The miracles of Argan
Can you imagine that there is a fruit in this world which is so delicious and nutritious that goats will literally climb trees to get to them? Inside that delectable fruit, we find a little nut, which gives us Argan oil. For many years, those who reside in the Argan Forest in Morocco have extracted this oil, which serves many purposes.
Argan oil is full of Vitamin A and Vitamin E, both have healing abilities. It also contains linoleic acid, antioxidants, and Omega-6 fatty acids. If you own any high-end cosmetics or hair supplies, you will likely find Argan oil listed in their ingredients. Because a bottle of 100% Argan oil is expensive, you will only need to use one or two drops a day, even so, it will last for a very long time.
In today’s topic, we will discuss our top ten ways to implement Argan oil into our daily beauty routine.
1. Skin Toner:
Argan oil can help to keep your skin clean, to use it, begin with one cup of boiling water.
Pour the water over a green tea bag and let it steep for seven to ten minutes. Then, remove the tea bag and bring the tea to room temperature. Next, add one or two drops of your favorite essential oil. We would recommend orange, lemon, or tea tree. Then, add two to four drops of Argan oil and seal the mixture in a jar. Use this mixture both day and night, after cleaning your face, but before applying moisturizer.
2. Nighttime Moisturizer:
Because of the Vitamin A and Vitamin E that are in Argan oil, it is great to use as a night-time moisturizer. The oil gets absorbed through your skin quickly and will not leave your skin oily.
After you wash your face with an all-natural cleanser, simply add one drop of 100% Argan oil into the palm of your hand and apply it to your neck and face, using a circular motion. Overnight, the oil will work to fight fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to keep your skin moist.
Argan oil is rich in linoleic acid, which helps to reduce inflammation in your skin caused by acne, rashes, bug bites and skin infections. It can even lower the sebum levels in your body to combat oily skin.
If acne is an issue for you, simply place one drop of Argan oil in the palm of your hand and place it on the areas concerned. You can also add tea tree oil to help fight the acne more effectively, along with any inflammation and scarring.
Purchasing exfoliating products in the store can be pricey. Luckily, we discovered a do-it-yourself exfoliator using Argan oil that not only removes dead skin cells but also fights signs of aging. To make the exfoliating mixture, use one tablespoon of brown sugar and add one or two drops of Argan oil. Rub this mixture into the skin on your face by applying in a circular motion for two to four minutes. Be sure to pay close attention to any areas that are dry or are prone to breakouts. The brown sugar assists your body in absorbing the nutrients in the Argan oil.
5. Razor Bumps and Burn:
An issue that plagues both men and women alike is razor burn. Argan oil can soothe the discomfort and heal the inflamed skin. Use one or two drops of Argan oil and massage into the affected area. The area will heal quickly and you will also reduce the chances of getting ingrown hairs.
6. Stretch Marks:
Argan oil can help to make your skin more elastic and therefore can help to prevent stretch marks from forming. This is because the Vitamin A and Vitamin E help to replenish and moisturize your skin. You can accomplish this by using two to three drops of Argan oil to massage the skin of your stomach, hips, thighs, or any other area of concern.
If you already have noticeable stretch marks, try massaging them with Argan oil and brown sugar before your next bath or shower. After applying and massaging, wash well and then add Argan oil to the area before getting dressed.
7. Lip Conditioner:
Argan oil can help the skin of your lips, as well. Simply use one or two drops as a Chap-stick substitute and wipe away any excess. The oil will heal cracked lips and keep them protected from the elements.
8. Leave-In Conditioner & Styling:
As we discussed earlier, Argan oil is not greasy and it’s a perfect addition to your hairstyling as a leave-in conditioner. The oil will tame your hair, protect it, and repair any split ends.
To use, start with one drop, but you may need to use one to three drops depending on the length, condition, texture, and thickness of your hair. Place the drop, or drops, in your hand and rake through your hair, paying attention especially to the ends of your hair. Next, add a half of a drop to your fingertips and massage into your scalp.
9. Dry Feet and Heels:
As you can imagine, Argan oil can help treat any cracked or dry skin on your feet and heels. Just rub two drops onto your feet and pay close attention to the dry or cracked areas.
If your skin is especially dry, you may need to add a few more drops to properly moisturize your feet. Then, cover it with a pair of cotton socks and leave it on overnight. If that is not an option, be sure to leave on at least for twenty minutes.
Since Argan oil is not greasy, it is also great to use on your nails and cuticles. The oil conditions the nails and your cuticles to prevent hangnails from forming.
Be sure to remove any nail polish and wash your hands and feet before applying. Then, dab just a fraction of one drop directly on each nail. Do this one at a time and rub the oil into your nail bed and cuticle. Keep the oil on until you have completed all nails.
Then, be sure to wash your hands and feet thoroughly. You can then add nail polish if you desire.