Coconut Water For Your Skin & The Great Benefits

Coconut water, the drink’s recent surge in popularity has many curious about its wide-ranging list of health and beauty benefits.

1. Coconut water is rich in nutrients—but you might not be absorbing all of them.
Coconut water is an organic product rich in nutrients and vitamins. Coconut water contains vitamins C, A and K and is an excellent source of the B-complex vitamins. Antioxidants are a vital component as these will work to remove toxins from the body. In addition to protein and iron, coconut water has high levels of potassium, which promotes hydration balance and calcium, which promotes skin growth.

2. Coconut water may help fight acne. 
Coconut water acts an anti-inflammatory, detoxifier and an anti-microbial—all of which work to decrease incidences of acne.  Additionally, coconut water can decrease the excess oils on your skin, which reduces breakouts.

3. Coconut water contains anti-aging properties.
Has been shown to decrease the rate of skin aging, allowing the skin to repair and restore itself more effectively. The proteins (cytokines) present are responsible for encouraging cell growth and cell activation. The vitamin C, which can protect against and repair sun damage.

4. When used on the skin, coconut water cleanses and hydrates. 
Coconut water has incredible hydrating qualities and is highly effective as a cleanser. A lot of people are not adequately hydrated, which has extremely adverse affects on the skin (dryness, itchy patches, dark circles, fine lines. Coconut water naturally moisturizes without adding excess oil and, the presence of potassium helps with hydration balance for the fluids and electrolyte levels in your body.

5. Drinking coconut water can inspire other healthy habits.
Drinking coconut water is a healthy habit that  can inspire more healthy behavior.  It’s getting people to move away from beverages that are higher in sugar, and drink more water, which is often directly associated with healthier skin nutrition.

Note: There can be too much of a good thing.
Be wary of how much coconut water you drink, drinking too much coconut water could cause an increase in sugar content in blood. Also, high levels of potassium (aka hyperkalemia) are very dangerous and can lead to life threatening heart conditions.
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