Argan oil is extracted from the almonds argan tree, a rare tree found in Morocco, but its use was not, but has spread throughout the world because of its many benefits to help treat skin infections, insect bites, and rashes.
It is an oil widely used in traditional cuisine in Morocco and is also used for its cosmetic and therapeutic properties around the world.
Argan oil is a rare oil with a high content of fatty acids such as linoleic acid, which helps acne-prone skin, reduces inflammation, increases skin moisture levels, and oleic acid can improve skin permeability and help other ingredients penetrate the skin more easily.
In addition, argan oil contains omega-6 fatty acids and is rich in vitamin A and vitamin E. However, Moroccan argan oil is also rich in antioxidants.
The benefits of argan oil
Argan oil has many benefits, because of the rich compounds it contains
Argan oil has been shown to help reduce sebum levels in people with oily skin, reduce fat and improve the overall appearance.
Argan oil contains a high amount of linoleic acid and helps reduce inflammation caused by acne while helping to soothe damaged skin cells.
Put a dot in the palm of your hand and pat a little in the areas where the problem is, to fight fixed or intractable whiteheads.
Tea tree oil supplements the benefits of argan oil with its rich antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal content. Together they can help fight acne and reduce inflammation and scars.
Pour one cup of boiling water over a green tea bag and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Remove the tea bag and leave it to room temperature. Add 2 to 4 drops of argan oil and a drop of tea tree oil. Use after cleansing and before moisturizing.
2. Combats dermatitis
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a common skin condition characterized by inflamed and itchy patches on the skin. Argan oil is known to be very effective in reducing rashes and itching. It can reduce dermatitis cases such as eczema by moisturizing the skin and may form a barrier that better protects the skin.
The oil contains essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, linoleic acid, and omega-3 fatty acids that help moisturize the skin.
Argan oil also contains vitamin E which provides powerful antioxidant properties that help fight the harmful effects of free radicals which are one of the main causes of skin problems such as eczema.
Its anti-inflammatory compounds help to reduce swelling as well.
3- Improves skin appearance
Even if you don't have skin problems such as acne, eczema, wrinkles or scars, you can take advantage of argan oil to improve the appearance of your skin, making it soft and supple.
The saponins in argan oil help revitalize skin cells' ability to regenerate and maintain healthy and strong skin.
4. Reduces premature aging
Argan oil contains a high level of fatty acids, which erase the signs of premature aging.
That's why Moroccans have used it extensively to prevent premature aging and its signs.
Regular use of argan oil has been shown to reduce the depth and intensity of wrinkles, as well as to diminish age spots by restoring the elasticity of young skin and by increasing the rate of regeneration of healthy skin cells.
5. Reduces cholesterol
Argan oil for cooking, when used as an alternative to other less healthy oils in the diet, can help lower bad cholesterol levels.
The unique blend of vegetable steroid found in oil prevents absorption of bad cholesterol into the intestines.
Argan oil is also one of the richest sources of omega fatty acids and plant steroids that regulate cholesterol.
While these healthy fatty acids can be found in both vegetable and fish oils, research has shown that essential fatty acids from plants are twice as effective as fish oil.
6 - helps digestion
Argan oil contains a high degree of organic substances that increase the concentration of pepsin, an important enzyme in gastric juice that digests the protein found in meat, eggs and dairy products, in infectious juices in the body, thus improving digestion.
Better digestion means more energy, less hunger, more weight loss, and a healthier body.
7 - treats the feet
If your skin is dry or cracked on your feet or heels, rub two drops on your feet, paying special attention to problem areas.
Depending on how dry your skin is, you may need to apply a few more drops to fully hydrate the area.
Cover it with a pair of comfortable socks to give the oil a chance to soak. Leave the socks for at least 20 minutes, preferably a full night. Use a warm towel to remove the remaining oil on your feet.
8. Prevents stretch marks
Argan oil can help prevent stretch marks by improving skin elasticity.
Apply 2-3 drops of pure argan oil and gently rub your hands and rub your abdomen, hips, thighs or any area where cracks may appear.
Vitamin A and E help rejuvenate the skin while moisturizing, making stretch marks less likely to form.
If you already have stretch marks, start massaging argan oil and brown sugar in the affected areas before bathing. Rinse thoroughly and apply the oil to the affected areas before wearing clothing.
9 - addresses the problems of lips
Argan oil can cure lip problems and maybe a substitute for lip balm, rub one to two drops and wipe off any excess.
This will not only relieve cracks but also keep your lips soft and supple.
Keep argan oil at your fingertips during the winter to prevent chapped lips.
10 - Nail and skin treatment
The moisture of non-greasy argan oil is an ideal treatment for skin and nails.
Remove nail polish from fingernails and toenails and rinse thoroughly, apply a drop directly onto each nail, one at a time, and rub the nail and skin.
The oil will not only help clean your nails but will also help keep your skin hydrated so you don't develop painful problems.