Native to Southern California, the jojoba plant thrives in our unique desert climate. Native Americans have long used the oil extracted from this woody shrub’s seeds to heal sores and wounds. By the 1970s, jojoba oil was far superior to other oils. Even better? Jojoba is a highly renewable source of high-quality oil, explaining why more than 40,000 acres of jojoba are cultivated in the Southwest U.S. each year. Here is what to know about jojoba oil’s benefits to soothe and heal your skin.

What Is Jojoba Oil?

Interestingly, jojoba oil isn’t technically an oil at all. Instead, it is a liquid wax that is extracted from jojoba seeds. Cold pressing helps to maintain the nutrients in the oil. Jojoba oil is similar in molecular structure to sebum, a natural oily substance that coats every skin surface. Sebum locks in moisture and prevents dry skin while having excellent antibacterial properties. Jojoba oil acts similarly, helping moisturize your skin and fight infections, including acne. It’s also rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, boasting anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. 

Jojoba Oil Benefits for Your Skin

Since jojoba oil is similar to natural oily substances produced by your body, it has abundant benefits for your skin. Here are four benefits of using jojoba oil on your face and body.

1. Nonirritating

Your skin can absorb a bit of jojoba oil, but since it’s a wax, it acts more like a soothing seal on your skin. It is nonirritating and rarely causes any reaction.

2. Antioxidant

Antioxidants, such as vitamin E, help fight off oxidate stress, which is caused by environmental toxins- making it impossible to avoid. Jojoba oil naturally contains vitamin E, which prevents wrinkles and fine lines caused by oxidative stress. In addition, studies indicate that jojoba oil may help promote collagen production, which can keep you looking younger and longer.

3. Noncomedogenic

Since jojoba oil is similar to the natural sebum produced by your body, it’s unlikely to clog pores, which leads to acne and pimples.

4. Heals a Variety of Skin Conditions

Thanks to jojoba oils’ moisturizing properties, it can help to heal dry skin. The jojoba oil’s vitamin E content can also help minimize skin scarring. The antibacterial properties work to prevent acne or reduce breakouts.  

Jojoba oil may also help calm sunburns. It’s a frequent ingredient in sunscreens since scientists have found that vitamin E, coupled with the antioxidants, may prevent your skin from burning in the first place.

The anti-inflammatory properties of jojoba oil can also reduce itchiness and flakiness brought about by skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.  

How to Use Jojoba Oil

When using jojoba oil on your skin, a little bit goes a long way. A drop may help heal dry lips, while a few drops can be rubbed in a circular motion on the face and neck. It is generally safe for use on all surfaces of the skin. For a nourishing hair or scalp treatment, you may apply to your hair before shampooing, apply directly to your scalp for moisturizing, or a few drops may be added to your conditioner for added shine. They can be used to slightly damp hair.

Products That Contain Jojoba Oil

Not sure where to start with adding jojoba oil to your skincare routine? Consider switching to a makeup remover that contains jojoba oil. You’ll not only remove your makeup easily, but you’ll be giving your skin a boost of nutrients and vitamins. Plus, it’s safe to use on the delicate skin near your eyes.

Facial cleansing oil that contains jojoba oil can also keep your skin clean without drying or irritating your skin. For a fresh, dewy appearance, look for cleansing oils that combine jojoba oil with other moisturizing oils, such as sunflower oil.  

For soft, supple skin, a body oil containing jojoba oil will nourish dry skin, protect your skin from early signs of aging, and leave your skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated. 

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