Using Argan Oil for Sunburn: Why & How?

Most people these days are aware of the harmful effects from overexposure to the sun. Yet, they still love going to the beach or having a picnic on a sunny afternoon.

There is no lack of marketing on sunscreens and sunblocks. Yet, people still get sunburned. This is where argan oil for sunburn can do a great job.



People have heard it all before: put on sunscreen before you go out into the sun, and reapply every couple of hours, and more frequently when playing sports because the perspiration washes away the sunscreen from skin. Yet, despite all the warnings, people still stay out in the sun too long or not apply enough sun block.

A lot of times, you do not feel the effects of sunburn until after you get home from a long day under the sun.

The sunburned areas start to feel dry and tight. The skin is very sensitive or even painful when you touch it. If the skin is severely burned, it starts to peel.


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When your skin results in peeling, that is a sign that it is dehydrated. Your skin is crying out for moisture. There are plenty of skincare products formulated for after-sun care. Many of these contain synthetic ingredients.

However, many of those are just temporary fixes. They can moisturize the area and provide topical pain relief temporarily, but they do not fix what has been damaged underneath. You need something organic that can replenish what your skin had lost. You need pure argan oil.


Argan oil is an amazing natural substance that comes from the argan tree nut in Morocco. The oil is super rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants. These are the key nutrients for healthy skin.

When you apply argan oil to skin that is sunburn, you are nourishing it back to health at the cellular level. Your skin drinks in the nourishment and gets rehydrated.


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Unlike synthetic topical creams and lotions that you find in the drugstores, the benefits of argan oil on your sun-damaged skin is long-lasting. With each application, your skin becomes stronger and healthier as your skin cells regenerate.

Argan oil can soothe and cool down your sunburn skin because it has anti-inflammatory properties. It does not matter how bad your sunburn is. Argan oil is gentle and soothing.


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The best way to apply argan oil to sunburned skin is by dampening the affected area first. Then, apply a few drops of argan oil and gently massage it into the skin. You will see that your skin will absorb it readily because it is thirsty.

You may wonder why you would need to dampen the skin before you apply the argan oil. Wet skin can absorb the oil faster.

It also evens out the moisturization. If you apply the oil on extremely dry skin, you end up using a lot of oil.

Applying on wet skin will not leave your skin feeling greasy because of the quick rate of absorption. You just want your skin to feel moisturized and not greasy.

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Treat your sunburned skin with argan oil two times a day: once in the morning and once before you go to bed.

Apply the oil at night and let it work overnight. In the morning, you will be amazed at how much better your sunburned skin feels. The soreness is reduced.

The bedtime treatment is important because when you are sleeping, your skin cells go through stages of repair.

The argan oil will support the cells during this healing process. If you feel like your skin needs an extra boost in moisturize, apply the argan oil.

The redness is diminished. The skin feels more smooth and less dry. The skin is not healed yet, but it is well on its way to healing.


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When you use argan oil in your daily skincare routine, you strengthen your skin against damage from the harsh external elements, like pollution, UV radiation, wind, dust, etc. When your skin is healthy, and it gets sunburned, your skin will heal quickly.

If your skin was in poor shape to begin with and you get sunburned, the rate of healing would not be as quick. So use argan oil daily. Massage a little argan oil into your skin after you take your shower, while your skin is still damp.

Gently massage a few drops into your facial skin after you cleanse it. You will see improvement in your skin texture. Skin that was dull will develop a healthy glow.

If you have uneven skin color due to previous sunburns, the coloring will even out as use argan oil on it daily.

The sooner you apply argan oil onto your sunburned skin, the better. If you apply it immediately after your long sun exposure, you can prevent your skin from peeling and reduce redness right away.

It will take the sting out of the affected area. This is true even if you have fair skin that tends to burn and peel easily.

Be sure to only look for pure and organic argan oil. You do not need any other ingredients in it. Use the pure oil for the best results.

The best way is still to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more and to stay in the shade during the peak hours when the sun is the strongest.

However, if you were having too much fun and stayed out in the sun too long, pure and natural argan oil is your best solution in after-sun care for your skin.

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