Argan oil is found in Morocco and is an organic product prepared from the extract of argan tree kernels. It is popularly known as ‘Liquid Gold’ because it contains high quantities of essential nutrients, such as Vitamin E and fatty acids. Its antioxidant properties make it extremely beneficial for the skin and hair. It’s also known as Liquid Gold due to the oil being so precious, unique and incredibly time-consuming to create. It takes one woman around three days to make just one litre of argan oil! The oil is commonly used in beauty products and is known to be used by many celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Charlize Theron, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift. Wondering why it’s so good for you? We’ve highlighted the top uses and benefits below!
Top ways to use argan oil for your skin:
1. Skin Moisturising
This oil can be used to hydrate the skin as it helps in keeping the skin soft and elastic. Due to the presence of high content of fatty acid and vitamin E, it is a great product to give your skin a natural boost. The oil is non-greasy, non-irritating, easily absorbable and, therefore, works as a great stand-alone moisturizer. It can also be applied in addition to your current moisturizer as an added layer of hydration and protection. It can be used on any part of the body, including your face and neck. Just dab a few drops of the oil on the palm of your hand and gently massage it into the skin.
Not only is the oil a great moisturiser, but it also helps in reducing wrinkles and aging lines, giving the skin a youthful glow. Its strong antioxidant content makes it the perfect anti-aging product. Daily use of this oil helps in restoring skin elasticity, thus making the skin softer and smoother. The ideal way to use the oil to get the best anti-aging results is to take a few drops on your palm and gently massage it on your face and neck at bedtime and in the morning before applying makeup (it also acts as a great primer)!
3. Dry Skin
People who have dry skin or skin problems like eczema that make the skin itchy and flaky see a lot of benefits after using this oil. This is because the content of fatty acid and vitamin E present in this oil acts as an anti-inflammatory and soother for the skin. This oil helps in repairing the damaged skin and also provides the skin with nutrients that will further reduce dryness and itchiness, thus making the skin soft and supple. The application is very simple. All you need to do is gently massage a few drops of 100% pure argan oil to the affected area and let the oil seep in. The difference can be noticed in just a few weeks.
Top ways to use argan oil for your hair:
1. Hair Conditioning
The oil has been proven to treat frizzy hair and also reduce split ends, which we all know is a common problem for many people. After regular use of the oil, you can see results. The hair becomes softer, silkier and stronger. This oil works as an excellent conditioner and is easy to apply. You can choose to use hair products with argan oil as one of the ingredients, or use directly the pure oil for the strongest results. For pure oil use, we recommend using it as a hair treatment. Apply oil generously to your scalp, massaging the oil into the skin, and then comb through the rest of the hair with your hands (applying more oil as needed to cover your hair well). Leave to soak for at least 30 minutes or even overnight before washing out.
2. Hair Styling
The oil helps in reducing frizz and adds shine to the hair, so it is used as a great hair styling agent. It leaves your hair more manageable and also adds a healthy shine. It can be applied every day, either before or after blow-drying or styling the hair. Applying beforehand will also protect your hair against high-heat tools like the dryer or straightener. Just pour a few drops on your palm, rub in between both the hands and lightly move the fingers in between your hair.