Argan Oil is a culinary staple native to Morocco for centuries. This natural oil is gotten from the kernel of the Argan fruit.
Argan oil might be native to Morocco, it is used globally because of its cosmetic, culinary and medicinal benefits.
Without wasting much time on the introductory part of the work, this article explains some health benefits of Argan oil and why you need to get them.
Argan oil contains essential nutrients
The primary composition of Argan oil is fatty acid and different Phenolic compounds. Approximately 29- 36% of the fatty acid content of the oil is from linoleic acid which is what makes Argan oil a good source of an essential nutrient.
Another composition is oleic acid which might not be essential but has healthy fats. Oleic acid is also known to have a positive impact on heart health. The oil is also a rich source of Vitamin E (vitamin E is needed for healthy eyes, skin, and hair. It also has powerful antioxidant properties).
The bottom line: Argan support good health and it is a good source of Vitamin E.
Argan oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
The compounds present (Tocopherol, melatonin, CoQ10, and plant sterols) in the Argan oil are the reason why the oil boasts of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
Applying Argan oil to the skin reduces inflammations caused by infections and injuries.
The bottom line: The presence of different compounds in Argan oil makes it suitable for reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.
Argan oil will help boost heart health
One of the essential nutrients in Argan oil is Oleic acid which is a monounsaturated, omega 9 fat. The presence of this nutrient in some foods like avocado and olive (both help boost heart health) is why Argan oil will also help with heart health.
Argan oil also has antioxidants that help reduce the risk of heart disease by impacting the antioxidant level in the blood. The oil also helps lowers the level of bad cholesterol.
The bottom line: The oil has antioxidants and fatty acid that will help in reducing the risk of heart disease.
Argan oil helps reduce skin aging
Aside from the culinary benefits, one of the known benefits of Argan oil is the fact that it helps reduce skin aging. This is why you find Argan oil in many skin care products. The oil does this by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.
The oil also supports the maintenance and repair of the skin when applied directly. It can also be ingested or administered directly for more effectiveness.
The bottom line: Argan oil is an effective skin care product that can be ingested or applied directly to reduce skin aging and support the maintenance and repair of the skin.
Argan oil is a good skin and hair moisturizer
The essential nutrients present in Argan oil are crème nutrients to maintain healthy hair and skin. The oil is often administered directly to the hair and skin, but it can also be ingested for more effectiveness.
Oral and topical administration of the oil helps improves the skin moisture content.
The bottom line: The oil is a popular hair and skin moisturizer. Other research has also shown that it helps reduce hair damage and hydrates the skin.
Argan oil is often used for treating stretch mark
One of the uses and health benefit of the oil is that it is used to prevent and treat stretch marks. When applied topically, it helps improve the skin elasticity and also recuses inflammation. These two roles contribute to the success in treating stretch marks.
The bottom line: Argan Oil is a good remedy for treating stretch marks.
Adding Argan oil to your routine is very easy and considering the tons of health benefits it has, there is no need to give it a second thought.
Use Argan in its pure form topically for your skin. Ensure you start with a small amount so it doesn’t have an adverse reaction on your skin.
The oil can also be applied directly to dry or damp hair to help reduce breakage or frizz and improve moisture. Only use a small amount of Argan oil if you are starting for the first time and see how your hair responds. Note: Apply Argan oil only to the ends of the hair if you have naturally oily roots so your hair won’t have a greasy look.