Since our time in stunning Morocco, we haven’t been able to get Argan oil off our minds. The sacred oil is derived from the ‘argan nut’ and has become a popular ingredient in many beauty products for many it’s their ‘go-to beauty elixir.’ This is because it contains an abundance of rich vitamins and anit-oxidants properties, which can help with enriching your skin, face and hair. To find out what other benefits argan oil offers, keep reading.
Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturiser to hydrate and soften skin.It is easy to use all over the body, including the face and neck. Simply smooth a few drops into your skin using gentle rubbing motions, as you would any face and body lotion.
Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. Due to its ability to tame frizz and give hair shine, argan oil is also commonly used as a styling agent. This is an ideal step to add to your daily routine after blow-drying. Rub a few drops of argan oil over your palms and then comb your fingers through your hair to apply.
Especially in cold or dry weather, lips can easily become sore, dry and cracked. Argan oil is the ideal product to ensure lips stay plump, soft and supple. Rub a drop or two into dry lips as a balm – but be sure to wipe off any excess
Foot, Hand and Nail Remedies
Argan oil’s softening properties are ideal for brittle nails, dry hands and cracked, hard skin on feet. It both moisturises and softens skin, leaving hands and feet supple and soft and nails strong and healthy. Try massaging a few drops of argan oil into cuticles, hands and feet before bed each night.
Acne is often the result of oily skin. Since argan oil is non-greasy, it helps to balance skin by providing natural moisture. Applying a few drops of argan oil to skin afflicted by acne after cleansing and patting dry ensures that essential moisture and nutrients are introduced to clean, dry skin. Rubbing in gently and repeating twice daily can help clear up mild acne as well as balancing oily or dry skin.
Culinary argan oil
The benefits of argan oil don’t stop at your face and hair; there is also an edible version of the oil (a staple to the Berber diet). This made by roasting the nuts over an open fire before they pressed. The culinary Argan oil is packed filled with Vitamin E and is believed to contain double the amount found in Olive Oil- making for a perfect salad dressing substitute.
Other DIY uses for Argan Oil:
- Exfoliator: Add brown sugar and you have an exfoliator which can be used on your face, body and feet.
- Face Glow: If you want that ‘dewy/hydrated’ look add 2-3 drops into either your daily foundation or BB cream- apply directly on to your face and blend well.
- Shaving: Apply straight after shaving to assist with razor burn.
- Bath: Add a few drops into your bath and let the oil penetrate into your skin.
- Serum: Use as a facial serum and or as a means to ‘wash’ before you go bed.