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Multiuse ingredients are great to keep on hand. Ingredients that can be used for healthy hair and glowing skin are exceptional. Our world is full of natural ingredients we love for our entire body that can be found in several beauty products. Here are four in particular that are perfect for your hair and face. 

Argan oil

Natural oils are always high on the list of beauty essentials for hair and skin. We chose argan oil, because it is known for wound healing, rash relief, and nourishing hair and skin. Argan oil is rich in vitamins A, fatty acids, antioxidants, and linoleic acid. It is used for inflammations and moisturizing hair and skin. A light oil similar to human sebum, argan oil is can be found in numerous hair and beauty products.

For Hair – Touted as a phenomenal leave-in conditioner, argan oil is great for taming frizz and protecting hair from heat styling. Argan oil has high quantities of vitamin E and promotes healthy hair growth while moisturizing the hair and scalp. Argan oil is a favorite for temporarily mending split ends and great for adding luster to dull strands. This oil is often used in shampoos for restoring softness and strength and helping hair suffering from chemical or color damage.

For Face – Argan oil isn’t called liquid gold for nothing. This nutrient rich oil is an outstanding facial moisturizer that hydrates and softens. Argan has anti-aging properties that reduce the visibility of wrinkles. Even great for acne, argan oil soothes afflicted skin and promotes healing while reducing inflammation. As we get ready for fall and winter, argan oil will be a great asset for protecting lips from cold and dry weather, which can cause dry, cracked lips. Rub just a drop or two into dry lips and help them stay soft and supple.

Vitamin A

According to the University of Maryland, beta-carotene, a pigment found in plants and derived from the Latin Name for carrot, converts into vitamin A in our bodies and is excellent for vision and a stronger immune system. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that protects the body from damaging free radicals. Excellent sources of beta-carotene are carrots, chives, grapefruit, kale, and pumpkin.

For Hair – The vitamin A that is converted from beta-carotene is important for hair cells and a deficiency in vitamin A can cause lifeless hair and a dry scalp. Beta-carotene should be part of a healthy diet to help women suffering from thinning hair, but never consume too much.

For Face – Premature aging is a big concern and big business for beauty product manufacturers. Beta-carotene is a natural and cheaper method to help with premature aging. Having antioxidant properties reduces oxygen damage caused by UV light and pollutants. Consumption of normal levels of beta-carotene imparts a natural glow to skin. Beta-carotene boosts the effectiveness of sunscreens and helps to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Raw honey

There is a significant difference between raw honey and regular honey. Raw honey is the original sweet liquid that honeybees produce from the concentrated nectar of flowers. It is unheated, unpasteurized, unprocessed, and contains powerful antioxidant, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. Raw honey’s enzymes, nutrients, and vitamins remain intact.

For Hair – Honey is a natural humectant. It draws moisture from the air and into the hair. The high sugar content helps hair to retain moisture. It also has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities that make it great for preventing scalp infections including dandruff.

For Face – All the same qualities that make honey excellent for hair are the same reasons it is incredible for your skin and face. The enzymes in raw honey help to clarify and keep facial pores clear and clean. The antibacterial properties prevent bacterial infections like acne while the anti-inflammatory properties calm irritated skin.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a natural healing agent extracted from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, which is found in New South Wales, Australia. This natural wonder is particularly effective against bacteria and fungus. It is one of the more popular essential oils for all its amazing benefits for skin and hair.

For Hair – Tea tree oil does wonders for dandruff and an irritated scalp. It has anti-fungal properties that kill the bacteria causing white flakes (dandruff) and can penetrate the hair follicles to unclog pores to kill microorganisms that trigger scalp irritations. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to treat and soothe an itchy scalp. A few drops in a palm full of shampoo are all you need and the slight tingling is reminder that it is working.

For Face – Tea tree oil is a marvel for acne. It has an antibacterial property that makes it a great natural alternative to benzoyl peroxide. It will not leave skin red, peeling, or dried out and it can simply be applied via a cotton swab to the pimple for overnight treatment.

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