From generation to generation, from mothers to daughters, Moroccan women have been used only 100% natural and homemade beauty care products.

Even though the beauty is a subjective concept, nobody can deny that Moroccan women are famous worldwide for their beauty and overwhelming femininity. What are their beauty secrets that you can borrow?

Different and mysterious, with rich culture and alluring aromas, with bright colors and flowers, Morocco has always attracted the interest of people from all over the world. As well as its women.

Shiny silk hair, dark beautiful eyes, plump full lips, delicate skin … From generation to generation, from mothers to daughters, Moroccan women have been used only 100% natural and homemade beauty care products. Even now, with all latest cosmetic hits, they prefer a traditional way of maintaining their beauty. And Moroccan land generously supplies them with all they need: argan oil, ghassoul clay, damask rose, essential oils, spearmint and many other things.

 

10 Beauty secrets of  Moroccan women

 

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

Where the Moroccan women beauty has come from? Firstly, from the play of gens and a diverse cultural heritage. Secondly, as a result of a long history of using natural ingredients to enhance their natural glow.

1

Argan oil

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

The main Moroccan beauty hit, argan oil comes from the kernels of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. From the fruits to the oil, high quality argan oil is produced manually. It is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (about 80%) and vitamin E, and is known for its ability to hydrate, nourish, and protect the skin. It is also commonly used as a hair conditioning treatment to improve the health and shine of the hair.

Argan oil has gained popularity in recent years as a natural and organic alternative to many commercial beauty products. Some clinical studies have proven that argan oil improves the skin cells reproduction, rejuvenates, and protects the skin, hair and nails from negative external factors. From time immemorial, from childhood, Moroccan women have been using argan oil for their natural glow.

Argatensyl

Similar in structure to the surface layers of the epidermis, a high-weight molecular protein extracted from the pomace of the argan seeds is the main ingredient of the latest cosmetic hit – Argatensyl. It has anti-aging and anti-wrinkle properties and can immediately tighten the skin. Conducted on a group of women aged 35-45 years, numerous clinical trials have shown that wrinkles in the area around the eyes are visibly and instantly smoothed out by Argatensyl.

2

Rhassoul clay

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

Rhassoul clay, also known as Moroccan clay or ghassoul clay, is a type of clay that is mined from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It is commonly used in traditional Moroccan beauty treatments for its ability to cleanse the skin and improve its texture. When mixed with water, rhassoul clay forms a smooth, paste-like consistency that can be applied to the skin and hair. It is said to have absorbent properties, which can help to remove excess oils and impurities from the skin and hair. It is also rich in minerals that can nourish the skin.

3

Beldi soap

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

Beldi soap is known as black Moroccan soap, but the most interesting thing is that the real black Moroccan soap has all sorts of shades of brown, but not black. If the soap is black it means that it’s made not from 100% natural ingredients and it is avoided.

Beldi soap is typically made from a mixture of olive oil, water, and sodium hydroxide, which is then left to cure for several weeks. Beldi soap is known for its deep-cleansing properties and its ability to soften and moisturize the skin. It is often used in hammams, or traditional steam baths, as part of the cleansing and exfoliation process. Some people also use beldi soap at home as part of their skincare routine.

4

Kessa mitt

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

A kessa mitt, also known as a kessa glove or a kessa exfoliating glove, is a type of exfoliating tool. Together with beldi soap, the cleansing kessa mitt is also inseparable part of the hammam ritual. Made of twisted silk fibers (sometimes with the addition of cotton or even goat hair), it is much more effective than any sponge in removing the stratum corneum without damaging the skin. It is an effective way to achieve smooth, glowing skin, and is often used in combination with other hammam treatments, such as a ghassoul clay mask.

5

Hammam

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

In the Islamic world, a hammam is not only a beauty ritual, but rather an important part of the lifestyle. A hammam is a type of steam room or bathhouse that was inherited from the model of the Roman thermae. It is a place where people go to relax, cleanse their skin, and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of steam. The steam and warmth of the hammam can help to open up pores, soften the skin, and improve circulation, which can provide a range of beauty benefits.

Moroccan hammam unique features

In Arabic world, hammam is a traditional type of bathing. However, Moroccan hammam has some unique features that make it different. The special and inseparable things in the hammam ritual are: argan oil, beldi soap, kessa mitt, and rhassoul (ghassoul) clay.

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Prickly pear oil

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

Prickly pear is a popular and cheap fruit in Morocco. In beauty care, it is do-it-all remedy. It is extracted from the seeds of the prickly pear cactus and is known for its high content of antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which make it a popular ingredient in skincare products. Prickly pear seed oil has the rare combination of a light texture and exceptional ability for deep penetration, leaving the skin extremely soft and velvety.

Some of the beauty benefits of prickly pear oil include:

  • Moisturizing the skin: Prickly pear oil is rich in fatty acids, which can help to keep the skin moisturized and prevent dryness.
  • Reducing inflammation: The antioxidants in prickly pear oil can help to reduce inflammation and soothe irritated skin.
  • Protecting the skin: The antioxidants in prickly pear oil may help to protect the skin from environmental damage, such as UV radiation and pollution.
  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: The fatty acids in prickly pear oil can help to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

It is important to note that the beauty benefits of prickly pear oil have not been extensively studied, and more research is needed to confirm its effects on the skin.

7

Aloe vera

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

In Morocco, aloe vera is often used as a natural remedy for a variety of skin conditions. It is known for its healing and soothing properties, and is commonly used to treat sunburn, cuts, and other skin irritations. Moroccan women may also use aloe vera as a facial mask or as a natural moisturizer for their skin. Additionally, aloe vera is often used in traditional Moroccan hair care rituals to help nourish and condition the hair. It is also commonly used as a natural remedy for dandruff and other scalp conditions.

In Morocco, aloe juice and facial masks based on it are considered one of the best skin care treatments. Moroccan girls apply aloe juice or aloe gruel on their faces in the morning and in the evening, and also make homemade herbal tonics from aloe.

8

Damask rose water and oil

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

The Damask rose has a special place both in the rose family and in Moroccan culture. The mysterious and delicate aroma of damask rose pervades the entire air of the Kingdom of Morocco.

In Morocco, rose water and rose oil are commonly used for their aromatic and therapeutic properties. Moroccan women may use rose water as a natural toner or facial mist to refresh and hydrate their skin. It is also often used as a natural remedy for skin irritations and redness. Rose oil, on the other hand, is known for its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, and is commonly used to nourish and protect the skin. Moroccan women may also use rose oil in their hair and scalp to help nourish and condition their hair. Additionally, rose water and rose oil are often used in traditional Moroccan beauty rituals for their relaxing and calming effects.

9

Date palm extract

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

Majestically swaying under the Moroccan sun, date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) is one of the oldest cultivated trees and its fruit has been a dietary staple around the world for millennia. Came from the date fruits, the palm date extract is an antioxidant powerhouse. It helps to improve skin elasticity and brightness, and decrease in redness and hyperpigmentation. It strengthens skin barrier function, visually reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and increases collagen production making the skin more elastic and plump. Its main active components are phytoestrogens, phytosterols, phenolic compounds, and vitamins A, D and E.

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Maghrebi spearmint tea

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

Since Antiquity, Maghrebi spearmint tea has been traditional to the Greater Maghreb region of North Africa, particularly in Morocco. That’s why Maghrebi tea is also known as Moroccan mint tea. It is made from the spearmint leaves that possess a clear, pungent, and mild aroma.

Traditionally served hot and sweetened with sugar, Maghrebi tea is a central part of Moroccan culture, and is often served as a symbol of hospitality and friendship. It is also believed to have numerous health benefits, such as aiding digestion, boosting the immune system, and helping to relax the body and mind.

Rich in calcium, magnesium, copper, fluoride, and selenium, the tea also contains a compound called carvone, which gives it a much subtler, sweeter flavour and additional health and beauty benefits.

In Morocco, it’s a tradition for a woman to learn cooking at a young age. By her 20, a girl has already mastered every recipe from her mother – she knows what to eat to be healthy and beautiful.

And one more beauty secret – Moroccan cuisine

In Morocco, it’s a tradition for a woman to learn cooking at a young age. By her 20, a girl has already mastered every recipe from her mother – she knows what to eat to be healthy and beautiful.

Moroccan cuisine is known for its rich and flavorful dishes, which are often made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Some beauty foods that are commonly eaten by Moroccan women include:

 

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables: Moroccan women often include a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet, such as tomatoes, carrots, and leafy greens. These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and can help to support a healthy immune system and promote healthy skin and hair.
  • Whole grains: Couscous and bulgur are part of the diet. These foods are a good source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients that can help to support a healthy digestive system and provide sustained energy.
  • Lean proteins: Moroccan women often incorporate lean proteins into their diet, such as chicken, fish, and legumes. These foods are rich in essential amino acids and other nutrients that are important for maintaining healthy muscles and tissues.
  • Healthy fats: Moroccan cuisine often includes healthy fats, such as olive oil and nuts, which can help to nourish the skin and provide a range of health benefits.

 

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

10 Beauty secrets of Moroccan women

 

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