Argan Oil is often referred to as ‘liquid gold’ and justly so. Imagine a product of fruits that are so nutritious that goats climb trees just to feed on them. The precious oil extracted from the fruits of the native Moroccan plant, the Argan tree, is very rich in important nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin E, Omega-6 fatty acids, linoleic acid and anti-oxidants. These properties make the oil appropriate for skin and hair care. As such, it is a very popular ingredient in many anti-aging, skin and hair care products. Some of the many benefits of Argan Oil in beauty therapy include diverse uses like:
– Skin moisturizing
– Skin toning
– Healing acne
– Hair conditioning
– Preventing stretch marks
– Hand, feet and nail treatment
– Soothing razor burns and bumps
Skin moisturizing – Argan Oil absorbs quicker, leaves no oily residue and is safe and gentle around the eyes. Vitamin A and vitamin E in the oil keeps the delicate areas around your eyes moisturized and reduces fine wrinkles. The oil is easy to apply all over the body, neck and face.
Skin toning – Toning is an essential step in a skin care regimen. A good toner helps ensure you have an all-day, all-over glow. You can make a natural toner by adding 2 to 4 drops of Argan Oil into a mixture of warm water and tea leaves extract. This toner produces great results if applied at night and in the morning just after cleansing, but before moisturizing.
Healing acne – Many moisturizers and oils can aggravate acne. Argan Oil on the other hand, soothes afflicted skin and effectively encourages healing. The oil’s non-greasy nature helps balance the skin oils providing natural moisture. The anti-oxidants in the oil reduce inflammation and encourage healing of damaged skin cells.
Hair conditioning – Argan Oil makes hair shinier, softer and silkier. It is effective for taming frizzy hair, treating split ends, and conditioning hair. It is a great leave-in conditioner and makes the hair easy to style. This oil protects hair against heat from flat irons, curlers and hair dryers. Research does show that it can encourage hair growth as well.
Prevents stretch marks – Argan Oil improves skin’s elasticity. Vitamin A and vitamin E present in the oil rejuvenates the skin while its moisturizing properties eliminates the possibility of developing these unsightly marks. The oil is ideal during pregnancy as it helps ensure skin and hair is healthy and hydrated.
Anti-aging – Argan Oil eliminates the possibilities of wrinkles occurring and ensures the skin has a youthful glow. The oil’s anti-oxidants restore the skin’s elasticity making it softer and plumper. The best results are achieved by applying the oil on the face and neck just before bed.
Hands, feet and nails – Argan Oil has softening properties which makes it appropriate for healing dry hands, brittle nails and hard and cracked skin. It softens and moisturizes the skin leaving it soft and supple and the nails healthy and strong.
Razor burns and bumps – Razor burns along bikini lines are very unsightly. Luckily, Argan Oil is an effective treatment that soothes the skin, eliminating all the uncomfortable feeling that comes with shaving.
These uses by no means cover all the benefits of Argan oil. Many refer to this honey-colored substance as the entire body’s beauty elixir, and from these benefits that description is fitting.
Even Moroccan Goats understand the value Argan oil as the goats climb trees to eat the Argan.