The UNESCO has declared the Moroccan Argan forests as a Biosphere reserve. These forests are a storehouse of precious argan kernels which give us the world famous argan oil. Rightfully known as the ‘liquid gold’, the vast usages and benefits of this oil is being recognized by people all over the world. Derived by means of extraction from the argan kernels, this oil is very expensive if available in its pure form. It is often mixed with pomegranate seed oil due to its antioxidizing nature. It is available in two forms, for culinary purposes and cosmetic uses. Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A and E, linoleic acid, argan oil offers a variety of benefits for health, skin and hair.
A drop or 2 of this oil is enough to last throughout the day. Just apply and massage the skin and it absorbs well within and disappears like magic leaving the skin totally non-oily. It is mostly applied at night, before going to bed. The fatty acids and vitamin E leave the skin soft, supple and radiant.
We can add argan oil to any of the exfoliating scrubs to attain maximum benefits out of it. Mix it with brown sugar and vanilla, and massage the face well. Wash off. This will remove the dry and dead layers of the skin. This sugar mix can be used as an exfoliating scrub and make the lips healthy and plump.
Scars And Stretch Marks
The elasticity of the skin can be maintained and restored by the use of argan oil. Due to child birth the skin around the tummy and hips start sagging. Stretch marks also appear. Massage argan oil into this area and slowly feel the skin regaining its natural elasticity and stretch marks too, become lighter.
The vitamin A and E in argan oil can reduce fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the face and neck. Just take a few drops and massage regularly on the face and neck. It is gentle to use and can be lightly massaged around the eyes.
Problems of skin breakouts and acne can be treated with argan oil, it has linoleum acid which reduces inflammation of the skin. Dab pimples with argan oil, or add this oil to your daily toner to get better results. Combined with tea tree oil toners it gives awesome results.
Argan oil is rich in vitamins and fatty acids. Massaging this oil into the roots of your hair and leaving it overnight can give tremendous results.The hair feels nourished, soft and shiny and strong.
Hair Conditioner And Styler
This oil is non-greasy and a great styling agent. It can be added to your shampoo to rinse the hair, and can manage ruffled and frizzy hair locks. If your hair looks unkept and unmanagable just apply 2-3 drops on the length of the hair. This acts as a styling serum and straightener, making the hair look neat and stylish.
The harmful rays of the sun and pollution damage the hair strands. This argan oil acts like a serum for the hair and protects it from the harmful affects of hair dryers and helps restore hair that has been exposed to harsh chemicals and dyes.
Massage hair with argan oil and take a towel dipped in warm water and wrap it around your head. Leave it for 20 minutes to half an hour.Now shampoo. Follow this regime regularly for a few weeks to get rid of scalp issues like dandruff.
Rub some argan oil into your hands and massage your nails and cuticles thoroughly. It is a great way to strengthen them up and leave them pink and glistening.
Body And Feet Care
Massage argan oil mixed with coconut oil, into your body and legs for that smooth feel and get rid of rough and dry skin. Great to be used in winters.
This oil is used in various cooking techniques and is used as a dip with the staple bread and eaten in Morrocco.
Argan oil has plant sterol. This helps to reduce inflammation in the body, increases the immune power and blood circulation. It can lower bad cholesterol in the body, prevent weight gain issues and heart-related problems and rheumatism.
If a person has digestive issues, they can incorporate argan oil in their diets. It works well for a weak digestive system and contains flavonoids which help in improving the digestive system.