Did you know that argan oil, which comes from the seeds of argan trees, has been used for years to treat not only skin and hair but also brittle nails? It can even treat skin ailments such as eczema and psoriasis and scalp conditions like dandruff and inflammation!
This Moroccan miracle worker also comes in two forms: one that is edible and can be ingested and another that is produced for cosmetic purposes and can be applied topically. But today, we’re covering all things beauty, so if your skin is dull and dry or your hair is damaged and dreary, you’re going to want to learn more about argan oil’s benefits!
Benefits of Argan Oil for Skin
What if we told you that argan oil is suitable for most skin types, can add moisture, reduce wrinkles, lighten dark spots, and more?
Argan Oil for Moisture
Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant, which strengthens the skin to help it retain more moisture. Say hello to hydration! This is also why argan oil works as a great emollient to soothe itchy, red, and inflamed skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Applying some topically to affected areas can help reduce and treat symptoms.
Argan Oil for Wrinkles
Due to its nourishing properties, argan oil can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin appear more radiant and youthful. And who doesn’t want that? It’s also been found to restore skin elasticity and support skin cell renewal! For best results, apply argan oil and leave it on as an overnight treatment.
Argan Oil for Acne
By now, you know that excess oil production is often the culprit of continual breakouts. But the anti-sebum effects in argan oil make it an effective acne fighter. Argan oil is also non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores. Wahoo! And if that’s not enough to convince you, this Moroccan miracle worker contains polyphenols (micronutrients commonly found in plant foods) which provide natural antiseptic effects that can also help prevent sneaky spots from popping up.
Argan Oil for Dark Spots + Sun Damage
The vitamin E contained in argan oil not only helps with retaining moisture, but also with gradually lightening hyperpigmented skin over time. Argan oil also contains plant sterols (which mimic cholesterol, a waxy substance present in our body’s cells), which help prevent the loss of epidermal keratinocyte membranes. These membranes provide natural protection against heat, harmful radiation, and even water loss. Whether they’re due to changing hormones, aging, or frequent sun exposure, skin spots can be treated and improved with topical argan oil usage.
Benefits of Argan Oil for Hair
Argan oil not only nourishes and conditions damaged hair and irritated scalps, but also works well as a styling product! So, if you want to add a bit of hydration and shine to your locks, keep scrolling!
Argan Oil as a Conditioner
Just as the vitamin E present in argan oil provides hydration to skin, it does the same for hair! While vitamin E helps mend split ends and soften ragged hair, argan oil’s omega fatty acids help strengthen your locks. For best results, let either pure argan oil or a hair mask that contains it sit in your hair overnight. To help lock in moisture and avoid mess, wear a shower cap over your head.
Argan Oil as a Styling Product
Due to its lightweight formula, argan oil easily penetrates hair, so it’ll never leave your locks looking like a pile of grease. Its rich fatty acids also help to boost shine and reduce frizz, making it the perfect styling product! On wet hair, apply a few drops before styling. When hair is dry, apply a smaller amount and focus on the ends.
Argan Oil as a Sun Protectant
Skin isn’t the only thing that needs sun protection! Your hair does, too. Argan oil helps to neutralize free radicals caused by sun exposure, which is also extremely beneficial for those with color-treated hair. Add a few drops to your locks before heading out into those damaging UV rays. You’ll thank us later!
Argan Oil as a Scalp Treatment
Argan oil’s rich antioxidants can help reduce itchiness and inflammation that’re often associated with scalp conditions such as dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. It also won’t clog pores, so no need to worry about damaged hair follicles! To use argan oil as a treatment, gently massage a few drops into your scalp. This’ll help increase blood circulation, which in turn will increase the supply of nutrients to your hair.
MOZ Argan Oil Product Pick
Listen up, fellas! This MOZ facial hair favorite is for you. Our Natural Beard Oil contains argan, sesame, and almond oil as well as vitamin E and glycerin. Our non-greasy and silicone-free formula stimulates hair follicles, improves beard thickness, treats split ends, reduces itchiness, prevents tangles, eliminates flakes, and adds shine! Massage a few drops of this oil into your beard, then brush and style as desired. And there ya have it! Facial hair that looks good and feels even better.
Simply put, we’re loyal to this skin and hair oil. It’s safe for most people to use and contains an abundance of antioxidant and healing properties that are sure to treat most of your skin, hair, and even scalp concerns! And fellas, if you start incorporating our natural oil into your grooming routine, make sure to tag us in your Instagram selfies showing off your luscious beards!