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This new entity is a hit all across the world because of its many proven health benefits. This is an essential oil termed as ‘liquid gold’ by the New York Times. Its amazing smell will make you go dreamy and ummmm!! Can anyone guess what is it we are speaking about?
- 1 What Is Argan Oil?
- 2 Benefits Of Argan Oil
- 2.1 1. Improves Skin Appearance And Treats Acne
- 2.2 2. All Natural Skin Toner
- 2.3 3. Nighttime Moisturizer
- 2.4 4. Relieves Arthritis And Rheumatism
- 2.5 5. Conditions And Repairs Your Dry Hair
- 2.6 6. Digestive Benefits Of Argan Oil
- 2.7 7. Prevents Stretch Marks
- 2.8 8. Lip Moisturizer
- 2.9 9. Razor Bumps And Burn Treatment
- 2.10 10. Speeds Up Wound Healing
- 2.11 11. Cardiac Benefits Of Argan Oil
Yes, indeed – ARGAN OIL
Men and women across the world look for natural ways to improve their health and beauty. Mother Nature is full of substances that can prove to be beneficial for humankind. Today we bring you some interesting benefits of Argan Oil. Keep reading till the end.
What Is Argan Oil?
Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of nuts of argan tree and is known as argan oil. The argan tree is uniquely exclusive to Moroccan region and is called the “tree of life”! It is not exactly nut oil but comes from the nut of stone fruit – argan. The raw kernels of the fruit are hand-extracted and ground in a stone grinder. These are then kneaded for hours together and cold pressed into oil. Now you can understand why argan oil is so valuable?
The oil is currently used in many cosmetic products and it has many culinary uses too. It has a flavorsome nutty flavor and some very useful health benefits too. The abundance of essential fatty acids – which the body can’t produce on its own – makes it a wonder remedy. It is known to treat everything from acne to arthritis!
Benefits Of Argan Oil
Below we list some of the amazing benefits of Argan oil –
1. Improves Skin Appearance And Treats Acne
Argan oil is very effective in improving the appearance of your skin. Its regular use makes skin soft and supple, flawless and brighter. The saponins present in argan oil reactivate skin cells providing a rejuvenating experience. It is also useful in treating mild acne and their scars by reducing inflammation of the skin. Dab some argan oil on the affected area regularly to see the effect.
2. All Natural Skin Toner
A skin care routine requires skin toning to rejuvenate and radiate your skin. You can use your favorite toner and add 2-4 drops of argan oil to it. Alternatively, make your own natural skin toner. Pour 1 cup boiling water over a green tea bag and let it stand for 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Add 1-2 drops of tree tea oil/orange oil and 2-4 drops of argan oil to it. Store it in a sealed jar in a cool dry place. Use it every twice a day after your cleansing routine and before moisturizing the skin.
3. Nighttime Moisturizer
Argan oil is gentle oil that leaves no oily residue after application. Apply one drop of argan oil on your skin after cleansing your skin with a natural or herbal cleanser. In the winter seasons, you may require more than a drop but you can still use it sparingly. Apply by tapping some of it gently under the eyes in circular motions to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The vitamin A and E content moisturizes the skin and shows anti-aging effects.
4. Relieves Arthritis And Rheumatism
Flavonoids are present in the oil which have powerful anti-inflammatory properties that treat arthritic swelling and relieves arthritic pain to a great extent. Constituents like triterpenoids and linoleic acid present in the oil are known to help people with rheumatologic conditions. Massage a few drops of argan oil to the affected area for relief.
5. Conditions And Repairs Your Dry Hair
Argan oil is a great moisturizing agent, thus when applied to the hair it prevents drying and protects the hair from environmental damage. Argan oil seals moisture in the hair making it soft and more manageable. It’s a good conditioner for colored hair and can be used after different hairstyling segments. Being rich in Vitamin E it nourishes your hair, reduces dandruff, imparts shine and repairs split ends giving your hair a healthy and beautiful appearance.
6. Digestive Benefits Of Argan Oil
Argan oil contains organic compounds that aid in the digestion process of the body. It increases the concentration of pepsin in the gastric juices that helps digestion. It also contains variety of healthy fats that reduce the stress on gastrointestinal system and improve gut bacteria profile. Improved digestions result in more energy and weight loss for a healthy body.
7. Prevents Stretch Marks
The healing power of argan oil is not limited to the above benefits. It has shown proven effects to prevent stretch marks also. It works towards improving the elasticity of the skin and increases skin hydration. All you have to do is rub few drops of warm argan oil onto the affected areas. This can prevent stretch marks and heal the scars on the skin too.
8. Lip Moisturizer
The abundance and goodness of vitamins present in argan oil help to heal cracked and dry lips. It’s a boon in the winter season where the skin loses moisture becoming dry and sore. The essential oil takes care of your lips in any weather conditions. It’s a better alternative to the lip balms available in the market.
9. Razor Bumps And Burn Treatment
Most men with delicate skin have this problem. Shaving results in formation of razor bumps and burns that are both uncomfortable and hideous. Argan oil is an effective treatment to soothe the skin after shaving. Both men and women use argan oil after shaving (their beards and legs respectively).
How to use? Just warm 1-2 drops of the oil in your palms and lightly massage into the affected area. Use it regularly for a picture-perfect look.
10. Speeds Up Wound Healing
Benefits of argan oil also include wound healing. It not only heals the wounds and speeds the recovery process but also fights infections. You can directly apply the oil directly on the affected area or use it as carrier oil.
11. Cardiac Benefits Of Argan Oil
Healthy fats like omega-3 fats reduce the chances of developing heart diseases. Consuming argan oil in long terms can reduce cholesterol levels in blood vessels and boost healthy fat concentrations. This will keep you at bay from heart problems like stroke, heart attack, coronary artery diseases, etc.
Now would you get lured for expensive beauty products? Do try using argan oil to improve your appearance and health naturally.
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