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What are the skin benefits of argan oil?

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Argan oil helps to improve dry skin, wrinkles, psoriasis, eczema and acne. It traps moisture inside the skin and is high in vitamin E, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and nutrients.

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When used as a daily moisturizer on the face, argan oil can create skin that is smooth, clear and radiant. Apply the oil to hands to help skin that is prone to cracking and peeling. It is also beneficial for dry cuticles and nails.

Argan oil is also used as a full-body moisturizer. To experience the best results, apply the oil to the skin like body lotion while skin is still damp from bathing. Argan oil is also used to treat dry scalps by acting as a moisturizer. Apply the oil to a cotton ball, and dab it onto the scalp right before going to bed.

Argan oil is extracted from the nuts of argan trees, which are found almost exclusively in Morocco. While people typically use the oil as a topical treatment, Moroccans add it to their food to enjoy its benefits. The reported benefits have created a high demand for the oil, which is difficult to produce. Argan oil is found in some lotions in small amounts, although many people prefer to use it in its pure form.

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