This is an argan tree, native to Morocco and source of one of our favorite facial beauty routines. Oil on your face, you say!? Yeah, that’s how we felt too when we first started reading about the wonderful benefits of healthy plant oils—argan, olive, coconut and others—for our skin and hair.
Oil on our faces? We pictured breakouts and shine.
Of course, after years of fat fear, the nutrition world has finally come around to the importance of healthy oils in our food. Why would our skin be so different? Turns out it’s not. These oils lock in moisture, fight free radicals and impart a dewiness to skin that we never got from a bottle of cream. What’s more is that women around the world have been using them for centuries.
To hear more about why we love our oils so much take a look at this interview we did with our new favorite person Virginia Sole-Smith, over at Planet Green.
So, what do you say—would you dare to grease your mug?