5 Sunscreen and Sun Protection Benefits of Argan Oil
Argan Oil is a rich gold oil that is extracted from the seeds of the Argan Fruit of the Argan Tree. The Argan Trees is endemic to the Southwest Region of Morocco. For centuries the Moroccan Women have revered Argan Oil for its numerous beauty and anti-aging benefits. One of the original Beauty uses of Argan Oil by the Moroccan Women was for skin and hair protection from the harsh Sun, Heat and Wind of the Desert climate. Moroccan Women have traditionally used Argan oil to help lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation of the skin and to protect from damage by the sun.
Recent research has shown that it is the rich phytonutrient content of the Argan Oil that give it it’s sun protection, skin lightening, and anti-aging properties. Argan Oil is rich in Omega Fatty Acids, Tocopherols/Vitamin E, Antioxidants, and Minerals which work synergistically to make it a great Summer Skin and Hair Sun Protection Remedy.
Argan Oil is a Natural Sunscreen
Research has shown that Argan Oil does have natural sunscreen properties. It works to protect from UV radiation by blocking the melanocyte (skin pigment cells) proliferation of the skin. It is believed the Sunscreen properties of Argan oil are due to the high content of tocopherols, vitamin E, Antioxidants and Omega oils. Not only does it lighten dark spots that are associated with Sun Damage, but it also acts as a healthy sunscreen that blocks UV radiation. This protects the skin from damage to collagen and skin integrity that are associated with premature aging. While Argan Oil does block harmful rays, you may benefit from an organic mineral sunscreen for extra protection. It is best to find mineral sunscreens that are free from Petrochemicals and Parabens. If you are not going to be out in the sun too long, then Argan Oil may be enough to filter harmful rays while leaving your skin with a Healthy and Bronze glow.
Argan Oil Protects the Hair from Sun Damage
Argan oil is protects the hair from sun damage too! Long days in the hot sun and exposure to salt water from the beach may leave your hair dry, brittle and unmanageable. Argan oil can be applied to the scalp, hair shaft and ends before you go out in the Sun or to the Beach. Argan Oil infuses the hair with moisture and nourishment making it have a healthy shine. The heat and rays of the sun will drive the nutrients from the Argan Oil deeper into the Hair giving it the benefits of a natural Hot Oil treatment…infusing the Argan Oil with the energy and heat of the sun. The omega fats, vitamin E, Antioxidants and Minerals of the Argan oil will penetrate the Hair leaving it healthy, hydrated and nourished.
Argan Oil Locks Moisture into the Skin.
Argan oils also helps the skin and hair to retain water by locking in the moisture with a rich network of nutrients. The Vitamin E, Minerals, Antioxidants and Omega Oils of Argan Oil help to contribute to its ultra-hydrating and antiaging effects of the skin. Argan Oil helps the skin to stay youthful and elastic even after a day in the sun. The nutrients in Argan Oil also help to protect the collagen from breaking down which may lead to premature aging and sagging.
Argan Oil Makes a Great After Sun Moisturizer
After a long day in the Sun or at the Beach, Argan oil can be applied as a Soothing Sun Oil. Just shower and apply Argan Oil to you skin and hair and allow the oil to infuse your sun kissed skin with moisture and nutrients. Argan oil is rich in Tocopherols and Omega Fats which make it great for reducing skin inflammation and redness. Your skin and hair will enjoy a gorgeous Moisturized Glow. Argan Oil makes a great after sun skin and hair moisturizer rejuvenating them from any damage done by the sun. Unlike most lotions and creams, Argan oil is free from petrochemicals and harmful toxic ingredients.
- Argan Oil Sourced by Traditional Production Methods
In order for Argan Oil to retains is rich diversity of oils and phytonutrients, it must be sourced from Women’s Co-Operatives in Morocco that are using the Traditional Hand Pressed Production Method. This laborious process is done by Women in order to preserve the nutrients and benefits of the Oil.
The Traditional Production Method produces Cold Pressed Pure Argan Oil which is ideal for cosmetic use as it has all the nutrients intact. It is the rich synergy of all of the nutrients that make Argan Oil an excellent Sunscreen, Skin and Hair Repair Formula and Soothing After Sun Moisturizer.
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