Argan oil is an interesting thing that you may have seen more and more in skincare and cosmetic lines. What is it and what are the main benefits of using products that use argan oil? That is what we are going to discuss briefly in the following post.
What Actually is it?
First things first, Argan Oil is a curious ingredient that is both high in linoleic and oleic (both omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids respectively). Why is that important to know? Both those essential fatty acids are great for skin that is prone to acne. Argan oil is derived from Argan tree kernels and is exclusively found in Morocco. The use of Argan oil has been popular throughout the world though, and not just for dealing with acne.
For the rest of the post, we are going to focus on some of the amazing benefits that come from using products containing Argan Oil.
Effective Night Moisturiser
Compared to many other skincare products out there, argan skin care products are a great choice as a moisturiser before bed because argan oil is absorbed quickly and does not leave any oily residue. After you have used an all-natural cleanser, take a single drop of Argan Oil and warm it in the palm of your hand, before applying directly onto your neck and face in a circular motion and then you are good to settle down for the night.
Vitamin E and A from the oil can help to reduce the fine lines around your eyes.
Although you may have been put off making your own exfoliants in the past, they are not as difficult as you make think. Homemade exfoliators are actually less expensive than those you would buy in the store.
If you want to get the benefit of using argan oil as an exfoliant, follow this simple method:
- Mix a couple of drops of the beneficial oil with a tablespoon of brown sugar in your hand
- Rub the mixture into your facial skin using a circular motion for at least 2 to 4 minutes
- Make sure you pay close attention to any areas prone to acne or dryness
- Finish by rinsing the mixture off with warm water and pat your skin dry.
As you probably know, regular exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. All of this can give you a fresher, younger complexion. Brown sugar makes it easier for the essential nutrients found in argan oil to be absorbed by your skin.
It’s not just your face that argan oil can be used as a moisturiser, as it will also work well for your whole body. You may already use a very natural and organic moisturiser on your body like coconut oil. By just adding a few drops of argan oil to your preferred food-grade carrier oil, like sesame, sweet almond, jojoba, olive, or coconut, you will instantly get the full benefits of this natural oil. It will be especially great in areas where you have dry patches such as elbows and heels.