You can use our Argan Body Oil creatively in different recipes, including the many DIY recipes we have listed here on the site. Ready for today’s recipe?
For today, we have chosen a nourishing Anti-Aging Argan Oil for Skin Mask. The ingredients are very simple and readily available in most cases.
Argan Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Avocado – 2 Tbsps.
Honey – 1 Tbsp.
Oat Flour – 1 Tbsp.
Geranium Essential Oil – 2 drops
Cut an Avocado and spoon out two tablespoons of Avocado flesh.
In a mixing bowl, mash the flesh so it is soft and creamy.
In a blender or mortar and pestle, crush the oats, to get oat flour. Add that to the bowl and mix well.
Add in honey and Argan oil and mix till all the ingredients are combined well.
Add Geranium Essential Oil and mix once to combine all the ingredients.
You can add a few drops of water, to get the right consistency.
Voila! You’re done.
Wash your face with our DIY Argan Oil Face Wash we did earlier, or use a mild face wash of your choice.
Apply the mask and massage your face gently for about 5 minutes. Let it sit on your face for about half hour.
Rinse with warm or normal water, and follow up with a moisturizer. You can also use the Argan Oil Serum we prepared earlier, till we add a stand-alone moisturizer recipe here!
Tweaking the Recipe
As with any DIY recipe, feel free to tweak the recipe to suit your requirements and style!
Though essential oils are optional, they add to the rejuvenating benefits of this mask. I have used Geranium in this recipe, though any essential oil with anti-aging properties like Carrot Seed Oil, Rosehip (seed) Oil, Rosewood Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Neroli Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Myrrh Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Rose Essential Oil, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil, Helichrysum Essential Oil, German Chamomile Essential Oil, Elemi Essential Oil and Lime Essential Oil should work well.
To reduce and face spots, you can also add a few drops of lemon juice to this mask.
What’s with the Ingredients?
The Ingredients used in this recipe aren’t any new. However, let’s take a look at the highlights of the ingredients we have used for this recipe.
Avocado has been used for centuries to protect and nourish skin, though gained prominence in the mainstream only recently. Rich in Vitamin A, it helps get rid of dead skin cells. Glutamine amino acid in avocados not only cleanses your skin, but also protects it from damaging environmental factors. The antioxidants get rid of toxins and delay aging. In short, it gives youthful glow and prevents and delays wrinkles.
Honey is a natural moisturizer and anti-aging aid. It is rich in anti-microbial properties and hence, deals with many skin conditions including acne. It is loaded with anti-oxidants, so protects skin from UV rays inflicted damage, toxins, etc. It draws moisture to your skin and keeps it hydrated and supple.
Oatmeal has scores of skin related benefits and has been used by the Egyptians and Arabians for its beauty benefits. Oats are rich in polisaccharides, which is what makes oats gelatinous in water. This substance helps form a protective layer when applied on skin and helps combat dry skin, dull skin and flaky skin. Do you know oats can effectively address rashes, peeling skin, itching and rashes that are associated with dry skin?
Rich in beta-glucan, oats penetrates deeper into your skin and moisturizes it. It also helps remove dead skin cells and promotes healing. It helps boost collagen production and considered beneficial for aging and scar-ridden skin.
According to a certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart, “Oatmeal contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and as such is ideal for sensitive skin and to treat a variety of skin disorders (i.e. sunburns, eczema and poison ivy).”
Oats is suitable for everyone, irrespective of their skin type. Colloidal oatmeal, which is ground oatmeal, can help get rid of severe itching, when combined with warm water and applied to affected areas. Do you know oats is used to heal neurodermatitis, a skin condition that leaves one skin inflamed and itchy?
Oats helps lightens skin tone and reduces blemishes and dark spots, a reason they’re added to skin lightening products and other cosmetics.
Do you know Oatmeal can relieve itch caused due to poison ivy or insect bites? Rich in protein and anti-oxidants, it protects and nourishes your skin naturally. It also protects your skin from sun-inflicted damage.
That’s not all! Rich in saponins, natural cleansers, Oats removes excess oil, dirt and grime from your skin, effectively. It also reduces pore size, leaving your skin smooth and fine. What’s not to like about this wonderful cereal?
Feel free to try this recipe and feed us back with your results! You can use our very own Argan Body Oil in this recipe, or use it as follow-up moisturizer.