If you like to make your homemade beauty products, such as moisturizers, acne treatments, hair masks, etc., you should have used jojoba oil in some of these recipes. Jojoba oil is one of the common oils used to treat acne, sunburn, and chapped skin. It also encourages hair growth, and many use it as a carrier oil for essential oils.
Becuase it has so many benefits to your skin and hair, today’s post is all about how you can use jojoba oil for beautiful skin and hair.
What is Jojoba Oil?
Jojoba oil is a golden, odorless liquid coming from the seed of the jojoba plant (Simmondsia Chinensis). It is native to southern California, southern Arizona, and northwestern Mexico. Jojoba oil is full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B-complex and E, copper, iodine, chromium, zinc, and selenium, which make it beneficial for skin and beneficial for skin and hair care. Besides, it is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, comedogenic and non-toxic, all of which useful for the skin, hair and the entire body. Now, let us take a detailed look at a few surprising benefits of jojoba oil for beautiful skin and hair.
Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Your Skin
#1 Minimize Wrinkles and Aging Signs
Jojoba oil is beneficial for lowering the appearance of wrinkles, thereby making you look younger. Apart from that, the high content of vitamin E is helpful for battling the free radicals causing skin aging. Regular use of jojoba oil can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines remarkably. Jojoba oil is also excellent for regenerating the skin cells since it embraces the antioxidants and linoleic acid. For best results, use it with a moisturizing cream or a face wash.
Mix one teaspoon each of jojoba oil and honey, one-half cup of fresh new grapes and a cube of cucumber. Putt all the elements in one food blender to create a soft fine paste. Apply a thick coat of the paste on your face and neck. Rinse the skin after 20 minutes by using warm water.
#2 Treat Acne
Being non-greasy and antiseptic, jojoba oil is excellent for treating acne. When using it for cleansing your skin, it will clear the clogged pores and exposed areas and leave no scar marks. And if you use it on a regular basis, jojoba oil can decrease the pore size and control oil production, which in turn inhibits recurrence of acne. Also, the oil comprises antibacterial agents that help curb the growth of bacteria causing acne. It further soothes the irritated skin, as it serves as an anti-inflammatory property. For this treatment, gently apply a little jojoba oil on your affected areas of the skin and keep the application on overnight. In the morning, use normal water to wash it off.
#3 Moisturize Your Skin
Jojoba oil is a waxy substance, which seals in the moisture and creates an excellent barrier to external elements such as allergens and dust pollution. Also, it’s fully absorbed into the skin thus leaving it feeling supple and soft. It also helps in moisturizing dry patches and restoring the skin health. All you need is a small amount of jojoba oil; rub it on all over your face and hands before your bedtime. In the morning, wash the oil off.
#4 Treat Eczema and Psoriasis
Just like Shea butter, Jojoba oil is a natural cure for eczema and psoriasis. It functions as a moisturizer that helps alleviate dryness and itching. Besides, the anti-inflammatory properties present in it helps to reduce the redness caused due to dry skin as well as other conditions like rosacea. Besides, it helps to protect against the entry of germs and offer extra protection due to its antifungal and antibacterial characteristics. All you need to do is taking a cotton ball and dipping it in some jojoba oil. Directly apply it to your problem regions. For a quick result, try this remedy twice every day.
#5 Control Oily Skin
Oily skin looks unsightly and makes you feel uncomfortable. It can cause multiple skin problems such as acne, dandruff, and seborrheic dermatitis. Jojoba oil can curb oily skin by reducing the sebum production. It also helps counter seborrheic dermatitis thanks to its anti-inflammatory effect. It further removes dirt and grease from your face. For this purpose, wash your face thoroughly and pat dry. Apply a few drops of jojoba oil and massage all over your face and neck. The oil comes with many minerals so that it will provide you with naturally glowing and healthy skin.
#6 Soothe Skin Inflammation
Jojoba oil is potent in killing the bacteria, thus reducing the skin inflammation owing to its antibacterial properties. It further eases the painful redness and swelling caused by an injury. Along with that, you can also use jojoba oil to heal cuts, wounds, and minor infections such as warts and cold sores. So, when you suffer from injuries and cuts, don’t forget to use this amazing oil.
#7 Remove Your Makeup
Thanks to its cleansing properties, you can use jojoba oil as a facial cleanser and makeup remover. It helps to remove all traces of makeup immediately. This oil can also remove eye makeup such as mascara, kohl, liner, and eyeshadow. You only need to prepare a little quantity of jojoba oil and immerse a cotton ball in it. Then, gently rub the cotton ball all over the face and lips. After that, use a moist cotton ball to eliminate the oil residue from the face.
#8 Treat Dry Hands and Cracked Feet
Jojoba oil is a potential remedy for dry hands and cracked feet. Cracked feet are a common problem that often happens in winter and hot summer months as well. Daily washing with soap can lead to dry hands.
For smooth and soft hands and feet, soak your feet and hands for five minutes in warm water and later dry them by using a towel. Then, massage in jojoba oil. It will create a thin waxy layer keeping the moisture in and giving a smooth feel to your skin. The daily application can inhibit bacterial infections that develop in the cracks and heal them gradually.
#9 Decrease Under-Eye Dark Circles
Jojoba oil is potent in soothing dark circles under eyes. The oil is also beneficial for easing the inflammation.
Mix chamomile essential oil and jojoba oil in equal amounts. Gently massage the blend under your eyes for around fifteen minutes. Then, wash it off thoroughly by using warm water.
#10 Remove Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are a common problem in women during and after pregnancy. Don’t worry because jojoba oil is a fantastic rescue. It is highly effective for treating stretch marks because it holds many skin healing properties. Apart from that, it can also moisturize and restore the skin. Just take a small amount of jojoba oil and rub it over your belly two times daily during pregnancy and after giving birth to fade away the stretch marks.
#11 Cure Chapped Lips
Jojoba oil forms a barrier that locks the moisture in and keeps your lips supple and soft. Try making your own a jojoba oil lip balm at home.
Melt two teaspoons of beeswax in one double boiler. After the beeswax completely melts, add two teaspoons of jojoba oil. Mix well and then turn off the heat. Add around three drops of natural flavors such as rose, apple, strawberry and transfer it to one small glass jar. Allow it to cool down and preserve it in your refrigerator. Use this lip balm when needed.
#12 Deal with Dry Cuticles
Nails are likely to breakage, making it impossible for you to flaunt pretty and long nails. Jojoba oil is abundant in vitamin E, which works on moisturizing the cuticles, reducing breakage and facilitating healthy nail growth. Moreover, the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects present in the oil are helpful for preventing any damage to the cuticles. Just take a few drops of jojoba oil and rub on your brittle and dry cuticles daily after your bath.
Benefits of Jojoba Oil For Hair
#1 Promote Hair Growth
Excessive sebum buildup on your scalp can block the hair follicles and clog pores, which cause hair fall and restrict hair growth. Jojoba oil acts as a scalp cleanser so that it is potent in removing build-up caused by hair products and dissolving sebum deposits, leaving the pores clean. The clean pores feed hair follicles, which help to promote hair growth and reduce hair fall.
Take a few drops of jojoba oil and rub it between your palms. Start applying it to your scalp and gently massage for a few minutes. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes and shampoo as usual. Repeat at least two times weekly. You can also add several drops of jojoba oil to your daily shampoo. It can help reduce breakage, fight dullness and accelerate hair growth.
#2 Treat Dry Scalp and Hair
Jojoba oil is a potential treatment for dry scalp without making it oily since it is easily absorbed through your skin. It’s also effective at moisturizing the scalp and keeping the hair healthy by forming a protective layer to help your hair restore moisture, giving it a healthy glow, instant shine, and smooth texture. Also, it consists of a soothing effect on inflamed and irritated scalp conditions thanks to its mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agents.
Wet your hair and apply jojoba oil directly to the scalp with a cotton ball while massaging gently for a few minutes. You can also run your fingers through the hair, turn your head upside down and apply the oil to your hair. Leave on for 30 minutes, then shampoo your hair as usual.
#3 Remove Dandruff
Jojoba oil is a good solution for dandruff caused by oily hair. It helps fade away the dirt and sebum clogging the follicles, which in turn reduces dandruff. Shampoos containing selenium and zinc are commonly used to get rid of dandruff. Jojoba oil is naturally high in these two minerals so that it controls dandruff effectively.
Take two tablespoons of jojoba oil and with the support of your fingertips, massage it into the scalp for five minutes. Leave the oil on for around 40-45 minutes. After that, use a mild shampoo and cool or lukewarm water to wash your hair. Repeat twice to thrice in a week.
#4 Cleanse Your Scalp
Jojoba oil is useful for banishing the traces of crusted and clogged sebum. As a result, it may help to decrease breakage and hair fall. Along with that, the oil also holds antibacterial and anti-inflammatory abilities, which help keep the scalp healthy and clean. Also, it can make your hair shiny since it contains a keratoplastic effect. Last but not least, it also aids in riding your hair of sticky build-up and airborne particles.
#5 Condition Hair
Jojoba oil improves the texture and appearance of hair efficiently. The oil is full of minerals and proteins that work as a natural conditioner and help make your hair shiny and soft. It further fortifies the hair follicles against damage. It’s also beneficial for conditioning your hair and preventing it from becoming dull and brittle.
Take one teaspoon of jojoba oil and add it to your daily hair conditioner. Begin to apply the mixture thoroughly to your hair. Alternatively, rub several drops of jojoba oil on your palms and then run your fingers through your dry hair. This will help make your hair manageable.
Have you ever used jojoba oil? Do you know other benefits of jojoba oil? Share your views or experiences with us in the comments box below.
This guest post is by Emily Pham, a blogger with many years of experience in searching the best natural home remedies for beauty and health issues.