If you’ve been using secret weapon #1, you’ve probably experienced that extra oomph to your strut. Blemishes are clearing up. Wrinkles are nearly non-existent. There’s a certain glow that wasn’t there before. And your skin is simply… dewy. But even the best weapons sometimes need a backup, or rather, an extra boost. More specifically- a skin smoothing boost with extra dew in your mornings. And I know I’ve said it before, but I really cannot live without this stuff. All jokes aside, I use around 10 pumps of it throughout the day as it goes into my scalp, hair, lips, eyelids, and all over the rest of my face. In particular, I love the feeling of it melting into my skin- a feeling so good that no other moisturizer has been able to produce it. Plus it’s just SO darn nutritious for your skin! So with that said, here’s secret weapon #2- I promise you, it will NOT disappoint.
A plant oil- Argan oil is usually cold-pressed from kernels of the fruit found in the Moroccan Argan Tree (aka Argania spinosa). For centuries this oil has been used for nutrition, healing, hair and skincare. A luxury to have, the process of extracting the oil in itself is quite arduous as it is still done by hand. And what’s so special about this oil is the amazingly rich properties it has like vitamins A, C, E, antioxidants, linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids. So when applied to the skin, it boosts cell production and promotes a healthier complexion.
Here are 10 amazing skin benefits:
- As stated above, Argan oil is quite hydrating through the high vitamin E and fatty acid content it contains. This protects skin from both heated and cold weather. In particular, I recommend using Argan oil for chapped lips for a quick and effective repair.
- Argan oil is also one of the few non-comedogenic oils that easily absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. Research has gone as far to show that it can actually balance oil production and reduce sebum levels (oily face be gone!).
- The triterpenoids not only assist with decreasing oiliness but also with treating inflammation, mild acne and acne-related scars. Who knew oil could counteract acne?
- And the linoleum acid also helps reduce inflammation along with infections, rashes and even bug bites.
- Plus- the saponins in Argan oil assist skin cells’ ability to regenerate, thereby effectively healing minor scarring produced from acne.
- And thanks to it’s antioxidant properties, it will also leave your skin glowing while reducing wrinkles. If used regularly, the 80% fatty acids it contains will restore elasticity and increase the regeneration of you skin cells.
- So not only can you say goodbye to wrinkles but because it improves elasticity, Argan oil can also help prevent stretch marks as vitamins A and E will moisturize and rejuvenate the skin, making stretch marks less visible.
- Safe to use around the eyes- the vitamins A and E also help reduce those fine wrinkles. It can even work to condition the eyelids and lashes, helping them to grow long and strong.
- A gentle skin toner- it lightens and heals any UV damage such as sun spots and dry leathery skin. Argan oil is an elective melanin biosynthesis inhibitor, meaning it can normalize skin cells that have too much melanin. Therefor it fights the damages of free radicals- a cause of eczema.
- Not only does argan oil treat acne, but it can soothe and heal a variety of other skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis dermatitis, and rosacea – all mainly associated with dry/sensitive skin. In particular eczema and dermatitis are conditions characterized by swollen and itchy patches of skin- all of which as seen above, Argan oil is excellent at soothing.
As always, let me know what you think gal pals. Have you tried Argan oil and is there any specific brand you would recommend?