Morocco Argan Oil Uses, Benefits For Skin Acne, Face Wrinkles, Hair Treatment

   Introduction to Argan Oil
     Argan oil is an expensive and exquisite raw material for skin and hair care. At the same time, it is known as a high-quality cooking oil and even as a dietary supplement. The argan oil is obtained from the fruit of the Argan tree, whose scientific name is Argania spinosa of the Sapotaceae family.

    It is known also as "Ironwood tree". Its natural occurrence is limited to an 820,000-acre area in the southwest of Morocco which in 1995 was appointed by UNESCO to the legally protected biosphere reserve. With up to 30 meters deep reaching roots and their mighty crowns, bushes, the ecological balance of the region help to preserve and to halt the proceeding aggradation in one of the driest places on Earth.

    The oil extracted from the seeds of the fruit is used by the Berbers for the food preparation as well as traditional healing and care products for skin and hair. Meanwhile, it is marketed as a high-quality natural product with success. Moroccan women who see themselves on the ancient art of argan oil production provide a viable additional income for themselves and their families.

    The harvesting and processing of Argan is traditionally women's work. 100 kilograms Argan fruit are needed for the production of 2.4 kg oil. The Berber use its healing properties for centuries especially for treating wounds or inflammation and maintenance of skin and hair.

    Pure argan oil is the best to buy and you should always go for pure organic product. Cold-pressed, extra-virgin oil is excellently suitable for both internal and  external use. Oil from the roasted Argan fruit is ideal as a cooking oil as it contains roasted and flavouring substances which give a typical nutty taste.

    This fits well with many typical Moroccan dishes and sweets. The main ingredients of the argan oil, The exquisite scent of argan oil, its nurturing and even rejuvenating effect on the skin make it a base substance for high quality cosmetic products that are well tolerated also for skin problems.

Nutritional Facts and Uses of Argan Oil
    It is used in Morocco as a traditional dietary and home remedy with success. Some special ingredients and their particular combination of argan oil make it a perfect care and cure for skin and hair. In addition, the oil is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.

    Argan oil contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, Tocopherols, strong antioxidant vitamin-E variants, phytosterols which are not usually in other oils. These ingredients give the argan oil its particular value.

    Generally, phytosterols help reduce cholesterol production. Argan oil also contains Schottenol and Spinasterol which are very rare in plants. For example, Schottenol could act against tumors, Spinasterol is able to stimulate cell growth and cell regeneration.

    The polyphenols it has can be divided into phenolic acids and Flavonoids.Phenolic acids, such as the ferulic acid occurring also in the argan oil, often determine the taste of certain foods. Ferulic acid is involved in the construction of the cell walls in plants. Its structure is similar to Curcumin and it serves the production of anti-microbial substances in cosmetics or soaps.

    Flavonoids are soluble plant pigments which give fruit their color and their taste and entirely good for human health. Quercetin and Myricetin, for example, render bacteria and fungi harmless on the skin.

    Polyphenols have generally an antioxidant effect and compete with the well known scavengers, vitamin C, E or beta carotene. In addition, polyphenols is anti-inflammatory and prevent heart attack, thrombosis or cancer tumors. Also against age-related eye diseases work such as cataracts, macular degeneration etc.

    Polyphenols influence the immune system and hormone levels positively and reduce allergy, alleviate menopausal symptoms.

Argan oil for hair
    Argan oil is particularly suitable for hair care. It can be used either alone or as an ingredient in shampoos or spa packages. Probably, the effective ingredients of squalene, ferulic acid, vitamin E, phytosterols and polyphenols help to smooth damaged, brittle hair and to return shine and elasticity on it.

    If you surfer from dandruff or extremely dry scalp, you can use argan oil: the oil after shampooing in the scalp is massaged in this case - it should be used under a towel then about half an hour, it will be washed.

    The massage of the scalp with argan oil nurtures and nourishes the roots of the hair. This promotes the natural hair growth and returns its fullness to the hair. Its application can significantly reduce even hair loss or slow down premature graying.

Argan oil for skin
    The ability of Argan oil in promoting cell regeneration is evidenced by many practical examples: the regular use of products from/or argan oil can help to smoothen wrinkles and to improve the freshness and elasticity of the skin. Berber women use these properties for centuries.

    Do you know someone that suffers from psoriasis, atopic dermatitis or eczema, argan oil has an anti-inflammatory effect, heals and nourishes stressed skin in which these diseases extremely dry out.

    For impure skin or acne, is also well advised to use argan oil products for its disinfecting and antibacterial effect which allows a rapid healing of inflamed areas of skin. We recommend you always use pure argan oil.

    Cosmetics work well with argan oil as a massage oil, as part of the bath salts
in mixtures for face masks and as a lubricant or creams for the care of facial skin
particularly hands and feet. Use Three times per day depending on a teaspoon (TSP).

    For external use, about a tablespoon pure, cold-pressed argan oil mixed with clay is used as Pack.

Scientific studies around the argan oil
    The German Cancer Research Center, the University Paul Verlaine in Metz and the renowned immunologist Dr. Peter Schleicher have closer deals with some of the exceptional ingredients of argan oil and the curative or preventive effect.

    French scientists in particular examined the tocopherols, vitamin-E variants that are included in the argan oil. Together with phenols, they serve as cell protection and slow down the cell aging.

    In Dr. Schleicher studies and some other recent studies that examine the preventive effects of argan oil on prostate or breast cancer, it showed that, risk of cancer can significantly be reduced by regular taking of Spinasterol and Schottenol.

    Argan oil improves circulation and is able to inhibit inflammation processes. At the German Cancer Center, Dr. Schleicher examined the effect of argan oil on allergies, auto-immune diseases such as rheumatism or on lipid metabolism and good results were achieved.

   A long-term study conducted at the University of Casablanca in Morocco had it documented that, Argan oil has cholesterol-lowering effect. The flavonoids in the argan oil such as Quercetin prevent the immune system from allergies and excessively secretion of histamine.

    Also, their antioxidant effect and its favourable influence in the prevention against cardiovascular or metabolic diseases are proven. They were examined among other things at the medical faculty of the University of Maryland.

    The high content of vitamin E, tocopherols in combination with phytosterols in the argan oil lowers the General readiness of allergy at longer-term application. However, Because it often dries out the skin of patients with eczema, scaly, wrinkled skin. It's thus very sensitive and a balanced skin care between the bouts of the disease is extremely important.

    Pure argan oil or even care products with argan oil help to bind the moisture in the skin (Another natural cure for eczema is the Manuka Honey ). Using lotion regularly or several times daily prevent renewed drying out of the skin and the emergence of itching.

    The pure oil leaves no layer of fat but it's easily absorbed by the skin while it does not clog the pores which in turn prevents the formation of blemishes. Special skin care products usually consist of a well-tolerated water-oil mixture. Also moisturizing oil baths help to rid the afflicted skin cracks and crusts and gently clean.

    In the commercial, moisturizing soap and washing lotions for face and body are available for this purpose. Wrinkles or scars as a result of skin diseases can be prevented with argan oil and accelerates its regression.

    The precious Argan oil comes exclusively from Morocco. There, it is known since ancient times as cooking oil as well as home remedies for various diseases. It has proven itself especially in the care and healing sick or problematic skin.

  A series of scientific tests showed that argan oil can be applied successfully for both internal and external health problems of various kinds, reduce allergy readiness and soothe the skin having atopic dermatitis, psoriasis or acne.

    Currently, it is examined whether argan oil, similar to Black Cumin Oil, prevent against various metabolic disorders such as high blood pressure, diabetes or even used against cancer. Some studies have already pointed to positive results.