For a long time I thought putting oil on your face was a HUGE no-no. I already have acne which means it’s oily right? Well, maybe not. Some oils actually serve to reduce inflammation, help soothe acne and rosacea as well as hydrate skin without making your glands over produce. I have been using Jojoba oil for awhile now and I like it. I use it as a make up remover, mix it with lotion for an extra shin on my legs when wearing shorts or skirts, and to moisturize my footies at night before bed. I’m not really comfortable slathering it all of my cheeks though.
In my good bag from a recent order from Spirit Beauty Lounge (my new pure beauty product go-to), I received a sample of Argan oil. I read the directions–“great for reducing redness and acne”–YES YES YES! I tried it one evening instead of my cream moisture. I woke up with glowing happy skin! Now I haven’t used it for an extended period of time so I cannot speak to long term benefits (yet), but I will be purchasing a bottle of this oil and using it every other evening before bed. Only $29!
I did some research on argan oil and this is what I learned: In Morocco it’s called the “Tree of Life” that’s definitely a good thing! It has properties which heal (scars), are anti-inflammatory, sun-protective and disinfectant properties. As well as improve skin metabolism, reduce inflammation and promote excellent moisture retention. Argan is considered an effective anti-aging oil due to properties such as the high levels of vitamin E and skin-softening agents.
This oil can also be ingested and used medicinally however I have not explored that usage and will not address it at this time.