Argan Oil Overview
Argan oil is made from kernels grown from argan trees native to Morocco. Argan oil is sold as pure oil that can be applied topically (directly to the skin) or ingested. It comes in supplement capsule form to be taken by mouth. Argan oil is also used in a number of cosmetic products such as shampoos, soaps, and conditioners. Argan oil has traditionally been used both topically (directly to the skin) and orally (by mouth) to improve the health of skin, hair, and nails. Argan oil contains a number of different beneficial properties and vitamins that make a powerful combination to boost skin health.
Benefits of Argan Oil for Face
1. Protects from sun damage
Moroccan women have long used argan oil to protect their skin from sun damage. This practice was also confirmed by a study conducted in 2013. Research has shown that the antioxidant activity in argan oil helps protect against sun-induced damage and even visibly reduces burns and hyperpigmentation. In the long run, it may even help prevent the development of skin cancer, including melanoma. For these benefits, you can take argan oil supplements orally or apply the oil topically (directly to the skin) to your skin.
2. Moisturizes the skin
Argan oil is commonly used as a moisturizer. For this reason, it is often found in lotions, soaps, and conditioners. It can be applied topically for a moisturizing effect or taken orally with daily supplements. Argan oil helps to improve water retention in your skin due to the abundance of vitamin E in it. About 60% of the human body consists of water. If our body cannot remove excess water, it is called “water retention or edema”.
3. Treats a range of skin conditions
Argan oil contains numerous healing properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Both help reduce the symptoms of a number of different inflammatory skin conditions, such as psoriasis and rosacea. For best results, apply pure argan oil directly to the skin areas affected by psoriasis. Rosacea (rose disease) is best treated by taking oral supplements.
4. Treats acne
Hormonal acne is often the result of excess sebum caused by hormones. Argan oil has anti-sebum effects, which can effectively regulate the amount of sebum in the skin. This can help treat several different types of acne and provide smoother, more beautiful skin. Apply argan oil or face creams containing argan oil directly to your skin at least twice a day. You should start seeing results after 3-4 weeks.
5. Heals skin infections
One of the traditional uses of argan oil is to treat skin infections. Argan oil has both antibacterial and fungicidal properties. This gives argan oil the ability to treat and prevent both bacterial and fungal skin infections. Apply argan oil topically (directly to the skin) to the affected area at least twice a day.
6. Improves wound healing
Antioxidants are a powerful force. The combination of powerful antioxidants and vitamin E found in argan oil can be used to help wounds and cuts heal faster. You can take argan oil supplements regularly to experience this benefit in your entire body.
7. Soothes atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is a common skin condition with symptoms such as itchy and red skin. Studies have found that applying argan oil topically (directly to the skin) to the affected area or areas can help treat symptoms. The vitamin E and natural inflammatory properties found in argan oil can lead to this soothing effect. A study was conducted to treat dermatitis disease with placebo or oral vitamin E, which is abundant in argan oil. Researchers reported that participants who took vitamin E had a significant reduction in symptoms.
8. It has anti-aging effects
Argan oil has also long been used as an anti-aging treatment. A recent study of postmenopausal participants supported this. The researchers explained that the combination of oral and cosmetic argan oil led to a significant increase in skin elasticity. This is an indication that argan oil has anti-aging effects. You can reap the benefits of argan oil by applying it directly to the skin, taking a regular oral supplement, or both.
9. Reduces the oiliness of the skin
Another feature of argan oil is that it has effects that will help reduce oil for very oily skin. Thanks to the sebum-reducing properties of argan oil, it can help reduce total sebum and reduce oiliness of the skin. In one study, twice daily application of cream containing argan oil was found to reduce significant sebum activity and oiliness in just four weeks.
10. Prevents and reduces cracks
Stretch marks are very common in women during pregnancy. Stretch marks are a condition that everyone can experience, not only during pregnancy. A 2016 study found that creams containing argan oil improved skin elasticity. You can start to prevent and treat your stretch marks early by using argan oil. Apply argan oil directly to the affected area at least twice a day.
Here is a brief description of the uses of Argan oil and the information on which ailments it is good for. Do not forget to use argan oil for your health and beauty.
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