What is Argan Oil?
It`s origin takes us all the way to the barren lands of south-western Morocco inside the fruit of the argan tree. Traditionally it was used to treat various ailments like acne, wrinkles, dry skin joint pain and also as a cooking ingredient with many health benefits. When the western world discovered it and demands began to grow, the argan oil started to appear in everything from eye-tightening serum to shampoo.
Here are 10 beauty treatments in which you can use argan oil for better results:
1. Hydrating Toner
Just a few drops of argan oil to your most used facial toner and you`ll be able to tone and hydrate simultaneously, or even better make your own toner with Rose or Orange Blossom water and few drops of argan oil.
2. Face Moisturizer
After you clean your face before you go to bed apply few drops of argan oil directly in your skin (face and neck) and massage it gently. The oil is not greasy (it`s considered to be a dry oil) so your skin will absorb it quickly. You can also use it as a serum and apply night cream after the oil is absorbed into the skin.
3. Rejuvenating & Brightening Face Mask
You can add argan oil to your purchased mask or make your own by mixing 3 tbs of Greek-style yogurt, 1 tbs of honey, 1 tbs of lemon juice and 3 drops of argan oil. Allways aplly it on a dry and clean face and leave it on for 10 minutes until it`s properly absorbed into the skin. Rinse with warm water.
4. Face Glow
For a luminous glow add only a drop or two of argan oil to your moisturizer.
5. Exfoliating Lip Scrub and Moisturizer
You`ll need some vanilla extract, fine brown sugar and few drops of argan oil to make a lip moisturizer. Massage it into the lips with circular motion and rinse it off after.
6. Leave-on Conditioner
After a refreshing shower add a few drop of argan oil to your wet hair and scalp to moisturize and hydrate. This will come very handy especially if you often use blow dryer, curling or straight-iron.
7. Overnight Hair Treatment
Before going to bad massage a larger amount of argan oil into your hair and scalp. Wrap your hair with something and leave it on until the next morning. After you wake up wash it off and you`ll immediately feel the soft luminous locks 🙂
8. Hair Styling Shine
If you have problems with dry hair just add a few drops of argan oil into your palms and rub your hands and finger through your hair. The final effect will be a shiny hair with tame fizz. Because it lasts a long time you will only need a small amount.
9. Cuticle and heel softener
Argan oil is also used to encourage nail growth by adding a few drops into your cuticles so it can soften and moisturize them. This is best used as an overnight treatment because it can also nourish cracked heels so apply a good amount into your feet and toes. Cover with socks before going to bed.
10. Body and Bath Oil
You can use argan oil as a bath oil or body lotion. You can apply it directly to your skin or add few drops into the water. It`s also baby safe and can help to minimize those birth stretch marks.