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Argan Oil and Sunburn

So whilst it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that we should always protect ourselves from the sun there comes that time where you forget to apply it or not often enough and you end up looking like a lobster! Sun burn happens to the best of us but it’s about how you treat it that counts.

All your friends will continually point out that you’ve ‘caught the sun’ and that you should have worn sunscreen but it’s too late, the damage is done! You now worry about spending the next week in pain every time someone touches you and praying it’s not going to end up in you embarrassingly peeling all over the place.

Sun burn is a sign of skin damage and dehydration and it is important to correct this not only to decrease your chances of becoming the flaky lobster friend but also to help your skin get back to its natural balance.

One of the best ways to do this is to use Argan Oil as a topical treatment. The oil is super rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants. With added anti-inflammatory properties, it can help soothe and cool down your poker hot skin.

The best way to apply this is on to damp skin as water helps the oil sink in, ideally when you get out of the shower as it saves splashing water all over your bathroom as your try to dampen your shoulders, chest or wherever you have burnt.

Now you may be thinking if I’m applying an oil to my skin I’ll get all slimy and greasy (Argan Oil is actually one of the driest oils on the scale), but because you add it to damp skin it will absorb within a matter of minutes. It has no scent so you don’t have to suffer the tropical scents of conventional after sun creams either.

Overall Argan Oil is a great skin treatment and can be used on healthy skin daily to improve condition and radiance but I recommend the next time you accidentally find yourself in a pub garden sipping Gin and Tonics on the hottest day of the year you reach for pure Argan Oil to aid your sun burn woes or alternatively remember to factor it up with sun cream.