The argan oil has great benefits for the skin and well – being of people.
It can be applied to the face, body and hair. In the case of use for cosmetic purposes, it must be obtained through cold pressing, and it is not roasted, since in this way it would lose all its properties.
Properties for the face:
Unsaturated fatty acids are responsible for preserving the cellular structure to retain water, and argan has these acids, which maintain proper hydration. By having a high amount of antioxidant vitamins and other essential nutrients, they take care of the different layers of the skin. In addition, being antioxidants, they neutralize radicals and free radicals and also prevent their formation.
The antioxidant action of vitamins help to restore the natural metabolism, thus reducing wrinkles and improving the condition of our skin. It is highly recommended by dermatologists to treat mild acne and psoriasis, as well as skin related problems.
Properties for the body:
It is also used in body cosmetics, one of the most classic applications is its extension on stretch marks, as it reduces them. Thanks to its healing effect, it produces a relaxing effect on superficial burns. To soothe stretch marks, pregnant women use it throughout their pregnancy. In addition, it strengthens weak and brittle nails.
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.