Five reasons you need to be adding a dose of argan oil to your beauty routine

From reducing scarring and stretch marks to treating skin conditions and more!

By Contributor • 4 weeks ago • WELLNESS, NUTRITION

Many of us already know that argan oil is great for our hair (otherwise why else would so many haircare products include argan oil in their formulas)… But did you know that it’s actually also amazing for your skin? 

Packed with micronutrients like polyphenols, antioxidants like tocopherols (vitamin E) and many essential fatty acids (such as linoleic and oleic), argan oil has many proven benefits for your skin. We’re talking about the real 100% pure cold-pressed argan oil here, like youforher. Not the products that claim to be argan oil, but really have many other ingredients and potential nasties.

Here are the top 5 reasons why you need to integrate argan oil into your beauty routine:

It acts as a moisturiser that prevents the signs of aging

Argan oil is full of rich fatty acids which provide strong moisturising properties, making it an excellent oil as a daily face and body moisturiser. The oil additionally acts as a sealant, locking the moisture into your skin and protecting it from the everyday elements. The high vitamin E and antioxidant content are known to fight the signs of aging and have healing properties. It prevents the dehydration of skin, which slows down the development of wrinkles as well as helping reduce their appearance. It is perfect for all skin types, but it is especially good for dry, sensitive skin, as well as acne-prone skin. 

It evens skin tone and adds elasticity

Argan oil helps heal skin pigmentation issues and reduces redness and spots. It evens out skin tones and even leaves your skin with a radiant glow-y look, making it perfect to use as a primer before starting your makeup routine. The high vitamin E content in argan oil powerfully increases skin elasticity, making your skin feel super stretchy and free. It is a light, non-greasy oil that quickly soaks deep into the skin, leaving your skin with a soft, supple feel.

It soothes and heals the skin

Argan oil has strong anti-inflammatory, healing properties, therefore it is excellent to use to support the healing of small cuts, stings, wounds and swelling. It is also great to use to soothe and heal sunburnt skin. Apply the argan oil multiple times daily to affected area for best results.

It prevents and reduces scarring and stretch marks

Argan oil’s potent nutrients help prevent the occurrence of stretch-marks and help the healing process to reduce their appearance if they’re already developed. It supports the treatment of scarring, reducing their appearance, as well as the treatment of pimples. It helps regulate the sebum production, which means it is great for oily, acne-prone skin. For best results, massage the argan oil a few times a day onto the skin. 

It helps treat skin conditions

The essential unsaturated fatty acids in argan oil support the healing and treatment of dermatosis, as well as other skin issues like psoriasis, eczema and hyper-pigmentation disorders. Massage the argan oil onto the affected skin morning and night.

When it comes to skin health, we believe that ‘a little bit of argan a day will help keep the dermatologist at bay’. A pure, organic argan oil such as youforher will hopefully replace processed moisturises in your bathroom, the same way healthy, organic food is slowly replacing processed food in our kitchens.  

This article was written by Jacqui Manoukian, co-founder of youforher.



Related tags





Stylerunner’s online magazine for curated news on sport-inspired fashion, sneakers, fitness, health, beauty, tech and pop culture. Sign up now to stay in the know!  



You’ve been added to our exclusive email list. Watch this space.