Putting oil on your face can be quite a controversial topic when it comes to beauty and skincare. Should you use it or will it just make you look like a greasy mess?
The truth is, certain oils can work wonders for the skin. Jojoba oil, in particular, has been used in beauty and skincare routines dating back as early as the 1400s!
It hails from the dry regions of northern Mexico and has historically helped many people with troubled skin.
Yes, we’re obviously biased. We use this magical golden liquid in all of our scrubs and serums but that’s because it can help your skin in so many ways! Keep reading to get all the deets about how…
1. Nourishes and Protects the Skin
When your skin feels dry, flakey, and tight, it can be missing the vital nutrients it needs to thrive. Jojoba Oil is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins that your current skincare routine may be lacking.
It can also serve as a barrier to shield your skin from pollutants and other harsh substances in the air. Jojoba oil provides the skin with hydration all day.
For example, it’s rich in vitamin E, which can be effective at reducing UV damage from the sun. Keep in mind; it’s not a replacement for sunscreen. However, they can be used in tandem in order to create gorgeous and healthy-looking skin.
2. Amazing Makeup Remover
If cleaning off your makeup with cleansers or plain water leaves your skin feeling too dry, try using jojoba oil. It’s super easy to do following these four steps:
- Rinse your face with warm water.
- Use your ring finger to apply serum delicately to the eye area.
- Gently rub it off with a tissue or a soft makeup towel
- Repeat for heavier makeup
3. May Help with Acne
Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic, which means it will not clog your pores and create excess sebum. In fact, it’s similar to our skin’s natural oils.
Unlike other face clogging oils, it can even offer oily skin the perfect amount of hydration. Traditional over-the-counter cleansers can strip the natural oils from your skin. In fact, it can harm your skin in the long run.
When your skin is excessively dry, it may begin to produce more sebum to compensate. This can, in turn, lead to more blackheads, whiteheads, and cystic acne. It’s a frustrating cycle and no bueno!
Jojoba Oil will help your sebaceous gland balance out its production of oil leading to fewer breakouts!
4. Benefits Your Hair and Nails, Too!
Jojoba oil contains a decent amount of vitamin B, which can be used to treat hyperpigmentation and fade scars. It also includes ingredients such as zinc and iron — which can help rebuild your skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Adding these ingredients into your skincare routine can also benefit other areas of your body. For example, you can use it this is a vegan-friendly lip balm if you suffer from dry and cracked lips.
You can also add the oil to the ends of your hair on a daily basis for softer and healthier hair!
Even more so, this is a healthy way to treat dry fingernail cuticles. Try it out the next time you’re giving yourself an at-home manicure. You can also rub it on dry elbows and knees during those harsh winter months.
5. Helps with Premature Aging
One of the leading causes of skin degeneration is exposure to sunlight. Like we mentioned before, this oil can help repair the damage done by spending too much time in the sun. The moisture the oil provides can also help reduce the look of wrinkles over time too.
6. Heals dry skin (better than traditional moisturizers)
If you’re looking for a holistic skincare product to bring some elasticity back to the skin, this should be your first choice. Most moisturizers can be loaded with artificial fragrances and synthetic dyes. These can wreak havoc on the skin, especially if your skin is dry or acne-prone.
The jojoba oil in our products is certified organic, safe to use on a variety of skin types, and best of all, it only contains only one ingredient.
It also has a smaller molecular structure that penetrates deeper into the skin!
7. Feels Comfortable on the Skin
Some facial oils can feel sticky on the face.
They can be too heavy and not absorb properly into the skin. However, jojoba oil feels comfortable on the skin. If your skin type is dry, you may use it morning or night. However, if your skin is on the oilier side, using it nightly is optimal.
You can also apply the oil throughout the summer to soothe any unsightly sunburns. The antioxidants have healing properties that can calm down the irritation.
These are just a handful of ways this wonderful and multipurpose oil can help improve your skin! It’s filled with rich antioxidants that can repair damaged skin and is suitable for a variety of skin types.
Unlike other oils that can clog your pores, jojoba is a winner and it checks all the boxes you'd expect from fabulous skincare products!
No matter your skin type — whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, it’s worth a try.