This is a guest post by Jhanvi Kapoor.
Jojoba oil is a great beauty ingredient. We are sure to recommend this moisturising oil which will make an excellent addition to your skin and hair care regimen. It is because of this oil’s multiple benefits, you can safely and regularly use it on your face, hair, and body without caring about any side effects, as it has none. While this magic oil has many benefits, let’s discuss 9 unknown jojoba oil benefits for face and hair.
Jojoba Oil hydrates the skin
Jojoba oil is lighter in texture than any other face oils and easily absorbs in the skin. It has a high amount of ceramides, which coats the skin cells and are responsible for hydrating the skin. It deeply penetrates into the skin pores and creates a powerful barrier against allergens, pollutant and dust particles, and soothes, softens the skin while also moisturising it. This moisturising effect of jojoba oil adds a healthy glow to your face.
All you need to do is massage a small quantity of jojoba oil on your face before going to sleep. Wash it off with your regular face wash in the morning. Simple, isn’t it?
Jojoba Oil takes off makeup
Jojoba oil acts as an all-natural makeup remover. And we all agree that it’s much better to use a natural oil than cosmetic makeup removers. The texture of jojoba oil mimics the sebum of your skin and effectively cleans your skin off any impurities without depriving your skin of natural oils. Take a few drops of the oil on a moist cotton ball and gently rub it all over to remove all traces of makeup. You can remove the oil residue by rinsing it off using a mild cleanser.
Jojoba Oil treats acne
Jojoba oil is found in many products that are recommended for the treatment of acne. The oil has healing anti-inflammatory, sebum-regulating properties that are highly beneficial in clearing the skin of any bacteria, further useful in treating blemishes and acne scars. This makes Jojoba oil a great addition to your daily skincare routine. The extended use of this oil can also help in reducing pore size by controlling oil secretion.
All you need to do is gently apply a few drops of jojoba oil on the affected, acne-prone area and leave it overnight. Wash it off with normal, room temperature water, the next morning.
Welcome, clear skin!
Helps promote hair growth
Jojoba oil is a rich source of vitamins E and B, and in minerals like zinc. All of these vitamins and minerals are essential for a strong and healthy mane. They also improve the health of your scalp and hair, thereby reducing hair fall and promoting hair growth. Massaging your hair with jojoba oil, will strengthen and condition your hair and prevent breakage.
Treats dandruff and other scalp infections
Jojoba oil regulates the production of sebum on the scalp. If you’re suffering from an excessively oily scalp and have chronic dandruff, applying jojoba oil into your hair 2-3 times a week will help your scalp to fight dandruff and regain its natural texture. The hair oil will soothe your scalp, curbing irritation or inflammation.
Jojoba Oil softens the lips
You can also use jojoba oil for a dry lip treatment. Massage a few drops of jojoba oil on your lips every night or before applying lipstick. This treatment helps in softening your lips and make them kissable. It’s a natural way to keep your lips soft and is safer to use than any other petroleum jelly or lip balm. You can also make spill-prone and easy to carry jojoba oil natural lip balm at home. All you need to do is heat 3 tsp jojoba oil in a small saucepan on low heat and blend it with 2 tsp beeswax. Add six drops of grapefruit essential oil and pour the final concoction into a small glass jar and let it cool. You are ready with your very own, all natural lip balm!
Jojoba Oil reduces fine lines and wrinkles
In addition to moisturising and making the skin firm, Jojoba oil is also very effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making you look younger. The oil is rich Vitamin B, C, and E which makes it an excellent anti-aging elixir. Vitamin E is potent in eliminating the free radicals breeding on the skin which are responsible for aging. The continuous use of jojoba oil can help you control the emergence of wrinkles by up to 25%. Moreover, the presence of linoleic acid antioxidants helps in regenerating new skin cells, which helps in brightening your complexion. Simply massage a few drops of the oil into your skin at night or mix it in your night cream to see the result.
Treats Skin Disorders
Jojoba oil has healing and anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a natural cure for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and other drying skin conditions. It helps in reducing the redness caused by dry skin and several other conditions like rosacea. So, dip a cotton ball in the oil and apply it directly on the affected area, at least twice a day. Topical application of the oil will help to relieve flaking, dryness, itching, and other symptoms.
Balances Oil Production In The Skin
To your surprise, jojoba oil works very well on oily skin too. It doesn’t clog pores due to its non-comedogenic properties. It keeps the skin moisturised and stop it from excreting more oil on its own and balances the skin’s oil production. You can best use jojoba oil to get rid of grease and dirt from your face within no time. All you need to do is wash and clean your face with your regular face wash, pat dry and rub a few drops of jojoba oil all over your face and neck area, and you’re good to go. You will start noticing the results in only 2-3 applications. Welcome glowy skin!