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It’s called Liquid Gold – a Miracle Beauty Elixir! But what is Argan Oil really?

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#Argan#Oil is native to exotic #Morocco, and is extracted from the# kernels of the #ArganTree. It has been used as a #health booster and #cosmetic treatment for ages, and it has a colorful history!

History
This tree is found only in Morocco. So rare is the tree that it has created tremendous demand for Argan Oil. But no one would have heard of it, if #Hollywood #actresses had not revealed it as their beauty secret. The rest as they say is history!

Since it is an endangered plant, the #MoroccanGovernment is taking steps to plant more of these trees. The authorities started promoting this valuable oil worldwide because it supports women’s cooperatives, providing a livelihood to thousands of women across Morocco.

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The benefits of this oil are so numerous that it is universally called #LiquidGold. But its origins were pretty humble! In fact, the traditional method of argan oil #extraction involved a race, the #Berbers, of ancient Morocco who collected undigested argan pits from the waste of goats which climb the trees to eat their fruit. The pits were then ground and pressed to make the nutty oil used in #cooking and #cosmetics. Thankfully, not any more! Today, Argan Oil is #PressExtracted, with an initial #manual process that makes the end-product so precious. The process is incredibly time-intensive. It needs approximately 50 kilos of Argan#berries and 20 hours of work to produce half a litre of the finished oil!

What makes it so Valuable?
The bright golden yellow and silky smooth cosmetic argan oil is rich in beneficial #nutrients including #fattyacids and #VitaminE.
It’s good for the hair and skin, making it a popular cosmetic choice for many celebrities. It’s not just for the rich and famous, though – anyone can reap the Argan oil benefits for their body.

Some Common Uses

1. Skin Moisturiser

It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, thus a great natural moisturiser.

2. Hair Conditioner

It is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier – the ideal hair conditioner. Also treats split ends and tames frizzy hair.

3. Sleek and Shine Styling

Argan Oil is a natural styling agent. It makes hair more manageable and adds a healthy, attractive shine to any hair style.

4. Anti-Aging

It gives skin a youthful glow, reduces visibility of wrinkles. Its anti-oxidant effect makes it the ideal anti-aging product, restoring elasticity and leaving skin plumper and softer.

5. Dry Skin Conditions & Acne

Argan Oil prevents dryness and irritation. It soothes skin, and when applied to afflicted skin, provides relief and helps heal.

6. Protection and Healing

The antioxidants in argan oil are generally beneficial for healing skin which is irritated, cracked, damaged or even burned. It reduces inflammation, soothes pain and increases healing rate.

7. Pregnancy

Argan oil increases the elasticity of skin due to its vitamin E content. On application, it reduces chances ofdeveloping stretch marks during pregnancy.

8. Foot, Hand and Nail Treatment

Argan oil’s softening properties are ideal for brittle nails, dry hands and cracked, hard skin on feet.

9. Lip Moisturiser

It ensures lips stay plump, soft and supple during dry winters. .

Just one bottle of this miracle oil is extremely versatile and can be used for all these benefits. It is sure to change the way you live your life!

But there’s more to this wonder oil! It is considered a must in the kitchens of Morocco!  They drink a bit every morning at breakfast, pour it on their fish, drizzle it on salads and creamy desserts…but they’ll never ever heat it!

Well, it’s time you gave the lie to all those so-called #miracle oils… it’s time you reaped the benefits of Liquid Gold!!! This #magical potion is not a long, long journey away for you – you can just click a button and buy Argan Oil from Natural Mantra!

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Rains play havoc on your skin and hair!

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The onset of the monsoon is a welcome relief from the sweltering heat. Monsoons are good for our crops and we enjoy the fresh breezes and wet fun in the rains! But the, every silver lining has a cloud attached!

This season takes a toll on your skin and hair. Greasy skin, acne and hair fall are just some of the issues. During the rains the skin behaves differently and attracts more grime and dust than usual. Take some time off to exfoliate the face, body and feet. Here are some holistic solutions to your woes.

Get ready to glow this monsoon!

Hydrate: It is easy for the skin to get dehydrated during monsoons, so use a toner that will provide effective hydration. Use it every morning and evening for maximum effect, to maintain the natural pH balance of your skin. You need to be extra careful about cleansing your skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. Use a cleansing agent which is gentle and yet strong enough to remove all dirt.

Eat & Drink Healthy: Remember to nourish your skin from the inside too – eat salads blanched in boiling water to disinfect them, vegetable soup which will keep you warm and healthy and drink the usual 8-10 glasses of water. Your skin is always thirstier than you are!

Face masks:

Wash and clean your face daily and religiously with a gentle cleansing milk which is rich in antioxidants and also helps remove impurities and dirt from your pores. Use a face mask at least once a week depending on your skin type. Face masks help soothe the skin, get rid of inflammation issues and breakouts.

Exfoliate your face with a refining polish using gentle circular movements. For optimum results, concentrate on problem areas such as dry or congested skin.

Face refreshers provide an ultra relaxing and fresh clean up of the face for both men and women. They whisk away all the layers of dead skin that pile up during the sticky monsoon weather with the gentle but effective exfoliating scrub, toner and masks, which also have mild antiseptic properties.

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Rinse. Pat dry and use a serum/oil on your face and allow to absorb. Use a face mask all over face and neck and finish with your preferred moisturiser. Use a facial mist that soothes, moisturises and relaxes your face. They contain sunscreen, minerals, antioxidants or other ingredients that nourish and protect skin.

The biggest problem that your skin faces is combating acne due to open pores and high humidity. The solution? Good old Indian neem. Most international beauty products now come with neem extracts because it has good anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Look for skincare products that have neem as an ingredient, or simply make a paste out of fresh neem leaves and apply it to your face. Or you can even have a shot of neem juice in the morning.

Sunscreen

Don’t avoid sunscreen lotions at all during the rainy season. As long as there is daylight, our skin needs protection from UVA and UVB ray.

Hair Care

Don’t use too much of hair products and use only a mild shampoo and gentle conditioner for the hair. 
The weather can make the hair dull, flat and tangled.

Use hair serum the previous night and massage into scalp as well as the shaft. The next day wash hair with a mild shampoo and apply a hair mask in the shower and steam. Rinse.  In the meantime, use a body polish and exfoliate the entire body concentrating on dry areas.
· Good and effective cleansing using a volumizing shampoo twice or thrice a week is highly recommended as hair tends to go limp in this season
· Conditioning your hair becomes twice as important during this season. Don’t shun it if you have sticky hair, instead opt for a light conditioner that is suited for limp, oily hair
· Keep the scalp dry to avoid scalp conditions like fungal and bacterial infections, which are more prevalent during the monsoon
· If you need to blow dry your hair, apply a leave-on conditioner prior to it
· Go easy on styling during this season. Excessive use of hair gels and sprays will only cause further damage
· Take time off from your busy schedule and book yourself a hair spa therapy appointment
· Oiling once a week would help but make sure you wash your hair well as residue oil can attract dust and grime, which along with sweat, can cause dandruff and even scalp infections
· Keep your hair trimmed and short during the season
· Food for hair – milk and milk products, nuts, soya products

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Body Care:

At home spa ritual: It’s extremely important to keep the massage clean and dry and it is imperative that one uses chemical-free organic products.

Foot Care:
· Effective cleansing of feet is very important as they get exposed to lot of grime
· Do not forget to completely dry your feet so as to prevent fungal infections
· Avoid wearing boots as these hold water for a longer duration, creating a soggy environment for your feet

A weekly foot massage is good. Our feet bear the brunt of the season. Go for regular pedicures. Begin with a mint and lemon grass foot scrub followed by a pure aroma oil massage that provides a protective layer from germs and infections. The stimulation of blood and lymphatic fluid circulation keeps the feet and body healthier.

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So although the sky may carry a gloomy cast, you can brush off your skin woes, with a guarantee of beautiful, glowing skin and toss your healthy hair at the lowering skies!

Just sit back and enjoy the season!

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