Argan oil – also known as Moroccan oil – has been buzzing round the beauty scene for a few years now. At first, it may have seemed like yet another fad that would stick around for a while before falling off our essentials (and shopping) list, but this North African oil is going nowhere.
Whether you’ve made Moroccan oil a part of your beauty routine or not, it likely has a whole heap of benefits that you weren’t aware of. Here are just a few of the ways in which argan oil can be used – and why we’re still rooting for it.
For your hair
Argan Oil is super versatile and can be used to treat a number of hair issues. Add a few drops to wet hair and rinse after a few minutes to hydrate both scalp and locks, or massage a small amount into hair overnight to wake up with instantly healthier feeling hair.
For your skin
The anti-inflammatory antioxidants found in argan oil make it the perfect antidote to shaving rash and razor burn. Just 1-2 drops will help to soothe and disinfect skin, preventing any permanent damage.
Applied directly to the skin, Moroccan oil can also work as a daily moisturiser for the face. When mixed with lemon, it also has a calming effect on acne and acne scarring thanks to the essential fatty acids found in it. Here is an easy DIY treatment you can make at home.
There’s nothing like a little oil to take an everyday bath to a level of luxury. Add a few drops of Moroccan oil to your skin or bath for a luxurious experience that will moisturise your entire body.
For your make-up
We’re all after that dewy finish and argan oil is an easy way to get it. Add a drop or two to facial products such as foundation, bronzer or moisturiser for an instant glow that will brighten your whole face.
For the difficult areas
There’s nothing worse than cracked heels during sandal season. Applying a good amount of Moroccan oil to damaged skin and leaving overnight can help combat the inevitable dry skin we all experience from time to time.
Argan oil also works well on cuticles. Rub in a drop or two to moisturise the sensitive skin around nails and encourage growth.
Moroccan oil can be used in pure oil form, but many brands have brought out specially formulated products to work on specific areas. From oil-infused straighteners to oil-based hair masks, we’ve rounded up our picks of the best products on the market. Click here to see our top 10 buys and add a little oil to your daily routine.