One of the best ways to get your glow on, while also protecting your skin’s moisture barrier is Argan Oil. The 100% natural, unrefined oil is derived from the kernel of the Argan tree nut and has been used for decades in North Africa.
Also known as ‘liquid gold’, Argan Oil has amazing healing and repairing properties. Like superfood for your skin, Argan Oil is rich in several antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds!
So what are some of the most ingenious uses for Argan Oil this winter?
One of the major fatty acids in Argan Oil is linoleic acid, also known as Omega 6, an excellent anti-inflammatory that could help reduce breakouts.
Argan Oil can help hydrate and calm excess sebum production caused by over-drying the skin. As a ‘dry oil’ Argan Oil absorbs completely into the skin without leaving a greasy residue and has been shown to reduce redness. Just be sure to test patch first, in case of allergies or adverse effects.
Argan Oil also full of Vitamin E – this powerful antioxidant protects against free radicals and may accelerate the wound healing process from skin injuries (think dry, chapped feet, and hands during those cold winter months!). Others swear by its healing properties when it comes to preventing and treating stretch marks….
Natural Makeup Remover
Free of chemicals or fragrance, Argan Oil makes an excellent natural make- up remover. It gently dissolves makeup without stinging the eyes while also providing moisture to the face. Just add a few drops to your face, then take a warm wet washcloth and lightly wipe off. After cleansing, Argan Oil can be used again to more deeply moisturize and works well as a carrier oil with other products.
After scrubbing the lips and removing any flaky, dead skin, gently massage them with one or two drops of Argan Oil. The best part? It’s completely safe to ingest (unless you have an allergy to tree nuts, which Argan Oil could aggravate), with a light nutty smell and neutral taste.
The high oleic acid content in Argan Oil lends a rich heaviness to the oil, which is ideal for softening and hydrating the lips.
Natural Hair Healer
The fatty oleic and linoleic acids in Argan Oil can also reduce hair damage and combat a dry, itchy scalp. Start with a small amount (1 or 2 drops) to see how your hair and scalp respond. Massaging Argan Oil directly onto the scalp, where the hair cells are located, can help decrease dandruff and promote healthy hair, while not clogging pores.
If you have naturally oily roots, avoid greasy-looking hair by only applying the oil to the ends. Argan Oil, whether its applied to damp or dry hair can help reduce frizzy hair, making it more lustrous and hydrated.
Natural Anti-Aging Oil
The omega fatty acids in Argan Oil are excellent defenders against wrinkles! The high content of linoleic and oleic acids aid in tightening pores and increasing the skin’s elasticity while strengthening skin tissues.
Argan Oil is a luxurious moisturizing treatment, boosting the creation of natural lipids and protecting the skin barrier.
A great tip from our Timeless Skin Care Pros is to “mix up” a skin conditioning "cocktail" for the face and/or body by blending together Argan Oil 100% Pure with Squalane Oil 100% Pure. Both from the Timeless Pure Line, This combination will help maintain the necessary lipids within the skin to seal in moisture and create overall glowing skin.
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