Argan oil is full of fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins that help with skin regeneration and fights aging. Not only is argan oil a wonderful moisturizer, but flavonoids present in argan oil make it great for soothing inflammation as well. People have used argan oil for centuries because of these anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant rich properties to moisturize their skin, condition their hair, and treat skin infections and bug bites. To get the most out of your argan oil, make sure you are purchasing and using 100% pure argan oil such as this one from our Argan Oil line.
Here are 10 ways you can incorporate argan oil in your daily routine.
1. Use it to treat acne
Your skin naturally secretes an oily substance called sebum, but excess sebum can clog your pores and acne bacteria that are already present in your pores to multiply, causing inflammation. Argan oil helps regulate the production of sebum, keeping your acne in check. Its anti-inflammatory properties will soothe your skin and the high concentration of vitamin E in the oil boosts your skin regeneration process, helping acne scars fade faster.
Using clean hands, apply a few drops onto the affected area on your face or other areas such as your arms, back, and chest. Use day and night for the most effect.
2. Use it to treat sunburns
It’s important to remember to wear sunscreen or lotions with SPF to protect our skin from the sun everyday, but people will occasionally forget to bring a tube of sun protection with them to the beach. You might miss a spot when applying or you might forget to reapply as the day goes on (which you’re supposed to do every two hours). If you happen to get a sunburn, try using a few dabs of argan oil as a natural remedy to calm your reddened skin and speed up the healing process.
Make sure your sunburnt skin is damp before applying argan oil to aid in absorption. Treat your sunburn once in the morning and once at night.
3. Make your skin glow
It’s all about the dewy, natural look these days and one trick is to add a drop of argan oil to your favorite tinted moisturizer, foundation, or BB cream before you apply it to your face. You’ll still get plenty of coverage while keeping your skin hydrated. As a bonus, argan oil helps regulate sebum production so you’ll look less shiny in your T-zone and simply radiant.
4. Use it as makeup remover
Argan oil is extremely gentle and won’t sting or burn your skin like some other makeup removers. Argan oil can easily take off makeup, smog, and dirt that has collected on your face over the day because those impurities are lipid-soluble, meaning they dissolve in oil.
Apply a few drops all over your face and around the eyes and let the oil work its magic. Then wipe it off with a dry cotton pad. Your makeup should have come right off.
5. Repair your split ends
Apply a few drops of argan oil to your dry or split ends to help seal the hair shaft. The ends of your hair should feel smoother and silkier after application.
6. Have a moisturizing bath soak
Try a relaxing bath soak at home to relieve stress after a long day. Mixing up your bath routine and adding some argan oil to the bath water will help moisturize your skin as you soak.
Draw a warm bath. Make sure the water isn’t too hot so it won’t dry out the skin. Add a dropper full of argan oil to the bath. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil such as lavender to make it more spa-like and for the aromatherapy benefits of the essential oil. This recipe also recommends adding 2-3 cups of sea salt to cleanse and clear any dirty energy. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
7. Use it as a moisturizer
You can use argan oil as an all over body moisturizer or in areas as needed. Argan oil is considered a dry oil because it absorbs quickly and isn’t very greasy. You can use it on your face as well as your body to keep your skin hydrated, especially as the colder months creep in.
8. DIY lip scrub
No one likes having chapped lips and exfoliating your lips helps prevent them from cracking. Exfoliating also creates a smooth surface for your lipsticks to cling to and allows them to last much longer.
You can make a simple DIY lip scrub using argan oil, fine brown sugar, and vanilla extract. You’ll need a small container to mix this in. To make a small amount, add a tablespoon of brown sugar to the jar. Add 2-3 drops of argan oil or as needed. For a delicious vanilla scent, add in 2-3 drops of vanilla extract. Mix well.
Apply the mixture to wet lips and rub gently, then wash it off and your lips should feel soft and moisturized.
9. Use it to prevent stretch marks
Moroccan women have been using argan oil to prevent stretch marks for generations. Argan oil helps with collagen production and vitamin E will help heal scars and marks. Apply it on your problem areas on your stomach or anywhere else. Use twice daily.
10. Treat your dry feet
Treat your feet right and rub some argan oil onto your feet to soothe cracked and dry skin. Cover your oiled up feet with socks and let the oil soak overnight. You’ll wake up to softer feet in the morning.