Ever heard about Argan oil? A Moroccan native, it’s oil extracted from Argan kernels and has been used for centuries to protect and soothe dry and damaged skin. This skincare ingredient has often been called a “miracle oil” because of its ability to protect skin from sun damage and, if used long-term, is believed to prevent skin cancer, according to a recent study. Here are a few of its benefits.
Packed With Antioxidants
Argan oil promotes radiant and naturally glowing skin largely thanks to its abundance of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to improve water retention in the skin. Antioxidants are important because they counteract free radicals. Free radicals are produced in the body when your system exposed to smoke, radiation and certain foods. If left unchecked, free radicals may eventually cause disease and cancer.
Reduces Stretch Marks
One of the biggest benefits of regular Argan oil use is its ability to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Many South Africans suffer from stretch marks that are usually caused by rapid growth spurts in adolescence or pregnancy. So, Argan oil is one way to say goodbye to your “zebra stripes” if used frequently.
Contains Anti-Aging Properties
We now have clinical proof that Argan helps prevent premature aging and loss of skin vitality. The oil aids skin-elasticity, which is a key part of preventing wrinkles and sagging skin, which is typically caused lifestyle factors such as dehydration, sun damage and stress.
No wonder some people call it liquid gold. To find a body lotion or body cream that contains Argan oil and Vitamin E, click here.