Popularly known as the "liquid gold," Argan Oil is an amazing product that has been creating a lot of buzz lately for its tremendous rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits to the face, skin and body. Argan Oil is extracted from the Argan nuts that comes from the Argan (Argania Spinosa) tree. This tree is only found in Morocco!
The harvesting and extraction of Argan Oil consumes a lot of time, and is quite a labor-intensive process. This makes Argan Oil expensive and rare, yet many people readily shell out their money on Argan Oil to gain the countless benefits it has to offer. Not only is Argan Oil rich in antioxidants, Vitamin-E, squalene and essential fatty acids, but it has various other benefits as well!
So let’s learn more about how this you can put this amazing Argan Oil to great use starting today!
Argan Oil is quickly absorbed in skin and does not make your face look greasy. This makes it a wonderful face moisturizer. Cleanse your face and massage a few drops of Argan Oil on your face and neck every morning and night. It protects the skin from drying, makes it radiant, soft and supple. Argan oil also acts as a mask against environmental stressors and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It soothes the look of irritation and the appearance of blemishes.
2. Reduce Appearance of Blemishes
Other products on the market contain certain ingredients that can dry the skin, leading to more production of sebum. Sebum will be produced in more quantities to make up for the lack of moisture. This excess oil blocks the pores. Because Argan oil is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin E, it is efficient in soothing the appearance of blemishes. It also makes the skin look even by reducing flakiness.
3. Great for the Face
Few drops of Argan oil can be mixed with any face mask you buy from a store to increase the benefits. You can also make your own face mask at home, if you want to go completely natural. Here are some excellent Argan oil face mask ideas:
Mix 5 drops of Argan oil, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon honey (dark) and 2 tablespoon yogurt (unflavored) in a bowl. Apply this on a clean dry face in a circular motion. Massage for 3-5 minutes and let dry for 10-15 min. Rinse with cold water. This will improve the complexion, texture and glow of your skin.
Mash two tablespoons of avocado in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon Argan oil, 1 tablespoon oat flour and 1 tablespoon honey to it. Mix well and massage on the face and neck for 3 min. Let it sit for minimum half an hour, rinse off and pat dry. This prevents wrinkles naturally and nourishes the skin.
Crack one egg in a bowl and separate the yolk from it. You need only the egg white for the exfoliating mask. Add 3 tablespoons fresh milk to the egg white and whisk well. When you get a smooth paste add 1 tablespoon Argan oil and 2 tablespoons of sugar to it. Massage this gently on face and neck for 5 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Apply a moisturizer after patting dry. You can use Argan oil as the moisturizer too.
4. Lip Exfoliator and Softener
Apply a drop of Argan oil directly to your lips to experience a smoothness or mix a few drops of Argan oil with brown sugar and vanilla extract and massage the lips in circular motion. Take care to be gentle while massaging. Rinse off.
5. Leave-in Conditioner
Massage a few drops of Argan oil in your wet hair and scalp after shower to hydrate your hair. This is particularly useful for people who have dry hair naturally or due to hair styling activities such as straightening and curling. Argan oil can also be applied to hair before hair styling to reduce the damage caused to hair, especially if you’re using a hair dryer.
6. Frizz Remover
Do you experience frizzy and dull hair after you wash your hair? Argan oil is an excellent frizz remover and detangler. Apply a few drops of Argan Oil on your hair paying more attention to the hair ends when your hair is still wet. It will make your hair soft and easy to comb. Along with this, it adds a great shine to your hair and reduces split ends.
7. Healthy Scalp
Give an overnight treatment to your scalp with Argan oil, if you have dry and flaky scalp. The oil will penetrate deep to produce more efficient results. Massage a generous amount on your scalp for 15 minutes and leave overnight. Wash off the next morning with a mild shampoo. Do this twice a week to get healthy, non-itchy scalp. This treatment is beneficial for both hair and scalp at the same time.
8. Nail Care
Weak and brittle nails can be treated with Argan oil to make them strong. Regularly massage a few drops of Argan oil on your nails to give them strength and prevent peeling or cracking. This also encourages nail growth. Argan oil is also an effective cuticle softener. Massage the cuticle along with nails to make them soft. Few drops of Argan oil can be mixed with the water during the manicure and pedicure process to experience better results.
9. Heel Softener
Dry and cracked heels are very painful and they also make your feet look bad. Nourish your cracked heels with Argan oil. Massage a generous amount of Argan oil onto your feet prior to going to bed. Let the oil absorb completely. Cover the feet with socks and leave it on overnight. You will notice a marked improvement immediately. Apply it regularly to keep your heels soft and smooth.
10. Body & Bath Oil
Argan oil is rich in anti-oxidants. Add a full dropper of Argan oil into the water during a warm bath. This will make your skin absorb the vitamins, fatty acids and nutrients easily. It will soften all parts of your body including hair and scalp. If you need extra hydration, apply few drops Argan oil all over the body, hair and scalp after the bath.