10 Amazing Benefits of Marula Oil

It comes as no surprise that South Africa is one of the seventeen megadiverse countries in the world. Many of the world’s natural body ...

Benefits of Marula Oil

It comes as no surprise that South Africa is one of the seventeen megadiverse countries in the world. Many of the world’s natural body care products are produced in South Africa due to its temperate climate and rich plant diversity. Marula Oil is one of them. “Miracle oil’’ as it’s often referred to, is extracted from the nuts of the Marula trees. It's warm, nutty scent and light texture has captivated South African women for years, compelling them to not only use it on their skin as a moisturizer but also as a massage oil. Extracted from the seed and the hard shell of the nut, Marula oil has been used in ways you couldn’t think of. It is not uncommon for it to be used in makeup products or for cooking either.

Marula oil is highly nutritious and contains powerful antioxidants and omega fatty acids. It is suitable for all skin types, whether it be oily, dry or sensitive. With four times more vitamin c than in oranges and 60 percent more antioxidants than the prevalent and widely used Argan oil, it is absolutely worth the buy. It’s something that will last you a long time, and you can use it for a variety of things. If beauty oils don’t excite you too much, there’s plenty of other ways to add Marula oil into your daily routine.

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of Marula oil: 

1.    Treat your blemishes and acne scars

The vitamin E helps with removing any damaged cell structures and has anti-microbial properties as well so wave goodbye to all those acne scars you’ve had since 7th grade. The Vitamin C and the monounsaturated fatty acids also help in reducing acne scars. It’s an easy and inexpensive solution to having blemish free skin that feels as soft as a rose petal without spending tons of your hard earned money on expensive skin care and dermatologist visits. Women with combination skin that have the most difficult time finding suitable products can benefit incredibly from it as well because it’s compatible with almost any skin type.

2.    Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

Something we all worry about is wrinkles. Having tight, model skin can be tough without breaking the bank. And even after that, you don’t know if a product is going to work. And if it does work, can you afford to buy it over and over again for the next decade? Most women start using anti-aging products in their twenties. Just a few years in, and you will have spent thousands of dollars to keep those wrinkles away, and it doesn’t stop there. If you’re someone who isn’t a fan of the natural aging process (like the most of us), you’ll spend even more money trying to find the perfect solution. Oils, face masks, facials and maybe even surgeries, botox, and fillers if you’re a little daring. 

While some of these expensive products reduce fine lines, they fill your skin with chemicals which in return, just causes more skin problems and you run out to buy the next “best product’’ again. Marula oil saves you so much time, stress and money with being all natural and having no preservatives added. It has a long shelf life so you don’t have to worry about it expiring and causing your skin more harm for a long time. The Vitamin C in Marula oil promotes skin elasticity and collagen production leaving you with firm, hydrated skin.

3.    Natural hair conditioner

Yes, Marula oil can also be used for healthier hair. Using it as a leave-in conditioner will do more than just keeping your hair a little less frizzy for a few hours. All you need is a tiny amount on the palm of your hands to run it through your hair before going out in the sun to protect your locks from the UV damage. Or you can use it as a heat protectant before using any hot styling tools. It's essential minerals, and antioxidants make it easier for you to worry a tad bit less about how to escape that eight week trim. Its thin consistency helps to equally coat every strand of your hair, sealing the cuticle and leaving you with frizz free, silky hair for longer. It is a fantastic product for ladies with natural hair.

4.    Nail care

It's fast absorbing properties make it an excellent solution for hydrating your dry, brittle nails and cuticles. Marula oil leaves a natural soft shine but no residue, so you don’t have to worry about dull nails or your hands feeling sticky. Its antimicrobial properties keep bacteria away and your hands clean. 

5.    Hydrated, glowing skin without any clogged pores

Marula oil is highly stable. With its non-comedogenic properties and stable pH level, you don’t have to worry about clogged pores ever again. Many women struggle with finding the right moisturizer for their skin especially if they have oily skin. Nobody wants a product that will just sit on top of their skin and make your face look greasy as ever. Marula oil absorbs so quickly into the skin and has such a light texture; you won’t even feel it. It leaves absolutely no residue behind. 

6.    Prevent stretch marks

The Vitamin C in Marula oil is beneficial in many ways. The elasticity helps to keep your skin firm and hydrated making it harder for stretch marks to appear. Expecting mothers can freely use this body oil without the fear of any chemicals and know that they will receive the best results. It's fast absorbing properties allows you to use an ample amount of product, keeping you away from hyper pigmentation that a lot of mothers develop.

7.    Makeup Primer

Primers are a relatively new addition to our makeup routines. Not many people had even heard of them a few years ago, and now there’s a whole range of primers to choose from. It can get quite overwhelming to decide the one when you’re not sure if it’s even worth the investment. In general, a primer should be lightweight, that creates a barrier on your skin while also letting the makeup sit nicely without accentuating your pores or dry patches. Or controlling oil if you have oily skin. Coconut oil has been a popular choice for women, but it often leaves you with clogged pores that is why it is better to use Marula oil. Something lighter with enough hydration that won’t amplify any of your skin problems. It acts pretty similar to Tarte's Maracuja oil when used as a makeup primer.

8.    Reduce dry patches and flakes

Marula oil works best on dry skin. At 70-80%, it has a very high Oleic acid content. Oleic acid penetrates the skin very well, leaving it healthy for longer. It is rich and heavy which helps to lock the moisture in and making it ideal for dry skin. The sterol content in Marula oil is what reduces any inflammation and leaves the skin soft and smooth.
 It also helps reducing inflammation, redness and blotchiness of the skin so can also be used by people with skin problems similar to eczema. 

9.    Protection against any environmental damage and chapped lips

Sometimes the pollution around us can make it hard to take care of your skin. Whether it be winter or you’ve forgotten to drink lots of water, chapped lips seem to be a permanent and common problem. Lip balms made of petroleum jelly can feel like a thick coat of butter on your skin and lip scrubs are sometimes just too harsh with strong unnatural fragrances and taste. A tiny drop of Marula oil goes a long way. It doesn’t have that lip gloss sticky feel to it, but rather sinks in and hydrates your lips from the inside. It gives a delicate velvety shine to your lips without the need of reapplying the product every hour. 

10.    Body care

Marula oil can be used all over your body. You can add it to your scrubs to make them gentler on your skin Applying a little bit of Marula oil in the shower also helps to shave and reduce any chances of ingrown hairs and keep your skin soft and smooth.   

Marula oil can easily last 2-3 years on the shelf so don’t be afraid to give it a try. You won’t look back. Try the amazing Marula Oil products from Lief Essential and unleash a new you!

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