One of the latest skin care trends to hit the shelves around the world is argan oil, which has long been used in its native home of North Africa for its various beauty and health benefits. This particular product can not only be applied to skin and hair for beauty benefits, but can also be consumed for a number of health reasons, including reducing cholesterol and inflammation in the body.
One of the main reasons that this particular oil has become popular however is the fact that it has anti-aging benefits for the skin. With many women looking to maintain plump and glowing skin for as long as possible, products touted as ‘miracle’ anti-aging solutions are often quick to grow in hype and sell out in shops as they become widely known to the general public.
Although this oil has only relatively recently because popular, evidence goes to show that there are indeed many benefits to this product, and that its anti-aging properties are very real. Here are some of the benefits that you can enjoy if you do decide to give argan oil a try for yourself.
The first main quality of this oil is that it is packed full of vitamin E, which has long been known as one of the most beneficial vitamins in skincare. The product also contains high levels of substances called saponins, which work together with the high levels of vitamin E present to nourish the skin, plumping out any wrinkles that are present.
Argan oil is therefore arguably very suited to those who already have some wrinkles and would like to naturally reduce them without using any kind of harsh chemical product. This product can simply be used as neat moisturiser on damp skin both morning and night in order to nourish the skin and enjoy the anti-wrinkle benefits.
It should be noted, however, that this particular oil is very rich – as well as being rich in benefits – and for this reason it may need to be mixed with a non-greasy and light oil in order to avoid an oily appearance. This is especially the case for naturally oilier skins, and should be kept in mind when applying the product in the morning before makeup.
As well as having anti-wrinkle benefits, argan oil also prevents premature aging and reduces the effects of environmental damage. Thus, even if you are not too concerned with reducing the appearance of your wrinkles, you may well want to invest in an argan skin care routine nonetheless in order to avoid environmental skin damage accumulating too fast.
The reason for this is that the oil contains a very high level of anti-oxidants, which help protect against damage caused by UV radiation from the sun. Although it should not be worn instead of a good sunscreen, it can fade spots caused by the sun and reduce inflammation and redness. Furthermore, it has also been shown to act against potentially tumorous skin cells.
For this reason, using this oil is not something that should be limited to the face, and is recommended for whole body use too. This will not only keep skin nourished and supple, but can fight against premature skin aging on the body as well as on the face.
These are just a few of the anti-aging benefits of argan oil, but many experts recommend that you take this product internally as well – although you should check with your supplier whether the product that you are purchasing is destined for human consumption or cosmetic use before you start adding it to your salad dressings.
The oil is great as a regular face and body moisturiser, and because of its effectiveness against wrinkles and its prevention of environmental damage to the skin, it is recommended for people of all ages.