Most of you probably never heard of Argan Oil since the argan trees grow wild in semi-desert soil. Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the argan tree, that is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. It is also valued for it’s anti-aging qualities. Read on to learn more about natural skin care tips and beauty benefits of argan oil.
It is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and contains two unique plant sterols (schottenol and spinasterol) not found in other oils. In addition, it is highly moisturizing and absorbs quickly, making it ideal for hair and skin care.
Argan oil moisturizes, strengthens, and smooths the hair. It is an excellent choice for use in hot oil treatments. Two or three drops applied to your brush or comb instead of a hair gel will provide control and reduce frizziness without the drying effect of the alcohol normally found in styling products. In fact, it will moisturize and protect your hair from the daily “insults” of blow-drying, curling or straightening your hair, as well as combating sun- and pollution-damage.
Research has also suggested that Argan oil promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss. The Omega 3 and Omega 9 fatty acids penetrate the hair shaft delivering the required nutrients for stimulating the growth of new hair.
Argan Oil For Skin
Argan oil is wonderful for skin care for treating acne, psoriasis, eczema, stretch marks and brittle nails. It is especially helpful for mature or dry skin because of the high levels of Squalene it contains. The natural oil our body produces is composed of 25% squalene, making Argan oil more easily absorbed than most other oils. It deactivates the free radical (known as “singlet oxygen”) created by exposing the skin to ultraviolet light, which helps to protect from skin cancer and absorbs and binds fat soluble toxins, helping to excrete them from the body.
Here is some interesting info from Wikipedia : All argan sold today is produced by a women’s cooperative that shares the profits among the local women of the Berber tribe (indigenous people of Marocco). The cooperative has established an ecosystem reforestation project so that the supply of argan oil will not run out and the income that is currently supporting the women will not disappear. The money is providing health care and education to the local women, and supporting the entire community as a whole.
According to the Department of Water and Forests, Argan oil provides income for 3 million people in the southern part of the kingdom. The oil provides a total of 20 million workdays per year. Its operation is an income-generating activity and has always had a socio-economic function.
So use these natural skin care tips and beauty benefits of argan oiland at the same time support a good cause.