Moroccan beauty secrets
the beauty scene (all for blogging, of course).
me that Moroccans are very passionate about skincare and cleanliness. Also, they look to natural sources for their
beauty regime. As many scientific tests
have proven, mother nature knows best when it comes to skincare.
is Argan Oil. Sold at an extortionate
price in the UK, Argan has been hailed a bit of a skin wonder for its anti-ageing
properties due to its high vitamin E content. It has been recommended as a moisturiser, hair treatment, heel softener and bath oil.
I’m not sure how pure they really are. I
bought a bottle from a fantastic little souk in Morocco that specialises in
just skincare and spices (very fragrant combo). My humble bottle cost a mere 30 dirhams, which
worked out to be around £2.50. Also, it
smells very ‘nutty’, a lot more authentic than perfumed versions you get over
from Olives and has deep moisturising properties. I’ve tried this in a hamman in Marrakech, and
it really did soften my skin (after it was stripped and pummelled beforehand
though). The soap cost under £1.
You may have seen something similar in Lush, but this is the
real deal. Morocco is known for its
natural fragrances which are sold in small blocks. Simply rubbed on the wrist and neck, these
perfumes lightly fragrance your skin without the added alcohol and other ingredients.
nearest and dearest, and keep some for myself (obviously).
these little guys, as they have managed to strongly fragrance my handbag, just
as I was carrying them through the airport.
This is even more impressive given that they were wrapped individually
in plastic bags!
given a block of musk my bid friends two years ago, and it’s still fragrant to
owner. Though without the hefty price
resist, it’s like an undiluted, untainted version of Paul Smith’s rose
stronger earthier perfume than jasmine or rose
perfume though its stronger musky fragrance makes it more suited to men.
About the Author
I’m not a makeup artist, chef, lifestyle guru or stylist. I’m just me. And like you, I’m trying to make the best of most things, only I’m sharing my warts-and-all thoughts along the way.