Have you ever wanted to find the perfect oil for your hair and skin? Have you ever wondered what that oil might be? Argan oil is just such an oil. Found inside of a small fruit that grows on trees, generations of native Moroccons have relied upon this oil for decades.
No wonder they’re so beautiful, they’ve kept their little secret just that, a secret. However, someone squealed and today, thanks to that squealer, we can all enjoy the myriad of benefits of argan oil.
Extracting the precious oil from the nut of this tree the Morrocans have found many great uses for the oil. Not only did it treat bug bites and skin infections, it also helped with rashes and beatified their hair and is a great natural moisturizer.
Today’s cosmetic world has many variations of products with argan oil in them, however, you don’t have to buy any name brand products or spend tons of money on said products to get the benefit of argan oil. You can buy your own bottle of argan oil and add in just a few drops of this precious oil all by yourself.
Your bottle of argan oil is going to be expensive, but you can buy the less expensive products and add in your own oil and save a ton of money. It’s quick and easy and you’ll be able to control how much oil you’re actually using. Your bottle of argan oil is going to last you a long time and you’ll really get your money’s worth out of your purchase. Here are 10 great uses for your little bottle of Argan oil.
During the harsh winter months you can simply apply a drop (or a second drop if it’s extremely harsh or if you’re in a very dry climate) and gently rub it into your skin.
Start with an easy tapping motion on your nose to your temples. Do this a few times and then put a drop just under your eyes. Again use your easy tapping motion gently work it into the skin beneath your eyes.
Argan oil is loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin E and will help to moisturize your skin and repair the delicate area. It will also help to fill in fine lines and wrinkles that we call age lines. Anywhere that you’re suffering from dry scaly skin you can apply argan oil and reap the benefits of the oil. It will penetrate the skin and nourish it within and give you a radiant glow.
Sadly, most of us don’t use skin toner. We’er really missing out on a lot of healthy benefits for our skin. To create your own skin toner and benefit from it use this recipe. Simply add two to four drops of argan oil to 8 ounces of your favorite toner or use our easy recipe below to create your own chemical free version of toner.
Toner: one cup boiling water and a green tea bag. Steep 10 minutes and remove tea bag. Let this tea come to room temperature and add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil and your argan oil.
Seal and use each morning and night after cleansing and prior to applying makeup or moisturizer. Your skin will glow and it will be healthier than ever before.
You can also put the toner in a spritzer bottle and mist your skin if you need a quick pick me up during the day. It’s refreshing and nourishing to your skin.
When you exfoliate you’re removing dead skin cells from your skin and allowing the new fresh skin cells to shine through. To do this with argan oil all you have to do is combine a few drops with about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Rub this between your hands and into your face in a circular motion. Pay attention to any areas that are acne prone.
Gently rinse off with tepid water and pat your skin dry. Never rub delicate skin, this can cause damage and spread blemishes. This is also ideal to use on cellulite, dry elbows and heels and anywhere that dry skin is a problem. Simply massage it in and allow it to remove the dead skin and then you can shower and remove the dead skin cells. Your skin is sure to glow when you use this method.
Acne can be very embarrassing for anyone. Instead of expensive acne creams (that don’t always work) why not try a few drops of argan oil. It’s high in linoleic acid and will help reduce irritation and inflammation.
It will also help to reduce the chance of infection from acne since it works as a natural anti biotic on the skin. Simply place a drop of the argan oil in your hand and gently dab it on to any problem areas. You can also mix it with tea tree oil and make your own astringent for skin.
One of the biggest concerns of any pregnant woman are the fact that she’s going to have some stretch marks. To help reduce these apply as exfoliate above (mixed with the brown sugar) and massage into any areas that seem to be developing stretch marks. Step into a bath or shower and rinse well.
Your skin will appear softer and the stretch marks will be greatly reduced. Remember, it’s normal for the skin to stretch during pregnancy. This will help to reduce the stretch marks and it will help them to fade away faster when the baby is born and the body is returning to its former shape and size.
Razor burns and bumps are unsightly can be very sore. To soothe and heal such skin issues simply apply some argan oil between the hands and massage gently into the skin that was recently shaved.
Argan oil will instantly soothe and reduce the burning sensation and help to reduce any ingrown hairs as well. Because of its natural astringent ability it will also prevent any infection from open skin areas and blemishes.
Make your own massage oil. Add a few drops of argan oil to your favorite food grade carrier oil. This could be olive oil, sweet almond, coconut or jojoba oil. For your favorite scent you can add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil as well.
Massage this into the skin for soothing and healing. Excellent for massage therapists at the professional level as well. At home you can use it as well for dry areas like the heels and elbows. It’s non greasy and won’t stick to clothing.
Leave In Conditioner
Struggling with dry lifeless hair? Grab the bottle of argan oil. It will help to reduce split ends, dry frizzy hair and tame your style. It’s also ideal to protect hair from heat from dryers and curling irons. It will leave hair healthy and shiny as well as nourished.
For best results, start with one drop and if hair is thicker or longer add in another. Use up to three drops for best results.
Pay extra attention to the ends of hair and you can also massage the remaining oil on hands into the scalp to help promote strong hair roots and growth.
Dry brittle hair will also benefit from an argan oil deep treatment. Once each week massage the oil deep into the hair and scalp using four to ten drops. Twist hair up and wear a shower cap to bed. Leave it in your hair overnight and rinse out in the morning.
The body heat will be retained in the shower cap and it will help to give your hair a natural boost. For dandruff or dry scalp, you can also do an overnight treatment as mentioned above. If hair and scalp are extra dry you can do this treatment twice per week until results are seen.
After results be sure to continue this treatment at least once per week for best results. If hair goes back to its former lackluster be sure and step it back up to twice per week treatments until improvement is seen.
Excellent for a lip treatment. Dry scaly lips don’t have to plague you. Simply apply some argan oil and wipe excess away. Use excess on another area of dry skin.
It will help your lips to retain their moisture, be kissably soft and prevent dry chapped lips. Excellent for skiers in winter as well as other outdoor sports enthusiasts. Also ideal for patients on medications that dry out the skin, lips and hair.
Those cuticles need attention. Why not give them a massage with some argan oil? It will help to reduce hangnails and it will give your nails and cuticles a nice smooth finish. Your nails will look as if you’ve just left the saloon. Nourishing and full of vitamins, your nails are going to look great after just one treatment.
If you want to apply polish leave the argan oil on for an hour and then wash completely and dry gently. Polish as desired. Argan oil will help to condition your nails and moisturize them preventing painful and irritating hangnails. Anytime that you’re suffering from dry scaly skin you can reduce the problem by simply applying some argan oil. It’s quick and easy to apply and you’re sure to reap the benefits in just one quick and easy treatment.
It’s vital to store your argan oil out of direct sunlight. Once it is open you should strive to use it up within six months. Start with a small sized bottle and see how fast you go through it. You’ll be amazed at how long one bottle of argan oil can last.
Always ensure that you’re buying the best quality of argan oil that you can afford. You want 100 percent argan oil, not anything that has fillers or other ingredients in them. If you find them with fillers and other ingredients avoid that brand.
Only 100 percent argan oil is worth the investment. You’ll also want your oil to be cold pressed. This ensures that it’s not heat damaged. Argan oil is the wonder oil of the decade. It offers up a myriad of skin benefits and will go far in helping maintain healthy and moisturized skin. Always keep in mind that it only takes a drop or two of argan oil for any of your skin care needs.