What Makes Argan Oil So Beneficial for Your Skin?

Argan oil is one of the most sought after culinary and cosmetic oils in the world. Here are some of the ingredients that make this oil so desirable and some of the ways you can take advantage of its benefits.

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Argan oil has been used as a healing oil throughout the centuries to treat skin conditions. The oil owes its healing properties to its high content of vitamin E and A and its wealth of antioxidants, such as omega -6 fatty acid and linoleic acid. Applied topically, the tocopherol from the vitamin E can boost cell production, promoting healthy skin and hair. Here are some of the top cosmetic uses for argan oil.

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Night Time Moisturizer
After your nightly cleanser, pour a drop of argan oil in your palm to warm. Massage it into face and neck using a circular motion. Next, apply a drop to your face from the bridge of your nose to your temple using a tapping motion. Continue to use this gentle tapping to place a drop beneath your eyes. You will find the oil absorbs quickly without leaving a residue and that the A and E vitamins will help to reduce fine lines.

Skin Toner
To reap the benefits of argan oil in your toner, add two to four drops of the oil to eight ounces of toner or, follow this recipe to make your own chemical- free version:

Pour a cup of boiling water over a green tea bag and allow to steep for seven to ten minutes. Remove the bag and allow the tea to come to room temperature. Add a drop or two of an essential oil of your choice, add two to four drops of the argan oil and seal in a jar. Use twice daily after cleansing and before moisturizing.

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Improving Acne-Prone Skin
Another benefit of argan oil is its ability to reduce sebum levels and fight acne. The high linoleic acid content can reduce inflammation due to acne while healing damaged skin cells. Simply apply a drop into problem areas, or fight whiteheads by making the skin toner (see above) using a few drops of tea tree oil. The tree tea oil will complement the argan oil with its supply of antioxidants, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Healing Stretch Marks
Argan oil helps restore elasticity to the skin lost to stretching. Warm two to three drops of the oil in your palms and rub on problem areas. The vitamin A and E will prevent stretch marks from forming. If you have already existing stretch marks, massage argan oil and brown sugar to the affected area before bathing. Rinse and reapply the oil to the area before dressing.

Caring for Your Nails
The non-greasy moisturizing agents in this oil make it ideal for treating nails and cuticles. Remove all traces of nail polish from hands and toes and dot a tiny drop into each nail, rubbing into cuticle and nail bed. Allow nails to absorb the oil, then rinse and apply polish as usual. Regular treatment should help your nails grow strong and beautiful, while preventing the formation of painful hangnails.

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12 thoughts on “What Makes Argan Oil So Beneficial for Your Skin?

  1. Lisa Ogle

    I new Argon oil was good for my hair but I really did not realize it all these other uses. Good to know, thank you.

  2. Theresa A.

    I’ve been hearing a lot about argan oil in the last couple of years and would welcome the opportunity to add it to my regimen. There are many wonderful tips here regarding argan oil, thanks for sharing.

  3. Michelle Catallo

    I have been using straight argan oil for around a year now on my hair; just a few drops that I rub into my hair ends to help their health. It is such a diverse oil from hair to facial skin to nails. P.S. Thank you for the homemade skin toner recipe!

  4. Christine Treml

    After having a lumpectomy, receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments for breast cancer, I still have
    my breast, but it has seen some damage. I have tired different moisturizers, but none have really impressed me. After reading this article, I am definitely going to try Argan Oil, Thank-you.

  5. shannon fowler

    I never knew this about organ oil. it seems like it can do quite a bit for you. I should definitely give it a shot.

  6. Deborah Caudill

    I love the way argan oil makes my skin, hair and nails look and feel. I seem to buy all my moisturizing products that contain argan oil. Thanks for your post because it helped me realize why it is works so well.

  7. Kristina Young

    I use shampoo with Argan Oil and it is absolutely wonderful! This oil is beneficial in so many different ways. I love it and use as many products as I can with Argan Oil.

  8. Darla Peduzzi

    I have heard so many wonderful things about Argon Oil, but haven’t tried it yet. I love that it’s so versatile. Thanks for the useful info!

  9. Jamie Johnson

    Argan oil is like a magic elixir! It can do so much, with so little! I recently starting using it on my lips before I apply matte lipstick. That way, the matte formula does not dry out my lips, and the Argan oil helps reduce wrinkles. If I have any left over, I apply it to the ends of my hair. There probably are a million and one uses for Argan Oil, and I hope to try them all one day! How did I ever live without this stuff?


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