A large number of people with oily skin, especially men, think that having oily skin means avoiding moisturising it completely. They couldn't be more wrong, and here's why:
Without moisturiser, you're telling your body that your skin needs more oil - this is especially true when it comes to your face. This results in your body overproducing sebum which clogs the pores, causing acne.
The truth is, moisturising your skin with the correct moisturiser actually tricks your skin into thinking that it has produced enough sebum, so it starts producing a lot lesser, which then allows yours skin to attain balance.
How do I choose the correct moisturiser?
NEVER apply any moisturiser that contain any added fragrance.
Studies have shown that the additional chemicals used to create synthetic fragrances can cause the skin to react and flare up. It is found to be one of the leading causes of acne.
Choosing the correct moisturiser that is alcohol and fragrance-free is beneficial because it is gentle for acne-prone and sensitive skin. However, if you do have extreme sensitive skin, you should do a small skin patch test before using any product.
Ways to identify pure Argan Oil
- The packaging: Argan Oil is very sensitive to sunlight because light will diminish the benefits of the oil. Therefore, ensure that the Argan Oil you purchase are stored in dark, UV-protected amber bottles.
- The smell: One of the best and easiest way to identify pure Argan Oil is by smelling it. Even after the extraction of the oil, Argan Oil retain its smell. Some of our customers shared their opinion on the smell of Argan Oil - some said that it smells like caramel, while others said it smells 'rubbery'. We simply feel that it smells 'nutty'. Do note that pure Argan Oil should not be deodorised or have any added fragrance. The smell should be mild- oil that smells rancid should be avoided. Argan Oil that smells like light cooking oil should also not be used.
- The colour: The colour of the oil should be rich, thick golden-yellow.
- The texture: Argan oil should absorb into your skin instantly. It should not be too oily, watery or 'slimy'.
- The cost: Argan Oil is very tedious to extract and also physically demanding. Argan Oil should not be too cheap in comparison to other oils.
So what is this Argan Oil everyone is talking about?
Before skincare routines and makeup came around, Moroccan women were already far ahead of their game. They are well-known for their thick, shiny hair, radiant olive complexion and long-lasting youthful looks.
Just about in the late 90s, the world decided to look into the Moroccan's way of life - their diet and their beauty regime.
Surprise! The modern world discovered Argan Oil! Argan Oil has long been used in the Moroccan tradition both in culinary and cosmetics. The discovery of Argan Oil has led it to become the most sought-after natural oil. Believe it or not, the Argan Tree grows only in Morocco! There are no other places on earth that has a better climate other than Morocco to grow and harvest the Argan nuts.
Argan Oil has the highest and purest content of Vitamin E, comprising of 80% essential fatty acids which are important in repairing the skin and keeping it hydrated. This multipurpose oil packs a punch! It is powerful and potent when it is being extracted by hand and applied in its natural form. Did you know that it takes up to 2 days of work to gather and press 30 kilograms of Argan nuts to produce 1 litre of oil! That's serious hard work!
There are so many other ways to use Argan Oil, and the best thing about it is that it can be used in its natural form - it does not need to be in a form of lotions or creams. Spread the love of Argan Oil and let it transform the way you treat your skin and hair!