Argan Oil is distilled from the kernels of the fruits of the Argan tree that grows in Morocco. Goats are often found climbing the tree just to relish the fruits. For generations, natives of Morocco have extracted oil from the little fruit kernels and used it for varied purposes like adding it to the regular diet, healing wounds, nourishing hair and even for skin ailments.
Argan Oil, often hailed as the elixir of Morocco has innumerable benefits, and cosmetic companies across the globe are now using it as an active ingredient in many of their products.
Lets look at the benefits!
Skin Toning Properties
Skin toning is an important skin care routine everyone should be following. The best way to use Argan Oil in this routine is to add a few drops of Argan Oil to the toner you use regularly. Alternatively, you could even make your own DIY skin toner infused with Argan Oil and apply it morning and night, after cleansing and before applying a moisturizer.
The best way to create your own toner is to boil water with a green tea bag, and the let it cool down. Infuse it with essential oils and few drops of argan oil. Voila! You have your own skin toner.
Anti Acne Properties
Sebum produced by our skin is the major reason why we get Acne. Argan Oils helps reducing the secum content, thus helps reducing Acne. It also has anti inflammatory properties that help reduce the inflammation caused by acne. It would be a great idea so blend it with tea tree oil which possess anti bacterial properties. The combination of argan oil and tea tree oil would be ideal to fight acne.
After facing the heat of the hair dryer, curler and the iron, you hair needs some love and pampering. Argan oil is known for its amazing effects on hair. It is non greasy in nature, and hence can be used as a leave in conditioner. Many shampoos are infused with argan oil, to make hair smooth, silky and free from the frizzy split ends. We highly recommend using argan oil shampoo and conditioners. There is research that suggests that Argan Oil also promotes hair growth and can be used on the scalp on areas where hair growth is scanty.
Argan oil is also widely used in beard oils, to condition & nourish the beard and also to promote growth of a healthy beard.
With winter comes cracked lips. If you do not want to use the lip balms and vaseline, just 1-2 drops of argan oil on your lips should do the trick. It is not only healthy, but also an all natural way to moisturise and soften your lips.
Post Waxing / Razor Bumps Treatment
We have all faced (at some point or the other) that itchy red rash after using a razor or after a waxing session. Massaging argan oil on to affected areas is a great way to calm the skin. It gives a cool soothing effect and gets rid of the red rash quickly. It would be great to warm 1-2 drops of argan oil and massage it on the beard / legs wherever applicable.