Have you heard of Jojoba oil? Well I had not ever heard of it really until my mom told me I needed to get it to add to my moisturizer for my dry skin. Holy cow! This stuff is spectacular. It provides an all day moisturizer, and it doesn’t evaporate like water based moisturizers can. There has been theories that jojoba oil is so similar to human oil skin that it “tricks” the skin into thinking it has produced enough oil and therefore balancing facial oil production.
You can also keep your jojoba oil for a long time because it never becomes rancid or loses its antioxidants. It is easy to spread and your skin will absorb it like it was dying of thirst.
Moisturizer – After dispensing facial moisturizer onto your palm, add a few drops (about 6) of jojoba oil to make it into an amazing moisturizer. Flakiness will disappear and the moisturizer will have an improved softness feel to your skin.
Make-up remover – Since jojoba oil is not allergenic, or an eye irritant, it is a fantastic eye makeup remover. It is also great for removing foundation, blush and lipstick.
Lip balm – I use jojoba oil as a lip balm all the time. I just put a few drops on my finger and apply to my lips. Lots of lip balms tend to contain comedogenic (clogs pores) ingredients, so jojoba oil is a nice alternative. This is especially nice at night because, excuse the grossness, but if you tend to slobber when you sleep whatever you put on your lips will come into contact with your face. Jojoba oil is great for this purpose. As a side note, if you need major help with dry lips, pure petroleum jelly is non-comedogenic and works as well.
Hair conditioner – You can mix a few drops of jojoba oil into your current conditioner or use it by itself. You can also add it to damp hair before drying. Also, you can add it to dry hair to promote shine. Jojoba oil also moisturizes the scalp, helping prevent dandruff.
Shaving – This helps prevent razor burn and leaves your skin feeling nice and soft. Rub the oil on your legs, or the area you want to shave and it will be a smooth shave.
Massage oil – I got a massage recently and asked the masseuse to use jojoba oil. She said, “wow, a little of this goes a long way”. Plus I was able to enjoy my massage much more knowing that the massage oil was non-comedogenic. I’ve had no problems with breakouts since.
The only down side to this amazing oils is if you use too much, it can lead to a high shine to your face and skin. If you are conservative (about 6 drops) you should be fine. At night you can use as much as you like.