconut oil moisturizes skin to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Coconut oil contains vitamins E, A and essential proteins that promote the production of collagen, which keeps the skin firm and supple.
  • Coconut oil supports the formation of new skin cells.
  • Coconut oil maintains the skin’s connective tissues, preventing sagging and wrinkles while repairing damaged skin.
  • Coconut oil prevents the formation of dark spots due to aging and sun exposure.
  • The medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and lauric acid in coconut help to repair damaged skin and protect against harmful UV rays.
  • As a natural emollient, coconut oil softens skin.

How to Use Coconut Oil to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles:

Coconut oil can be used in combination with many other natural ingredients that keep skin healthy, firm, and smooth. Try all the methods below until you find the one that works best for you.  Remember to use organic, unprocessed coconut oil for the following remedies.

1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil alone is an excellent remedy for wrinkles.

  • Before bed each night, simply massage organic coconut oil into wrinkled skin until it absorbs completely.
  • Leave it on overnight.
  • Apply daily.
  • For added benefit, consume 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil each day to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to keep skin healthy.

2. Coconut Oil with Egg White and Milk

Milk hydrates skin while egg white tightens it to prevent sagging and wrinkles.

  • In a bowl, whisk together 1 teaspoon each of organic coconut oil and honey, 1 egg white, and 1 tablespoon milk.
  • Use fingertips to massage mixture into skin.
  • Leave on 30 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Repeat at least 3 times a week.
  • You can mix coconut oil and egg white to get rid of sagging skin around mouth.

3. Coconut Oil Bath

This works well for wrinkles on the body.

  • Massage virgin coconut oil into skin until completely absorbed.
  • Leave on 30-45 minutes.
  • Run a bath.
  • Repeat regularly.
  • Or apply coconut oil on damp skin after bath.
  • Massage gently and wash with water without soap and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

4. Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, and Shea Butter

Olive oil moisturizes and nourishes skin while Shea butter restores elasticity.

  • In a sauce pan, melt 1 teaspoon of each of organic coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, almond oil and 1 tablespoon of Shea butter over low flame, stirring until combined.
  • Let cool to touchable temperature and use fingertips to massage into skin until absorbed.
  • Leave on 30 minutes or overnight, then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Repeat twice a day i.e. once in the morning and once at night time before going to bed.

5. Coconut Oil with Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oil helps heal damaged skin while supporting the growth of healthy new skin cells.

  • In a sauce pan, over low flame, melt 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil and the oil from 2 vitamin E capsules, stirring until combined.
  • Let cool to room temperature and use fingertips to massage into skin.
  • Leave on 15 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • For added benefit, include ½ teaspoon lavender oil.
  • Repeat regularly.

6. Coconut Oil, Oatmeal, and Yogurt

Oatmeal exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and other toxins, while yogurt kills the bacteria that clog pores and cause blemishes.

  • In a blender, mix 1 ½ tablespoons of organic coconut oil, ½ cup of plain, unsweetened oatmeal, 6 ounces of plain Greek yogurt, and 2 tablespoons of raw honey until smooth.
  • Use fingertips to apply to skin and leave on 15 minutes or until dry.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Repeat once a week.

7. Coconut Oil, Cucumber, and Aloe Vera

Cucumber and aloe vera provide the nutrients skin needs to maintain moisture and elasticity.

  • In a blender, mix ½ cup of organic coconut oil, ½ cup organic aof loe vera gel, and one peeled, chopped cucumber until smooth.
  • Use fingertips to massage into skin until completely absorbed.
  • Refrigerate leftover lotion and use twice a day.                                                       

8. Coconut Oil with Borax

  • Boil ½ cup of filtered water and stir in ½ teaspoon of Borax.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In another pan, heat 1 cup organic coconut oil until melted.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Mix borax, coconut oil, ¾ cup of aloe vera gel, and 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil.
  • Use fingertips to massage into skin until completely absorbed.
  • Refrigerate leftover lotion and apply daily.                                              

9. Coconut Oil with Cinnamon

Cinnamon reduces the appearance of scars and dark spots.

  • Mix 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil with ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Use fingertips to apply to skin and leave on 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Repeat regularly.

10. Coconut Oil with Turmeric

Turmeric helps maintain the skin’s firmness and elasticity, preventing wrinkles.

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil with ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Use fingertips to apply to wrinkles and leave on 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with water and pat dry.
  • Apply regularly.

11. Coconut Oil and Castor Oil

Castor oil moisturizes and smooths skin.

  • Whisk together 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, ½ teaspoon of castor oil until completely combined.
  • Use fingertips to massage mixture gently into deep wrinkles until completely absorbed.
  • Repeat daily.

12. Coconut Oil with Argan Oil

Argan oil reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

  • Mix 4 ounces of organic coconut oil with 1 ounce of argan oil.
  • Use fingertips to massage into deep wrinkles.
  • Leave on a few hours or overnight.
  • Rinse with water and pat dry.
  • Repeat nightly.

13. Coconut Oil with Honey

Honey moisturizes, removes toxins from pores, and kills the bacteria that cause blemishes.

  • Mix ½ cup of organic coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey.
  • Use Fingertips to massage into deep wrinkles.
  • Leave on 45 – 60 minutes and rinse with cool water.
  • Repeat daily.

14. Coconut Oil Pulling

This method is particularly effective for reducing wrinkles around the jaw line.

  • In the morning, on an empty stomach, swish 1 tablespoon of cold pressed organic coconut oil around in your mouth for 15-20 minutes without swallowing it.
  • Spit it out after 20 minutes, then gargle with warm water and spit again.
  • Repeat daily.
  • Note: Do not eat or drink (except water) anything before 20 minutes after oil pulling.

15. Coconut Oil with Olive Oil

  • Mix few drops of extra – virgin olive oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
  • Apply to skin and massage gently for 5 minutes.
  • Leave for few minutes orovernight.
  • Rinse with water and pat dry.
  • Repeat regularly.
  • Use sweet almond oil, eucalyptus oil or chamomile oil or rose oil instead of olive oil with coconut oil to treat neck wrinkles.

Tips and Precautions:

For best results, follow the advice below when using coconut oil to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

  • Use coconut oil topically and internally.
  • Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 whenever you go outside.
  • If you suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure, do not use coconut oil treatments.
  • Coconut oil contains significant amounts of saturated fat, so consume it in moderation, especially if you suffer from cardiovascular issues.
  • Always use organic, cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil. Commercial brands are processed and packaged with chemicals and preservatives that may damage overall health.
  • Use a coconut oil with a lauric acid content of at least 40%.
  • You can also find natural coconut oil soaps and skin products in some stores and online.
  • Coconut oil can replace your regular cooking oil, and it can be used to make salad dressings.
  • To keep skin smooth and healthy as you age, eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise, and drink 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.

Have you tried any of these methods for reducing the appearance of wrinkles? Do you know of any methods we haven’t mentioned? Share your experience with us!

      1. Why is coconut oil not safe to use on your skin if you have high blood pressure & are you a trained medical doctor?

        1. Why is coconut oil not safe to use on your skin if you have high blood pressure & are you a trained medical doctor? Why can’t this be answered immediately? Why is my question awaiting moderation?? What does that mean?

    1. Coconut oil in solid states melts as soon as it touches the skin. So, you can use coconut oil in liquid or solid state. It doesn’t matter. But make sure you use only organic, cold compressed coconut oil.

    1. Yes, you can. Massage a small amount of coconut oil and leave it to dry completely. Repeat the process regularly until you achieve the results.

  1. if you applied coconut oil on face wrinkles every night before going to sleep, how long will it take until you see results?

    1. It is difficult to say the exact time as everyone’s skin and healing capacity is different. For effective results, apart applying coconut oil you have to get good sleep and reduce stress levels.

  2. Will just using coconut oil help with wrinkles and brown spots on face or do I have to use one of the combinations. Also will just coconut oil help with neck and chest wrinkles

  3. hi am taking high blood pressure medication, can I practice oil pulling? not sure if the meds will be removed from my body

  4. Why is cold compressed better than expeller pressed? What is the difference? Will I get similar results with expeller pressed? Thank you

    1. Cold compressed coconut oil is made in a heat-controlled environment that never exceeds 120 degrees. While the expeller pressed coconut oil uses more heat to extract the oil. Both the methods retain good qualities of coconut oil but have a different taste. Heat is the reason for the change in the taste. So, you can just use expeller pressed coconut oil as well for the home remedies, it will provide the same results.

  5. Hi, i have two questions, first i use jason brand coconut oil is it cold compressed? My second question can i put coconut oil after i put a night cream?

    1. You can check the label of the jar to know whether it is cold compressed or contains any harmful chemicals. Don’t apply night cream before coconut oil as it can restrict its penetration. Instead you can apply coconut oil first and leave it to dry completely and then apply your night cream over it.

  6. Doe’s also work well on dark skin-I mean African black skin ? As I’m 59 years of age black African wrinkled around the neck ,black spot around the eyes and face.

  7. Can the coconut oil usage at night be combined with the usage of an eye cream in the morning? I use Body Shop’s Vitamin E under eye cream.

  8. i have so many small pimples on face and dark circle around my eyes ……..i am so much frighten…………so by applying coconut oil massange on dark circle it will reduce????? and how to get ride of that small small pimple….can u plse help……………and i have so much dandruff problem so much how to remove it…….by applying coconut oil itself ????//////////// plse reply

    does only coconut oil is helpfull for all this above problrms to cure……..i want best way for curing of pimples and i want smoot and bright skin and dandruf problem seriously,,,,,,,????/??/ solution plse

  9. I feel that the coconut oil clogs my pores when I put it on my face, and suggestions. I am sick of Moisturizers with toxic chemicals in them

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