Around the world, the use of argan oil in beauty care and even for general health is perhaps not known as olive oil. But argan oil is not new. In fact, it has been used in hair care products for a long time, thanks to its moisturizing properties. But gradually, it has been taking the leap into skincare, and more and more brands are exploring its benefits in the face and body ranges. In recent years, with the popularity of facial beauty oils, argan oil has become even more sought after. But why? Because argan oil, which is derived from the extract of the argan tree, possesses numerous perks.
Produced from the grain found inside the argan nut (which, in turn, is found inside the fruit of argan trees), it is such a nutritious ingredient that, in Morocco, goats climb trees to eat it. What makes this oil so special? It is rich in vitamins A, D, and E, antioxidants, and contains high levels of essential fatty acids (the “good” fats that our bodies cannot produce), such as Omega 6.
If you still have doubts about using argan oil, In this article, we look at how argan oil can benefit us both at a beauty and health level. Enjoy your reading!
Excellent for Dry Skin
The good thing about argan oil is that it does not clog your pores. All oils can be graded on a scale called the “Comedogenic Chart”. On it, the oils are graded between 0 and 5, where “0” are the oils that do not clog the pores at all, while “5” can clog the skin even for you who do not usually have problems with blackheads and blemishes. Argan oil is a 0 and therefore works great for caring for acne-prone skin.
Argan oil contains high levels of vitamin E; it prevents evaporation of moisture from the outer skin layer. In addition, 80% of argan oil consists of essential beneficial fatty acids. These should help reduce wrinkles by maintaining and renewing the formation of new healthy skin cells. These essential fatty acids help the skin function properly (eg retain water), giving a youthful, hydrated look with a subtle glow.
An Anti-Inflammatory Spot Treatment
There are flavonoids in argan oil that work wonders as an anti-inflammatory. Therefore, the oil can be used as a spot treatment on the skin to treat skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dry spots.
Protects Your Skin
Argan oil contains carotenoids, which protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation. Perfect to wear in the sun, under your sunscreen. And also after the sun, as it supports the skin after possible sunburn. The oil also contains sterols that can reduce inflammation, improve the skin’s metabolism and make it easier for the skin to store moisture.
Makes Your Hair Shiny and Supple
Linoleic acid and oleic acid found in argan oil help keep hair moisturized by locking the moisture into the strands. It also increases shine, can tame curly, frizzy, and static hair.
Strengthens Your Nails
Using this oil on your cuticles/fingers/hands will bring you marvelous results! Because it contains high levels of vitamin E, it can strengthen your nails and is perfect for lubricating cracked or chapped skins.
Helps in Digestion
You can also eat the oil! (Does not taste very good, though.) Argan oil has been shown to increase the concentration of pepsin in gastric juice. Pepsin is an essential enzyme in gastric juice that digests proteins found in, among other things, meat, eggs, and dairy products.
Lowers Cholesterol Levels
Use edible argan oil in cooking! When used as a substitute for less healthy oils in the diet, it can help lower high cholesterol levels.
Are you now ready to enjoy all those benefits? Don’t wait any longer and start using argan oil. And remember to share with us your experience with this miraculous oil in the comments below.