Some coconut oil products claim to be “cold-pressed” coconut oil. This generally means that a mechanical method of pressing out the oil is used but without the use of any outside heat source.
People use coconut oil for eczema (atopic dermatitis). It is also used for scaly, itchy skin (psoriasis), obesity, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work?
Coconut oil contains a certain kind of fat known as “medium-chain triglycerides.” Some of these fats work differently than other types of saturated fat in the body. When applied to the skin, coconut oil has a moisturizing effect