Marula oil - true gold
If in our latitudes marula oil is considered an outlandish novelty, then African women have been using it to the fullest for hundreds of years to take care of themselves. Today we will tell you why this product is so valuable, what useful properties it has and how it can be used in cosmetology.
Useful properties of marula
Marula oil can be safely called a real treasure of Africa for its incredibly valuable composition. The product contains up to 78% oleic acid, as well as palmitic, linoleic and stearic acids, vitamins E and C. But that's not all.
The oil contains up to 28% proteins, tocopherols and a set of microelements necessary for the skin. It is also one of the richest oils in antioxidants.
Such a rich composition could not fail to provide the oil with an impressive list of useful properties. So it is:
- Forms a weightless film on the skin that prevents moisture loss.
- Strengthens the processes of regeneration in cells, fights free radicals.
- Easily absorbed into the skin, perfectly moisturizes it and saturates it with essential vitamins and microelements.
- Restores the protective barrier of the skin.
- Perfectly softens the skin, makes it smooth, helps prevent cracking.
- Quickly removes inflammation and redness on the skin.
- Helps in the fight against cellulite, prevents the appearance of stretch marks.
- Restores the skin after burns, scratches, cuts, accelerates the healing process.
- Slows down the aging process of the skin.
- Strengthens blood circulation and improves skin color.
- Protects the skin from low temperatures, wind, UV radiation and other negative factors.
- Perfectly nourishes the scalp, strengthens the hair.
In addition, the oil has a mild mattifying effect, making it ideal for summer skin care.
The use of marula in cosmetology
The oil is non-comedogenic, resistant to oxidation. It can be used with equal effectiveness both as an independent tool and in combination with other components.
The oil can be used neat as a face cream and is suitable for all skin types. But for a more complex effect, it makes sense to add it to the recipe:
- day and night creams;
- anti-cellulite products;
- lotions and balms;
- face masks;
Marula oil is no less useful for hair. Despite the fact that the product is suitable for all types of hair, it has a particularly noticeable effect on dry, dehydrated curls.
Use marula oil before washing your hair. Apply it all over the scalp and then spread it over the entire length of your hair. Cover your head with a warm towel, and after 30 minutes wash as usual.
Do not neglect marula oil in your nail care. It is enough to apply oil to the nails and cuticles before going to bed, the result will not be long in coming - the nails will become stronger and smoother.
Due to its light texture and excellent absorbency, marula oil is ideal for massage. Here it can be used as an independent component, and in combination with other massage oils, and as part of massage tiles.