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Argan Oil Benefits

Updated on May 23, 2017
This is the fruit of the Argan tree and it's in this fruit you can find the oil...
This is the fruit of the Argan tree and it's in this fruit you can find the oil...

Argan Oil – What Is It And How Can You Benefit From It’s Use?

So just what is Argan Oil and how can you and your skin benefit from using it? Argan Oil comes from a tree of the same name, the Argan tree, and it is native to Morocco. This oil producing tree also can be found in certain areas of Algeria and Israel. There are green nuts that grow on these trees, and that’s what we find most special about them. An oil is extracted from these green nuts, Argan Oil. It’s one of my favorite products. I use it for my hair all the time. One day my skin felt dry and I thought if this oil works so well on my hair and leaves my hands so wonderfully soft when I use them to apply it to my hair, why not use it on my face. That’s when I started to research and learn more about Argan Oil and its benefits.

Argan oil is said to be rare, but these days I see it in so many skin care and hair products, how rare can it be. Perhaps at one time it was rare, and unknown, but today there seems to be enough of it to go around. And that’s a good thing. It might be called rare because it only grows in a few places. There is always higher demand for products with a limited supply, so it’s natural that Argan oil might cost more than some other oils. And I am more than willing to pay that price because the results I get using it are worth it to me.

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Good Stuff In Argan Oil

Essential Fatty Acids
Prostaglandin
Carotenoids
Polyphenols
Ferulic Acid
Squalene
Phytosterols
Vitamin E
Antioxidants
Check the bottom of the page to find out more about these important face and skin care properties you can find in Argan oil
Argan trees in Morocco - the place most of the Argan oil comes from
Argan trees in Morocco - the place most of the Argan oil comes from

Make sure your Argan Oil says 100% Argan Oil or 100% Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil - Beware of inferior products made with other ingredients that will not benefit your hair or your skin.

How іѕ Argan Oil Produced?

How is Argan Oil produced? Traditionally, the oil is produced by hand. The nuts are stripped of pulp and dried under the sun. When they are dry, the nuts are cracked open using stones to remove the seeds. The seeds are then roasted, which actually gives the oil a nutty, rich flavor. The roasted seeds are mixed with water and then ground into a paste. Pressure is then applied to the paste by hand squeezing it to extract the oil. Goats in Morocco used to climb up the trees to eat the fruit and seeds. The goat pellets were collected for the undigested pits of the Argan tree, and then these pits would be ground up and the oil extracted from them.

Most farms that produce Argan Oil today are Goat free…so you don’t have to worry about goat droppings as a source of your oil. Can you believe it takes about ten hours to extract a liter of Argan oil using the by hand method of production. Luckily, today, there are modern methods of available to harvest the seeds and produce the oils.

Argan Oil Contains Essential Fatty Acids.

Breakdown Of The Fatty Acids In Argan Oil
Oleic Acid 43-49.1%
Linoleic Acid 29.3-36%
Stearic Acid 4.3-7.2%
Palmitic Acid 11.5-15%
Source: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology 2010; 62: 1669-1975 Natural Antioxidants
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This makes it the ideal oil to use for skin care. The essential fatty acids are famous for their anti-aging, moisturizing and antioxidant properties. Argan oils helps to battle the age related deficiencies we find in the areas of skin dehydration and the very important loss of skin elasticity. You can find twice the amount of tocopherols in it, and that is about twice the amount found in olive oil. Argan Oil is a natural antioxidant and they increase intracellular oxygenation. This process of oxygenation allows antioxidants to assist in the neutralization of free radicals, which in turn increase collagen production. This also protects the soft skin tissue and promotes new, healthy skin growth. It helps to restore the nutrient content of your skin as well.

Argan Oil also has Vitamin A, Omega 6 and Omega 9 unsaturated fatty acids, components that boost the antioxidant factor of this oil. Now let’s read about some of the benefits of this beauty oil.

The Many Benefits of Argan Oil

The many benefits of Argan Oil will surprise you, delightfully so. One of the many benefits of Argan Oil, cosmetically, is how it acts as an anti-aging and an anti-wrinkle cream. Another is it makes a great make up ingredient.

Fоr SkinThis essential oil can benefit your skin in many ways. It helps reduce the wrinkles in your skin, and it softens your skin. It can increase the elasticity of your skin and can help to tighten it as well. The regeneration of your skin, the revitalizing of your skin’s cellular functions…which in turn can prevent early aging of your skin due to factors that include sun, pollution, stress, smoking, еtс.. Argan Oil has more properties to moisturize your skin than both Olive Oil and Shea Butter. And it’s extremely effective since it has no cholesterol.

Argan oil helps to regulate the production of sebum and that reduces the amount of oil your skin produces. It reduces the amount of inflammation and irritation your skin will have

Do you have scars from acne or Chickenpox? Argan Oil can help to reduce these blemishes. There are antimicrobial and PH balancing properties that can help you reduce or get rid of acne. If you are pregnant, you can apply Argan Oil to your skin to try and prevent stretch marks. This oil hydrates your skin, neutralizes free radicals, and treats acne, eczema and psoriasis.

Argan Oil can help your fingernails. If you have brittle nails, put some oil on them to make them stronger. Under eye wrinkles can be diminished by applying the oil to that area.

If you use mineral make up that can dry your skin, apply a drop or two of Argan Oil about 5 minutes before you put your make upon.

Benefits of Argan Oil for Hair

This is how I found Argan Oil for the first time. I have a product that I put on my hair after I blow it dry. It conditions it, takes away any frizzy look, and keeps it looking shiny and beautiful. My hair looks healthy when I apply it.

You can say goodbye to frizzy hair f that’s a problem you fight with time and time again, just apply some Argan Oil to your hands and massage it into your hair. You can actually see a difference in your split ends and damaged hair with the use of this hair conditioning oil, your hair will begin to look healthy and restored once you regularly use Argan Oil as a treatment.

Wait until you see how beautifully your hair shines after you apply this oil to it. It’s the benefit of using Argan Oil I like the most. The oil can actually hydrate the hair roots making them smooth to the touch, and that’s also why it reduces the curly texture of some hair. It helps your hair to become more elastic and that reduces hair breakage and damage that can occur when you are styling, or due to any activity throughout the day.

Bring unmanageable and wild hair under control by apply a little bit of Argan Oil. There is lots of Vitamin E in this serum, and that will restore new life to limp, lifeless hair. All those unsaturated fatty acids you read about earlier can help to strengthen your brittle hair. These fatty acids bond the protein structures that make up each hair strand. You can apply this oil to your hair and not worry that the application will make your hair look or feel greasy, it is nоn-greasy.

Argan Oil - Benefits For Your Body

Argan Oil is great for your body as well as your skin. The benefits of Argan Oil aren’t limited to use outside the body, it can benefit you by using it internally as well. It’s said you can get some relief from the pain of rheumatism and arthritis from this Moroccan oil. It has a positive effect on cholesterol and atherosclerosis. This oil is good for your cardiovascular system since it has no harmful cholesterol. It can be very beneficial to the healing of your skin in burn injuries. Prostaglandins synthesis is enhanced by this oil, and that process helps ten assorted functions of the body. It can help increase your body’s immunity against infections and diseases. It’s said it might help to prevent some types of cancers. I don’t know if Argan Oil is miracle oil, I do know that my skin and hair feel better, and look better, when I use it.

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Benefits of Argan Oil to Diabetes

I am not a diabetic and I don’t know much about this disease. I do know it involves blood sugar and the production of insulin in your body. Argan Oil is said to be helpful in reducing the insulin resistance of our body, this might make it helpful to some extent for people who have Diabetes. It has something to do with this oil helping to enhance the body’s cellular response to low doses of insulin. A study, from 2009, shared results about how the oil helped reduce the onset of diabetes. It did this by actually reversing the metabolic changes that occurred after the ingestion of diet high in sugar

As you can see, the benefits of Argan Oil are great and there is scientific verification behind them. The oil can be costly, but I think it’s worth every penny I spend on it. It’s great for skin, normal or problem skin. If you have eczema and psoriasis, I think it’s worth it to give the Argan Oil a try. If you have a problem with dry skin, it’s a great moisturizer. If your hair is dry or dull, a little oil will breathe some new life into it. Try this amazing oil that Moroccan women have known about for centuries. I know you will be very happy with the results, just like I am.

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Skin Care Dictionary

  • Essential Fatty Acids - keeps skin cells healthy
  • Prostaglandin - can control cell growth and regulate inflammation
  • Carotenoids - helps your skin glow and are a precursor to vitamin A
  • Polyphenols - antioxidants that protect the cells in your body from free radical damage
  • Ferulic Acid - a super antioxidant
  • Squalene - it is a natural moisturizer
  • Phytosterols - reduce serum total cholesterol
  • Vitamin E - important antioxidant
  • Antioxidants - fight free radicals and promote new cell growth

The List Of Essential Oils

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