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Welcome back to Angie’s “Simply Beauty Blog!” Lately, oils have definitely gained popularity and have been talked about all over beauty blogs as well social media; Argan, Moroccan, Jojoba, Maracuja, and there are so many more! In this post I’ll be breaking down anything and everything you may need to know about Argan Oil. Let’s jump into it!
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What is Argan Oil?
Argan Oil is derived from a nut that comes from the Argan Tree, that is said to be only grown in a region in Morocco. Argan Oil’s composition is rich in fatty acids as well as Vitamin E; two characteristics that make the oil great for your hair as well as skin. Aside from those two components, Argan oil contains linoleic acids as well. The oil is sold in many different stores, however, I personally bought the Argan Oil Spray Treatment from Amazon for $11.31 (Currently $17.99) and have never been so pleased! I use the oil daily on wet hair, and brush it out as soon as I apply it. It is never sticky, and dries down completely weightless. It keeps my hair less frizzy, silky, smooth, and healthy.
What are the Benefits of Argan Oil?
1) Skin Benefits
Argan Oil is commonly used to both hydrate and soften any dry skin. Since it is so high in vitamins and fatty components, it is an easy, natural, and harmless way to add much needed hydration to your skin. My favorite thing about Argan Oil is that is truly not greasy whatsoever and completely melts and sinks in your skin when you apply it. A little bit goes a long way, since after all, it’s an oil. A few drops is plenty to keep your skin super nice and smooth.
2) Hair Benefits
This one is by far my favorite use of the oil. As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, I mainly use Argan Oil on damp hair after I shower; I apply a few sprays in my hair, brush it out, and let my hair air dry. This oil is a lifesaver when it comes to treating split ends and taming frizzy hair, two major hair concerns of mine. I used to use an Argan Oil that was just poured into my hands from a bottle, however, I always found myself using way too much and the product wasn’t being dispersed evenly throughout my hair. The spray that I highly recommend is the One ‘n Only Argan Oil Spray Treatment because the mister is super fine and this bottle lasts a LONG time. It took me maybe about 1 year to go through my first bottle!
Although I haven’t yet started to get wrinkles or fine lines, it is really never to early to start using anti-aging products to preserve the youthful glow that you have on your face. Argan Oil is an easy way to start up your anti-aging routine because the oil has antioxidants naturally occurring in it which is ideal for calming the face, eliminating any scarring, and just improving the elasticity of the skin.
Question: If I have Oily skin, would putting an oil on my face be counterproductive?
That question right there was definitely one of my areas of concern but after some research, I found that is definitely NOT the case! Putting an oil on your skin, actually balances out your skin’s natural oil production; which in my case, happens to be pretty high. Applying Argan Oil, balances out your oils and will actually in the long run reduce the oiliness of your skin! Argan oil is also super lightweight and easily absorbs into your skin, so pore clogging will not be an issue if you incorporate this oil into your skincare regimen.
Aside from the 3 main benefits that I mentioned in this post, Argan Oil is also used to:
- Prevent stretch marks from pregnancy
- Soften nails and any cracked skin
- Provide lip treatment
- Heal your skin from inflammation or burns
To sum it all up, Argan Oil is really amazing and it is just mind blowing for me to see how all of those benefits can come from just one bottle. I highly recommend incorporating oils into your skincare and hair care regimens; you won’t be disappointed!
Do you use Oils in any of your routines? Have you ever tried Argan Oil? Let me know below!
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