Using Argan Oil to Fight Acne and Breakouts
Argan oil is one of the most versatile skin moisturizers on the planet (and that’s in addition to the great things it can do for your hair and nails!). It’s a proven and effective moisturizer, it fights the appearance of wrinkles and aging, it gives your skin a healthy glow without any oily residue. It is also quickly and easily absorbed.
But did you know that Argan oil can help to remedy and prevent common acne, pimples, and breakouts? It’s true. The unique and uniquely powerful natural ingredients in Argan oil (think Vitamin E, Linoleic Acid, Essential Oils) combine to protect and heal your skin – even the common skin oil, dirt and dead cells that contribute to acne.
Of course it’s easy for us to say that Argan oil can help liberate your skin from acne. So at Argania1640 we’ve made sure that our product is backed up with the science and research that proves it. Read on to get the full scoop on the amazing abilities of Moroccan Argan oil:
What Causes Acne in the First Place?
Okay, so it’s important to know what actually causes acne before you can effectively treat it – or understand how Argan oil makes a big difference.
Pimples and blemishes happen when the pores on your face and body become clogged with excess oil, dirt, dead skin cells, excess sebum, and simple bacteria. Some people have a problem with just a few of those irritants, others struggle with all of them. And pretty much all of us have no idea what sebum is.
Sebum comes from your sebaceous glands (where else?), which are located all over your skin, but primarily on your face and scalp. Sebum is the latin word for tallow (the waxy fat used in candles), and that’s pretty much exactly what it is – a waxy, fatty oil that is secreted to keep your skin moisturized. However, in many cases your face and skin can produce too much, creating an oily skin base which inevitably leads to pimples and breakouts. In conjunction with bacteria, dirt, dead skin cells, and other irritants, the blemishes can get pretty bad. Sebum is the most common cause of generalized acne, which is most common on the face, back and chest.
How Does Argan Oil Treat Acne?
So if Sebum (in conjunction with dirt and dead skin cells) is the cause, what’s the solution?
Effective acne treatments need to lessen the negative effects of sebum and even to stop it from being over-produced. Argan oil scores well on both counts.
Argan oil is rich in essential oils like Omega 3, 6, and 9. Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils (which are polyunsaturated fatty acids) have been proven to effectively treat acne by stopping sebum overproduction. Argan oil is also very rich in antioxidant Vitamin E, which works to keep the cells of your skin healthy and alive – greatly reducing the dead skin cells that work with sebum to clog your pores. That potent combination of stopping overproduction and lessening it’s harmful effects is what makes Argan oil effective against mild acne, pimples, whiteheads and blackheads, and blemishes.
Argan oil works faster and more effectively than many moisturizers – it quickly absorbs into the very cells of your skin to lock in healthy moisture and prevent cell death. Here is a testimonial from one of our customers:
“I’ve struggled with off and on breakouts, which will probably always make me nervous about any product that isn’t labeled oil-free…But, after three days of using Argan Oil (I mix in several drops with the moisturizer I already use at night) I noticed a real difference in the texture of my skin. My face felt significantly softer (this was also noticed by my significant other), and more supple. Those lines that had mysteriously appeared on my too-young-for-wrinkles forehead were filled out and difficult to find. And my favorite result BY FAR was the reduction in the brightness and size of my blemish scars. Instead of being these faded pink spots that required concealer, they became small, barely visible shadows.”
Does Argan Oil Prevent Acne Before it Happens?
Acne experts agree that there are a lot of ways to safeguard your skin against acne before it happens. Not surprisingly, keeping your beauty regimen healthy, clean, and minimal is one of them. Argan oil is a perfect way to accomplish all three goals at once.
The Mayo Clinic guidelines for preventing acne (or keeping it away after it has cleared) include:
*Wash acne-prone areas only twice a day.
*Avoid heavy foundation makeup.
*Remove makeup before going to bed.
Making Argan oil a part of your daily beauty routine helps with all three. With Argan oil keeping your face soft, glowing, and clear, you won’t feel the need to wash it too much and irritate your skin. Argan oil is extremely light and absorbs quickly into your skin – so there won’t be any excess oil on the surface of your skin to irritate your pores or make you want to run to the sink.
Women who use Argan oil regularly also find that it can start to replace what’s in their make-up bag – or even make it obsolete. Heavy foundation isn’t necessary when your skin looks fresh and free from blemishes – Argan oil helps to accomplish that.
We recommend that you use Argan oil once or twice a day, once in the morning and once at night for optimum results. Or, in other words, once before you put on your makeup and once after you take it off.
Of course, the surest way to prevent acne, and the thing that Argan oil does the very best, is keep your skin healthy, soft, and clear. This organic oil, rich in Vitamin E (nature’s best antioxidant) and essential oils (Omega 3, 6, and 9) was designed by nature to be the best chemical-free facial moisturizer you can buy.
My Acne is Severe and Chronic – is Argan Oil Right for Me?
Severe and Chronic acne is a medical issue, and there are a wide variety of medical solutions to the problem. Argan oil has been shown to help women and men with mild acne, pimples and blemishes – but it is not a medical-grade solution to the problem of persistent and profuse acne. If normal skin care routines and Argan oil aren’t able to cure your serious acne you should consult with a dermatologist to get the best possible treatment.