Your skin is your largest organ and taking good care of it is essential. Argan Oil is one of the most popular botanical oils available in the world, for all sorts of complaints and ailments, as well as as part of a daily skincare regime, and for good reason. Here are five things you need to know about this Moroccan miracle.
1. Argan oil comes from a kernel inside a little fruit in the Argan forest in Morocco. These very slow growing trees are so important to the local economy and loved by the world, that in 1998 the Argan Forest was declared a Biosphere Reserve By UNESCO. The fruit itself is so tasty, goats scale the tress just to reach them. Imagine how good their skin is!
2. It is packed with wonderful things. It is high in antioxidants such as Vitamin E and contains essential fatty acids, a combination which can combat the very driest of skins and create youthful elasticity with an efficiency that only mother nature can deliver.
3. It is the cleverest of all the oils. Argan Oil can adapt to the different needs of the different areas of your face – it hydrates dry patches whilst re-balancing oily areas to reduce sebum production that can cause blemishes. It also knows what your skin needs for different parts of the day – rejuvenation at night, with a weather and UV protective seal for the day, keeping your natural moisturiser in. Synthetic products just can’t replicate this kind of adaption and replenishment.
4. It’s also amazing for your hair. Using Argan oil on your head and hair encourages hair growth, works to prevent hair loss and helps to resolve both dry or oily scalps as well as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema of the scalp. Argan oil, and it’s omega 3 and 9 fatty acid, penetrates hair follicles which deeply nourishes and stimulates a rejuvenation of the hair and scalp that helps to heal and prevent split ends or repair hair that has been damaged by styling or sun. It can even prevent greys.
5. It’s edible. While the most popular global use for argan oil is to rejuvenate skin and hair, there are actually another use of argan oil: culinary. As a healthy fat, argan oil has been found to prevent oxidation and aging, while simultaneously stimulating digestion and boosting brain power. Consumption of argan oil has been proven to stimulate the nervous system and build brain capacity, reduce rheumatism pain, soothe hypertension, stalilise insulin and blood sugar, and improve digestion.