Argan Oil is packed with hydrating and nourishing elements derived straight from the fruit of the Argan tree found in the Kingdom of Morocco. The centuries-old formula rejuvenates skin, adding back the moisture and elasticity it has lost. And best of all, Argan is 100% organic, so it won’t damage your skin in the long run. Argan Oil is a gift of love for your skin, all the way from Morocco.
Here’s a look at some of the roles that this multitalented oil plays for your skin:
There are so many things that steal away moisture from skin—harsh UV rays, stress, injury, dirt and pollution are just a few! The only way to prevent moisture loss is for the top most layer of the skin to act as a barrier, for which it needs essential fatty acids. These acids are water soluble and help the outermost dermal layer to hold back water. These fatty acids also make sure that there is enough sebum in our skins. Sebum is the skin’s natural oil that protects the skin from drying. Argan Oil is your best source of essential fatty acids, and functions are a refreshing moisturizer any time of the day!
Lightweight, non-greasy and quickly absorbed, Argan Oil is the perfect moisturizer for a glowy, peaches and cream look. The best part is that it doesn’t feel like oil—no grease, no stickiness!
Rejuvenating Face Mask
Argan Oil not only moisturizes your face, it also works magic on any scars, marks or uneven pigmentation. Need to prep for a party or look radiant for a dinner? Put on a face mask with Argan oil mixed in, and you’ll get brighter, more relaxed looking skin within a few minutes.
Protector against Sun Damage
You already know that free radicals are your skin’s worst enemies! But there is one free radical in particular, known as singlet oxygen, which becomes excited and extremely destructive whenever it is exposed to the sun. The end result is severe damage to cellular membranes and DNA, and loss of moisture from skin cells.
Argan Oil has a cure for this kind of damage. The essential fatty acids in Argan Oil protect the cell membranes, whereas carotenoids and squalene of Argan Oil deactivates the singlet oxygen. In fact, Argan Oil’s ferulic acid actually becomes an even stronger anti-oxidant when exposed to the sun and boosts the tissue repair capacity of Vitamin E in the Argan Oil. All these elements in Argan Oil conspire to save your skin from the horrors of too much UV radiation and keep it fresh and glowing for way longer.
Acne and Blemish Fighter
Persistent acne makes other beauty related worries take a backseat. And adult acne is famously deceptive to beat. Most anti-acne creams are loaded with harsh chemicals that dry out the skin, which triggers excess production of sebum (facial oil) to compensate for the loss in moisture. Excess oil blocks pores which feeds acne even further and causes skin to look inflamed and blotchy.
Argan Oil works naturally to heal acne, and also treats pimples, blemishes and breakouts. Due to its anti-oxidants, Vitamin E and sterols, Argan oil has many anti-inflammatory powers and soothes acne. It also helps skin cells retain more moisture, thus regulating the production of sebum to healthy levels.
Often Skin cells stretch beyond their elasticity limits during pregnancy or weight fluctuations. During these times of bodily changes, Argan Oil massages can help increase the elasticity of skin. Argan Oil is rich in tocopherols and Linoleic acid which aid cell regeneration and prevent free radical damage. This increases skin elasticity enough to counter stretching effects of body changes and minimizes any changes in skin color. Massage Argan oil deeply at least twice a day into areas prone to stretch marks. It is usually better to start using Argan Oil before pregnancy or weight loss and continue using until 2-3 months after your body changes have finished.
The best way to treat acne is to wash your skin once a day and clear up your pores through exfoliation. Moisturize it thoroughly with Argan oil while it is still damp and Argan oil will get absorbed into your skin more quickly if all impurities have been eliminated.
How to Apply Argan Oil on skin
Follow these steps to get youthful, rejuvenated skin:
- Clean your face with a gentle exfoliant or cleanser
- Pat away excess water but leave your skin damp
- Argan Oil is best applied when the skin is freshly washed, still damp and the pores are open, as damp skin seals in moisture better
- Pour 1-2 drops of Argan oil in your fingertips and apply to your face, neck and hands in slow, circular motions
- Stay longer on problem areas with wrinkles or blemishes
- Let the oil be absorbed for 1-3 minutes and then apply your usual makeup
- Before going to bed, remove makeup and repeat the process. You can sleep with Argan oil overnight and wake up with glowing skin the next day
Argan Oil for Different Skin Types
Argan Oil is not only a rare Moroccan secret, it is also one of the most versatile of serums that nourishes and hydrates all types of skin. Take a look below to figure out what Argan Oil can do for your skin:
Argan Oil for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin reacts strongly to chemicals, alcohols and even fragrances. But Argan oil is 100% natural and organic, with no added chemicals, scents or processes. This makes it perfect for women with sensitive skin since it does not irritate the skin.
Argan Oil also contains a high concentration of anti-oxidants, vitamin E, and fatty acids which can reduce inflammation, redness, rashes, flare ups and hives. Furthermore, Argan oil has proven to be efficient in healing a number of skin disorders associated with sensitive skin such as: acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and rosacea.
Argan Oil for Dry Skin
Dry skin lacks sebum (skin’s natural oils) which keeps it filled with moisture. Under- production of sebum, due to environmental or genetic factors, can lead to flaky skin, itching and red inflamed patches. Argan oil is great for regulating sebum and should be applied after cleaning your face with a gentle, natural face wash. Don’t pat your face after washing since that oil will seal in the moisture that is still on your skin and keep it hydrated.
Dry skin requires generous amounts of Argan Oil, repeated several times a day. You need even more Argan Oil if you are constantly exposed to air conditioning or warm heat since dry air is the leading cause of dry skin.
Argan Oil for Oily Skin
Here’s the truth about oily skin: contrary to popular belief, the skin is actually lacking in moisture! When the skin lacks moisture internally, its sebum (natural oil) production goes into over drive. The end result is lots of oil on the skin.
The mistake most people with oily skin make is that they believe they don’t need too much moisture, because well, their faces feel greasy already. In fact, the opposite is true!
When you moisturize the skin properly and regularly, your sebum levels automatically come into balance. The best way to add moisture back to your face and skin is to exfoliate it gently to remove dead skin cells. Then, when the skin in still wet, take a few drops of Argan oil and work it into your skin. Go light on the Argan oil during daytime, but feel free to use a substantial amount before going to bed, to let your skin soak in extra moisture.
Argan Oil for Combination Skin
Combination skin usually means an oily forehead and T-zone (nose) whereas the rest of their face including cheeks is dry. Combination skin often occurs due to Seborrhea, which is caused by the skin overproducing oil on the face and scalp. Argan Oil balances the skin’s moisture and sebum levels, bringing equality between the dry and oily areas of the face. You should focus more on applying oil directly to the dry areas of your face.
No matter what your skin type or problem, Argan Oil is packed with all kinds of beneficial elements that will always work naturally from a cellular level to restore and repair your skin to its glory days!