Derived from the seeds of the jojoba shrub and native to the North American desserts, Jojoba oil is a plant-based oil that has very similar properties to your skin's own oils, as the wax it produces resembles the wax that naturally occurs in your skin.
This makes it really good at regulating your skin’s oil production.
Unlike the way your own oil can clog your pores and even cause acne, Jojoba oil is light, gentle and will not clog your pores because it sends a signal to your hair and sweat follicles letting your skin know that it does not need to create any additional sebum for hydration.
It’s even a hypoallergenic, which means that it works great for every skin type from oily to blemish-prone, thanks to its many nutrients and antioxidant properties. Its components are so beneficial, in fact, that you can even use it all over your body. Not just on your face.
Follow these tips to make sure that you are getting the most from your Jojoba Oil from your head to your toes.
Obviously, your face is the part of your body that gets the most benefits from Jojoba Oil, which is why people have been using it as a regular part of their skin care routine for decades. It balances and helps support moisture levels to keep dry areas hydrated while reducing excess oiliness, and it can even be used as a natural makeup remover!
How to use it: Apply a small amount to clean, dry skin and repeat as needed. You can also use a cotton round to remove any excess makeup, such as mascara and concealer. You can also mix it into your everyday moisturizer to increase its effectiveness and super-hydrate your skin.
Now that you know how to use it on your face, let’s move on to its other uses that you probably didn’t know about..
Not only can Jojoba Oil work great to soften and add volume to your hair, but it also has nourishing and rejuvenating properties that help eliminate the appearance of dry and brittle strands.
Here’s how to use: Spread 2-3 drops all over your hair (from your scalp all the way to your ends) and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off and shampooing. You can even add a couple of drops to your conditioner for that added benefit.
As it is full of nutrients like Vitamin E and B, as well as antioxidants and minerals, Jojoba oil can deeply nourish your skin to help you feel smooth all over. These components add moisture back to your dry or irritated skin to keep it calm and comfortable throughout your day.
How to use it: Use it on its own as a body lotion, or in unison with your favorite body lotion to soften and protect your skin. You can even use it as a shaving lotion for a comfortable shave with minimal razor burn.
This month, skip the manicure and the cuticle cutter, and instead use Jojoba oil as a natural alternative to protect your nails and cuticles from dryness, ridges, and breakages. Jojoba oil can improve the appearance of your nail beds and can even promote nail growth.
How to use it: Apply it around your cuticles to dry or cracked skin once or twice a day or whenever you catch yourself biting on a hangnail.