jojoba oil hair and skin

I wanted to wait before writing this post to ensure I left an educated and truthful review. The results are in, and after nearly a year of this beauty regimen I’m ready to vouch for it.

Organic Jojoba Oil can replace many products in your beauty drawer with a natural, safer way to do the same routine. Personally, it has cleared up my skin and I no longer have skin irritation.

How To Use Jojoba Oil

  • Jojoba oil as a leave-in hair conditioner: Use two drops maximum for long hair. Rub evenly on hands and distribute throughout the ends of your hair to tame frizz and gently around the face to tame flyaways. This method best replicates natural oils your hair would normally use for these purposes, so it’s a natural and beneficial alternative to applying any chemical product to do the same things!
  • Jojoba oil as a face and body moisturizer: Jojoba is great as a moisturizer. As mentioned in the point above, it replicates our skin’s natural oils. It will not clog your pores, and it nourishes your skin. This is especially great for dry skin sufferers. (Though if your body skin is super dry, I recommend something more heavy duty like a body butter.) It’s important to exfoliate gently and daily while using this as a face moisturizer so that it doesn’t build up. I find that using an exfoliating cotton pad to apply jojoba as a face moisturizer will get rid of extra gunk on my face and moisturize at the same time.
  • Jojoba oil as a make-up remover: Oils are perfect for taking off even the most stubborn make-up. If you buy make-up remover off the shelf, you may be shocked at what’s actually in there. And the reason you have to shake it up every time you use it? It’s because the main ingredient that assists with removal is oil. Jojoba oil (and many other natural oils, including the olive oil that you can cook with) will remove make-up in one simple wipe. I apply to a soft cotton pad and leave on my eyes for three to five seconds before swiping the make-up off. This is also really good for conditioning your lashes. I’ve had sleepovers where I forgot my make-up remover wipes — I walked into the kitchen to borrow their olive oil and they couldn’t believe what I was doing until I showed them it worked to take my heavy-duty eye make-up off! Talk about a fun party trick.

Why Use Jojoba Oil

    • Jojoba oil is very effective in preventing and treating infections of the skin. It was actually used by Native Americans for years.
    • Jojoba oil is an anti-inflammatory. If your skin is really sensitive (like mine) it will soothe and even reduce redness associated with skin afflictions.
    • Jojoba oil soothes and helps treat acne. Because it cleans and moisturizes at the same time, and also helps reduce inflammation, jojoba oil will work great for anyone suffering with acne.

Jojoba oil prevents having to buy chemically laced alternatives. Why buy something that contains alcohols, perfumes, and animal fats (all which aggravate skin conditions, especially acne) when you can use something completely natural to get even better results? Just another easy way to replace things in your medicine cabinet with a wonderful, natural alternative.

  • Mayra

    I recently (past three months) started using jojoba oil. I swear by it now! It´s amazing. I use it regularly at night to help with oil and acne, instead of a nightly moisturizer. My skin feels great and super smooth. Though I am still battling with the oil. Like you, I also use it as a leave in conditioner for my hair. I love it so much. It’s super light and fantastic.

    Great post!

    • MJ

      I love jojoba oil! It has made such a difference in my hair and skin. I haven’t found a need to replace it with a commercial serum or leave-in conditioner for my hair either. As someone with curly hair, this is awesome. :)

      Thanks so much Mayra!

  • Joo

    I broke out bad in areas I never break out after using jojoba oil. I stopped using it instantly and now I have ugly scars underneath my chin. :/ what am I doing wrong?

    • MJ

      Are you sure this was caused by the jojoba oil? Was there anything else you changed about your routine?

      If it was definitely the jojoba oil, don’t feel bad! Everyone’s skin is different. Try these options:

      – Add a tiny drop of tea tree oil to it before massaging it into your face. (And avoid the eye area.) Tee tree oil is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, it should help the oil settle into your skin.

      – You might be using too much. Try adding just a drop or two to your regular moisturizer and see if your skin likes this better.

      – Try adding it to your cleanser instead. This should help cleanse and moisturize at the same time, but you won’t be leaving any excess jojoba oil on your skin for a prolonged period of time.

      Experiment with it, and if it’s still not working try an alternative such as maracuja oil. Good luck. :)

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