Jojoba oil is a well-loved oil because it’s such a versatile beauty treatment. You can use it as a face or body moisturizer, or even as a makeup remover on all skin types. Did you know that jojoba oil can even be a nourishing treatment for breakouts? It’s a non-comedogenic oil packed with nutrients, making it a powerful natural option for treating acne. That’s right, not all oils are bad for skin. In fact, some of them can even help soothe your acne and keep further breakouts at bay. Keep on reading to learn about jojoba oil’s benefits for acne, and learn how to add it to your skin care routine!
Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax that has a similar consistency and composition to the sebum in our skin. As a wax, it’s especially useful for moisturizing and protecting skin. Best of all, it’s more temperature stable than other natural oils, so you can keep it in your bathroom cabinet for a longer time without it going rancid. No wonder jojoba oil has become such a popular ingredient in natural skin care formulations. It can even work as a natural preservative in keeping your skin care products stable.
Jojoba oil’s unique composition makes its compatible to use on skin. Because it’s similar to and able to blend with our skin’s natural oils, jojoba oil is ideal for applying directly to skin to moisturize and protect it. This is especially beneficial when our skin loses its ability to lubricate itself as we age, or our skin becomes damaged from UV rays or pollution. So if you’re suffering from damaged dry skin with acne, jojoba oil is the ideal ingredient to keep your skin moisturized, while promoting healing with vitamin E.
Because jojoba oil is also so easily absorbed by our skin, it’s compatible with oily skin too and won’t clog pores. You can use it to cleanse your skin, while also helping to soothe your skin with its anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, these properties of jojoba oil also make it ideal to use on sensitive skin or even certain skin conditions like eczema. With the right usage and high quality product, jojoba oil can definitely be your go-to natural acne treatment for any skin type.
Need more reasons to apply jojoba oil to your skin? It contains compounds called tocopherols – alpha, delta and gamma tocopherols – which are all forms of Vitamin E that are effective at eliminating free radical damage and targeting signs of aging. Vitamin E is also helpful if you’re dealing with broken skin and an infected breakout, that needs a good amount of healing and soothing to ease that pain. Have an urge to pick at that pimple? Add a dab of jojoba oil instead to quell your itch and that swelling.
In addition, jojoba oil also contains a high concentration of fatty acids oleic and linoleic acid that are essential for lubricating skin. People with acne have actually been shown to have low levels of linoleic acid in their skin, suggesting that a deficiency in linoleic acid may worsen acne. Jojoba oil is also naturally anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, both of which are important bonuses in tackling pesky breakouts. Just be sure to opt for an organic, cold-pressed form of jojoba oil for maximum benefits. This form of jojoba oil is minimally processed, and hasn’t been treated with extreme heat that can cause it to lose its beneficial vitamins and antioxidants.
Jojoba oil makes an amazing carrier oil, which means it enhances other ingredients when combined, and blends easily. For a quick DIY treatment, dilute tea tree oil (one of our favorite essential oils for acne!) with jojoba oil, and use it for spot treatment over your breakouts. Remember, sticking to small amounts is key, as tea tree oil is quite potent! Optionally, you can also select lavender oil to also pack a de-stressing punch into your homemade treatment. Massage the treatment into your face at least twice a day after washing your face for best results.
In addition, you can also opt for a ready-to-use formula instead. This is the oil that features in our Restorative Facial Oil, a cold-pressed blend of anti-aging rosehip and pomegranate oils, chosen for their high antioxidant contents and easy absorption. In this facial oil, jojoba oil works to deliver intense moisture and address antioxidant deficiencies in skin. Its sebum-like qualities means that using jojoba oil is a must for both acneic and dry skin types. Jojoba oil doesn’t go rancid easily, so its inclusion in our organic facial oil also means a longer shelf life and higher potency of active ingredients.
Massage our facial oil into your skin after cleansing to help promote a beautiful glow, while keeping breakouts at bay. It soothes and moisturizes skin without clogging pores and causing acne. Not seeing results yet? You might need to make sure you’re cleansing your skin gently and properly with an organic cleanser, and then resetting your skin’s pH with a soothing toner. With patience, de-stressing, and the right combination of ingredients and products, you can achieve a clearer complexion without resorting to harsher and more painful solutions. Just check out the number of stellar reviews for our Restorative Facial Oil from people who are battling their breakouts just like you!
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