Our skin needs to be protected and cared for at all ages. As we get older, we need to pay even more attention to our skin’s needs and do everything we can to protect it from pollution and harmful environmental effects such as UV rays. If you can say that nature’s gift is an oil, then you could call argan oil that. It is perhaps no coincidence that it is known by many as Morocco’s gold.
Argan oil can also be a very effective skin care product, as it can repair the skin’s protective layer and functions very quickly. Some studies suggest that argan oil can even stimulate cell production in the skin, making it look more youthful, younger and healthier.
Those with oily skin should definitely try argan oil, as research has shown that it reduces sebum production and is also very effective against acne.
The positive effects of argan oil are due to its nutritional content, as it is rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E. Besides vitamins, it also contains linoleic acid, oleic acid, stearin and linolenic acid. It is also rich in antioxidants and is known worldwide for its moisturising and nourishing properties.
Argan oil also has skin softening properties. It is also a favourite among pregnant women as it helps to fade or eliminate stretch marks. As it increases skin elasticity, it minimizes the appearance of stretch marks.
The care of the heel is very important. Sometimes our heels can become cracked, as this is an area where the skin can easily dry out. You can make a great heel cream yourself using argan oil, beeswax, shea butter and essential oils. These can be blended to make a great skin moisturiser and skin nourisher.
Argan oil can also work as a facial serum on its own, as it is great for moisturising the skin of the face. Cleanse your face morning and night and apply a few drops of argan oil. Allow to absorb, do not wash off.
You can also make a face mask with argan oil. Mix 2 tablespoons of yoghurt, a tablespoon of honey, a few drops of lemon juice and a few drops of argan oil. Apply it on your cleansed face, leave it on your face for 10 minutes and then wash off this natural mask thoroughly.