12 Little Known Ways To Use Argan Oil For Hair, Skin, And Nails

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4. Helps Those with Oily Skin

It might sound strange that oil can help those with oily skin but it is true! Most people with an accumulation of excess oil on the outer layer of the skin suffer from pimples, whiteheads, and unsightly blackheads. Argan oil is unique in that its chemical make-up is similar to the natural sebum our own skin produces. This can trick your skin into thinking that it already has enough oil so it lowers production. The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology published a study in 2007 which found that subjects who used a cream containing Argan oil reduced overall greasiness of the skin as well as improved the appearance of the complexion. After washing with your favorite product, rub just a few drops of Argan oil into your face to reduce oiliness and shrink enlarged pores.

 

5. Super Hair Conditioner

For softer, shinier, silkier hair, nothing beats Argan oil. This is why you will find so many hair care products containing Argan oil! The oleic and linoleic acids in this oil support healthy hair cuticles which will make your hair much more manageable, with less frizz. Argan oil can help to protect your hair from UV damage from the sun and swimming pool chemicals. Warm a bit of Argan oil and massage it in to your scalp for 2 to 5 minutes. Put on a shower cap or towel and allow the oil to soak into your hair for 20 to 30 minutes, and then wash your hair as you normally would. You can also add four drops of Argan oil to every 8 ounces of your favorite conditioner for beautifully manageable hair you will love.

 

6.  Reduce the Appearance of Stretch Marks

Argan oil contains high levels of vitamin E, which protect the collagen fibers in your skin from the damage that free radicals cause.  Regular use of this oil will not only keep the skin hydrated, but it improves the elasticity of your skin, which can prevent stretch marks before they start.  Use this oil at least three times each week to lessen the appearance of stretch marks and every other day to prevent stretch marks that often occur during pregnancy.

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