This natural oil without any chemical or additives, can protect the skin in some of the hottest and sunniest places on earth better than our processed and artificial sun creams. Saturated fats: predominantly, these saturated fats are medium chain fatty acids or triglycerides. When applied on the skin, they keep it smooth to the touch. Due to the presence of these fats, coconut oil also retains the moisture content of the skin, as the fats eliminate moisture loss through the pours on skin.Capric /Caprylic /Lauric Acid: These three fatty acids have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. Thus, when applied on the skin, coconut oil protects from microbial infections that can get into open wounds. Traditionally, coconut oil has been praised and popularized for its anti-aging properties. For any damaged cells on the skin, a healthy flow of coconut proteins guarantees their replacement at a normal rate.