Argan, the Oil of Beauty
Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of Argania spinosa, which is native to Morocco. It is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E. Its properties make it particularly benefisial for the hair and skin.
Argan trees grow and survive the mid-desert areas of the Mediterranean. The deep roots and small leaves of the argan tree allow it to resist arid winds and water loss, resulting in a nut with a unique oil profile. Pure argan oil is a rare and precious oil that is harvested and extracted from the nut of the argan tree. For centuries, women across the Mediterranean have used argan oil in their beauty regimen for vibrant, healthy looking skin and hair.
Benefits of Argan Oil
Argan oil is most common used as a skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give the skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes is a great natural moisturiser.
Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is the ideal hair conditioner and can help treat split ends and tame frizzy hair.
Argan can also give the skin a youthful glow and reduce the visibility of wrinkles. Its anti-oxidant effect makes argan oil the ideal anti-aging product. It restores elasticity and leaves the skin feeling plumper and softer. It is recommended to massage some drops on the face and neck right before bed.
People suffering from dry skin or conditions like eczema can also benefit immensely from this oil. The vitamin E and fatty acid are excellent for repairing damaged skin and providing it with nutrients which will prevent further dryness and irritation. Argan oil also contains ingredients that soothe skin.
Argan oil soothes afflicted skin and promotes healing. Acne is often the result of oily skin. Since argan is non-greasy, it helps to balance skin by providing natural moisture. Anti-oxidant content in argan oil helps to heal damaged skin cells and reduce inflammation. Applying some drops of argan oil to afflicted area right after cleansing and patting it dry ensures that essential moisture and nutrients are introduced to clean, dry skin. Rubbing in gently and applying it twice daily can help clear up mild acne as well as balancing oily or dry skin. Since argan oil does not clog pores it is ideal for all skin types.
Stretch marks are an issue for pregnant women, but argan oil is the ideal protection against stretch marks and sagging, puckered skin after bird. Argan oil increases elasticity of the skin due to its vitamin E content. Using a few drops of argan oil to rub breasts, stomach, bottom and thighs, during pregnancy will reduce the likelihood of developing unsightly stretch marks. Argan oil is also ideal for keeping skin and hair soft, healthy and hydrated during pregnancy.
Foot, Hand and Nail treatment
Argan oil’s softening properties are ideal for brittle nails, dry hands and cracked, hard skin on feet. It both moisturizes and softens skin, leaving hands and feet supple and soft and nails strong and healthy.
Lips can easily becomes dry, sore and cracked. Argan oil is ideal to ensure your lips stay plump, soft and supple.
Cautions and Contraindications
Argan oil can be used safely in its pure form. One bottle of Argan oil is versatile and can be used for all these benefits. Remember that people with tree nut allergy should avoid using argan oil. In case you are not allergic to tree nuts and still have breakouts after using argan oil, stop use it.