#SkinSecrets: Heal With Jojoba Oil
Why is Jojoba Oil Good for Your Skin?
Jojoba oil isn’t actually an oil, it’s a wax that has beneficial skin cleansing properties and is packed with antioxidants, such as vitamin E. The chemical make up of jojoba oil is similar to that of your natural skin sebum, which allows it to absorb through the intercellular skin structure and deeply nourish your skin cells. Jojoba oil is a great natural moisturizer for any skin type, and is greatly beneficial for oily skin.
Jojoba Oil Does Not Clog Pores.
The oil actually helps keep your pores clean by traveling into the deep layers of your skin, dissolving clogged sebum, and pushing out dirt and other toxin build up. This process also helps eliminate dead skin cells, resulting in softer skin and a vibrant complexion.
Jojoba Oil Strengthens Your Skin.
Jojoba oil works to strengthen your skin’s natural barrier by helping your face retain nourishing fluids, create a waterproof barrier, and restore your skin’s natural pH levels. This protects your skin from dirt and other harsh elements in your environment (such as smoke, dry air, or pollution), and allows your skin to retain a more colorful glow.
Jojoba Oil is a Blemish Fighter.
According to the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Cairo, jojoba oil has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and also speeds up the healing process of wounds (including bacterial infections like acne). Jojoba oil helps reduce any redness and swelling, while the nourishing aspects of the oil help prevent dark marks and scars.
Jojoba Oil is a Wrinkle Fighter.
The wax esters in jojoba oil help skin cells retain moisture and elasticity by mimicking the wax esters that your body produces when you are young. The result is tightened skin and decreased lines and wrinkles.
Afraid of putting pure oil onto your face? Ease into it. Apply 4 drops of jojoba oil to your face each night after cleansing. If you like the results, slowly transition into applying jojoba oil as your daily moisturizer as well. The oil is fast absorbing (2-5 minutes), and will leave your skin feeling beautiful.
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