Of late, you’ve probably noticed a lot of skin care products mentioning argan oil as a key ingredient. If you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered what this thing is and why it’s getting so much publicity. So, for inquiring minds, here’s the lowdown.
Argan oil is extracted from the kernel of the fruit of argan trees in Morocco. Sounds exotic, no? The oil is also referred to as ‘liquid gold’, adding to its exotic persona. The list of nutrients in this oil read like a who’s who of the world of skin and hair care, what with beneficial fatty acids and Vitamin E occupying the top spots. Considering all this, is it any wonder that the stuff can work miracles on your skin and hair? Let’s take a look at what it can do.
Argan oil is brilliant for hair. It doesn’t just condition your hair, it makes it smooth, silky and strong – the three essential Ss. As if that weren’t enough, it also helps you deal with frizzy hair and even split ends. The best part is that you only need a few drops to work miracles. You can either buy haircare products that contain argan oil in them or you can apply the oil directly.
The oil is the easiest thing to use on your skin. It acts as an excellent moisturizer thanks to the content of fatty acids and Vitamin E. The best part is that the oil is non-greasy and a few drops can suffice. You just need to rub it into your skin the way you would any other lotion or moisturizer.
Styles Your Hair
Since argan oil works wonders for frizzy hair, you can use it as a healthy means of styling your hair. No more worries about what the hairspray or the styling gel is doing to your hair. Simply add it to your routine (hint: after blow drying) and be amazed at the stylish, shining and healthy hair you have.
Treats Skin Conditions
The Vitamin E and fatty acids in argan oil really benefit dry and damaged skin. This holds true even if you suffer from skin conditions like eczema. People with flaky, itchy and raw skin will find that argan oil provides relief and prevents further drying of skin.
Slows Down Aging in Skin
Argan oil is a great moisturizer, no doubt, but its cosmetic benefits don’t stop there. It also reduces wrinkles and helps your skin glow. Since it has anti-oxidant properties, it makes for a very effective anti-aging agent. Just take a few drops and gently rub into your face and neck every night before going to sleep.
These don’t even begin to skim the surface of what argan oil can do for you. Incorporate this ‘miracle oil’ into your skin care and hair care routine and you won’t regret it.