Isn’t acne just so… annoying?
Yet if you are in that percent of the population, that nothing seems to work for your acne, no matter what you try, it gets really boring real fast trying out EVERYTHING and nothing working as it should.
Well, what could someone even do in that situation? To be completely honest, the best action when you have gone so far, yet solved so little, is to go straight to a professional. Let him/her apply their knowledge and experience to help you pinpoint the cause and culprit of your acne.
But before you go do such a step, chances are that you’d like to do it at home without showing your acne too much. In here, we take a look at one more alternative from a vast list of possible cures.
This alternative is called Argan Oil.
What even is Argan Oil?
The oil itself is made from kernels of the same named Argan tree, which has it’s roots in Morocco of all places. It’s actually a protected species of trees! Good thing that only the kernels give oil and not it’s bark or even wood. Otherwise it’s price would be through the roof.
It is used for food purposes as is has a lot of fatty acids, coupled with Vitamin E, for hair moisturizing purposes and of course for acne related problems.
Coupled with carotene’s, applying this oil directly to your skin is akin to applying a stretch mark cream for your stretch marks. The only difference is that acne is on the uppermost layer on the skin, which makes it easier for the cream to be directly absorbed and used as a skin healing ingredient.
Is it effective against Acne?
It certainly has a positive effect on acne.
But why does this one have a positive effect while some other methods have almost no effect?
Argan Oil boasts with a few titles:
- Repair Cream
- And most importantly, ANTI-SEBUM.
This is where the oil comes to shine against acne as in almost all cases acne is caused by an increased production of sebum from the glands in the skin. Because of this increase of sebum, bacteria can have their way and start bursting acne all over the skin.
However, a study has shown that when tried on 20 different people of varying ages for 4 weeks, showed a significant decline of sebum levels in the skin and a lot less greasy and clearer skin in general. It however stopped after 4 weeks, and after that any continual resulted in negligible improvement.
To be as blunt as possible, Argan Oil may just be what you need to decrease those sebum levels to an acceptable ratio so that the bacteria have less of it to form acne in.
The oil used was a pure unrefined oil, so if you plan on using it, use the pure kind since it preserves all it’s ingredients much better than the refined kind.
Simple Instructions for using Argan Oil
- If it will be your first time applying it, do not use a generous amount. At most, a drop or 2 is enough at first.
- After your first application, apply a bit more every time so that your skin gets used to it.
- At most, apply a few drops every day, any more and there will be no additional benefits.
- Use the common guidelines for treating acne, like cleaning after you are done, minimal hand touching, constant hand washing and so on.
In any case, one bottle should hold you for quite a while, so when buying only buy a single bottle at first, to test it out.