As you have probably read, I have been doing extensive research on acne and skin care. I was rather concerned with using a lot of chemicals on my face and skin. After all, we are all aging – me included! I would like to keep my skin as healthy as possible, for as long as possible.
In all my research, I came across this glorious substance! Jojoba Oil, which is pronounced (ho-HO-ba), is a botanical extract of the seed of the jojoba tree (Simmondsia chinenis). What’s interesting about it is that it isn’t actually oil, but rather what they call a wax ester. This wax ester is the most similar to human skin oil (sebum). It is theorized that applying jojoba to the skin can “trick” the skin into thinking it is producing enough oil, thus balancing oil production. The bottom line for us is that jojoba oil is non-comedogenic so we can use it without fear.
Jojoba Oil has multiple uses, and this is why I love it so!
As a nightly facial moisturizer. Using jojoba oil during the day may make your face extra-shiny while the jojoba oil works its magic. Many users like to use the jojoba oil overnight by applying a few drops to their night-time moisturizer or using it on its down by spreading a few drops over face and neck.
Many acne sufferers have also claimed that regular use of jojoba oil has helped decrease their break-outs. Check out the discussion thread on Acne.org to read people’s personal experiences with jojoba oil.
* As an after-shower body moisturizer. Spread a few drops of jojoba oil on your hands, feet and other skin areas so your body doesn’t get dry after stepping out of the shower.
* As makeup remover. Jojoba oil can be used to take off facial make-up, and is gentle enough for removing eye makeup as well. Apply a few drops of jojoba oil to a cotton pad and gently wipe make-up and mascara off your eye area and face.
* As a lip balm. Apply to lips as you would with regular lip balm to treat your dried, chapped lips.
* As dried cuticle treatment. Treat your dried cuticles around your fingernails with some jojoba oil.
* As hair treatment. Apply jojoba oil to the ends of your hair cuticles, or add a few drops to your regular conditioner after shampooing.
* As a shaving prep. Whether you are shaving your face or legs, applying jojoba oil on your skin before applying shaving cream will prep your skin for a smoother shave and leave super-soft skin when you are done.
Again, I have used multiple treatments on my face and hair. I love the idea of multi-purpose oil. I am in love!!! Have you used Jojoba Oil? I would love to hear your thoughts!