I talk about the benefits of using Jojoba oil 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!
Jojoba Oil Benefits 1: Reduces 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.
Jojoba Oil Benefits 2: 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.
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. If you are interested, this is the one I use.
Jojoba Oil Benefits 3: Treat Eczema Naturally
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.
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.
Jojoba Oil Benefits 4: Prevent Aging Skin
Yup, 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. The antioxidants present in jojoba oil also soothe fine lines, wrinkles and naturally slow down other signs of aging.
Jojoba Oil Benefits 5: Contains Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an awesome ingredient for your skin & hair because it is both a nutrient and antioxidant. It is said to improve rough skin texture, help 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!