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ARGAN OIL

Argan trees are found in a semi-desert region of southwestern Morocco and produce the Argan kernels, which are used to make Argan oil. Argan oil is popular in gastronomy for its rich taste, wonderful aroma and many health benefits. The culinary version is typically lightly toasted and similar to other nut oils, such as sesame and hazelnut. The cosmetic version is typically lighter in color with a milder aroma and has been used for centuries for natural skin care, natural hair care and alternative medicine. Argan oil is traditionally referred to as “liquid gold” because it is packed with vitamins A, E and C, antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids that are essential for healthy skin and hair and are used to protect against environmental damage and premature aging.

Beneficial Properties of Argan Oil

Argan oil is naturally rich in the following compounds:

  • Vitamins A and C

  • Tocopherols (Vitamin E) - Natural Antioxidants

  • Fatty Acids (primarily Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Oleic Acid)

  • Melatonin and Plant Sterols - Natural Antioxidants

Benefits of Argan Oil:

Skin Moisturizer

Argan oil is an effective moisturizer. Not all skin is created equal. Each person’s skin has a unique weight, formulation and absorption rate. This makes some oils better for some skin types and not good for others. For example coconut oil is a rich moisturizer appropriate for dry skin, but is likely to clog the pores of acne prone skin. What makes argan oil good for dry skin is it’s not too heavy or light. This makes it appropriate for all skin types.

Hair Conditioner

Argan oil is often used as an effective hair conditioner. It leaves hair soft and shiny and can help calm a bad hair day. Its many nutrients such as vitamin E soften brittle ends preventing them from splitting while strengthening the individual strands. Vitamin E contains antioxidants which boost cells and help promote healthy hair growth. Argan oil is super hydrating and can soothe a dry scalp making it an effective dandruff treatment.

Anti-Aging

Argan oil reduces wrinkles and gives your skin a youthful appearance. While dry skin is susceptible to cracking and peeling, argan oil moisturizes skin, keeping it looking young and healthy. Also research demonstrates that argan oil taken orally may help slow the signs of aging skin. This is achieved by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation. It also reduces visual signs of aging by repairing and maintaining skin. It also increases skin elasticity leaving your skin feeling soft and healthy.

Contains Essential Nutrients

For your body to keep functioning, you need certain nutrients. Of these nutrients, the ones that your body can’t produce on its own are called essential nutrients. We normally get these nutrients such as vitamins and minerals through food. The great news is argan oil is really high in may of these essential nutrients. Between 29% – 36% of the fatty acid content in argan oil comes from omega 6 which is an essential nutrient. Argan oil is also high in a healthy fat called oleic acid. The majority of the skin care benefits come from its high vitamin E content. Vitamin E, while having antioxidant properties is also necessary for healthy skin and hair.

Stretch Marks

One the benefits of argan oil is its ability to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Although it is more effective as a preventative measure,  because of its abundance of vitamin E and fatty acids, this miracle oil can even reduce existing stretch marks over time. To apply the oil to your skin, place a few drops in the palm of your hand. Massage the oil into your skin which will quickly be absorbed. The oil can be applied once a day, but if you desire quicker results you can apply it several times a day. Argan oil is safe for pregnant women to promote skin elasticity which will prevent future stretch marks.

Nail Treatment

Although often treated as an afterthought, having healthy nails is important for your appearance. Having dry nails is unpleasant to look at. Women commonly go for pedicures and manicures, but the chemicals often result in dry nails. Enter argan oil. Argan oil moisturizes your nails and skin and also protects them. This wonder oil can soften rough cuticles and the skin around your nails. Do your nails crack? Apply some argan skin oil, and over time you will see dramatic improvement. To apply the oil to your nails, place a few drops onto the tips of your fingers and massage your nails, surrounding skin and cuticles.

Heals Skin

Injuries and infections often lead to inflammation, leaving your skin red, swollen and hot. There is evidence that argan oil can reduce this inflammation when applied directly to your skin. There have been studies conducted on rats that indicate argan oil can also accelerate healing in wounds. The evidence to this is however limited and more research is needed in this area.

Argan Oil For Even Skin Tone

Hyperpigmentation is a condition where the skin loses its even tone. This usually results from hormonal changes or skin damage. Argan oil can be used for mild skin brightener and can be used to reduce dark spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation. This can be done by first washing your skin and drying it slightly, leaving it slightly damp. Place a few drops of argan oil into the palm of your hand and massage the oil into the darkened patch. This should be done once or twice a day. You should begin to see results within 6-8 days. Since argan oil is a mild skin brightener, you can use it on consecutive days.

Conclusion

There are many skin and beauty benefits to argan oil. The wonderful thing is it is so easy to add to your routine. There are numerous skin and hair care products such as oils and lotions that include argan oil. You can also apply pure argan oil to your skin and hair. Just make sure to use a small amount when using the oil for the first time to avoid any allergic reaction. 

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