The Many Wonderful Benefits of Argan Oil

Anything that’s called ‘liquid gold’ can be applied to my skin any time, as I’m sure you’ll agree. Argan oil is a natural and organic oil that is used in a number of different ways to help fortify the skin. It is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. Absolutely loaded with nutrients that include the likes of fatty acids and vitamin E, this is a hidden treasure that is being used in massage and skin care worldwide. Take a look at some of the most common uses and how it benefits the body.

Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturizer and as a lotion for deep tissue massage. It has the ability to both soften and hydrate the skin due to its high content of vitamin E; the oil gives skin a natural boost as it heals and repairs it. Used in many hand and face lotions, it’s also found in some chapsticks and lip balms to sooth cracked and rough skin.

Argan oil gives skin a youthful glow and reduces the visibility of wrinkles, which is why it’s so popular in many skin care products. Often referred to as an anti-aging oil, the antioxidants found in the oil help to restore elasticity and softness in skin. Due to these skin soothing properties, those who suffer from severely dry skin conditions such as eczema generally benefit greatly from constant applications of argan oil to the affected areas.

Aside from the skin, argan oil is great for other areas of the body such as the nails, hands, feet and hair. The ingredients in the oil give hair shine, and can be used to hold and style hair as well. Generous applications of the oil to hair helps to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It can be used as an alternative to conditioners that contain harsh chemicals, and is effective in reducing split ends too.

Consult your primary care physician or chiropractor for any medical related advice.



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