The ‘Spiderman’ and ‘The Help’ actress credited her flawless skin to daily doses of coconut oil, commenting that: “As I’m allergic to a lot of fragrances, I go for gentle, natural skincare like coconut oil.”
This revelation comes as no surprise to Sebastian Pole, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Co-Founder of Pukka Herbs, who has long advocated the health benefits of using coconut oil.
He says: “Coconut is highly nutritious, rich in vitamins (such as Vitamin C, Riboflavin and Thiamine) and minerals (such as calcium, iron and phosphorus). Coconut oil contains high levels of a fatty acid called lauric acid, known to help boost immunity. It has also traditionally been used as a nourishing beauty remedy by many cultures across the world and is renowned for helping to heal the skin.“
Coconut oil also helps strengthen the immune system, fight infection, boost energy levels and optimise weight by increasing the metabolism. For thousands of years, people in Asia, Africa, Central America and the Pacific Islands have eaten foods containing coconut and used coconut oil in cooking.
Why not try:
Pukka Herbs Coconut Oil, available from www.pukkaherbs.com.
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