The Organic Argan Oil also referred to as “liquid gold”; is extracted from the nuts of the Argan tree. The tree is native to the land of the Berber, a tribe found in Morocco. For hundreds of years, the Berber have used its oil for a number of uses including to nourish the hair and applying on the skin. There are rumors that groves of these trees can live between 125 to 450 years.
The oil has also been used for the skin care of infants; it has an antioxidant capability and vitamins that play a major role in cell renewal. Whereas the oil has been used in Morocco for many centuries, it is quite a discovery in the US, Europe and Canada.
What has generated the interest all over a sudden? Well, the oil extracted from the Argan tree is definitely one of the best and natural cosmetic oils there is. Other properties that make this oil the “liquid gold” are the natural and active ingredients it contains: omega 6, antioxidant and vitamin E which play a very crucial role in cell renewal. The oil will reduce wrinkles and nourish the skin. This together with its antioxidant property make it one of the most effective and expensive oils in the market today.
Members of the Berber tribe are still involved in harvesting the oil. They still use traditional means which the older generations passed down to them. These methods are effective and time consuming. The Berber do not complain as they are able to sustain themselves using the proceeds they collect from selling the oil.
In order to get the most out of this natural product, a modernized extraction technique is used. This is less time consuming compared to traditional means. The product is also of a higher quality. The techniques are environment friendly as they do not deplete the trees in the region.
How do you use Argan oil to nourish the hair, reduce wrinkles and nourish the skin? For strong hair full of vitality and rich in color, apply the oil about an hour before shampooing your hair. You should then wash and rinse. A word of caution, use a little amount on the scalp. You can also use the oil to protect your hair from drying up as a result of too much heat, chlorine or sea salt.
Tips on how to apply Argan oil on your skin; first, pour some considerable amount and massage gently on your bed. Make circular motions. To apply the oil in your face, follow the outlined shape. For cheeks, suddenly move your fingers then reassemble them as if you intended to make a natural skin sag. The oil can be used instead of a regular night cream.
Applying Argan oil on the face revitalizes, moisturizes and softens the skin, protects it from dehydration and most of all remove acne. The oil also reduces chapping and cracking of the skin caused by the cold winter. For cleansed and radiant skin, you know what to look for.
By Teddy Nseir