What is Argan Oil?
Those of us who have used argan oil in our beauty routines may also refer to it as ‘liquid gold’. The oil is produced from the nut of the Argan tree that grows in Southwestern Morocco. Local women hand crack the nut to extract kernels from its hard shell. The kernels are then ground into cold pressed oil which provides exceptional benefits for the hair and skin.
Argan oil is full of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that provide moisturizing effects and can also protect your hair and skin from sun damage. It is completely sustainable and free of any harmful toxins and parabens. In fact, argan oil is so pure, it can even be eaten. It is commonly found in Amlou, a thick brown paste that is used to dip bread. When eaten, it is said to provide anti-inflammatory benefits, boost heart health, and help treat diabetes and cancer.
Of course, many of us know of this miraculous oil, as an ingredient in store bought items that provides hydration and protection. When used in your beauty routine, it can be incorporated in the following ways: Facial Moisturizer: Argan oil can be used as facial moisturizer for day or night time use. Considered a dry oil, it is non-greasy and easily absorbs into skin. Facial Mask: Argan oil can be added to your favorite facial mask to provide rejuvenating and brightening effects. You can also make a facial mask at home by combining lemon juice, Greek yogurt, honey and argan oil.
Exfoliates and Moisturizes Lips and Hair
Argan oil is great for moisturizing dried out lips. Simply add a few drops of the oil and vanilla extract to fine brown sugar and lightly massage into lips in a circular motion. Rinse off and enjoy the healing moisture it provides. Leave on Conditioner: if your hair is dried out, argan oil can be a great way to restore moisture. Just add a few drops to your scalp and the ends of your hair to condition, hydrate and eliminate frizz. For optimal results, apply argan oil, wrap your hair and leave it on while you sleep to wake up with soft luminous locks.
Because argan oil is so beneficial to hair health, several hair-care companies include it as an ingredient in their products. One of these companies is Marrakesh. Marrakesh hair care products are made with high quality natural ingredients. They eliminate harsh, damaging ingredients and leave you with shiny, healthy looking hair.
All Marrakesh products include argan oil and hemp oil. Both oils are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients that can moisturize hair, sooth an irritated scalp and can even stimulate hair growth. Shop Marrakesh to choose from their wide variety of shampoos, conditioners and styling products. The environment, styling processes and the passing of time can be rough on our hair. Luckily, nature provides this miracle oil as a way to improve hair health naturally. Be sure it’s included in your haircare routine so you can feel confident that you are always looking your best.