Argan oil has been having a moment, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. People love it for skin care, hair care, and even acne (although I’ve never considered using any kind of oil on my face for acne – do this at your own risk!).
- Use on your skin as an oil right after a shower: I keep a bottle in the shower and apply a generous amount before I even towel off.
- Use as a hair treatment: apply oil to damp hair before blowdrying for frizz relief.
- Use it on hair overnight before shampooing in the morning. Apply liberally and sleep in a scarf to protect your pillow.
- Make a lip scrub: add some brown sugar to a touch of oil and use as a lip exfoliator – the Vitamin E is excellent for tender skin.
- Boost your foundation: add a super small amount to your foundation for moisturizing as well as adding some luminosity.
- Cuticle repair: before bed, apply generously to your cuticles. I have notoriously dry cuticles that just invite picking at, so this one is a favorite for me.
- Stretch marks: some people say it helps stretch marks. Give it a try, if you want. I don’t think anything helps them once they form, so don’t pin any hopes on it.
The oil I’ve been using is InstaNatural 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil. It’s unscented, which I love. Some of the oils out there are heavily scented with I don’t even know what. Not good. But if you want to make it smell fabulous add your own favorite essential oil or fragrance oil.
The same company has a great hair mask if you’re too lazy to do a hot oil treatment (which I totally am) called Superior Hydration Argan Oil Hair Mask. It combines not only argan oil but shea butter, Vitamin B5, and coconut oil, which is fantastic for hair too. I’ve been using it every time I shampoo for three weeks, and it definitely makes a difference with my coarseness.
Have you had any success with argan oil, or a different use? I’d love to hear about it.
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