There’s always something new and exciting in the world of skin care and argan oil is certainly one of them but what are the benefits of argan oil for the skin that make it so popular. I have used argan oil before for hair care purposes but have never tried it for skin care. As I’m pretty obsessed with anything that’s meant to be beneficial to the skin, I had to dive right into this one to check out what it can actually do.
Argan oil is high in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants, all of which are commonly found in many skin care products especially those for anti-aging. The oil is derived from the nut that is inside the fruit of the argan tree which is found in the argan forest in Morocco.
The Moroccan natives have been using it for years and swear by it not only for its skin and hair nourishing properties but also for its rash and wound healing abilities too so for best results, stick to pure organic unrefined argan oil to get the most benefits.
What Can It Do
It has a multitude of uses and even though it is found in many products nowadays, you can buy the oil in its purest form and use it either on its own or mixed with some of your favourite products. If you’re really creative, you can also use it to make many different homemade skin care products from an exfoliant to a toner. And unlike many other oils, it’s one of the least pore-clogging of them all which makes it suitable for almost all skin types.
As A Skin Moisturiser
The vitamin E and fatty acids found in argan oil make it an excellent moisturiser for both the face and body. It absorbs easily and it hydrates and softens the skin without causing irritation. Do use it sparingly though as a little goes a long way. You shouldn’t be left looking like a greasy mess but if you are then you’ve used too much. A few drops gently rubbed into the skin should be more than ample.
To Treat Dry Skin
Argan oil is particularly effective at soothing and relieving dry skin. Applying a few drops to the affected areas can moisturise and hydrate the area to help treat and prevent further dryness. Some people suffering from eczema or psoriasis have used argan oil to help ease the symptoms and have claimed that it has given them relief from irritation and itchiness. Dry feet, in particular, can also benefit from argan oils moisturising and hydrating qualities when used as a leave on treatment.
For Anti-Aging Purposes
The antioxidant properties of pure argan oil make it great for anti-aging. It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and apparently has a firming effect by helping to restore elasticity in the skin. Its moisturising and hydrating effect leaves the skin softer and smoother and can even leave you with a youthful glow. Its high vitamin E content is also said to be effective at reducing the appearance of marks and scars.
To Treat Shaving Rash
Men and women alike can benefit from argan oil to help soothe and treat shaving rash. Due to its healing properties, applying a few drops to the affected area can soothe and heal the inflammation and soreness and some people say it can even reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs too.
To Help Treat Acne
Argan oil has soothing and healing properties which can help ease the inflammation caused by acne and help the damaged skin to heal. It can even help rebalance natural oil production and reduce the occurrence of oily skin which often leads to acne. When the skin is not getting enough oil, it will often overproduce too much of it to correct the problem which in turn then causes the opposite problem of oily skin which can then result in acne.
As A Lip Conditioner
Argan oil is also good for moisturising dry, sore, cracked lips so it can make a very effective lip balm all on its own. Apply a drop or two to lips to keep them supple, soft and conditioned and wipe away any excess. This is an extra handy tip during those cold winter months.
As A Hair Conditioner
Of course, we can’t forget about its hair conditioning properties. Argan oil is an excellent hair conditioner that can help repair, smooth, soften and strengthen hair as well as adding gloss and shine to dull hair. It can also be used as a treatment for dry, damaged hair or to help treat split ends. It can be used to tame frizzy or flyaway hair and can also help to moisturise the scalp to prevent dandruff and dryness.
For Breast Firming…..Say What Now!
Yes, ladies, breast firming. I literally almost fell off my chair when I came across this one. So okay it’s not just the argan oil, it has other added ingredients but I had to include it because……well it’s breast firming, oh and did I happen to mention that it’s BREAST FIRMING!
This stuff is called Dr. Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Breast Firming Cream and it’s actually reported to be pretty effective. Simply rub it onto your girlies and let it work its magic and give gravity a run for its money.
I Love It Already
Well, I don’t know about you but the last one certainly justified it for me. If you haven’t tried argan oil before then you really should give it a go. You just might like it. The only thing I would add is that I personally don’t like the smell of it but maybe that’s just me but for the sake of skincare, I’m willing to deal with it especially considering all of its uses and benefits.
What about you. What do you think about argan oil? If you’d like to share your thoughts on the subject, please feel free to leave a comment below.
P.S I’m so sorry about the breast firming picture but what can I say, the mood took me.