5 Amazing Moroccan Beauty Secrets to Looking Younger !

Moroccan women have long been known for their natural beauty secrets passed down one generation to the next.  From exfoliating with black soap to hydrating with raw argan oil, discover 5 wonderful Moroccan women’s ancient beauty secrets that will leave your skin radiant and glowing.

Photo-Credit: Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue Palais Photo-Credit Golf Mogador: Jason Brown

Photo-Credit: Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue Palais. Photo-Credit Golf Mogador: Jason Brown

1. Moroccan Turkish Bath or Hammam in arabic, is a very important ritual in the Moroccan culture.  It is basically taking a bath in a steamy room.  The whole process involves applying key Moroccan elements such as black soap and rhassoul clay as a mask to the whole body, followed by exfoliating and purifying the body using a Moroccan mitt or Kessa glove.  The whole process is ended by a hydrating massage using local argan oil.  


Photo-Credit: Relais & Châteaux Heure Bleue Palais Photo-Credit Golf Mogador: Jason Brown

2. Moroccan Black Soap which is an olive oil based paste, is used with the Kessa glove to exfoliate and remove all the dead skin layers, leaving the skin purified and vitalized.

Moroccan Black Soap, Photo: Trevor Huxham, Flickr

Moroccan Black Soap, Photo: Trevor Huxham, Flickr

3. Rhassoul or Clay mask:  The mineral-rich clay from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco is especially good for oily skin and hair.  It is known at absorbing impurities. It can be used as a a spa treatment, facial cleanser, detox mask, and even as a shampoo for oily hair.


In a Hammam, Rhassoul or Clay mask is usually soaked in rose water or warm water and applied as a mask to the whole body to facilitate exfoliation and removal of dead skin. Photo Credit: Khadija Dawn Carryl, Flickr

4. Moroccan Argan Oil, also called the miracle oil, is extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree, which indigenous to Morocco.  It is most commonly used to hydrate the skin and hair and also known for its anti-aging benefits.  Raw virgin Argan oil is also used by pregnant women to prevent stretch marks. 16661096036_119155bfef_o

5. Rose water is used for toning the skin but also as a cleanser and natural makeup remover.  It is well known for its  softening and brightening effects.

Aren’t these Moroccan beauty secrets awesome? No wonder these natural elements are used in most beauty treatments that are available today! Feel free to share below your comments and favorite Moroccan beauty tips and secrets…



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