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Marula Oil Will Be Your New Favorite Beauty Oil

You’ve probably heard that olive oil, coconut oil, and Argan oil are important to keep in your beauty routine. But you may not know that there is another oil emerging as a forerunner in beauty routines, and it may be the best one yet! Let me introduce you to Marula oil and the amazing benefits it holds.

What is Marula oil?

Marula oil is derived from the kernels of the Marula tree, commonly grown in South Africa. It has a clear, light yellow color and a nutty aroma. What is notable about it is the high amount of antioxidants and essential fatty acids it contains, such as omega-6 and omega-9. This oil has been used as a moisturizing body oil by Tsonga women in South Africa for many years—their best kept beauty secret until now.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of Marula oil are just recently being better recognized. One of the most prominent benefits is that it helps protect your skin from environmental aggressors such as wind, skin and sun. Unlike other thick oils, Marula oil is absorbed more easily and deeply into the skin.

Another amazing benefit of Marula oil is that it helps to battle breakouts. It’s non-comedogenic because it absorbs into the skin so quickly. Surprisingly, it helps to heal any blemishes faster because it contains antimicrobial properties. Also, because your skin is being properly hydrated, it will produce less oil, which will lead to fewer breakouts.

How To Use Marula Oil

Even though it is such a simple product, you’ll be surprised to know that there are quite a few ways to use Marula oil.

  • For a beauty boost, add 2-3 drops to your current skincare products like your foundation, beauty mask, and cleanser.
  • To prep your skin, smooth a few drops over your face for an amazing moisturizing makeup primer.
  • If you’re a fan of facial peels, try smoothing Marula oil over your face afterward for a soothing post-treatment moisturizer.
  • Marula oil can be used for lasting hydration on your décolleté, neck and face. It can be applied either during the day or at night. During the night, the oil assists your skin in working to replenish itself during sleep. During the day, it provides the right amount of hydration to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • If your skin tends to be on the dry side, keep applying the oil as needed.
  • Marula oil can also be used on nails and hair.

Where To Get It

To buy Marula oil, you can go to many online producers. On each website, you will often find pure Marula oil as well as a variety of fine products made with Marula oil.

Though it seems as if there are new beauty treatments emerging on the market on a regular basis, Marula oil is an amazing product that I think is here to stay. Try it for yourself and you’ll see what I mean. It’s lightweight, absorbs very quickly and leaves skin looking and feeling amazing.