7 Ways Moringa Oil Benefits Skin & Hair

Moringa oil was first reported 5000 years in India's Vedic scriptures. It is extracted from the seeds of Moringa – “The Miracle Tree” – and is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, sterols, tocopherols, proteins, vitamin A & C and flavonoids and can be easily absorbed by the skin (simultaneously having a long shelf life!) – hence, is a holy grail of skincare.

Known as the most nutrient dense oil in the world, is a golden potion for skin and hair as well. Apart from a plethora of fatty acids, vitamins and proteins, it differentiates due to its richness in cytokinins and zeatin which promotes cellular growth and delays the aging process by supporting and nourishing cell tissue. It also protects skin from environmental influences and the damage of free radicals, reduces enlarged pores and blemishes, and improves skin radiance by providing a youthful glow.

Apply a few drops on the skin/hair/scalp and massage gently, letting the oil get absorbed.

Below are its benefits for glowing skin and luscious hair:

1. Rich moisturizer (specially for dry & sensitive skin)

Moringa, which is rich in oleic acid, provides a deep moisturizer that is great for night treatments. Oleic acid makes oils richer and heavier, so they are extra-occlusive and can seal in moisture effectively by developing an effective skin barrier.

2. Anti-aging & Antipollution

Moringa Oil has many antioxidants and documented skin-rejuvenating properties. These antioxidants do wonders for aging and nutrient-depleted skin due to environmental factors such as pollution. They also prevent the formation of free radicals, which causes premature aging. Moringa oil is also rich in vitamins A and E, which helps plump skin and smooth wrinkles.

 

3. Helps rejuvenate cuts & scars

Moringa oil is an excellent choice for any scars on your skin because it is antibacterial and contains anti-fibrotic properties, which will help prevent your skin from scarring.

 

4. High in Vitamins provides instant glow:

Moringa oil is rich in many skin nourishing vitamins such as  vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins help in improving the elasticity of the skin, reducing the number of fine lines and wrinkles and fighting inflammation. Plus, Vitamin C especially helps repair damaged skin cells. Because of Moringa oil's rich vitamin profile, it has an excellent skin penetration profile. When applied on the skin, the oil is easily absorbed, providing instant radiance. 

 

5. Moisturizes scalp:

Moringa oil is really famous as the massage oil. You may wet your hair first and then simply massage some Moringa oil onto your scalp gently. This way it will reach your roots and moisturize your scalp. It is ideal for people with dry scalp.

 

6. Stronger and dandruff-free hair:

The oleic acid in moringa oil helps to strengthen the hair and retain moisture. It’s antibacterial properties can help keep dandruff and/or dry scalp away as well.

 

7. Natural Conditioner for shiny and bouncy hair:

Moringa has one of the highest naturally occurring levels of behenic acid, a common ingredient in hair conditioners. Use few drops of moringa oil as a leave-in moisturizer on damp hair will act as a natural conditioner.