Whenever I stumble on web to search for a DIY beauty tip, I mildly get obsessed because often people include pricey and chemical filled creams.
I love natural remedies, as they can supply maximum nutrients for my skin. The hunt brought me to jojoba oil, pronounced ‘ho-ho-ba’; you can use jojoba oil for face wrinkles and to treat acne blemishes. This carrier oil is actually a wax extracted from the jojoba plant seeds. The shrub is normally found in dry regions like northern Mexico and the southwestern US.
Interestingly it has identical properties to sebum, but don’t worry it won’t clog pores. Instead it helps to unclog blocked pores. Refined jojoba oil is colorless, whereas unrefined jojoba oil is in golden color at room temperature. It is renowned to treat acne and control excess oil secretion by the skin.
Can Jojoba Oil Reduce Wrinkles on Face?
A straight forward answer would be, yes it can; but how?
Your skin is surrounded by natural oil called sebum that protects it from fungal and bacterial infection. Due to some external and internal factors the oil dries up and the skin slowly loses its elasticity leading to wrinkles.
Facial expressions, smoking, genetics, UV rays and weak skin are notable causes of wrinkles. The bitter truth is you cannot stop them. Still people out of cosmetic concern spend billion dollars to fade wrinkles.
Fortunately, you can also reduce wrinkles at home. All you need to do is apply jojoba oil mask over your skin regularly and follow a healthy lifestyle.
- Jojoba oil when massaged over the face penetrates deep into the skin. Its restorative activity enhances the elasticity of the skin and slowly fades wrinkles.
- Nutrients like vitamin E, B complex vitamin, chromium, Iodine, selenium, zinc and copper are housed in jojoba oil can effectively boost healing process and make your skin supple.
- It’s a miracle that, when you apply jojoba oil it tricks your skin to stop sebum production. Thus helps to get rid of oily skin and shiny T-zone.
- Non-comedogenic nature of jojoba oil won’t block your skin pores.
- You can use it over dry skin, oily skin and on sensitive skin. However, experts avoid using it for under eye wrinkles as the skin under eye is very sensitive. You can dilute it with other facial moisturizers. (source)
- Assorted properties in this oil rejuvenate your skin and stimulate new cell generation. These nutrients make your skin supple and improve its elasticity.
- Apart from hydrating your skin, jojoba oil helps to maintain pH level of your skin and lightens the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars.
Though it’s expensive when compared to other essential oil it last for longer time, you can store this oil for months and it won’t leave its nutritional properties.
How to Use Jojoba Oil for Face Wrinkles?
You won’t feel greasiness after using jojoba oil; anyhow most people prefer to apply this oil before going to bed. Acne sufferers shared their experience with this oil here.
- Wash your face and pat dry. Take few drops of jojoba oil in your palm and massage it over face. Rinse it off in the morning.
- To use it after bath, spread few drops of jojoba oil all over the body covering feet, hands and neck.
- Apply jojoba oil and wipe using a cotton ball to remove make up.
- For acne prone skin, you can blend other ingredients like honey 1 tbsp, lemon juice (1-2 drops) and mashed strawberries (8-10) with jojoba oil.
- Another DIY recipe, 5 drops of tea tree oil and 1 tbsp of jojoba oil. Instead of rubbing over pimples, just dab the solution over acne blemishes.
Nutrients in jojoba oil can effectively reduce wrinkles on face and on other parts of your body. Though its price I recommend to get one, as you can preserve it for longer time. Before going to bed, apply few drops of jojoba oil over prewashed face.
Also drink more and more water, avoid chemical filled soaps, quit smoking and don’t spend long hours in front of computer screen.