Argania spinosa tree is the source of argan oil.
This tree grows well in semi-arid sub-Saharan soil. It is native to several regions in Morocco and has been cultivated by the indigenous Berber people found there.
This tree provides the livelihood for these people. Although this oil has been used extensively in these regions for centuries, it is only in recent years that its popularity as a culinary, medicinal and cosmetic oil has increased in the west.
Argan oil is rich in nutrients like vitamin E, oleic and linoleic which are unsaturated fatty acids, polyphenols, sterols and many natural antioxidants.
Argan Oil Benefits for Nails
Well cared for nails in a woman or a man is an important asset.
Not only does it improve your looks but it also gives you self-confidence. A person with neglected, dirty or bitten nails could give the wrong impression – especially in a professional set-up.
Apart from external appearance, healthy skin and nails is also a sign of good health. There are many factors that can damage or discolor nails like stress, environmental factors, smoking or poor nutrition. Physical labor can also chip away and dirty nails.
Argan oil applied regularly to hands and nails can treat several problems associated with our nails. For those with rough cuticles,
rubbing a drop of argan oil to each nail before polishing can restore suppleness and softness.
It helps to moisturize skin and remove rough edges.
Nutrients in argan oil can also restore health to malnourished and dry nails. Vitamin E found in pure argan oil helps nails to grow strong and long and reduces chipping.
For those who have weak nails that shred when clipping, using argan oil helps to retain moisture in the nails. This prevents dryness and reduces tears on nails when a nail file or emery board is used.
To prevent premature chipping of nail polish – which looks unsightly – use argan oil after a pedicure / manicure. This protects the nail polish from chipping off too soon and keeps nails looking great too.
Argan oil is very easy to use for nails. Whatever the condition, simply apply a few drops of argan oil on nails and massage well into each nail bed.
The oil gets absorbed quickly and helps replenish protein to the nails. It also prevents breakage or peeling of nails and helps to add shine to the cuticles. Antioxidants in argan oil have an anti-aging effect on hands and nails.
So, now you can say good bye to chipped, dry and unsightly nails. Get beautiful, strong and healthy nails by simply incorporating argan oil to your daily skin care routine. You can use the same argan oil for skin problems and for hair care too.
Argan Oil Products For the Nails
The following are some argan oil skin care products available on Amazon.
- ‘Pure Organic Moroccan Argan Oil’ by Silken Gold: This is said to help smooth and soften skin. Reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Moisturize and hydrate the skin, reduce scars, repair nails, reduce split ends and improve hair texture.
- ‘Argan Oil for Hair and Skin’ by Poppy Austin is said to give salon-style hair and younger-looking skin, face and nails.
- ‘Organic Argan Oil 100% Pure’ by InstaNatural is USDA certified product that can be used for the face, nails, hair and skin.
- ‘100% Pure Argan Oil’ by Foxbrim for Face, Hair, Body and Nails
- ‘Mogador Argan Oil’ is 100% certified organic and this non-greasy formula is said to help improve skin, nails and hair.