Jojoba oil is one oil widely used by cosmetic and skin care manufacturers. It has amazing properties of balancing the skin and hair by keeping them hydrated and moisturized always.
Jojoba oil is very similar to sebum – the oil that humans excrete to lubricate their skin and hair. It can be used as sebum substitution for people with decreased sebum production. It can also be used to remove excess sebum and build up from the hair. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and a great moisturizer. It is packed with almost all of the vitamins and minerals essentially needed for healthy hair and skin, namely, vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium, thus, extremely beneficial for the hair, face and the entire body.
Benefits Of Jojoba Oil For Skin
Some of its benefits are:
It contains many biological and mineral substances, which makes your skin healthy and naturally glowing.
It helps to fight wrinkles, stretch marks and cellulite.
It is known to be effective on problematic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Jojoba oil soothes irritated skin and increases the natural production of collagen.
It also provides effective protection against sun and fights the signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines.
It is a good face cleanser and it can be used for treating acne.
You can apply jojoba oil lightly on knees, heels and palms to prevent sunless tanning.
Usage before shaving to help prevent razor burns and leave the skin smooth. You can apply it directly after shaving to soothe and moisturize the skin.
Benefits Of Jojoba Oil For Hair:
Some of its benefits are:
It acts as a conditioner and aids hair shine and hair growth
It can help treat dry scalp since it is very similar to sebum
It can used for regular oil massage, just rub the jojoba oil onto your scalp to stimulate blood flow to the scalp and encourage hair growth.
You can also mix jojoba oil with a few drops of coconut oil or olive or almond oil to give your hair a hot oil therapy, before shampooing, to effect hair follicles to improve hair growth.
It is a great scalp cleanser and with its antibacterial properties, it can help soothe the scalp, treat dandruff, dry scalp and itching.
It moisturizes your scalp deep-down to the pores, thus, keeping your hair healthy from the roots.
Use the oil sparingly as a little goes a long way.
The skin should absorb the oil completely and there shouldn’t be any greasy residue left behind.
Its pleasant aroma and non-greasy texture will provide you with a soothing feeling.