Jojoba oil is extracted from seeds of jojoba plant which grows 15 feet long. It’s not actually oil but a liquid wax. So how can jojoba oil treat oily skin?
Properties in jojoba oil is similar to your skin’s natural oil i.e. sebum. Though it’s a waxy substance, because of its exceptional properties it gets absorbed by skin quickly. Experts say that, jojoba oil tricks the skin by limiting the excess production of sebum and at the same time hydrate it from the outside.
Oily skin triggers acne blemishes (though not true in all cases). Jojoba oil is packed with assorted nutrients, which thwarts acne causing bacteria, and it’s a non-comedogenic, mean it doesn’t block skin pores.
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Unlike other vegetable oils, jojoba oil is good for oily skin and dry skin too. To reap renowned benefits of jojoba oil you must select unrefined product.
How to Use Jojoba Oil for Oily Skin?
Use it has a moisturizer if you’ve dry skin and for oily skin it can be used as a cleanser or directly use it over pimples. Let’s check out these ways in brief.
1. Jojoba Oil as a Moisturizer
Renowned for its moisturizing agents, jojoba oil can hydrate your dry itchy skin from the outside. As mentioned above, get an organic or unrefined version of jojoba oil from local store or through online.
- Wash your face with water and pat dry. Take few drops of jojoba oil in palm and massage over your face evenly.
- Leave until it get absorbs by skin. People with oily skin need to take fewer drops compared to dry skin and massage it over the face.
- Alternatively you can mix it with other essential oils, but do a patch test before trying out.
2. Jojoba Oil as a Cleanser for Oily Skin
As most of us knew oily skin attracts dirt towards the skin. Conducting OCM (oil cleansing method) will help to unclog blocked pores.
Using jojoba oil you can easily unclog pores because it’s non-comedogenic.
- Initially apply unrefined jojoba oil over your face, then place hot washcloth (a cloth dipped in not so hot water) over your face.
- Let it settle and then again repeat the process twice or thrice depending on your skin.
- End with washing your face with water.
Remember to regularly use this process to see the change, it can prevent acne blemishes.
3. Using Jojoba Oil for Spot Treatment
Anti-inflammatory agents packed in jojoba oil reduce acne inflammation. As experts say, hormonal imbalance and inflammation are main reason behind pimples, repeated application of this oil over your oily skin will relieve you from blemishes.
- Wash your face with lukewarm water or expose it to steam, so that blocked skin pores open up to some extent. Pat dry with soft cloth.
- Now, dip cotton ball in jojoba oil and topically apply it over acne blemishes.
- Don’t press hardly and avoid squeezing pimples.
- Optionally you can mix tea tree oil with jojoba oil and use it as a spot treatment.
Note: Avoid eye contact and if you experience allergic reaction immediately reach your physician. While using jojoba oil for oily skin, don’t drop excess oil over your face it may attract dust and worsen acne.