Simmondsia chinensis is a perennial shrub that grows wild in southwest United States, Mexico, Australia and Israel. Now it is grown worldwide as it has lot of demand for commercial purpose. It was first used by Native Americans as medicine to treat wounds and sores. One can buy pure organic jojoba oil from health food stores.
Jojoba oil is extracted from seeds of Simmondsia chinensis. It is a wax like substance similar to sebum secreted by our sebaceous glands. Thus it has proved beneficial for skin problems. Jojoba oil is non-greasy and odorless.
Jojoba oil can be used safely on facial skin. Wash your face with cleanser and then rinse your face with warm water. Dip the cotton ball in jojoba oil and pat it gently on your face. Then slowly in circular motion massage your face with hands so that jojoba oil gets well absorbed in the facial skin. Massage also improves local circulation.
Uses And Benefits Of Jojoba Oil For Face
Jojoba oil can be used as moisturizer for face. Jojoba oil has antibacterial properties. It helps to maintain normal pH of the skin. It has cleansing effect on skin pores. If gets well absorbed in the skin and does not evaporate easily. It helps to reduce epidermal water loss hence it can be used to reduce fine lines that appear on face after forty years of age.
Jojoba oil is used to cleanse the face. It can be used to remove makeup. Take one tablespoon of jojoba oil on your hands and rub it properly on your face. Take a clean washcloth and dip it in hot water, wring it and cover your face with this cloth for one or two minutes and then gently wipe face to remove makeup.
Jojoba oil proves to be better moisturizer than others as its moisturizing effect lasts longer than other moisturizers. At bedtime massage your face thoroughly with jojoba oil to get well hydrated and glowing complexion.
Jojoba oils has SPF factor of 8 which makes it useful as mild sunscreen lotion.
Steaming your face may result in over dryness of face. To prevent face from getting over dry apply thin layer of jojoba oil on face before taking steam treatment. Jojoba oil helps skin to retain its moisture and prevents over dryness of face.
Acne sufferers have found jojoba oil to be useful to reduce their acne. Take little jojoba oil on cotton ball and apply it on affected parts. Though jojoba oil is wax like substance it does not clog the pores. Since it is similar to sebum it tricks our sebaceous glands and thus production of sebum is decreased resulting in less oily skin. This helps to reduce acne. Its antibacterial property helps to prevent secondary infection of acne.
One can apply jojoba oil on lips with lip balm to treat dry, chapped lips. Apply jojoba oil to your face before shaving to prevent ingrown pimple. It has softening effect on skin.