Why Argan Oil is a superfood for your skin
-Oct 31, Ana De-Jesus, Beauty -
Argan Oil, otherwise known as nature’s miracle oil is by far one of the greatest, and best-known, ingredients in the beauty world. With nutritional benefits for the skin, hair and nails, Argan Oil’s nickname of liquid gold makes sense in more ways than one. We’ve included it as one of the 32 hard-working ingredients in Lumity’s Skin Nutrients and have asked Ana De-Jesus, who is behind the Instagram handle @FadedSpring, to explain why this magical oil is such a treat for your skin.
Extracted from the kernels of the Argan Tree, which is native to beautiful Morocco, Argan Oil is not only organic but is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E, there is more to Argan Oil that meets the eye, especially now that winter is on the horizon.
So, if you are someone who has ‘problem skin’, dry and frizzy hair that is adamant it does not want to be tamed or have dry legs and hands, here are five amazing benefits of using Argan Oil which will take your beauty routine to the next level. Question is, what will you use your Argan Oil for?
Argan Oil Is A Superfood For Your Skin
As someone who suffers from sensitive, acne-prone skin that is also quite oily, it might seem confusing for me to suggest using oil on skin that has already got sebum production in excess. But, Argan Oil is a ‘healthy oil’ and superfood for your skin. It helps to protect the skin and reduces the severity and number of breakouts. Best of all, Argan Oil also contains unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E. For those of you who are worried about using Argan Oil on your face because you fear that it might upset your pores, there is no need to worry; with a comedogenic rating of 0, it doesn’t clog your pores.
Argan Oil Helps to Treat Split Ends and Smooth Frizzy Hair
Although Argan Oil is used extensively in skincare, did you also know that this miracle oil does wonders for frizzy hair, split ends and fly-aways? As someone who has thick and curly hair, finding an oil that helps smooth back my frizz and baby hairs is often an eternal struggle, but using Argan Oil makes my hair feel smoother, look shinier and, best of all, controls that frizz that is always determined to break free. One thing that you have to bear in mind when using Argan Oil to treat your hair is that a ‘little goes a long way’ as when you use too much it can make your hair look greasy. Nevertheless, when used in small quantities Argan Oil is the perfect oil for controlling ‘hair tantrums’, especially when you are on the go and are in humid, warm conditions. But how can using Argan Oil prevent against using split ends? Well, it’s simple; because it contains phenols, which are instrumental to healthy hair follicle production.
Argan Oil Helps to Repair Nails and Aid Healthy Nail Growth
As mentioned earlier, Argan Oil has a large amount of vitamin E which makes it suitable for strengthening nails and promoting healthier nail growth. Of course, as Argan Oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, it can also act as a product that can help fight off nail infections. What Argan Oil is best used for when it comes to looking after our nails however is, of course, acting as moisturizer for our nails, which helps to both condition our cuticles and nails, keeping our fingers and toes in tip-top shape. Furthermore, if you have cracked and sore skin around your fingernails and toenails, soaking them in Argan Oil overnight, whilst paying attention to raw and rubbed areas, can help your nails and toes feel amazing in the morning. Simply coat your feet and nails in oil and pop socks and gloves on overnight to nourish the skin and voila, super soft and painless feet and hands.
Argan Oil Is Great When You Want To Go Make-Up Free!
Argan Oil can help to reduce the appearance of healing scars and aid the reduction in size of old scars, which is great for confidence boosting when it comes to going make up free! I have acne scars and scars from injuries, the biggest of which is a second degree burn scar that covers up the majority of my right foot. Using Argan Oil has allowed me to continue to allow my foot to heal and has even made old injury scars disappear and become less noticeable. But how does Argan Oil help reduce the appearance of stretch marks, facial and acne scars and even prevent against ageing, I hear you ask? Firstly, the triterpenoids naturally found in Argan Oil are ideal for the healing of acne related scarring and its fatty acids help to improve the elasticity of the skin, preventing against stretch marks. Vitamin E can also reduce the appearance of dark spots by helping to decrease the melanin content inside the skin cells. Finally, Argan Oil contains squalene which is a fatty acid found in the sebum which keeps skin supple and hydrated; after the age of 30, the body starts to slow down in sebum production, so any substitute is welcome!
If you enjoyed this, why not read about the benefits of Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil?
Written by: Ana De-Jesus