Jojoba Oil – Benefits for the Skin and Reasons Why You Should Use It

It was in the mid-90s, on a summer afternoon, when I first heard about jojoba oil. The adults were drinking coffee, and I was sitting with them and, as usually happens, I was dying of boredom because I was too young to understand anything or to be interested in what they were talking about.

But, like most little girls, my attention was drawn to a younger woman, perfumed, full of jewelry and make-up. Quite advanced for the mid-90s when we didn’t have half the things we have now, and nobody talked about mental health, she spoke passionately about a rather unknown term – the concept of “self-care”.

Even today, many feel guilty about “self-care” time, more precisely the time we take for ourselves and in which we pamper ourselves, enjoy ourselves, frolic in a bubble bath, light scented candles that cost as much as designer perfumes, apply masks, scrubs, serums, gels and creams, and dedicate some time to exclusively to ourselves.

The idea of “self-care” in the 90s sounded as abstract as the idea of a UFO landing in a city square and the aliens running out of the spacecraft and throwing a rave party for themselves and Earthlings.


However, this young lady passionately talked about how she likes to take the afternoon or evening off, enjoy the peace and rub her face, hair and body with various creams that make her so beautiful. Do I need to mention that I listened to her in fascination with my mouth wide open and couldn’t wait until I was so grown up that I could apply expensive creams in beautiful boxes all over myself all afternoon.

That’s why it’s not surprising that I remembered one thing that she constantly repeated and emphasized how she uses it so much that she almost smears it on bread – jojoba oil. For a little girl who can barely see over the edge of the table, jojoba oil seemed like something very exotic, special, unattainable and expensive.

Ah, when I will be old enough to use jojoba oil, I wondered, and after a while I forgot both about the oil and about the woman with make-up who spoke so passionately about it.

As the years passed, I finally got my hands on creams in beautiful boxes and began, without remorse, to set aside afternoons and evenings for self-care. Despite all that, I didn’t think of jojoba oil.

Until one day I wandered around the drugstore aimlessly looking for something I might need because, you know those days when you don’t really need anything but you really want something, you just don’t know what? Something to cheer you up, lift your spirits and something to spend money on.

And so, wandering among the shelves, I came across jojoba oil. Do I need to mention that I immediately went back in my mind to that summer day when I first heard about jojoba oil and decided that I would use it as soon as I was old enough?


And that’s how jojoba oil ended up in my basket, and later on my face, and a few months later I asked myself why I didn’t think of it earlier and included it in my cosmetic routine, because it’s more than obvious that I would spread it on bread too if only i could.

Since that day, my love for jojoba oil has not stopped even though jojoba oil is not really an oil at all even though it looks like it. Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax, completely odorless and colourless. Due to its chemical structure, which is similar to sebum, it is excellent for all skin types, and successfully cares for inflamed, irritated and acne-prone skin.

Jojoba oil was used by native Americans for care and treatment, and the jojoba plant grows in California and southern Arizona. Since it is a plant that grows in a dry, wild and hostile environment in which little else thrives, it is not surprising that it contains so many medicinal and useful ingredients necessary for skin care.

Jojoba oil, in addition to being rich in vitamins B and E, also contains minerals such as zinc and copper and is an ideal choice for all skin and hair types. In fact, I would dare to say that if you still don’t use jojoba oil, I don’t know what you’re waiting for, and after reading this article, you’ll definitely buy at least one bottle to try it.

6 reasons why jojoba oil is useful for facial care


It’s hydrating

Jojoba oil effectively mimics the sebum of the skin, making it an effective natural moisturizer, which is good news for all those with sensitive skin prone to irritation who should not use much on their face. In addition, jojoba oil on the face creates a protective layer that prevents the skin from losing moisture, and it is not bad to use it as the last step in facial care.
Since it is lighter than other oils, jojoba oil penetrates the skin more easily and deeply, deeply moisturizes and softens it, and along the way gives it a healthy and youthful glow.

It’s antibacterial

Although laboratory studies have shown that jojoba oil does not destroy all bacteria and fungi, it kills enough of them to place it high on the list of oils with antibacterial effects, and it destroys the bacteria and fungi that cause E.coli, salmonella and candida.
Jojoba oil is especially effective if you struggle with acne and at the same time with dry parts of the face. As it penetrates deep into the layers of the skin, due to its antibacterial properties it accelerates the healing process, and at the same time nourishes and moisturizes the skin, which effectively reduces inflammatory processes and damaged skin after acne.

It’s anti-aging

Because it’s a perfect moisturizer, jojoba oil is an excellent ingredient in anti-aging facial care because it slows down the visual effects of aging, and along the way it alleviates surface wrinkles and fine lines that appear on the face as a result of age, loss of collagen and elasticity, and loss of moisture.
Numerous tests have proven that regular use of jojoba oil leads to increased elasticity of the facial skin, softening of fine surface wrinkles, and that this effect lasts for a certain time after stopping the use of the oil.

Jojoba oil is a natural sun protection and sunburn remedy

Jojoba oil applied to the whole body can also serve as a natural protection against the sun and UV radiation (although I would still not give up the classic lotion with a factor of 30 or 50). As jojoba oil penetrates deep into the layers of the skin, it is excellent for treating sunburns as well as classic “kitchen” burns and irritation after waxing or shaving.

Jojoba oil is also great for hair

In addition to facial care, jojoba oil can also be used in hair care. Because it straightens the hair follicle, if it is massaged into the scalp, the hair will grow thicker and stronger (or so they say). Because of vitamins B and E, the hair will be shinier and more dense and voluminous.
If you have problems with a dry scalp, itching and dandruff, try massaging jojoba oil into your scalp. Rich in moisture and nutrients, it will nourish the scalp and prevent itching, irritation and flaking. Not only will it nourish the scalp, but it won’t make the hair greasy either.

Jojoba oil is an excellent makeup remover

One thing I don’t like is pulling and stretching the skin when removing makeup, especially when it comes to the skin around the eyes. It’s logical, the more we stretch and pull the skin, the sooner we will get wrinkles, and I am convinced that no one wants that.
This is exactly why jojoba oil is great for removing make-up from the face, and it will remove even eye-liner, waterproof mascara and heavy eye make-up.

All you need is a soft cotton ball soaked in warm water and a few drops of jojoba oil.
Or just use pure jojoba oil on a soft cotton ball, gently rub your face and eyes and you will remove your makeup almost in one go.

What else is jojoba oil good for?

Jojoba oil is great for cuticle care, and due to its antibacterial properties, it prevents irritation and inflammation of the skin around the nails. It’s also great for foot care and softening the skin of the heels.
Jojoba oil can also be used on the entire length of the hair, not only on the scalp, as a care for the ends and to alleviate split and “frizzy” hair.
If you have problems with dry or chapped lips, it’s a good idea to apply a thin layer of jojoba oil before applying your usual lip balm.
Jojoba oil has a long shelf life, unlike many other oils. As it is wax and not oil (even though it looks like oil), it can be used for years without going bad, without changing its smell and color, and without losing its properties.
Pure jojoba oil can be found in almost all drugstores and is very cheap, and it can also be mixed with other oils. If you mix jojoba oil and chamomile oil, you will get a natural and effective remedy for reducing dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes.

How to use jojoba oil?

Unlike many other oils, jojoba oil does not need to be diluted and can be applied directly to the skin. As jojoba oil is hypoallergenic, it does not cause irritation, acne, breakouts or clog pores. To get the most benefits, be careful when buying your oil and buy only organic, cold-pressed jojoba oil because it contains more antioxidants and nutrients than commercial hot-pressed oil.

I have to admit that since I discovered it, I have not given up jojoba oil and I use it several times a week as an addition to my face care, morning or night, and my skin has never looked fresher and better.

Please also take into account that I am writing this text from the personal experience of using jojoba oil and that I am not a pharmacist, dermatologist or expert in the field of medicine, so this opinion is subjective and you do not have to agree with it.

For this reason and for your safety, before using any new product, do a test on a small area of skin or consult your dermatologist.

Have you tried jojoba oil? What is your opinion about it?


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