6. Improved Skin and Dental Health
Coconut oil does not need to be eaten to be beneficial. It also has a host of cosmetic and topical uses. It can be massaged into skin just like lotion for a natural moisturizer. A few studies have also found that coconut oil can soothe the symptoms of eczema.
And though you can’t throw away your regular sunscreen, coconut oil actually blocks about 20% of the ultraviolet rays received from the sun. Some people even swish coconut oil around in their mouths to kill bacteria and improve breath.