Argan Oil is known as liquid gold in the beauty world. Argan Oil is an organic product extracted from the Kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa L.) that is endemic to morocco. It is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E. Its properties make it particularly beneficial for the hair and skin, which makes it a popular cosmetic choice for many celebrities. It’s not just for the rich and famous, though- anyone can reap the argan oil benefits for their body. Here are some of its most common uses.
The good news, to get all of the benefits of this precious little nut, you don’t have to purchase luxury hair and skin care products. You can purchase just the oil, making it a versatile addition to your beauty routine. True, 100% argan oil is expensive; but fortunately, just a drop or two will nourish hair and skin throughout the day.
Top 10 Benefits of Argan Oil
Here are 10 of the ways that you can incorporate this anti-aging, moisturizing, and all natural oil into your daily beauty regimen.
1. Skin Toner-
Skin toning is an important step in your skin care routine. For an all-over glow, add 2-4 drops to 8 ounces of your favorite toner, or better yet, make your own chemical free, all natural toner at home!
Simply pour one cup of boiling water over a green tea bag and let steep for 7-10 minutes. Remove the tea bag and allow coming to room temperature. Add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil (orange, lemon or tea tree are great), and 2-4 drops of argan oil, and seal in a jar. Use morning and night after cleansing, and before moisturizing.
2. Hair Conditioner-
Argan Oil is entire to make hair smoother, silkier, and shinier. It is also the ideal hair conditioner, and it can even help to treat split ends and tame frizzy hair.
3. Sleek and Shine Styling-
It is used as a natural styling agent by so many hairstylists because of the fact that it keeps all the side-effects away. Instead, it revamps your hair completely while you have it on as a shiner only. It repairs the damaged and frizzy hair and makes the hair naturally sleek and shiny in the long run.
4. Skin Moisturizer-
Argan Oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer.
It is easy to apply all over the body, including the face and neck. Simply smooth a few drop into your skin using gentle rubbing motions, as you would any face and body lotion.
It works as some medicated moisturizer for acne prone skin. It does not only prevent the production of excessive natural oil on the skin which is the major reason of breakouts but also helps reduce the inflammation and swelling. It is because of the anti-oxidants present in the oil.
6. Lip Moisturizer-
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 is sure to wipe off any excess.
7. Stretch Marks-
Argan oil can help prevent stretch marks by improving the elasticity of the skin. Warm 2-3 drops of pure argan oil in the palm of your hands and gently rub your stomach, hips, thighs or any other potential problem areas.
The vitamin A and vitamin E will help to rejuvenate the skin while moisturizing, making stretch marks less likely to form. If you already have a stretch mark or two (or six), start by massaging argan oil and brown sugar into the affected areas before your next bath. Rinse well and apply the oil to the affected areas prior to dressing.
8. Foot, Hand and Nails Treatment-
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.
9. Over Night Deep Conditioning Treatment-
Argan oil absorbs quickly, and does not leave an oily residue. After cleansing your skin with an all-natural cleanser, pour a single drop into your palm to warm. Apply in a circular motion to your face and neck.
In the winter months, or in dryer climates, you may need a second drop; but remember to use sparingly. This oil is gentle, and safe to use around your eyes.
Apply one drop to your face, using a tapping motion, from the bridge of your nose to your temple, and back again. Then apply a drop beneath your eyes with the same gentle tapping. The vitamin A and vitamin E can help to reduce fine wrinkles and keep this delicate area moisturized.
10. Whole-Body Moisturizer-
Once you see amazing ways that argan oil benefits your face, do not hesitate to use it as your whole-body moisturizer! Hopefully, you are currently using an all-natural moisturizer (like coconut oil) on your body and avoiding the harsh hidden chemicals that are present in most lotions and moisturizers.
Add just a couple of drops of argan oil to your food-grade carrier oil of choice (coconut, olive, jojoba, sweet almond, or sesame) to immediately reap all the benefits of this healing natural oil. If you have dry patches on heals, elbows or other areas, massage an extra drop into those areas for relief.