Argan oil is traditionally used as a treatment for skin conditions, including acne and eczema. The oil is indeed very soothing, probably thanks to the omega-6 (also called linoleic acid) it contains, a fatty acid known for its calming and healing properties on the skin.
Combine with a high level of oleic acid, another fatty acid present in argan oil and in human’s sebum, it helps to restore hydration in skin and hair, as well as it conditions them.
10 Natural Uses Of Organic Argan Oil In Your Daily Life
1. Face moisturizer
After cleansing morning and/or night, massage a few drops of pure argan oil directly onto your face and neck. Since it is considered a dry oil, it absorbs quickly and is not greasy. If you want to use it as a serum, apply your night cream after the oil absorbs into the skin.
2. Hydrating toner
Add a few drops of argan oil to your favorite facial toner to hydrate and tone simultaneously. You can make your own toner by adding a few drops of argan oil to Rose or Orange Blossom water.
3. Rejuvenating & brightening face mask
Add a few drops of argan oil as a special ingredient to your store-bought mask. Alternatively, make your own mask by mixing 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 3 teaspoons of Greek-style yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey and 3 drops of argan oil in a bowl. Apply on a clean, dry face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
4. Exfoliating lip scrub and moisturizer
To smooth and moisturize your lips, add a few drops of argan oil and vanilla extract to fine brown sugar for a healing moisturizer. Lightly massage into lips using circular motion and rinse off.
5. Face glow
Add a drop or two of argan oil to your foundation, bronzer or tinted moisturizer for a dewy, luminous glow.
6. Leave-on conditioner
After the shower, while your hair is still wet, add a few drops of argan oil to your hair, ends and scalp to condition, hydrate and moisturize. It’s especially nourishing if your hair is dry from daily use of a blow dryer, straight-iron or curling iron.
7. Hair styling shine
When your hair is dry, use as a styling product by adding a few drops of argan oil to the palms of your hand. Rub your hands together and run your fingers through your hair to create shine and tame frizz. You only need a small amount. It lasts a long time.
8. Overnight hair treatment
Massage a generous amount of argan oil into your hair, ends and scalp. Wrap your hair and leave it on while you sleep. In the morning, wash your hair and you’ll have luminous, soft locks.
9. Cuticle and heel softener
Massage a few drops of argan oil into your cuticles to soften, moisturize and encourage nail growth. Use as an overnight treatment to nourish cracked heels by working a good amount into your feet and toes. Cover with socks and wake up to supple feet.
10. Body and bath oil
Add a few drops of argan oil directly onto your skin, into the bath or body lotion. It’s safe to use on a baby and to help reduce stretch marks on a pregnant belly too.
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