I've been noticing a bunch of positive changes in my skin since I've started using CO to cook with, and also as a body/face moisturizer:
My skin tone seems better overall, and I've noticed that a bunch of old scars are starting to fade.
Due to chronic youthful over-exposure and burning, I have had what I euphemistically referred to as "freckles" on my back and shoulders...they're also starting to fade.
I went out for a "mega-walk" today, without sunscreen...I expected to be a little burnt. But...not at all. Even my nose. I didn't even have the sharp kind of tan lines that would normally get.
So...I did a little Google-Fu, and found this article:
http://www.heall.com/body/healthupda...oconutoil.html It was kind of interesting to find out that unsaturated fats can cause UV-related skin damage:
"In the l960s, Hartroft and Porta gave an elegant argument for decreasing the ratio of unsaturated oil to saturated oil in the diet (and thus in the tissues). They showed that the "age pigment" is produced in proportion to the ratio of oxidants to antioxidants, multiplied by the ratio of unsaturated oils to saturated oils. More recently, a variety of studies have demonstrated that ultraviolet light induces peroxidation in unsaturated fats, but not saturated fats, and that this occurs in the skin as well as in vitro. Rabbit experiments, and studies of humans, showed that the amount of unsaturated oil in the diet strongly affects the rate at which aged, wrinkled skin develops."
So, it would appear that the recent push for everyone to substitute UFAs for saturated ones, has also driven the need for all the sunblocks CW advocates <insert X-Files theme here>. I am not a conspiracy theorist for the most part...but it does seems as though there's a lot of money being made here by lying to people.
There's a lot of other cool stuff in this article, as well...Thoughts?