Argan oil, also known as “liquid gold”, is extracted from the argan tree. For centuries, Moroccans have picked out little fruit nuts, bearing this precious oil. Argan oil is rich in both omega 9 and omega 6 fatty acids. This magical oil is known for providing a number of benefits. Some of them are discussed below.
Benefits of Argan Oil
1. Helps Your Skin Stay Hydrated
The best thing about argan oil is that it absorbs into your skin quickly without leaving an oily residue behind. Before going to sleep, first cleanse your face, and then pour a single drop of argan oil into your palm to warm it up. Gently apply it onto your skin in a circular motion all over your face, neck and even your chest.
This will help your skin stay moist throughout the night. During the winter season when skin gets super dry, it is suggested to use at least two to three drops of argan oil as a moisturizer.
2. Reduces Fine Wrinkles
One of the downsides of aging is that it causes fine lines and creases under your eyes and other areas of your face. The presence of vitamin A and vitamin E in argan oil can significantly diminish wrinkles and hydrate the delicate areas of your face.
Gently apply one drop of argan oil onto your face and tap it all over the wrinkly areas of your skin.
3. Makes Your Hair Softer and Silkier
We all love soft, silky, and shiny hair, right? The great thing is that argan oil can easily help you achieve these hair goals. You can also use it as an ideal hair conditioner and treat everything from split ends to dry and frizzy hair.
4. Treats Acne
Acne is often caused by oily skin and argan oil is non-greasy in nature which can effectively treat acne breakouts in no time.
Its daily application can soothe your skin, heal it and eliminate dead skin cells hidden away in your skin.
Argan Oil DIY for Skin
- 1 spoon of lemon juice
- 2 spoons of avocado
- 1 spoon of honey
- 1 spoon of argan oil (if you have a sensitive skin, add several drops of it).
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. The consistency will be thick.
Apply it onto your skin and leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Surely, your skin will look younger and smoother!
Argan Oil DIY for Hair
- 10 drops of one or more essential oils of your choice
- 2 drops of argan oil
Mix the ingredients in an amber spray bottle. Apply mixture to your scalp before you get in the shower. Repeat this every week and very soon your hair will become shiny, strong and beautiful!
We all wish to have beautiful skin and strong, shiny hair. Though perfect skin and hair may seem a hopeless dream to many, it can be easily achieved with the benefits of argan oil.