DIY How To Use Argan Oil for Skin Lightening

DIY How To Use Argan Oil for Skin Lightening

Argan oil is a plant oil extracted from the kernel of argan tree Argania Spinoza, that is mainly found in Morocco. About 30% – 50% of oil is extracted from the kernel.

In Morocco, argan oil is widely used for cooking, but the cosmetic use is on the rise. Historically, the women of Morocco use argan oil to treat skin disease and also include it in the skin and hair cream. The increasing popularity of argan oil for skin care has prompt the Morocco government to increase the cultivation of argan tree with the hope to increase the production from 2000 tonnes to 4000 tonnes.

In this post, we are going to look at how to prepare and use argan oil for skin lightening at home.
Why Argan Oil can be Use to Lightening Skin.
Argan oil is rich in numerous antioxidants, medium chain fatty acid (MCFA), vitamin E, and a lot more which has depigmentation properties that help to remove and fade pigmentation in the skin.
Medium chain fatty Acid
Percentage in argan oil

Linoleic
36.8%

Oleic
42.8%

Palmitic
12%

Stearic
6%

Linolenic
<0.5%

The presence of vitamin E in the form of alpha-tocopherol in argan oil also helps to improve its skin lightening properties, reverse the effect of free radical in the body and also prevents free radical from forming in the body.
How to Use Argan Oil for Skin Lightening At Home
If you wish to lighten your skin because of scar, blemishes, or pigmentation on your skin, you can make use of argan oil. Argan oil is the secret recipe that the women of Morocco use to achieve their fair and glowing skin. The secret recipe is now widely available that you can buy it from your market store or online store.
There are two ways that you can use argan oil to tone your skin:

Method 1

  • Wash your face or any other area you want to lighten with clean water to remove dirt and pat it dry with a soft towel.
  • Add 4 drops of argan oil to your palm and rub it on your skin thoroughly.
  • Use your fingertips to gently massage the argan oil on your skin.
  • Leave the oil on your skin for few minutes and wash it off with water thoroughly and pat your face dry with soft towel.
  • You can repeat this process thrice a week until you achieve your purpose.

Method 2
Instead of using argan oil alone on your skin, why not add other ingredients that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins that can help you to lighten skin, brighten skin, or tone your skin.
Ingredients

  • 2 oz of argan oil 
  • 6 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 6 drops of carrot seed oil
  • 6 drops of sandalwood essential oil
  • Color bottle

Directions

  • Pour argan oil, lemon essential oil, carrot seed oil, and sandalwood essential oil into a color bottle.
  • Cover the color bottle with a cap and gently roll the bottle in your palm to avoid air bubble in the oil as this can cause the mixture to become rancid.
  • Store the bottle in a cool and dry place when not in use.
  • If you want to use the mixture on your skin, first wash your face or any other area you want to lighten with clean water to remove dirt and pat it dry with a soft towel.
  • Pour 4 drops of the mixture to your palm and rub it on your skin thoroughly.
  • Use your fingertips to gently massage the mixture into your skin.
  • Leave the oil on your skin for few minutes and wash it off with water thoroughly and pat your face dry with soft towel.
  • Due to the presence of lemon essential oil in the mixture, do not use the mixture on your skin in the daytime as it can cause your skin to become photosensitive. Use the mixture only when you are going to bed,

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