Argan oil uses are numerous; they are both culinary and cosmetic. Argan oil is considered to be rather rare because it is produced only in Morocco. Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of argan tree and the procedure of its extraction has been known for many years. Nowadays there are so called fair-trade cooperatives in Morocco where Berber women produce argan oil the way they used to do it for centuries. It takes 3 days to make just one liter of argan oil so it makes this oil really valuable. So what is argan oil used for?
Due to the fatty acids contained in argan oil it is a great moisturizer according to Wikipedia. It gives your skin all the necessary nutrients and deeply penetrates it. It is very helpful particularly for dry and lifeless skin as argan oil effectively hydrates it not leaving greasy and oily feelings. Read also about argan oil for face.
Argan oil is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin E so it possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It controls sebum production which means it prevents acne development. Argan oil reduces acne scars and unclogs the pores of our skin. This makes argan oil an effective acne remedy. What is more, it is very helpful for treatment of all inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema or psoriases.
Due to the high concentration of Vitamin E in argan oil it prevents premature aging of the skin, reduces wrinkles and leaves the skin young and renewed. Use a few drops of pure argan oil in the morning and before you go to bed for at least 3-4 weeks to achieve best results.
Brittle and weak nails can get a lot of help from argan oil treatment. It strengthens both the nails and cuticle. Rub some argan oil into your hands and nails each day before you go to bed and soft and smooth skin and strong nails will be guaranteed to you.
How to use argan oil for hair? The answer is rather simple. Just add a small amount of argan oil to the shampoo you ordinarily use or make an argan oil shampoo at home. This will heal damaged, dry and lifeless hair making it look strong, healthy and shiny. It treats and prevents split ends and hydrates scalp. It is also reported that argan oil cures dandruff.
Argan oil can be also used as a body lotion. Massage a small amount of the oil into your body after shower. It will prevent the skin from dryness and make it soft, firm and relaxed. It is better though to mix argan oil with body lotion as if you use it on its own it will cost you a lot of money as argan oil is rather expensive.
How to choose argan oil
Although it is a wide variety of commercial products containing argan oil on the market, we recommend you to buy pure organ oil. It can be bought in ordinary beauty stores or ordered online. Mind the quality of the product you buy.