What Is Argan Oil?

Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of argan trees native to Morocco. It is most often marketed as distilled oil, which can be added topically (directly to the skin) or swallowed to have a variety of health benefits. It is available as a vitamin capsule to be consumed orally. It is also widely used in a variety of beauty items such as shampoos, soaps, and conditioners.

How Argan Oil Works?

Argan oil has historically been used to enhance the protection of skin, hair, and nails, both topically and orally. It comprises a variety of beneficial properties and vitamins that work together to form a potent mixture to improve skin health.

What Argan Oil Does To The Skin?

Argan oil is healthy for most people to use, whether applied topically or consumed orally. It has potent skin benefits due to the many curing properties and vitamins it provides.

  • Moisturizing The Skin: Argan oil is perhaps best known for its use as a moisturiser. As a result, it is often used in lotions, soaps, and hair conditioners. For a moisturising effect, it can be applied topically or absorbed orally with daily supplements. This is partially due to the high concentration of vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant that can aid in water preservation in the skin.
  • Protection From The Sun: According to this report, the antioxidant function of argan oil helped shield the skin from free radical damage caused by the heat. As a result, burns and hyperpigmentation is avoided. In the long run, this could also aid in the prevention of skin cancer, including melanoma.
  • Acne Treatment: Hormonal acne is often affected by an accumulation of sebum caused by hormones. Argan oil has anti-sebum properties that can help control sebum levels on the skin. This will better combat a variety of acne and foster a healthier, calmer skin.
  • Healing Of Skin Infections: One of the traditional applications of argan oil is to cure skin infections. Argan oil is antibacterial as well as fungicidal. This enables it to aid in the treatment and prevention of both bacterial and fungal skin infections.
  • Reduction Of Skin Oiliness: Many of us are born with skin that is oilier than most. Because of its sebum-reducing properties, argan oil can help minimize overall sebum and skin oiliness.
  • Anti-aging Effects: Argan oil has long been used to treat aged skin. Though this argument was previously backed only by anecdotal data, a recent analysis with postmenopausal participants was able to back it up. Researchers discovered that combining oral and topical argan oil resulted in a large improvement in skin elasticity. This resulted in a highly successful anti-aging drug.
  • Aids In Wound Healing: Antioxidants are undeniably strong. Argan oil contains a potent mixture of antioxidants and vitamin E, which can aid in the healing of wounds and cuts. You will get this boost all over your body by taking argan oil supplements on a daily basis.

Reference Sources

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