Health Top ten benefits of Moringa oil for hair and skin care By Lekan Mejigbedu Posted on 12 min read 0 0 50 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Do you know what Moringa oil does to your hair and skin? Moringa oil help relief and cure quite a number of problems relating to the hair, skin, and health in general. Though only a fraction of research has been carried out to ascertain the efficacy of Moringa oil. However, the effective and wonderful contribution of the oil to health, skin and beauty improvement is visible. It has made it a very important and sought-after product globally. This miraculous oil has its source from the seeds of Moringa Oleifera also known as the ‘Miracle Tree’. It is richly packed with nutrients including Vitamins B and C, monounsaturated fats such as behenic acid and oleic acid. Moringa oil or Moringa leaves helps to decrease oxidative stress, exfoliate and moisturize the skin. It also gets rid of inflammation, and boost the body immune system. It excellently functions in detoxifying the body, eliminating dandruff, improving sleep, increasing healing processes and reducing premature aging. These are the top 10 benefits of Moringa Oil for hair and skin care Benefits of Moringa Oil for Skin Care Moringa oil is gaining increasing popularity in the cosmetic and beauty industry within Nigeria and the world at large. This is due to its wonderful anti-aging, anti-inflammatory benefits, among others. It moisturizes dry skin Regular application of moringa oil to the skin releases its soothing and moisturizing properties that help in retaining the moisture of the skin. It also helps to prevent skin flaking or inflammation. Moringa oil helps in the purification of the skin due to its antibacterial properties. It protects the skin against allergenic, harmful environmental substances, and pathogens. The high level of behenic acid present in this oil helps to prevent and protect the skin from damage. Natural Glow Combats skin fatigue, dullness, and unfavorable oil secretion. It works excellently in the purification of the skin as it eliminates the harmful effects of pollution (environmental) on your skin. While purifying the skin, it leaves the skin looking radiant. Moringa oil speeds up healing Regular use of the oil has over time proves to be very effective in speeding up the healing process. Injuries such as bruises, rashes, abrasions, cuts, scrape or minor burns don’t stand a chance. It can also be used in the treatment and healing of bites from insects. It functions by stimulating the flow of blood and protects the wound from infection, due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Moringa oil fights these infections that may affect the injury spot on the skin (including wounds sustained from acne). Dust, oil, and grime can cause wounds to carry infection and become worse. Moringa oil is also famous for its great anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which also contribute to its healing effect. It helps to prevent skin aging The nutrient-packed oil is well-known for its anti-aging properties. It greatly contributes to the eradication of wrinkles and prevents the facial skin from sagging. The antioxidant properties of the oil also slow down that aging process and restricting the activities of free radicals. READ ALSO: Five Reasons You Should Get Health Insurance in Surulere. Spotless skin Everyone craves for a spotless skin as it boosts self-confidence. But sometimes, achieving that clear skin look may seem impossible. Many people resort to using bleaching creams to remove the dark spots from their skin but it only worsens the condition. Due to the harsh chemical effects of bleaching creams, it causes skin burns, leaving it with multiple and embarrassing colorations. Moringa oil is effective in dealing with dark spots, acne, and blackheads. It is one of the famous ingredients used to eradicate acne and the likes in the beauty and cosmetics industry. It wonderfully works in getting rid of spots and dark heads from your skin. Benefits of Moringa Oil for Hair Care Just as the oil enhances the skin, it also plays a major role in eradicating hair related problems. It promotes hair growth and giving your hair that natural shiny look. Boost hair growth Due to the high levels of Vitamins A, B, and E, as well as silica and zinc, Moringa Oil promotes healthy and natural growth of the hair. Many people experience stunted growth due to failure to take proper care of their hair. Not using the right hair products can lead to hair breakage and stunted growth. Just like the body, the hair needs certain essential nutrients, mineral, and vitamins to increase its function, keeping it healthy and smooth. Moringa oil fights off conditions that can hinder hair growth while nourishing the hair with the essential nutrients it requires. Fights dandruff and split ends The vitamins and minerals in Moringa oil fights off and eliminate dandruff and preventing split ends. Due to its amazing healing, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, it is the perfect ingredient or product for treating dandruff. Split ends can be caused as a result of the excess application of harsh chemicals or heat (hair stretcher) to the hair. Moisturizes the hair scalp Moringa oil is globally known as the massage oil. Many people apply and massage some of its oil directly onto their scalp (dried). It works better with wet hair. After wetting your hair, apply and gently massage the Moringa oil onto your scalp. It will easily get to the root of the hair and moisturize the scalp. Moringa oil is perfect for people who have dry hair and scalp. It is also helpful during the dry season (Harmattan). One advantage Moringa oil has over several others is the fact that it is lighter on the hair. This unique natural oil is easily absorbed into the scalp and provides a quick relieve to an itchy and dry scalp. Stronger hair When you apply Moringa oil to your hair, in a short time, you will experience good result. As it will help to strengthen your hair roots and prevent hair loss. Moringa oil supplies essential vitamins and minerals to your hair and it is easily absorbed by the follicles. It simply nourishes damages and weak hair helping in its rejuvenation. Perfect natural hair conditioners The oil contains behenic acid in high quantity, which is one of the commonly used ingredients in hair conditioners. The oil itself is a strong natural conditioner. It can be applied to a damp hair as a leave-in moisturizer or as a hot oil conditioner to treat hair related conditions such as dandruff and any other scalp issues or irritations. Moringa oil used as a natural conditioner leaves a tangle-free hair with less breakage and it keeps it looking glossy, soft and beautiful all day. These are some of the numerous benefits of Moringa oil. The beauty and cosmetics industry has tested and confirmed its many unique properties and that is why it is one of the major hair and skin care products today. So why not give this ‘miraculous natural oil’ a try and enjoy its effects on your skin and hair.