Though now it is a worldwide used product, argan oil has been initially used by the women from Morroco, due to the fact that it is produced by the argan tree that originates from that region.
Also known as liquid gold, this miracle oil is used primarily for the skin and hair and it is found in many cosmetic products. Why is it called liquid gold? One reason would be the fact that it is packed with vitamin A and E, antioxidants, linoleic acid and many minerals that are great for the health of the skin and hair.
Here are 10 ways in which your hair and skin can benefit from it:
- Nourisher for dry skin
Your skin will be moisturized by the fatty acids which will enter deep into the skin. It is non-greasy and non-irritating and has anti-inflammatory properties. Mix it with 3 tbsp. of yogurt and 1 of honey, and apply the mask on your face for 10 minutes.
- Alleviating skin discomforts
The chemical composition in this oil resembles a lot to the sebum produced by the skin. This means that by applying a few drops of it on your face, your skin will be tricked into believing that it does not need to produce any more sebum. So, you can say goodbye to blackheads, pimples, and any other unpleasant surprises.
- Lightening stretch marks
Simply put a few drops on the stretch marks and start massaging the area for 5-10 minutes. You can do this until the stretch marks are completely gone.
- Keeping acne away
The antioxidant properties will heal the skin cells that are damaged while the linoleic acid will prevent any inflammation. Dab some drops of oil on the affected areas and after 30 minutes wipe them off with a tissue. It has a non-greasy texture, so your skin will be moisturized. Plus, any scars you might be having will vanish.
- Slowing down the aging process
The fatty acids will help you regain the elasticity of the skin and offer you protection against free radicals while the antioxidants will protect you from UV rays and reverse the aging process. Simply massage a few drops of it on your face and neck before going to bed.
- Stimulating hair growth
If you have a problem with hair loss, put a few drops of oil on your hair every evening for 2-3 weeks. Massage it and leave it overnight. Shampoo the next morning. Your hair will be nourished by the vitamin E and healthy fats.
- Moisturizing dry lips
If you are permanently confronting with this problem, you can just massage your lips with a few drops of argan oil for 1 minute every day, before going to bed. Your lips will be soft and supple.
- Moisturizing cuticles
Rub a few drops of oil on your nails for 5 minutes every evening before going to bed. Not only will your cuticles be moisturized, but the vitamin E will also take care of your nails.
- Hair conditioner
Your hair will be softer and silky-like mainly because of the linoleic and oleic acids. You can massage the scalp for 10 minutes or use it as a conditioner and apply it on the ends and on the scalp while the hair is still wet. However, this is a procedure that should not be performed every day, as it is hard to rinse out.
- Moisturizing dry feet
Soak your feet into warm water for 15 minutes and then, using a pumice stone, remove the dead cells. Wash the feet and dry them afterward. Pour a few drops of argan oil and then rub them for 5 minutes. Put some socks on and stay like this overnight.