15 Benefits Of Argan Oil For The Skin Hair And Body

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  • Last update: Feb. 20, 2021, 3 p.m.

Argan oil is a natural product. It is the oil extracted from the kernel of the Moroccan Argan tree fruit. Argan oil is rich in essential fatty acids such as omega-3. The oil is also rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E. 

Argan oil has proved its benefits for the skin and hair. And its consumption may help with many health conditions.

Here are 15 benefits of Argan oil for the skin, hair, and body.

1. Argan Oil Is An Anti-Aging

Argan oil is fighting skin aging symptoms such as wrinkles. Argan oil contains antioxidants that give the skin softness and suppleness. 

How to use it?

With a few drops of oil, massage the skin and neck using before going to bed.

2. Argan Oil Nourish The Skin 

healthy skin

Healthy Skin

Argan oil is nourishing the skin. It contains vitamin E and fatty acids that restore damaged skin cells. So the oil prevents the dryness and irritation of the skin. It also prevents the itching and crusts that result from eczema. 

How to use it?

Massage the skin directly with Argan oil.

3. Argan Oil Moisturizes The Skin

Argan oil contains a large amount of vitamin E. 

This Vitamin is a fat-soluble antioxidant that helps the skin's water retention.

How to use it?

Apply the oil locally or take it orally with your daily nutritional supplements. 

4. Argan Oil Prevents From Sun Damage

 Argan oil is useful in protecting the skin from sun damage. In 2013, a study proved that the antioxidants in Argan oil prevent pigmentation and burns caused by the sun. When used in the long-term, Argan protects against the development of skin cancer.

How to use it?

Apply the oil directly to the skin. And also, take Argan oil as a dietary supplement.

5. Argan Oil Treats Skin Infections

The treatment of skin infections is a traditional use of argan oil. Argan oil contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. So the oil prevents and treats bacterial and fungal skin infections.

6. Argan Oil Reduces Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks are very among pregnant women and adolescents. Some studies have shown that argan oil improves skin elasticity. Which reduces and prevents small wrinkles. 

How to use it?

Apply the oil locally or consume it to enhance skin elasticity.

7. Argan Oil Is A Treatment For Fordyce Spots

Because it contains vitamin E, argan oil is useful in treating Fordyce spots.

How to use it?

  1. Wash the affected areas using an antibacterial soap. 
  2. Mix 10 ml of Jojoba oil with 10 ml of Argan oil. 
  3. With a cotton ball or your finger, apply the mixture to the affected areas.
  4. Leave for 10-20 minutes, then wash the area with water.
  5. Repeat these steps at least once a day (result in two days).

8. Argan Oil Treats Rosacea and Psoriasis

Argan oil contains a large number of healing molecules like antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. The oil reduces the symptoms of rosacea and psoriasis. 

How to use it?

Apply pure argan oil directly to the affected skin patches. For a better treatment of rosacea, you may take oral supplements.

9. Argan Oil Treats Dry Hair

Healty Hair

Healty Hair

 Argan oil is a natural remedy for dry hair, split ends, dry scalp, and dandruff.

How to use it?

  1. Take ten drops of argan oil into your hair
  2. From roots to ends, massage for ten minutes.
  3. Wrap your hair in a towel and leave it on overnight.
  4. Wash your hair in the morning.

 10. Argan Oil Promotes Hair Growth

Argan oil helps stop hair loss and promotes new hair growth. Argan oil has an excellent composition of vitamin E and healthy fats. This composition provides the necessary nourishment for the hair follicles. It maintains a clean scalp, removes dandruff, and stimulates hair growth. 

How to use it?

  1. For ten minutes, massage the scalp in circular motions with argan oil.
  2. Leave the oil for half an hour. 
  3. Then wash the hair with shampoo.
  4. Repeat this method two to three times a week.

11. Argan Oil Is A Natural Hair Conditioner

Argan oil makes hair more supple and smooth. The reason is that Argan oil contains oleic and oleic acids. Argan oil makes your hair shiny, easy to hold, and healthy.

12. Argan Oil Protects Hair

Argan oil protects the hair from damage resulting from exposure to sunlight. It also repairs the harm from the chlorine in swimming pools. The oil treats split hair, and also it flattens curly hair.

How to use it?

  1. Massage the scalp for ten minutes with some drops of Argan oil. 
  2. Let it rest for thirty minutes. 
  3. Wash your hair with shampoo.
  4. Repeat this method two to three times a week.

13. Argan Oil Treats Broken Nails

Healty Nails

Healty Nails

Argan has a high vitamin and essential fatty acids concentration. So argan strengthens nails and treats brittle nails.

How to use it?

  1. Mix argan oil with lemon juice.
  2. Immerse your fingers for about 15 minutes in this mixture. 
  3. Rinse your hands and pat them with a towel. 

14. Argan Oil Improves Wound Healing

The powerful combination of antioxidants and vitamin E in argan oil can heal wounds faster. A study found that argan oil was effective in treating second-degree burns.

15. Argan Oil Reduces Harmful Cholesterol

In 2004, a study showed that regular consumption of virgin argan oil leads to lower levels of harmful cholesterol. 

Side Effects Of Argan Oil

Argan oil contains zinc oxide. The consumption of argan oil may cause some unwanted effects, especially for those who suffer from allergies. And this includes disturbance in the digestive system such as nausea, gas, diarrhea, etc... 




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