Are you struggling with acne, dry skin or razor burn? Those are just a few Jojoba Oil uses! (It’s pronounced Ho-ho-ba for those of you who were wondering like I was.) There are many more surprising benefits which can help you achieve that healthy and beautiful skin we all want.
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I’ve heard about Jojoba Oil and I’ve used it here and there over the years, but I had no idea just how great of a product it was until I really started doing some research. And then I had a chance to try it. I am all about one product that can be used for multiple things and Jojoba Oil is known as nature’s multi-tasker. Needless to say, it’s worth your time and money to give it a try.
5 Jojoba Oil Uses for Healthy, Beautiful Skin
If you’re looking something to remove your makeup that contains zero chemicals, is natural and hypoallergenic, Jojoba Oil is perfect. It easily removes dirt, makeup, and bacteria – plus it’s good for your skin.
To remove makeup: Just add a few drops to a cotton ball or even your finger and wipe over your eyes and face, then rinse off with water.
Using an oil to help with acne would have scared me to death back in my teen years, but skin care research has come a long way. I will say, before you try Jojoba Oil for acne, do your research and read up on it. But here’s why it works. The oil provides a deep clean for the skin and clears the clogged pores by pushing out the blockage. Jojoba oil is also very soothing, which acne prone skin needs, and it helps with redness and flaking of the skin. It’s also an antibacterial agent and is effective against the main bacteria responsible for acne formation.
To cleanse for acne: Cleanse skin first with a gentle cleanser. Apply Jojoba oil with fingers or a cotton ball, rubbing in for one to two minutes. Gently remove the oil with a warm, wet washcloth.
As a Moisturizer
Jojoba oil can be used as a moisturizer for both oily and dry skin. It moisturizes without clogging pores and it locks in the moisture, providing your skin with a protective barrier from the harsh environmental effects.
To use as a moisturizer: After cleansing and toning your face, apply a few drops of Jojoba oil into your palm and gently rub on your face. You can also mix it into your favorite moisturizer in the palm of your hand since it’s known to have anti-aging benefits as well.
Prevent Razor Burn
I did some extensive reading on using Jojoba oil for shaving and there were three recommended ways to use it: apply it before you use shaving cream, use it alone instead of shaving cream and use it after you shave with shaving cream. Regardless of how you decide to use it, everyone raved about how smooth their legs were and also how they had no red bumps.
For Dry Hands and Feet
Dry hands are a big issue in the winter, while cracked heels and dry feet tend to be common year round. Applying Jojoba oil directly to your hands and feet often will make them soft and smooth. If your hands and feet are really dry, soak them in the bath and then spread a few drops on your hands, bottoms of your feet and heels, focusing on any dry, cracked areas. Jojoba oil is a natural antibacterial agent, so it’s also used to treat and prevent fungal infections of the skin, including athlete’s foot.
After reading all of these Jojoba Oil uses can you see why it’s called nature’s multi-tasker? Which use are you looking forward to trying it for first?