How to Use Argan Oil for Face

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Argan Oil is very rare, as it comes from the nut of the Argan tree found only in Southwest Morocco. Local women work in cooperatives where they crack the nuts by hand and work in producing the oil by hand also.

It is now known that Argan oil for face is one of the most natural and safe treatment, there is no better moisturizer and topical application for the hair, the skin, and the nails.


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The oil is full of vitamin E to the max and is a wonderful skin softener and moisturizer. The Argan oil gives an intense hydration to the skin and it soothes red patches, flakiness and itching.

It has been known to bring relief from eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It helps to make up for the under production of sebum, which is the body’s natural oil for keeping skin healthy. As we age, the sebum production decreases.


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Since the argan oil if so full of vitamin E and anti-oxidants, it restores the moisture of the skin, which reduces the body’s need to produce sebum. When a person has acne of the face, for example, the skin is dry so the body attempts to produce more sebum.

The excess oil and dead skin cells tend to clog the pores, and the result is pimples, infection, and acne. The argan oil cleanses, takes away the dead skin, and remoisturizes the skin, reducing the acne.

Using Argan oil for face has completely healed some people with acne, and others have enjoyed a great reduction of acne problems on the face.


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Argan oil is especially good for people with sensitive skin on their face. Sensitive skin does not do well with a lot of the chemicals, fragrances, and additives that many products have contained in them.

Since Argan oil is 100% natural, it does not need any additives at all as its ingredients are already what your skin is hungering for.

People with combination skin will have an oily forehead and nose, and cheeks that are dry. Sometimes combination skin is a symptom of a skin disorder called Seborrhea, which is an overproduction of oil on the face and the scalp.

Argan oil balances the oil production of the skin by replenishing moisture to the skin, and evens out the oily and dry areas.

Argan oil is very high in essential fatty acids such as Linoleic acid. This helps to promote the regeneration of your skin cells and protects them from the damage of free radicals. This helps to give the skin on your face that smooth glowing look that is also a very healthy look.


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When working with argan oil for face, you must prepare properly by cleansing the face, and removing all of the excess sebum and dead skin from the skin. Dirt and everyday debris must also be removed in order to increase the capacity of the skin to absorb the argan oil. This especially necessary for people who have excessively oily skin.

When first starting out to use Argan oil on your face, begin by only applying the oil at night. When your skin begins to begin to absorb the oil more, you can graduate to using it as a moisturizer twice a day.

A little of the oil goes a long way, so apply a drop or two to the palm of your hand, and then massage the oil into your skin on your face all over, and then allow it to air dry. It is amazing that only one or two drops are all that is needed for your entire face. The oil soaks in to the skin very readily, and your face will feel very smooth and enriched.


There are three basic steps that should be used in applying the Argan oil to the face:

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  1. First cleanse the area very well, to remove dirt, grime, perspiration and excess oil. This will help the renewal process of the cells, and is important in the removal of wrinkles.
  2. Next, exfoliate by using a muslin cloth soaked in water an a drop of argan oil. Massage gently then rinse with clean water, then pat your face dry with a clean towel. Exfoliate at least once a week.
  3. Finally, moisturize using pure argan oil just before bedtime. A drop or two will do for the whole face, so rub it in gently. If your skin is very dry, apply again in the morning.
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