I talk about jojoba oil benefits for skin and jojoba oil uses quite a bit on this blog. It is almost always mentioned in my lists on how to improve your skin care with natural ingredients! So, I thought it was time to dedicate an entire post to this wonderful natural skin care ingredient and list all the ways jojoba oil benefits our natural beauty regimes!
If you are ready to kick your natural skin care game up a notch, start reading!
What is Jojoba Oil?
Jojoba is a liquid wax that closely resembles the natural oils of the skin (sebum). Jojoba oil is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. Native Americans extracted the oil from jojoba seeds to treat sores and wounds. Jojoba is best known for its moisturizing properties without feeling greasy. It also helps the production of the acid mantle, balancing the pH that protects skin from harmful bacteria. Jojoba oil is also a great carrier oil which means it is an excellent base for essential oil recipes.
What are the Benefits of Using Jojoba Oil for your Hair & Skin?
Jojoba Oil Benefits For Acne
Yes! One of the main jojoba oil benefits is that is reduces acne! This is the reason I started using it and I am happy to report it definitely works. The reason it works is because Jojoba oil is the closest oil to the sebum our skin naturally produces, so it is easily absorbed, doesn’t clog pores and since your skin is super moisturized as a result of using it, it doesn’t overproduce oil, which is awesome. So really, it reduces acne by reducing oily skin. Win Win. Jojoba oil is also rich in iodine, which fights harmful bacteria growth that leads to breakouts.
In a german study, 54% of respondents reported reduced skin lesions after 6 weeks of using Jojoba oil. Thats a great result for those with acne, especially since jojoba oil is natural & safe to use.
Jojoba Oil for Face Moisturizer
One of my girlfriends has awesome skin and I asked her about her skin care routine. Not surprisingly her skincare routine is super simple, but I was surprised when she said that Jojoba oil is the only product she uses to moisturize her face. I actually asked her once more just to confirm! It makes lots of sense though as Jojoba Oil is extremely nutrient dense and a natural anti inflammatory it is an excellent face moisturizer. I started with only adding a few drops of Jojoba Oil to my normal face moisturizer, but over the past 6 months or so I have transitioned to only using Jojoba Oil morning and night and my skin is looking great.
Treat Eczema Naturally with Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil keeps your oil levels balanced and is a natural healer. That makes it a strong natural treatment for eczema, plus its well suited for other dry-skin conditions such as seborrheic eczema or dermatitis.
Jojoba oil is an emollient — meaning it moisturizes our skin and prevents irritations, or scaly and rough patches. A loss of water in the upper layer of the skin causes dry skin. Jojoba oil works by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin. It works on your face, neck, hands, feet and hair; you can use it anywhere on your body because it’s completely natural and contains no chemicals that lead to an allergic reaction.
Prevent Aging Skin with Jojoba Oil
Yup, a jojoba oil benefit is that it prevents skin aging too! Our sebaceous glands are microscopic glands in our skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter called sebum and as we age our sebaceous glands produce less sebum, which is why we get dry skin. Dry skin loses its elasticity which leads to sagging & wrinkles.
A jojoba oil benefit is that it plays the role of sebum and moisturizes our skin and hair when our body stops doing it naturally. Studies have shown that Jojoba Oil is high in antioxidants which is also great for your skin. The antioxidants present in jojoba oil also soothe fine lines, wrinkles and naturally slow down other signs of aging.
Jojoba Oil Contains Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an awesome ingredient for your skin & hair because it is both a nutrient and antioxidant. Therefore, Jojoba oil improves rough skin texture, helps hydrate skin & hair, reduce brown spots, and prevent wrinkles. It can also help reduce free radical damage which could help prevent skin cancer. It can also help thicken your hair! Jojoba oil for hair is definitely recommended.
One study suggests that vitamin E, when combined with other antioxidants, can help protect your skin from sun damage. Jojoba oil contains both, which makes it an excellent oil for natural sun protection and also for healing sunburn. The vitamin E present in Jojoba oil can restore the moisture to the skin that sun damage depletes, along with promoting the healing of the damaged skin.
How to Choose a Jojoba Oil to Use
- 100% Pure Ingredients
- Dark Glass bottle to help oil stay fresh for longer and reduce oxidation
- Cold pressed to keep integrity of ingredients
Another thing I love about using Jojoba Oil is that its really not that expensive, especially compared to a lot of the face oils in Sephora or fancy face moisturizers. I use an organic one that I buy from amazon. This is the one I use.