Argan oil has become one of the most hyped ingredients in the beauty and skin care space. And rightly so. This oil, , often known as the ‘Liquid gold’ in Morocco, is rich in Fatty acids, Vitamin E, Oleic and Linoleic acids making a powerful natural combination for taking care of the skin, reducing acne and still increasing miniaturization levels. Being neither too heavy nor light, it makes for the perfect oil suitable for all types of skin and hair.
Here are the top four reasons why you should definitely use Argan oil:
Moisturizes Skin and hair
Vitamin E which is a fat-soluble antioxidant increases the water retention of the skin and hair thus increasing the moisturizing levels. This is the most common use of Argan oil especially since it is found as an ingredient in soaps, lotions and hair conditioners. It absorbs really fast and does not even leave any oily residue making it a perfect leave-in-conditioner. It makes it easy to style by reducing frizziness while repairing dry hair and split ends resulting in a healthy shine.
Treats acne and reduces inflammations
Argan oil’s linoleic acid acts as an anti-sebum by regulating excess sebum, which causes acne and inflammation. Acne also causes not to mention rashes, razor bumps, allergies and bug bites. Vitamin E and other natural anti-inflammatory properties found in Argan oil have a soothing effect which can help treat itchiness, red skin, psoriasis and rosacea. All you need to do is apply argan oil on the skin regularly or take oral argan oil supplements.
Prevents and treats stretch marks and aging effects
While pregnancy is the most common cause of stretch marks, other reasons can be rapid weight gain, hereditary factor or even stress. Stretch marks are caused by collagen weakening, as a result of the skin stretching, interrupting and damaging it, causing fine scars under the top layer of the skin. Argan oil’s vitamin E is not only perfect for increasing collagen elasticity thus preventing the formation of stretch marks, wrinkles and other aging effects but it also helps rejuvenate the skin.
Heals skin infections
One of the traditional uses of Argan oil was to help fight skin infections. Argan oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties that help prevent and treat fungal and bacterial skin infections by applying the oil to the affected area twice a week. The antioxidant property also helps wounds and cuts to heal faster.