Argan oil is one of the many healthy oils that has recently risen to fame due to celebrities, health gurus, and medical practitioners vying for its health, beauty, and weight loss benefits, almost at par with the health and beauty benefits of forskolin, a substance derived from the Indian Coleus (Coleus forskohlii or Plectranthus barbatus). Argan oil is now infused in many commercial beauty products, and it is not unlikely that stunning top stars endorse them.
But the beauty of argan oil lies in its versatility. It is not only great for skin and hair health, but also in keeping your immune, digestive, cardiac, and circulatory systems in check.
How could you sift the real through the fake ones?
Argan oil only comes from Morocco, a country in North Africa known for its biodiversity and rich culture. It is an expensive and exquisite product so do not get jaded right away by products that promise an abundant influx of argan oil. Many fake products mislead consumers into thinking they are enjoying argan when in fact, it’s but an alternative derivative.
For one, argan oil should be placed in specially designed dark bottles that will preserve the oil. It should maintain its refreshing and nutty smell, smooth texture, and brownish amber color. If it feels like nothing, you can be sure that the oil that you bought is fake.
Secondly, argan oil should only be sourced out in Morocco. There is no other place on Earth yet discovered that produces such oil, so if it is not sourced in Morocco, then you should think twice. If the product touts it is from Morocco, then check for the credibility of this claim by doing your proper research. A simple online search can help.
Thirdly, real argan oil should have some imperfections; thus, some sediments are expected to settle at the bottom of the bottle. The presence of residues means that the oil hasn’t been filtered out too rigorously, and the natural filtration process which safeguards its nutrients was used.
What are the benefits of argan oil?
1. As a skin cleanser, toner, exfoliator, and moisturizer
In Moroccan societies, Berber women are tasked to do the extraction and production of argan oil. They also have been using argan oil for their skin for thousands of years, and you will notice that these women have such amazing skin even without the use of lengthy beauty routines. The secret is with argan oil, and there are many things it can offer to provide a youthful glow.
Argan oil can be used for cleaning, toning, exfoliating and moisturizing the skin. Use a tiny bit of oil and gently massage it on your face and neck. Use this every day, and you can see a big difference in your pores and skin texture in as little as one week.
It can even help clear your skin of acne, blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads.
2. For anti-aging
Argan oil helps your skin achieve its natural and youthful glow because it strips off your skin of impurities, gives your skin time to breathe, and nourishes your skin to make it supple and healthy. Apply the oil on your “problem areas” such as around the eyes and lips and wherever you find yourself having wrinkles and age spots. Do this every day and see results in one week.
Argan oil is a miracle oil that promises great results for health and beauty. But you have to find the real one, so you don’t waste your time, money, and energy in adding argan oil to your daily regimen.