I love jojoba oil. It can be used for so many things and is one of the most natural skincare products around. Make sure that it’s organic if you choose to purchase it to avoid any unwanted pesticides being absorbed into the skin.
I have been using jojoba oil for around 5-6 months now sporadically, and when I need extra moisture on my skin. Throughout that time I have also discovered other ways that I can use the product too. Unfortunately, using it for multiple uses means that it runs out quicker. However, it means that your beauty collection can stay minimal, simple, and extra natural. So to find out what I use jojoba oil for, plus the benefits of it, keep reading.
Out of all oils, the molecular structure of jojoba oil is the most similar to our skins natural oils. This is why it’s so easily absorbed by our skin and why is can work wonders. It is also naturally anti-bacterial which means is controls bacteria growth and is great for acne prone skin when used regularly. The oil also has natural sun protection properties. I like to use this oil before bed all over my face and I make sure I rub it into my eyebrows as it can stimulate hair growth. I find that it absorbs nicely into my skin and makes me glow even more the next day. On make-up free days I like to mix it in with my moisturiser for some extra moisture and protection against the sun and pollution.
Jojoba oil is a great hair oil as it is so moisturising. Due to the molecular structure, it isn’t too heavy. I find that coconut oil is too thick, heavy, and waxy for my hair but jojoba works a treat. However, make sure that you don’t use too much as it can make the hair look greasy. Because of this, I recommend only using it on dry hair so you can really see where the product is distributed. It makes my hair feel so soft, sleek, shiny, and it doesn’t contain any nasty chemical which can eventually damage your hair. Jojoba is also a natural heat protector.
Sometimes my scalp gets dry and flaky; especially in the colder months. I like to use jojoba oil as a scalp treatment over night as it soothes and moisturises the scalp. It can also encourage hair growth and fix any damage done to the hair follicles. Unlike coconut oil, this oil doesn’t leave a waxy layer on the hair after being washed out and my hair also doesn’t look overly greasy after being washed the next day. It can also be used as an all over hair treatment oil if you have extra dry or damaged ends. I like to massage my scalp once it’s applied to distribute the product and stimulate hair growth
I recently heard in a podcast that the creator of RMS beauty created the Living Luminizer based off the look that jojoba oil gives as a highlighter. It is what she used on the Victoria Secret models when she did the make-up for the show. Jojoba oil has a golden colour so it gives that natural, golden goddess glowing skin without added shimmer. When added to the points of the face that we want to glow, it gives a natural sheen and doesn’t look greasy if you don’t apply too much.
I have spoken about oil cleansing before and you can read more about it here. I do this every now and again and I’m not very consistent with it. But jojoba oil works as a make-up remover and moisturises at the same time. I mix mine with castor oil as that really helps clean away all the make-up dirt and grime and leaves skin clean and moisturised.
There are many other uses of jojoba oil and these are just the few that I do. If you have any tips on ways to use jojoba oil, leave them in the comments below as I would love to know.
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