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Argan Oil for Skin Health

There is a boom in the number of cosmetic products based on Argan Oil over the past few years.This oil is extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree. These trees are prevalent in North African countries and especially Morocco. Lot of scientfic research backs the claims related to health benefits and medicinal properties of Argan Oil.

Argan Oil Nutrition Fact:

Argan Oil BenefitsThe oil is produced by drying the fruit and removing the fruit portion from the kernel (usually manually). The oil is then extracted by regular pressing. The First Cold-pressed Argan oil is more nutritious than any other commercial oil. Huge percentage (close to 80%) of this oil is made up of unsaturated fatty acids, hence good for heart. It is also rich in several other micro-nutrients like Vitamin E, Phenols (Phenols like caffeic acid, oleuropein, vanillic acid, tyrosol, catechol, resorcinol, epicatechin and catechin), Catotenes and Squalene. It is proved beyond doubt that this oil can address a lot of skin diseases and can strengthen hair follicles and broken hair.

Argain Oil Uses:

Argan oil is a good moisturizing agent and absorbed well by the skin. It is a good home remedy for Eczema, Psoriasis and Acne. It is also efficient in curing skin conditions like scaly and flaking skin.

In addition to being a good skin and hair tonic, this oil also helps in controlling rheumatism. It also accelerates the healing of burns.

This oil can be used as a home remedy to control the de-pigmentation caused by vitiligo. A combination of extravirgin coconut oil and extra virgin argan oil can efficiently induce the melanocytes to produce the coloring pigment melanin and hence combat vitiligo.

Argan Oil in Cosmetics:

Argan oil is is increasingly becoming popular among cosmetic companies, it comes under different brands in various forms. However the important thing is most of the cosmetics use refined argan oil or oil made after roasting the kernels to reduce the odor, hence they are not as effective as extra virgin cold pressed oils.

 

Organic Cold Pressed Argan Oil

  • 100% Pure, Organic Concentrate of Cold-Pressed, Raw Argan Nut oil from Morocco
  • Stored in a dark amber bottle for extended life and to prevent oxidation
  • Cures various skin diseases
  • Improves hair health and shine

 

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Ajithkumar

Ajithkumar, an Engineer and a management professional is the founder of AlternativeMedicineWiz.com. He’s practiced Yoga and Pranayama for more than a decade, after learning it from his renowned guru Gireeshan. He has a keen interest in Ayurveda and Siddha medicine.

1 Comment

  • I’m using argan oil to make my hair less dry and more beatiful, and I have to say I’m quite impressed with the result. During a few months, my hair changed a lot in a good way. However, I didn’t use it for skincare, so I think it’s time to try it out. πŸ™‚

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