It is not at all uncommon for one individual to have a whole assortment of face creams for their daily skin care. This may seem like a gross exaggeration to anyone who isn’t a fan of all the wonderful, beautifully scented ranges of skincare brands and products on the market, but there is a reason why we spend so much of our hard-earned money on them – and it’s not just a matter of vanity.
Our facial skin is much more sensitive than the skin on the rest of our body, and this is mostly because it is constantly exposed to the elements. While our body is always protected by the clothes we are wearing, our face is always braving the heat or the cold, the dryness or humidity, and all the natural – potentially irritating or damaging – elements that come with it.
In constantly fighting these elements and other factors that depend on the make-up of an individual’s skin type, our face is quickly prone to irritations. This means that we must be extremely cautious about the products we use to treat our facial skin – each person is different, so the night cream your friends have been raving about may work wonders for them but won’t have the same effect for you.
Trust in nature: Reach for the “Liquid Gold”
If you’re prone to outbreaks, dry or oily skin and other irritations, it might be time for you to consider swapping your commercial brand of facial skincare products for an all-natural alternative. Argan oil, nature’s exceptional skin remedy from Morocco, has become an increasingly popular feature in many skin and beauty products, but nothing quite beats the effectiveness of the oil in its pure, undiluted form.
Often referred to as “Liquid Gold”, argan oil has been used in traditional Berber folk medicine for centuries – not just as a natural beautifier, but to treat skin conditions and even rheumatism. Rich in oleic acid, argan oil is known for its antioxidant properties. In combination with its linoleic acid, it can soothe the most stubborn of acne outbreaks and reduces the possibilities of similar occurrences in future.
Dust and dirt particles as well as natural oils all contribute to irritating our skin, and those of us with oily skin types are particularly susceptible to facial skin irritations such as clogged pores and acne. This oiliness stems from our sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing sebum. Our bodies produce this sebum – a waxy, oily substance – to protect and hydrate our skin. However, an overload of it can have reverse effects.
It may seem counter-productive to treat oily skin with oil, but the truth is, given the right key ingredients, it can prove super beneficial to your facial skin’s health. The linoleic acid present in argan oil, for example, will regulate your natural sebum, thus making it feel thinner in consistency. This, in turn, will allow for deeper cleansing, which is essential for acne-prone skin.
A nutritious approach to moisturizing & anti-Ageing
If you spend a lot of time browsing your favourite skincare and beauty products, you will have noticed that each cream, lotion or soap promises something different. Your night cream is advertised as a miracle bottle of anti-ageing effects, your day cream promises to protect your face from UV rays and your body lotion is guaranteed to kick your cellulite to the curb. Can you testify to these allegations? If you can, by all means – stick to your chosen products if they do the trick!
If you’re still not convinced your line-up of facial creams and cleansers are actually working for you, consider trying argan oil instead. This natural product really does offer multiple solutions to skin problems in one bottle – whether you’re looking to purely moisturize or are in need of something to fight the ageing process on your skin, argan oil offers a reliable, nutritious, cost-efficient and all-natural remedy to your facial skin’s issues.
Two of the main fatty acids that make up the natural goodness of argan oil – namely oleic and linoleic acid – are known for the undeniable benefits they have on our facial skin. Linoleic acid – a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid – is essential to us and gives our skin the nutrients needed for a healthy, moisturized glow. Add to that the fact that argan oil is a naturally rich source of vitamin E, and you’ve got yourself a powerful combination of ingredients that will keep your facial skin moisturized, smooth and youthful.
Welcoming argan oil into your daily facial skincare routine
If you fear your skin might be left looking unattractively oily, incorporate the argan oil into your nightly skincare routine. Apply it directly onto clean, dry skin or on top of a – preferably natural – moisturize and allow it to absorb overnight. The oil will absorb into dry skin quickly and will have the entire night to work its magic. You’ll find yourself waking up to soft, moisturized skin with a beautiful shine.