It's Not Just for Hair! 9 Amazing Argan Oil Skin Benefits
You've probably heard that Argan oil is amazing for your hair... but have you heard of these Argan oil skin benefits? We're sharing 9 that may surprise you.
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Argan oil has been used for centuries by Moroccan women for medicinal and culinary purposes. The oil has been praised for its conditioning and anti-aging properties that benefit both hair and skin.
Yes, you read that right. Argan oil isn't just amazing for your hair. It will work wonders on your skin, too.
Curious about argan oil skin benefits? We've listed down 9 amazing ways argan oil nourishes the skin.
9 Amazing Argan Oil Skin Benefits
1. It can be used night and day.
One of the best argan oil skin benefits is that it can streamline your beauty routine.
With argan oil, you don't need a separate moisturizer for the day and another one to use at night.
Argan oil is a two-in-one product. It is light enough to use under makeup during the day and hydrating enough to use as an overnight treatment.
To use as a daily moisturizer, use one drop after cleansing your skin with an organic cleanser. Make sure to apply in a circular motion to your face and neck.
At night, do the same. Apply one drop for your face and neck, tapping gently around the eyes. In the winter months or in dryer climates, consider using two drops.
2. It can be added to your toner.
You know the basics, right?
Cleanse. Tone. Moisturize.
Toning the skin is an important part of your skin care regimen. Facial toners re-balances the skin after cleansing (especially if you use harsh soaps).
This is because skin's optimal pH is 5.5. Using toners will keep your skin from becoming too oily or too dry after washing your face.
For an all-over glow, you can add 2 to 4 drops of argan oil to 8 ounces of your favorite toner.
Or you can make your own toner by pouring one cup of boiling water over a green tea bag. Steep for 7 to 10 minutes and add 2 to 4 drops of argan oil once the tea cools.
3. It can help with acne and blemishes.
It seems counterintuitive to put pure oil on oily, acne-prone skin, but don't worry.
Argan oil is a non-greasy oil. It's not going to make your oily face oilier.
In fact, the natural compounds in argan oil help your skin produce less sebum and decrease pore-clogging bacteria. So it can actually help with acne and blemishes.
Plus, if you have acne scars, argan oil can help diminish their appearance as argan oil is packed with antioxidants that help heal damaged skin cells.
4. It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Who doesn't want younger-looking skin?
Not us, that's for sure.
That's why we can't stop raving about argan oil skin benefits. With its fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins E and A content, argan oil is an excellent anti-ager when used regularly.
When it comes to reducing fine lines and wrinkles, fading age spots, and restoring elasticity, argan oil is right up there with top of the line serums and treatments. And because it's perfectly safe to use around the eyes, it can help prevent crow's feet from settling in too deep and soothe dull, tired eyes.
5. It can be used for razor bumps and burns.
Argan oil skin benefits aren't limited to the facial area.
The oil can be used all over the body.
Razor bumps and burns, for example, can be prevented or eliminated with argan oil. Just add a drop of the oil to your shaving cream or smooth it over areas that are prone to redness, itch, and bumps after shaving.
6. It can reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Have you been looking to get rid of your stretch marks?
The bad news is that though there are several treatments for stretch marks, none of them are 100% effective. The most you can do is reduce their appearance.
To minimize the appearance of stretch marks, it's best to treat them early. As you may already know, there are two types of stretch marks: rubra and alba. The former appear as pink, red, or purplish and inflamed, while the latter looks silvery white.
There's not much you can do for fully mature marks (alba). But for rubra, you can apply argan oil directly onto the marks after bathing. Or you can mix drops of argan oil with brown sugar to make an effective scrub, which you can use 2 to 3 times a week.
7. It can heal other skin problems.
Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and rosacea are skin conditions commonly associated with dry or sensitive skin.
Argan oil can help soothe and heal these conditions because it is rich in anti-inflammatory agents such as antioxidants, vitamin E, and vitamin A.
Before using argan oil to treat skin problems, don't forget to do a patch test. You can also consult a dermatologist and see how argan oil can work in conjunction with other targeted treatment products.
8. It can soothe dry feet and cracked heels.
If you're suffering from dry feet, you can put a few drops of argan oil on your feet at bedtime.
Lock the moisture in by covering them with socks.
For cracked heels, you can do the same treatment but you may need to use a lot more oil to really target the problem areas. Just remember to remove the remaining oil with a warm washcloth before bathing to avoid slipping and falling.
9. It can soften chapped lips.
Unlike other parts of the skin, lips don't contain oil glands.
This is the reason why our lips are more susceptible to drying out. Add to that weather conditions such as lack of humidity and frequent sun exposure, and you have the perfect recipe for chapped lips.
To soothe dry lips, you can apply argan oil directly on the lips ideally every time you feel they are drying out. But if you don't have a bottle handy, you can apply once before going to bed and once in the morning.
You can also use a lip scrub with argan oil or make your own by mixing brown sugar with the oil.
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