Jojoba in the News: Reposted from Zumi.com, by Jennifer Obiuwevbi (Photo: Refinery29)
Pssst...do you know that you’re seriously missing out on amazing oil that is packed full of beauty benefits? No? Okay, let’s tell you about it. Jojoba oil is ignored by many but comes with so many benefits for your skin, you’d be crazy not to add it to your skincare routine after this.
Jojoba oil benefits for skin are actually what caught our attention. But first, let’s tell you what jojoba oil is. It is gotten from the jojoba plant that grows in the desert. And anything that can survive the desert has some secrets to share. The oil is originally extracted as wax but is refined into an odourless and sometimes colourless oil packed with richness.
Now, why should you use jojoba oil?
Jojoba has tons of minerals, vitamins and other properties that can clear up your skin and keep it smooth. It is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-ageing, antibacterial, heals wounds and moisturizes. Need we say more? Loads of products have this oil as an ingredient and some dermatologists recommend using it alone.
One major jojoba oil benefit for skin is that it signals the skin to balance itself. Sometimes, acne and clogged pores are caused by the overproduction of sebum. The jojoba oil is very similar to the sebum your skin produces, so when you use jojoba oil, your skin doesn’t feel the need to produce more than necessary.
Let’s take a look at more jojoba oil benefits for skin:
- Jojoba oil works very well as a makeup remover. Jojoba oil melts the makeup making it easy to remove in less than 2 wipes. And it will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized.
- This oil also works great as a cleanser. Jojoba oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties that ensure dirt, grime and free radicals are eliminated from the skin.