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Hereford Spa blog - Argan Oil

31 Oct 2017

Natural products and raw oils are extremely popular in the beauty world right now and one of the biggest and most beneficial is argan oil.

Argan oil products are available in most skincare brands these days, so what’s all the fuss about? Our spa therapists in Hereford break down the many benefits of using argan oil by itself or in products and how best to apply them.

The oil is made from the fruit of the argan tree; a plant that grows exclusively in Morocco. Underneath the fruit is a nut which contains up to three kernels from which the oil is extracted.

Argan oil has been used in Morocco for centuries due to its nutritive and cosmetic properties.

The oil contains exceptionally high levels of vitamin E, and is rich in natural moisturisers like phenols, carotenes, squalene and essential fatty acids. These properties are exactly what makes argan oil such a beneficial ingredient in cosmetics.

For Your Skin

Nourish your skin by applying argan oil which is easily absorbed, non-irritating and non-greasy. It’s most commonly used as a moisturiser to soften and hydrate skin and is ideal for all skin types.

Argan oil is particularly helpful for those suffering skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis as it can help to relieve the irritation.

You can use argan oil all over your body and apply it to your face as it’s non-greasy and non-comedogenic, so it won’t block your pores. This makes argan oil a great product for all skin types.

It provides essential moisture to your skin without causing excess oil or grease build-up. Applying it onto your face morning and night can help to improve your skin’s overall tone and clear up mild acne.

Argan oil also contains antioxidants which promote healing and reduce inflammation, so using it on skin damaged by dryness or acne has a soothing effect.

For Your Hair

To improve the texture and appearance of your hair, start incorporating argan oil into your hair care routine.

Apply it to the tips of dry hair to add a healthy shine and nourish drier strands to avoid split ends.

You can also use it as a conditioner after washing your hair. Simply apply the oil to wet hair and use a wide tooth comb to evenly distribute all over, or if easier, invest in a conditioner containing argan oil.

For an intense treatment, apply the oil all over your head and then wrap in a towel and leave it overnight. The heat from your head will help the oil to penetrate the hair shafts and provide a deeper nourishment that will leave your hair soft and shiny.

For Your Youth

The antioxidants naturally contained in argan oil make it the perfect anti-aging product so try to include it in your beauty routine.

Massage a few drops of the oil onto your neck and face before you go to bed to experience the most noticeable changes.

It can reduce wrinkle visibility, restore your skin’s elasticity, make your skin softer and appear plumper with a youthful glow.

Argan Oil From Your Lips to Your Toes

Argan oil can even be used as a hydrating lip conditioner. If you’re suffering with dry or chapped lips, try dabbing a drop or two of oil on them each night before bed. Your lips will have chance to absorb the argan oil while you sleep and they will feel smoother in the morning.

You can also use the oil to maintain nails and cuticles. The argan oil helps to strengthen fingernails and toenails and softens cuticles which encourages stronger and healthier growth.

Try applying the oil to you nails and cuticles before bed while you’re watching a film or listening to some relaxing music.

Now that you know all the benefits of argan oil, why not prepare your skin with a Sensory Body Scrub by a Holmer Park spa therapist.

The exfoliating treatment will help to remove any dry skin and leave it soft and ready for you to nourish by applying argan oil. The Sensory Body Scrub is a 30-minute treatment and costs £37.

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