Argan oil is often called “liquid gold” and is the miracle skin-care product extracted from the nut of the Argan tree, which is native to Morocco. It is rich in beneficial nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin E, fatty acids, and linoleic acid, making it particularly beneficial for the hair and skin.
The natives of Morocco have been exploiting the benefits of Argan oil for generations now, for practical uses such as healing wounds, relieving rashes, and for skin and hair nourishment. With the Argan tree being slow-growing and native to Morocco, obtaining pure Argan oil costs quite the sum. And now, people all over the world are willing to pay a hefty price just to experience the healing effects of Argan oil.
Here are some of the skin and hair benefits that you can get from Argan oil:
With its high vitamin E, vitamin A, and fatty acid content, Argan oil is the best, natural solution for a softer, more hydrated skin. It acts as a natural moisturizer that treats dry, flaky skin and keeps it nourished and healthy while regulating the skin’s sebum production to keep the skin’s natural oils at a healthy level. With that being said, it can treat dry skin by adding moisture and it can treat oily skin by reducing the overproduction of the skin’s sebum.
Acne is usually caused by oily skin or by the skin’s overproduction of sebum. Unlike other oil-based products which promote the formation of acne, Argan oil does the opposite and reduces acne formation by regulating the skin’s sebum production while healing the damaged skin cells. The high linoleic acid content of Argan oil also soothes the inflammation caused by acne.
Although Argan oil is technically, an oil, it is considered a “dry” oil which means it will easily absorb in the skin and will not leave a greasy residue when applied to the skin topically.
Sun Damage and Aging
Argan oil is rich in antioxidants that fight the free radicals caused by the sun’s UV rays. By doing this, it also counteracts the effects of sun damage which is mostly related to skin aging such as wrinkles, lines, and age spots. Argan oil promotes the renewal of skin cells, boosts elasticity, and smoothens out wrinkles and lines.
Argan oil can also act as a natural hair conditioner that moisturizes the hair while repairing hair damage. It can help treat split ends and tame frizzy hair, leaving the hair shiny, silky, and smooth. Argan oil can also promote hair growth and keep the scalp nourished.
Strong, healthy nails can be achieved with a treatment of Argan oil. Argan oil will condition and moisturize the nails and restore the nails’ natural shine.