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The Wonders of Argan Oil

Made from the grains that grow on Argania plants, argan oil is often sold as pure oil, which can be applied directly to the skin or hair and can also be ingested in order to improve certain health issues. This is a wonder of nature that we also find in various cosmetic products such as soaps, conditioners and shampoos, and it also has several beneficial properties and different vitamins that form a powerful combination to improve the quality of our skin.

It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties – It is rich in vitamin E, which serves as a potent antioxidant to reduce the harmful effects of free radicals. Compounds present in it, such as CoQ10, melatonin and plant sterols also play a role in its antioxidant capacity and can be applied directly to our skin to reduce certain inflammations or infections.

Reduces signs of aging of the skin – Being a popular ingredient in many skin care products, argan oil can even help slow down the aging process, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress (the condition in which our body stays when it can not fight off the harmful effects of free radicals, being also one of the main causes of the aging of the organism). Whether applied directly to the skin or ingested, it may be effective in increasing the elasticity and hydration of the skin in postmenopausal women.

It serves to moisturize our skin and our hair – The oleic and linoleic acids that make up most of the fat content of argan oil are vital nutrients for the maintenance of healthy skin and hair. Some studies indicate that this and other vegetable oils of comparable nutritional profile can reduce double ends and other types of hair damage.It can prevent stretch marks – The direct application of this oil to the skin can be useful in preventing and reducing stretch marks, since it has properties that considerably improve the elasticity of our skin.

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