I was put onto Argan Oil two years ago while listening to one of my favorite podcasts (The Friend Zone) where resident natural life guru Francheska Medina talked about the oil’s gentle cleansing, moisturizing, and healing benefits; making it the perfect replacement for harsh and toxic chemically laden facial scrubs.
I know you’re probably thinking ” Oil as a cleanser” how odd. But I promise you need to be adding argan oil to your daily hygiene and beauty repertoire. Here are five reasons why.
What is Argan Oil
Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree that is native to Morocco. In Morocco, argan oil is used to dip bread in at breakfast or to drizzle on couscous or pasta. It is also used for cosmetic purposes here in the United States. Argan oil is rich with vitamin A and vitamin E. It is also packed with antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid. Research shows that when applied to skin, argan oil benefits include easing inflammation while moisturizing the skin.
5 Reasons You Should Use Argan Oil Daily
1. Works wonders for your hair
Argan oil benefits the hair unlike anything else. It is non-greasy and gets rid of split ends in a jiff. It also coats the air and protects it against the heat of curlers, hair dryers, and even flat irons! It does all these things together while promoting a healthy, vibrant shine.
2. Your skin will love you forever
From moisturizing, to toning, to exfoliating argan oil is a one stop shop when it comes to daily skin care.
Argan oil is a one stop shop when it comes to daily skin care.
Need a nighttime moisterizer? Apply one drop to your face, using a tapping motion, from the bridge of your nose to your temple and back again. Then apply a drop beneath your eyes with the same gentle tapping. The vitamin A and vitamin E can help to reduce fine wrinkles and keep this delicate area moisturized.
A DIY all natural toner. For an all-over glow, add 2–4 drops to 8 ounces of your favorite toner
Exfoliate the dead skin away. Just mix 1 tablespoon of brown sugar with a couple of drops of argan oil in your hand. Rub into your face in a circular motion for two to four minutes; pay special attention to acne-prone areas and areas that are dry. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while giving you a younger, fresher complexion. With the aid of the brown sugar, the argan oil’s nutrients are more readily absorbed into your skin.
3. Internal Medicine
Argan oil can taken internally as a medicine for healthy digestion and to reap its’ super antioxidant benefits. The dosage of argan oil for internal usage is 1-2 tablespoon a day. To fully feel the benefits argan oil, consume 1 tablespoon in the morning, and 1 tablespoon at night.
4. You’ll be toxin free
Let’s be honest; most skin and beauty products even those claiming to be natural are riddled with all sorts of toxic harmful chemicals. Replacing even one or two of those products with organic argan oil get you one step closer to being toxic free for life.
5. You’ll save a ton of money
One drop makes a world of difference. And since you only need a few drops in most cases you’ll save a lot of cold hard cash that you would normally use on bath, body, or skin care.