The most important thing about argan oil for the beard is its extraordinary antioxidant and moisturizing properties.
It is also rich in vitamin E. With 80% of essential fatty acids, it nourishes and regenerates the skin.
We all know that a man with a good looking beard is what every woman’s dreams are made of.
So read carefully, virile men, because here you will find information about one of the most interesting uses of argan oil that will help you give volume, healthy appearance, and stimulate your beard’s growth.
Why is argan oil recommended for the beard?
Argan oil is undoubtedly effective for beard growth due to its active ingredients and large amounts of vitamin E, improving blood flow to the scalp and promoting healthy and strong hair.
Therefore, in addition to stimulating beard growth, it prevents hair loss as well.
The use of argan oil continues to increase due to its multiple benefits, among which we highlight the promotion of beard growth and its natural maintenance.
The key to having an abundant and sexy beard, as you’ve always wanted, is by knowing how to use this “golden liquid” correctly, which we’ll show you today.
Its rich fatty acid content makes a huge difference between a scruffy-looking beard and a healthy, well-groomed, handsome one.
Argan oil for the skin
Besides promoting beard growth, you will also benefit your skin due to argan oil’s special properties that help repair your face by diminishing marks, blemishes, scars, and wrinkles.
- Argan oil has the effect of regulating sebum production
- It keeps the skin elastic and hydrated
- It is non-comedogenic so that you will avoid those annoying blackheads, pimples, and acne
- By keeping the skin clean without clogging pores, it promotes beard growth with thicker and stronger hair
- Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that protects the skin against UV damage
For the beard:
- By keeping the skin moisturized, it will prevent dryness that can lead to irritation, itching, and dandruff
- Healthy, nourished hair will be easier to comb and will have a unique shine
- Nourished hair will not have split ends and will be stronger
- Adding argan oil to your daily grooming routine will create the best conditions for beard and mustache growth stimulation and maintenance
How to apply argan oil
After showering– this is the best time to use argan essential oil directly on the beard as the pores will be open, facilitating its absorption.
It is recommended for three-day beards to use two to three drops; for full beards, you should use four to five drops.
Remember not to overdo it because it will look greasy and neglected. Going slowly is the best for it to be absorbed by the skin.
- Dry your beard with a clean towel and apply the oil with the palm of your hands. If your beard is thicker, use a wooden comb to distribute the oil evenly
- Massage gently but firmly into the beard
- Leave the oil on for at least 2 minutes for all the nutrients to take effect; after that time, you can comb your beard as usual
- In case you feel an oil excess, do not rinse it off. Dab it with a towel to remove it
Your beard can be curly, straight, wavy, or frizzy. Fortunately, argan oil offers the possibility to comb and shape it easily and add that unique shine.
For best results you can use a special beard comb to help you shape your beard.
By following these methods, you’ll have a sexy-looking beard in approximately 6 months, you will see spectacular results, and you will get more looks from girls that cross your way.
Minoxidil and argan oil
For years, I’ve been reading many articles, searching the internet, and talking to friends about methods to grow a nice beard.
But it turned out that patients using minoxidil had a side effect: hair growth, so now it’s become an ingredient used successfully for treating this problem.
Nevertheless, it isn’t enjoyable to the skin as it dries it out. That’s why combining it with argan oil makes the best formula for beard treatment.
Combining argan oil with other proven ingredients for hair stimulation such as minoxidil enhances its benefits such as:
- Providing superior nutrition to your beard due to vitamin C, E, and antioxidant absorption; while nourishing the different layers of the skin
- The antioxidant action helps restore the natural metabolism, improving the skin’s condition and keeping it soft and smooth
- While the oil cleanses and nourishes your pores, the beard growth fluid (minoxidil) will open them and encourage hair growth from the root
Using minoxidil, instructions:
- Clean your face
- Place a warm wet towel on your face for about 10 minutes to open your pores
- Apply 1.5 ml (applying more does not increase the results, you will only waste product) on the skin where you want the beard to grow or in “blank spots” where you don’t have hair
- Massage with your fingers to absorb and let the beard growth liquid (minoxidil) do its job
- After an hour has passed, apply 2 to 3 drops of argan oil in the palm of your hands, rub it until it warms up a bit, and apply it to your face to moisturize your skin
- This should be done in the morning and evening every day
In a period of three to six months, you will see the benefits. I recommend you to apply this natural treatment for a year for best results; after that period, you can choose to continue with the treatment or not.
Why is minoxidil not working for me?
I have received comments from friends to whom I have recommended using argan oil with minoxidil to grow their beards, and they have not had any results.
This seems strange to me since it is a product that doesn’t usually fail, but I think this is due to two important reasons: “Consistency and Time.”
This liquid needs time and consistency for its active ingredient to work. It is absorbed by the skin but works through the blood and requires that you use 1ml before going to sleep and 1ml after waking up without fail.
So if you haven’t noticed any change, be patient and consistent; your beard is about to grow.
I highly recommend buying on Amazon because you can find a wide variety of minoxidil products for your beard at affordable prices.
As for argan oil, make sure you get it from trusted sources and that the product is 100% natural and additive-free.
BTW, what is argan oil exactly?
Argan oil, also known as desert gold, is a cosmetic and edible product obtained after drying the argan tree fruits (Argania Spinosa) by sun exposure.
Once dried, the seed is manually extracted from the kernel and cold-pressed. This is a mechanical process without chemicals.
“Because the extraction is done cold, without roasting the seeds, this oil is light golden, and its odor is hardly noticeable,” explains Manuel Romberg, an assistant pharmacist at the Apollon Pharmacy in Toronto and expert pharmacist at the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP).
As for its properties, argan oil is made up of a high percentage of essential fatty acids (80 percent) and tocopherols (Vitamin E).
“Tocopherols are antioxidants. Its high quantity facilitates its natural preservation,” the pharmacist points out. Also, beta-carotenoids, squalene, and phytosterols. It is also rich in gamma-tocopherol.
The expert stresses that in order to benefit from all the properties that make up argan oil it is necessary that “it is one hundred percent pure and that it contains the Ecocert certified guarantee”.
The Ecocert standard requires that a product be made up of at least 95 percent natural plant ingredients and 10 percent organic ingredients, and a maximum of 5 percent synthetic ingredients.
“One hundred percent pure argan oil is easily identifiable: its smell is mild, its touch is light and its color is translucent golden and not dark,” Romberg explains. In addition, the product labeling should state that it is, in fact, pure argan oil.
Argan oil cosmetic uses and benefits
The cosmetic uses of this oil are multiple due to its properties. The expert points out the following aspects:
- It can be used as pure oil or as part of the composition of dermo-pharmaceutical products, such as cream, emulsion, serum, bath gel, shampoo, or scrub
- It is recommended for moisturizing hair, making it shiny and soft, and for nails, thanks to its composition’s active ingredient, lupeol. It is also ideal as a body moisturizer, favoring the restoration of the skin’s hydrolipidic film without greasing it
- It does not generate comedo, the primary efflorescence of acne, making it suitable for oily, acne-prone skin. It does not grease and penetrates easily into the skin
- It is soothing, so it is recommended to help the healing of burns and wounds, as well as the prevention and reduction of stretch marks
- Argan oil is ideal for eliminating and preventing the signs of skin aging. That is to say, it acts as an anti-aging product, reducing and preventing the appearance of wrinkles and providing luminosity, flexibility, and softness to the face
- It is very suitable to soothe erythema, i.e., skin irritations
- It contains antiseptic and antifungal agents
For its application, either on the face’s skin, body, nails, or hair, it is necessary to put a few drops in the palm and then massage on the affected area.
If the product is to be applied on the face or nails, spread the argan oil with the fingertips. If, on the other hand, it is to be used on other parts of the body or hair, use the whole hand.
As a food, argan oil is extracted by pressing the seeds that have undergone a previous roasting process, “that is why the color is darker than the cosmetic variety, and the smell is more intense,” says Romberg, to which he adds that “being a photosensitive product, it is advisable to keep it in a dark place at a temperature above 77 °F“.
Poor preservation causes it to lose its properties and may even spoil.
The edible uses of argan oil, according to the expert, are:
- Due to the essential fatty acids it contains, it is suitable as an adjuvant in diets for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and cardiovascular and rheumatic diseases
- It is a powerful antioxidant, being rich in tocopherols
- It helps to reduce cholesterol absorption in the intestine thanks to its spinasterol content. It also contains antitumor properties
- It allows digestion to be carried out well, by increasing pepsin concentration
- It improves liver function
Edible versions of argan oil can be found in stores specialized in organic, gourmet, and exotic products.
Also, in herbalist shops. Its culinary uses are the same as the rest of the oils so that it can be used as a dressing, for cooking, or as part of your favorite recipe.
A teaspoon of pure oil alone can be ingested.
As for its cosmetic use, argan oil can cause eye irritation or wounds if it is misused.
“In some cases, when in contact with this oil, dermatitis (atopic eczema) has been reported,” notes the expert. Besides, if the skin is damaged or suffers from any pathology, Manuel recommends consulting a doctor beforehand.
One hundred percent pure argan oil is not restricted in babies, children, or adults, only in people allergic to any component of this product or with skin pathologies, who will require prior consultation with the expert in question.
As always, we advise a visit to your local specialist before trying any form of natural treatment. Please, don’t hesitate to share any experiences you may have had using argan oil and how it worked for you.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Stay safe and healthy!