How to Use Argan Oil As a Moisturizer for Skin and Hair

This particular oil has many different applications, but it is especially useful as a hair and skin moisturizer. To get the full benefits of this oil, however, it is important to make sure that it is applied correctly. Here are a few ways to correctly apply argan oil for best results in your daily and weekly beauty regimens.

For those using the oil on their face, it can be used neat, as only a few drops are required for great results. This product is considered a 'dry' oil, meaning that it is not greasy in texture and will not make your skin appear as such. For this reason, it can be used as an effective day moisturizer under makeup, as well as a rich night time moisturizer.

To apply, make sure that your face is thoroughly clean beforehand. After you have washed your face as usual, make sure that your skin is still damp before applying. This will not only help the oil spread over your skin more easily, but will also seal in moisture, leading to a fresher, more hydrated face.

Only a couple of drops are necessary for moisturizing the face and neck in the evening or in the morning. Take care to apply the oil in gentle, circular motions, much in the same way as you apply a regular moisturizing cream. It helps to squirt a few drops in the palm of your clean hands and fingertips, which can then be applied to the face and neck.

This can also be mixed in with your regular night cream or day moisturizer for an extra hydrating effect. This can be especially useful during the colder months of the year, as the skin can otherwise become very dry, and argon oil can be the perfect remedy for parched, flaky skin caused by the harsh weather.

Applying this beauty oil tithe hair can be done with several different methods, each one having its own advantages and disadvantages. The first method is applying the product before washing your hair, and this can result in a less 'heavy' appearance and a lighter treatment, as you will be washing the oil out of your hair in the shower.

To use this method, squirt or pour a small amount of the oil into your palms, and then massage into your hair before showering. Start at the scalp and the roots of your hair, then work the product down to the tips of your hair. Wrap your hair up in a shower cap and leave the oil to penetrate and moisturize your hair for a good half hour before washing it out with regular shampoo.

For a shiny look and as a leave-in condition treatment, try spritzing your damp hair with the oil after freshly washing your hair. As argon oil is so rich, it is recommended to not use any other conditioner or the argon pre-treatment beforehand.

Towel dried hair works best, as applying the product on damp hair will seal in moisture and prevent a greasy look. It will also help you spread the oil out even through your hair. As with your face, only a small amount of the product is needed as it is so rich.

Instead of focusing on the roots, work the oil through the lengths of your hair, and then dry and style as usual. This will give your hair a soft and shiny finish, although care should be taken to avoid applying too much, although this can be remedied by getting under the shower again and rinsing a little bit out.