From its humble beginnings in Morocco, argan oil has become incredibly popular across the world. But why does this oil from the argan tree get so much love from nearly everywhere on the planet? It is thousands of years old but has only recently become internationally famous.
Well, that popularity stems simply from the number of different things it can be used for. Whether used in culinary dishes, or as a beauty product, millions of people enjoy the benefits of argan oil. It can do great things for your body and for your skin, and is quite easy to use and find.
With that in mind, this blog post is going to look at a few different uses for argan oil. Here you can find a list of all benefits of argan oil and learn more about what it is.
Use it in Your Food
The way that argan oil originally became popular in the culinary world. It has been eaten for a very long time in Morocco and several other places around the world. It is rich in nutrients and vitamins and has been shown to even potentially have anti-inflammatory properties.
The oil also can aid digestion, balance blood sugar and even possibly lower cholesterol. These benefits make it a staple in the diets of many people.
So just how do you use argan oil in a culinary sense? Well, the potential options are plentiful and vast. It is used on salads, for dipping bread, drizzling on meals, making amlou and others.
Also, argan oil is regularly available at many popular stores, so it is quite easy to incorporate into dishes and begin eating. Of course, there is a difference between culinary argan oil and the cosmetic variety, so keep that in mind when purchasing and using.
Use it in Your Hair
While people still do eat argan oil and use it in dishes, it has become quite common for its use as a hair product. It can restore dry and damaged hair and can contribute to hair being more soft and silky, leaving it looking very healthy. This is largely thanks to the vitamin E in argan oil.
Also, no matter what kind of type or style of hair, argan oil can provide you with benefits. It can be used on dry hair, or on damp hair. Many hair products like shampoo and conditioner even include argan oil because of its benefits. If you have never used it before, start small and then begin to use more once you know how it works with your hair.
Use it on Your Skin
In addition to being beneficial to your hair and its health, argan oil can also be used on your skin. It is available in dozens of different skincare products, but even the natural argan oil itself can be used on the skin. Argan oil can help with anti-aging, moisturize your skin, prevent and reduce the appearance of scars, and even help those with very oily skin.
It can nourish your skin in many ways and help you appear much more healthy and young. Also, if you suffer from nails that are a little unhealthy or unkempt, argan oil can also help there, as well. Of course, like with your hair, it is best to start small to make sure your skin doesn’t have a negative reaction to the oil.
Use it on Your Face
While many great products can be used on your skin, they often need to be avoided on the face. This could be due to how harsh they can be, or simply that they would clog the pores on your face.
However, this isn’t the case with argan oil. Just as it can be used to rejuvenate your skin, it can also do the same for your face.
It can help with chapped lips, help the skin appear more full and young, and even have some positive effect on acne. However, it is important to know that only some types of acne can be helped with argan oil.
If your acne is due to your lifestyle or the products you use, argan oil can certainly help. But if it is hormonal, argan oil alone won’t be able to make it disappear.
Also, if you’re worried about argan oil potentially clogging your pores as many other oils and products do, you shouldn’t worry. Argan oil is known to be fairly low on the comedogenicity scale, which measures how pore-clogging something is.
In conclusion, there are many different ways to use argan oil and it can provide you a lot of benefits. Whether on your food, your hair, or your skin, argan oil is incredible and is something you should consider using.
Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement.
We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and at the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.
1. Think about what have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
I believe that accepting not being a perfect person is the beginning of becoming one. Life continues to throw opportunities at us to learn from our mistakes in order to better ourselves. I have my own share of hardships and successes and I am happy that I am on a learning curve and improving myself.
2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?
Earlier I used to have intermittent bouts of anger and frustration with regards to my work and relationships, but gradually I started to overcome my insecurities and inhibitions. The fact that I know I have many weaknesses yet have the ability to make things better — is the biggest appreciation I have for myself.
3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.
My individuality and my attitude are the keys to unlock my own true potential to achieve something bigger in life. I think this is my most rewarding and enduring achievement.