Argan Oil: Is it just a Trend, or does it work?
There are always new and upcoming beauty trends, but how do you know what is right and affordable for you? This spring, NV Beauty Boutique will be exploring some of today’s leading beauty trends, the health concerns and the price! Today’s hot topic is Argan Oil. Is it just a trend, or does it work?
What is Argan Oil?
Argan oil comes from the kernels of the Argan tree that is endemic to Morocco. The oil is used for cooking, skin care, hair care and to maintain health. The oil can be directly applied to the skin or mixed in with other creams, salves, or carrier oils. Many people also use the oil directly on the hair.
Skin Care and Argan Oil
Premature aging is a problem for many people, but by maintaining skin elasticity, argan oil can help prevent symptoms of aging. How exactly does Argan oil help the skin? The triterpenoids found in argan oil mixed with other organic compounds can eliminate the appearance of age spots and scars and can even affect the severity of acne and dermatitis.
Argan oil and your Health
Choosing healthy alternatives is something most of us try to do to maintain our health. Argan oil is a healthier option and can help rebalance your cholesterol levels. Lowing your cholesterol prevents atherosclerosis, heart attacks, strokes, and other serious heart issues. The antioxidants and triterpenoids found in Argan oil can also lower the levels of free radicals in your body, which are known to cause cancer. Argan oil also helps improve digestion, nail quality, boost your liver quality and speed up wound healing.
Argan Oil and Hair Care
Argan oil can be used as a moisturiser, conditioner and softener for your hair. It has a high concentration of vitamin E which can rejuvenate the hair, protect the follicle beds, and improve the shine and overall appearance. It is also the perfect solution to fix split ends. It can also promote the growth of healthy, strong hair as opposed to thin, brittle hair.
How Much is Argan oil?
Expect to pay up to $25 CAD for a 150ml Bottle of argan oil.
Risks of using Argan Oil
Speak to your doctor before using argan oil as an herbal remedy. It is important to make sure you don’t have any allergies to the product before use. You should always test argan oil on a small patch of skin to make sure it won’t irritate your skin.
Negative Effects of Argan Oil
Argan oil production is threatening argan trees, which plays a vital role in Morocco’s environment. Also, the high demand for the oil has also caused a disruption in the way female workers are treated.
Before buying products, look at the company’s policy and their impact on the environment. Anything used in moderation is okay, however it’s important to keep our beautiful world safe!
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