Cosmetic Benefits of Argan Oil
Even though there are tons of oils available in the skincare world, they can still be a little confusing. After all, if you've ever dealt with even the slightest bit of excess oil on your face, the idea of smoothing your skin in a greasy liquid seems counterintuitive, to say the least.
But here's the thing: Not all oils are created equal. So yes, while some oils aren't suitable for all skin types, others are truly not only acceptable for all skin types (even acne-prone!), but even beneficial. Such a miracle ingredient? Argan Oil.
Argan Oil is created by cold pressing the unroasted seeds of the fruit of the Argania Spinosa tree. This particular tree only grows in a specific area in Morocco. This is why many people know it as Moroccan Oil or Moroccan Argan Oil.
Moroccans call it "the tree of life" and the oil produced from its fruit "liquid gold", thanks to its color and countless benefits. The limited cultivation area of this tree, in the semi-desert zone of the Sahara, makes this oil relatively rare.
Let's discover together the many benefits of Argan oil for skin and hair.
● Argan oil moisturizes skin and hair
Argan oil is a common moisturizer. This is why it is often found in lotions, soaps and conditioners. This is largely thanks to its abundance of vitamin E which can help improve water retention in the skin.
Argan oil has also been shown to lubricate the hair shaft and help your hair retain moisture. The vitamin E it contains provides a greasy layer to your hair and scalp that can help prevent dryness and can help reduce frizz and increase shine.
● Argan oil protects skin and hair from sun damage
Moroccan women have long used Argan oil to protect their skin from sun damage. The antioxidant activity of Argan oil helps protect the skin against sun damage. As summer approaches, be sure to add Argan oil to your skincare routine to prevent burns and hyperpigmentation.
This benefit can also extend to hair, helping to prevent dryness and other damage caused by UV rays. Thanks to Argan oil, you can now say goodbye to dry hair after a day at the beach or at the pool.
● Argan oil treats acne
Hormonal acne is often the result of an imbalance of hormones, which causes excess sebum. Argan oil can help control the amount of sebum on the skin. It can help treat several different types of acne and promote a smoother, calmer complexion.
● Argan oil treats a number of skin conditions
Argan oil contains a large number of healing properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Both help reduce symptoms of a number of inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea.
● Argan oil can reduce the signs of skin aging
Argan oil is also known to be able to slow down the aging process by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin, which is why it is found in many anti-aging creams. Argan oil not only promotes the repair and maintenance of healthy skin, thereby reducing the visual signs of aging, but has also been shown to increase skin elasticity and hydration in postmenopausal women. A must have in your skincare routine, whatever your age.
● Argan oil preturns and reduces stretch marks
Stretch marks are especially common during pregnancy, but anyone can experience them. Argan oil improves the elasticity of the skin, which helps prevent and treat stretch marks from the start. If you suspect a stretch mark is starting to appear, apply Argan oil topically to get rid of it.
● Argan oil improves wound healing
Antioxidants are clearly a powerful force. The strong combination of antioxidants and Vitamin E found in Argan Oil can be used to help wounds and cuts heal faster.
● Argan oil reduces skin oiliness
I personally have always struggled with oily skin and I had been searching the market for years to find a product that could reduce excess oil without making my skin feel like sandpaper. I didn't know Argan Oil was what I was looking for. Thanks to the sebum reducing abilities of Argan Oil, I was able to get rid of excess oil in less than 4 weeks.
● Argan oil prevents damage caused by styling and coloring hair
Argan oil adds a protective layer to hair that improves combing strength and protects hair from breakage during heat styling. The oil treatment has also been shown to reduce the formation of split ends, which can lead to thicker, healthier hair. Ever since my hairdresser recommended that I use Argan Oil in my dyed hair, it started looking much healthier.
Argan oil is 100% natural and safe for most people. Not only that, but it is also very economical and you can combine it with a variety of other natural skin and hair care products for best results. We highly recommend adding it to your routine for glowing, healthy skin and hair.