It is one of the most hydrating oils in the entire world and it does so in a surprisingly non-oily fashion. Jojoba oil contains many beneficial ingredients, including vitamin E, vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. It also can address the average person’s lack of iodine-rich foods, as it has a very high percentage of iodine at 82 percent in part, iodine gives jojoba oil its power to heal.
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. On the other hand, too much sebum, which happens when hormone levels are high, can result in oily skin and acne. Jojoba oil removes sticky buildup or excess oil, too; it keeps your oil levels balanced. That makes it a strong natural treatment for eczema as well as home remedy for acne, plus well suited for other dry-skin conditions.
As an emollient, jojoba oil moisturizes our skin and prevents irritations, or scaly and rough patches. Dry skin is caused by a loss of water in the upper layer of the 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 is noncomedogenic, meaning it doesn’t clog pores. Jojoba oil is rich in iodine, which fights harmful bacteria growth that leads to breakouts. The antioxidants present in jojoba oil soothe fine lines, wrinkles and naturally slow down other signs of aging.
Jojoba oil can also accelerate the wound-healing process, as indicated in a study done at the Department of Environment and Life Sciences in Italy. The results proved that jojoba oil speeds up wound closures and stimulates collagen synthesis; the study also noted that jojoba oil had extremely low toxic effects when used on the skin.
One example on how to apply Jojoba on facial skin:
Apply the oil directly to your face by moistening your fingers with a few drops. Gently rub the oil into your face and neck using small, circular motions. Don’t rinse.
Add jojoba oil to your daily moisturizer. Include just three drops of the oil to quarter-sized amount of moisturizer in the palm of your hand, then smooth the moisturizer over your face as usual.
Combine jojoba oil with aromatic essential oils to treat oily or acne-prone skin. Add 2 ounces of jojoba oil to a small bottle, then add 10 drops of rosemary essential oil and 15 drops of tea tree essential oil. Put a lid on the bottle and shake it gently. Smooth a few drops of the oil mixture over your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Let the oil soak in for a minute, then moisten a cotton pad with witch hazel. Wipe your face with the pad.
Combine oils with Vitamin E for a nourishing skin treatment. Mix 1 ounce of jojoba oil and 1 ounce of grapeseed oil in a small bowl. Break open a vitamin E capsule and add the contents to the bowl. Add several drops each of neroli and lavender essential oils. Blend the oils well, then apply the mixture to clean skin.
Prepare a mixture with ingredients that will shield your skin from the sun. Combine 1/2 cup of jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of coconut oil in a small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of titanium oxide and 1/4 cup of zinc oxide. Stir well. Smooth the mixture over your face and other skin about 20 minutes before heading outdoors.