Skin Care

3 skin pampering argan oil recipes

Argan oil is ultra-nourishing. Packed with vitamin E, essential fatty acids (omega 6 and 9) and polyphenols, it moisturises dry skin, helps reconstruct the hydrolipidic film and combats damage caused by pollution, wind and the sun. Rich in antioxidants and unsaponifiable compounds, it has powerful anti-ageing properties that revitalise our skin and slow down signs of ageing. In short, this oil is THE active ingredient when it comes to preventing oxidation and dry skin!

Argan oil's restructuring properties make it perfect for nourishing, softening treatments. What's more it reduces acne scars, soothes chapped lips and calms burns. Its antioxidants prevent signs of ageing, leaving skin supple and elastic.For an argan oil anti-ageing mask you'll need:- 1 tbsp of argan oil- 2 tbsp of white clay- a few drops of rose essential oil Mix the white clay with a bit of water to get a thick paste. Mix in the argan and rose oils. Apply to your face, leave for 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water. The result? The argan and rose oils will boost cell renewal and help oxygenate your epidermis, whilst the white clay will gently purify your skin. Our tip: add a few drops of argan oil to your night cream to prolong the beneficial effects of the mask.

Argan oil doesn't just moisturise and nourish - it also works wonders in scrubs! For a homemade scrub, you'll need:- 1 tbsp of argan oil- 1 egg white- 3 tbsp of milk- 2 tbsp of sugar Mix the milk and egg white, then add the sugar and argan oil. Mix until you get a smooth paste. Apply to your face and neck using light, circular movements. Leave for 15 minutes and then rinse it off. It'll unclog your pores, remove dead cells and leave your skin baby-soft and squeaky clean. Your freshly glowing complexion will be able to breathe!

Argan oil brightens dull skin and reduces the appearance of age spots. For a brightening cream, you'll need:- 2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice- 2 tbsp of plain yogurt- 1 tbsp honey- 5 drops of argan oil Mix the lemon juice, yoghurt and honey until you get a smooth paste. Add the argan oil. Massage it on to your face for a few minutes and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with plenty of cold water. Your complexion will be left youthfully plump and glowing.