Argan Oil has been a part of Morocco’s staple diet for centuries not only because of its nutty flavour, but also its wide array of potential health benefits. Argan Oil is made from the kernels that grow on the Argan trees native to Morocco, Africa. Argan Oil most frequently sold as pure oil, which can be directly applied topically (directly to the skin) or ingested in order to provide several health benefits.
Argan Oil is also commonly mixed into a number of cosmetic products like shampoos, soaps, and conditioners. Although native to Morocco, Argan oil is now used across the globe for a variety of culinary, cosmetic and medicinal applications.
1. Helps to treat skin conditions
Argan Oil contains a large number of healing properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Both help reduce symptoms for a number of different inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and rosacea.
2. 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.
3. Hydrates and Moisturizes skin
Argan Oil is perhaps most commonly used as a moisturizer. This is why it’s often found in lotions, soaps, and hair conditioners. It can be applied topically or ingested orally with daily supplements for a moisturizing effect. This is largely thanks to its abundance of vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble antioxidant that can help improve water retention in the skin.
4. Has anti-aging effects
Argan Oil has long been used as an anti-aging treatment
5. Heals skin infections
One of Argan Oil’s traditional uses is to treat skin infections. Argan Oil has both antibacterial and fungicidal properties. This gives it the capability to help treat and prevent both bacterial and fungal skin infections.
6.Reduces skin’s oiliness
Some of us have naturally oiler skin than others. Thanks to Argan Oil’s sebum-reducing capabilities, it can help decrease total sebum and reduce oiliness of the skin.
7. Prevents and reduces stretch marks
Stretch marks are particularly common during pregnancy, but anyone can experience them. Argan Oil can improved skin elasticity. This helped prevent and treat stretch marks early on.