My New Beauty Exilir- Argan Oil


Mariana | May 13, 2016

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With my new role as a mom I have become a master multitasker. Easy, quick and simple is my philosophy.  I have perfected the art of showering in 5 minutes or less. This multitasking and efficiency obsession got me to switch to spray moisturizer.  I don’t have the patience nor the time to for wait for regular body lotion to get absorbed before I get dressed. I avoid things that have a million steps and love The Skimm for its bite-sized news. I’m a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) with no time to spare. I find a way to carry seven full grocery bags so that I don’t have to make two trips. I put things away while vacuuming and I cook and bake, while writing a blog post. So when the makeup artist and hair stylist who were getting me ready for my sisters wedding told me I was in need of a serious face and hair moisturizer, I freaked out and started my research.

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Over 10,000 ingredients are commonly used in personal care products, but only 10% have been tested for safety on human health. These chemicals and ingredients that you put on our face and body every single day have a lasting and negative impact on your skin/body. Deciphering ingredients and finding safe products without chemicals made the unregulated world of lotions and potions very confusing, plus quality ingredients and real results come with a hefty price tag.  I wanted healthier, younger-looking skin without chemicals or harsh treatments, so to get my glowing goddess back I choose 100% pure Argan Oil. Lucky for me Argan Oil is multifaceted and can moisturize my skin and tame my frizzy mane.

So what is Argan Oil? This cosmetic oil is extracted from the fruit of Morocco’s argan tree by Berber women. Although the work is extremely labor intensive the job provides these women with autonomy and empowerment in a traditionally male dominated society.

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3 Simple Beauty Uses For Argan Oil

As a Face Moisturizer

Adding Argan Oil to my skin care decluttered my cabinet and simplified my beauty routine. It is extremely rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that moisturize, soften and protect. All this without harmful chemicals!  It’s a dry oil, so it will absorb instantly without leaving any residues.

For the best results follow these septs:

1. Cleanse

 2. Apply hydrating toner

3. Moisturize with Argan oil (3-4 drops)

Hydrating toner vs moisturizer? A hydrating toner exfoliates and restores your natural ph. It works by increasing water content. It’s the perfect “pick me up” because it plumps skin by replenishing moisture (water) to skin cells. Hydrated skin is better at absorbing nutrients than dry skin, so using a hydrating toner after you cleanse and before you moisturize better prepares your skin and makes moisturizer more effective. A moisturizer on the other hand acts as a moisture sealant and prevents the loss of moisture (water).

As a leave in conditioner (after shower while hair is still wet)

I wish I had a nickel for every time a stylist reminds me I have a lot of hair.  Three drops was not enough for me!  I part my hair straight down the middle of my head all the way to the back of me neck and separate into two sections. I massage 3 drops to each section.

To tame frizz and add shine (dry hair)

I do this when I don’t apply the Argan Oil as a leave in conditioner. I section my hair like mentioned above but instead of massaging I just run my fingers thorough my hair. My hair goes from dry and frizzy to healthy and shinny. Like I just stepped out of a shampoo commercial.

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Your skin is your largest organ! What you put on it matters! “Argan Oil is a 100% organic, chemical-free gift from nature!

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