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Argan oil is relatively unknown for its acne fighting properties, but it helps the skin fight against such conditions and prevents and reduces acne scarring. May’s sunshine and heat is upon us and argan oil applied to acne-prone skin can protect it from the sun.

Argan Oil Properties

The oil comes from the argan tree, which is a thousand year-old tree that grows only in dry areas. It is extracted from the argan seed which is like a small nut produced by the tree. It is therefore a 100% natural, organic oil with cosmetic, therapeutic and culinary properties, and is one of the most expensive oils in the world. Its price is justified because of the complex process required to obtain it. In fact, not less than 30kg of nuts are required to produce a half-liter of argan oil. This miraculous, ancient oil contains omega 6 and 9, fatty acids, vitamin E, squalene, sterols and polyphenols. It is very rich in antioxidants it has anti-aging, softening, firming, nourishing, healing and protective properties! It smoothes and increases elasticity on all types of skin, even on acne-prone skin, and fights the effects of aging by neutralizing free radicals, healing burns, age spots, cracks and acne scars.

Used to Fight Acne

Argan oil applied in the daytime or nighttime is a perfect way to treat acne or to prevent and heal any marks it acne may leave on your face. Used in conjunction with a medical acne treatment, argan oil is the best ally to keep your skin from drying out. Used alone, argan oil helps the skin fight acne by promoting cell regeneration, skin elasticity, hydration, revitalization as well as by fading acne scars. Argan oil also helps repair the skin’s hydrolipidic film and applying it on your face allows your skin to breathe and regulates sebum production. Pure, organic argan oil can be applied to your face as a nighttime or daytime care. Rub just a few drops into your skin by making circular motions with your fingers. A few drops of this oil can also be added to all your skin care products.

Sunscreen For Acne-Prone Skin

Because the summer season will be quickly upon us, a daytime cream or oil should not just be used to moisturize our skin, but also serve as a protective barrier against the sun’s harmful rays. In fact, UVA rays can penetrate into the city  or through your office windows, and can cause the skin to age. If you don’t really need to apply sunscreen, argan oil provides adequate protection in these urban situations. It limits the effects of external irritants thanks to a physical filter, which unlike a chemical filter, works without penetrating the skin but by deflecting the sun’s rays. Chemical filter sunscreens are in fact very bad for your skin, as they penetrate the skin and often contain toxic ingredients that should be avoided. Argan oil contains no nanoparticles and provides physical protection against the sun, which is therefore a healthier option for your skin.

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