14 Skincare Benefits Of Argan Oil

14 Skincare Benefits Of Argan Oil
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Argan oil originates from Morocco where it is used for cooking as well as medicinal and cosmetic purposes.

The argan tree is highly nutritious but is a slow-growing plant. With the high demand for argan oil all over the world, the argan tree forest in the southwest of Morocco was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Luckily for us, argan oil can be made available through ethical ways. Keep reading to discover the benefits of argan oil for face and body.

What Is Argan Oil?

Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. It is a carrier oil that can be used separately or to dilute essential oils for topical application. On its own, argan oil has a lot of benefits to offer. It contains omega-9 and omega-6 fatty acids, ingredients that help fight acne and moisturize the skin.

What Argan Oil For Face And Body Can Do For You

1 – Moisturizes The Skin

Argan oil is more popular as a moisturizing oil. It is largely due to its high levels of vitamin E, which helps the skin retain water. This makes argan oil especially ideal as a moisturizer for people with dry skin. It is great for both morning and evening because it does not leave a greasy residue. Utama Spice’s Natural Face Serum can be used at any time of the day.

Argan seeds
Argan seeds

2 – Helps Treat Acne

Argan oil contains linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid) and oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid). These ingredients help water penetrate the skin deeper—which improves hydration—facilitate the healing of wounds, and reduce inflammation that helps with the treatment of acne. Try Utama Spice’s Acne Night Serum.

3 – Has Antiaging Properties

As people get older, their skin becomes less elastic, absorbs moisture inefficiently, and repairs more slowly. As a result, wrinkles and age spots appear. If you are still in your late 20s, argan oil can help minimize symptoms of aging later on. However, if you are in your 40s and wrinkles have started appearing, argan oil can still help keep them at bay and minimize their appearance.

4 – Reduces Oiliness

People with oily skin often have to battle acne well beyond their puberty age. On top of that, they have to go to extra lengths to not look too shiny throughout the day and keep their makeup intact. Argan oil has been found to have the ability to reduce sebum levels in the skin without causing it to dry up. Using argan oil can help maintain healthy sebum levels.

5 – Evens Out The Skin Tone

Goats climb up the argan tree to eat its nuts
Goats climb up the argan tree to eat its nuts. Essaouira, Morocco.

Because argan oil helps repair skin damage, one of its benefits is evening out your complexion. Whether you have acne or acne scars, age spots, or sun damage, argan oil can help treat and lighten them so you get a more even skin tone.

6 – Exfoliant

Regular exfoliation is important in any skincare routine. It has to do with the removal of dead skin cells so moisture can better penetrate the skin and give you a fresh complexion. However, some exfoliants on the market tend to be harsh and cause micro tears. To avoid this and still get the benefits of exfoliating, you can use argan oil mixed with sugar as an exfoliant. Remember to scrub in gentle, circular motions.

7 – Protects From Sun Damage

This study found that argan oil has high antioxidant activity, which helps protect against damage caused by free radicals from the sun. Thus, argan oil helps prevent sunburn as well as hyperpigmentation. This Acne Day Serum is perfect for daily use.

8 – Helps Treat Skin Infections

If you have rosacea, psoriasis, or atopic dermatitis, argan oil is the moisturizer for you. You can use argan oil on face as a moisturizer or as topical treatment. It comes with anti-inflammatory properties that minimize the symptoms of those skin conditions. This oil also facilitates healing through its antioxidants. The result is even, moisturized skin.

9 – Soothes Razor Bumps And Razor Burns

Argan oil can be used as an aftershave for men and women alike. Razor bumps and burns are inevitable and uncomfortable. Apply argan oil on the areas you have shaved to immediately treat razor burns and minimize the appearance of razor bumps.

Woman making argan oil by hand craft
Woman making argan oil by hand craft

10 – Whole Body Moisturizer

If you are looking for an all-natural moisturizer, you can mix argan oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or avocado oil. Just as argan oil hydrates the face and protects it from sun damage, it is also a potent moisturizer for the body and will give you an extra layer of sun protection whenever you go out.

11 – Helps Moisturize And Manage Hair

Argan oil is beneficial for the hair as well. Many love using it as a leave-in conditioner because it is not greasy at all. It helps keep the hair moisturized, repair split ends, and tame frizz. Argan oil also protects hair from heat damage caused by hair dryers and flat irons.

12 – Strengthens Hair And Gives It More Volume

Aside from moisturizing the hair, argan oil helps strengthen and stimulate hair so it grows thicker. People experiencing hair thinning or extreme hair fall should try an argan oil hair treatment at least once a week.

argan oil by utama spice

13 – Helps Fade Stretch Marks

When used on the body, argan oil helps improve skin elasticity, which is useful for preventing stretch marks. On the other hand, if stretch marks are already present, argan oil can help minimize their appearance by moisturizing and encouraging healing.

14 – Foot Moisturizer

For people who are always on their feet, dry, cracked skin is commonplace. This is quite uncomfortable and unpleasant to look at. You can restore the natural look of your feet by rubbing some argan oil on them. It will moisturize the area and help repair cracked skin.

Get only pure argan oil or products with high-quality argan oil from Utama Spice so you can enjoy all these benefits of argan oil for face and body.


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37 thoughts on “14 Skincare Benefits Of Argan Oil

  1. Jessica De says:

    Argan oil is amazing! I use it for everything from hair to feet. Nature always has the best remedies.

  2. Calvin says:

    This type of oil has become especially popular in the recent years, it’s quite beneficial. I like how unique the smell is.

  3. KatrinG says:

    I LOVE Argan Oil and was happy to finally find one at your store in Gootama in Bali. I use it mainly for my hair and my dog. Will consider the tips in this article, thanks 🙂

  4. Michael Coovert says:

    I am always needing a good exfoliant. I have very dry, flaky skin. I am going to have to give this a try.

  5. Tracy Suzanne DeLoach says:

    I’ve used Argan oil on my hair for several years now and it’s the healthiest lt’s ever been. So much so, that I actually get complements on my hair from young women and I’m 60. It always amazes me that someone notices. 🙂 I had now idea that it would help with razor bumps and burn. I will definately be trying it for that as well as other uses. Thank you so much for the chance to win your giveaway!

  6. Crystallyn says:

    Argan oil is absolutely fabulous for everything. Its properties make it one of my go to’s. Love your informative articles!

  7. Leslie W says:

    I love Argan oil and usually use it for my very coarse hair to keep it tamed. I also love using it as a facial oil to wear over my moisturizer and serum so that all of the active ingredients stay penetrating into my skin. I look forward to trying it in new ways, such as a remedy for ingrowns and razor burn.

  8. Susan Smith says:

    I had no idea Argan oil could do so much for your skin and hair. My skin could use some moisterizing.

  9. Wanda B says:

    I’ve heard of argan oil in the past but haven’t tried it yet. I think I will after reading this article.

  10. Melly Legiman says:

    Argan Oil sounds amazing with its moisturizing quality and cleansing for detoxification after going for bushwalking and hiking. What a beautiful natural ingredient!

  11. AndiG says:

    I didn’t know so many good things about Argan oil. I have used it on my hair a couple of times but didn’t get on with it, might have to try some other uses. Also love the pic of the goats in the tree.

  12. PB says:

    Thanks for the reminder. The last time I got Argan Oil was also from an article here prompting its wonderful usage.

  13. Gary T says:

    Argan oil seems to be trending lately in natural products, but those are usually expensive. It would be helpful to have a comparison list or chart that compares argan, cajeput, clove, oregano, tamanu, tea tree, etc. based on their level of potency for treating various condition or ailments. That way, we can know which oils are the most powerful for each treatment. Even just comparing three or four of those oils for a particular ailment would be helpful.

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