Meet Mongongo Oil – The Super Oil
Choosing the right cosmetics for your skin type is essential if you want to have a fresh and natural appearance. Moreover, choosing the right beauty products helps to prevent allergic reactions that result in breakouts and itching. Because every person’s skin is unique, you should seek professional advice before investing in any skincare products.
Oils have proven to be extremely beneficial when it comes to taking care of your skin and hair. And just as you thought you have got all your different types of oil in a row, one appeared that surpassed all the other oils and became the super oil. Which oil is that you ask? Mongongo oil.
What is mongongo oil?
Mongongo oil is derived from an egg-shaped, velvety fruit called mongongo fruit, which grows on a manketti tree found on wooded hills and among sand dunes, and is associated with the Kalahari sand soil-types. The oil has been traditionally used as a body rub in the dry winter months to clean and moisten the skin. Nowadays, experts in the cosmetics industry have found greater uses for this amazing natural treasure.
Mongongo oil properties
Reasons why it’s considered the best, mongongo oil contains the following properties:
- Vitamin E – an antioxidant that helps stave off skin damage and signs of aging
- Linoleic acid – great for calming inflammation, redness or eczema
- Alpha-Eleostearic acid – adds another layer of sun protection that serves as a shield over your skin or hair against UV rays
- Other nutrients like calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc.
Taking into account all these properties mongongo oil possesses, there are many benefits to your skin and hair that come with its regular usage.
Unprotected exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause invisible damage to skin cells, eye damage, skin cancer and more. Therefore, you need to protect yourself from those rays. Mongongo oil serves as a natural sun block. Spread it on areas that are exposed to the sun and avoid potential future health issues.
No more damaged skin
Skin exposure, weather elements, pollution and stress have a great impact on the quality of one’s skin. Unfortunately, those are all factors we have little control over and there isn’t much we can do, but prevention is something we can do. Massage the oil into your skin and leave it for at least 30 minutes then wash it off and continue with your usual beauty regimen.
No more inflammation
Numerous factors can cause skin inflammation and the bad news is that no skin is exempt from this. That is why it is important to have the right remedy once you have been affected by it. The acidic properties of mongongo oil make it a great agent for soothing inflammation, rashes and eczema.
If not cared for properly, your skin will resemble the weather elements you expose it to. That is why it is important to keep it hydrated regularly. The skin will absorb mongongo oil quickly. Its linoleic and magnesium properties will leave your skin moisturized, refreshed and glowy.
If your hair looks dry, you have split ends or you are having trouble with dandruff, use mongongo oil and you will see stronger, shinier hair that is dandruff free. Apply it after you have shampooed your hair and massage your scalp gently for a couple of minutes. Repeat this process once a week, and you will notice the change quickly.
Future looks bright
This up and coming super oil will rise in popularity not only due to the numerous health benefits other oils fail to provide, but also due to the economic factor. You will receive a high quality product while increasing productivity of small farms where the fruits are grown.
Article by Zainab Sheikh