You can’t expect to have an alluring look with chapped lips. Like your skin and nails, your silky lips must need an extra moisturizer to make them enticing. Unlike cosmetic lip balms uses of jojoba oil for lips are immense, let’s have a look.
It’s a liquid wax extracted from an American shrub, which melts to liquid state at room temperature. Raw jojoba oil has nutty smell with golden yellow color, whereas refined oil is odorless. Properties in jojoba oil are similar to sebum, which makes it an excellent moisturizer.
Further, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activity of this carrier oil reduces inflammation and infection over your lips. You can use this natural oil for various purposes (provided that you know how to use it), which includes to treat acne, fade wrinkles, stretch mark removal, tighten skin pores, ears, hydrate nails and hair.
As its nutrients can enhance your over all look, you don’t have to worry about its cost.
Coming to back to your lips; like your skin, lips are exposed to impurities and pollutants. Accompanying them, peeling skin over lips worsen the situation. Most people lick their lips to make them moisturized, but the saliva can only break the food you eat it can’t help you in hydrating lips. Instead licking lips will attract more impurities and yeast infection around mouth.
My mom used to give us ghee for dry lips, which I used to lick sometimes. However it worked and my lips recovered. Apart from ghee I also used butter and coconut oil. So there are bunch of remedies that help you to get rid of dry lips.
Jojoba oil is one among them; the reason why I recommend this liquid wax over your lips is because of its distinct molecular structure that resembles our natural oil sebum. And you don’t need to buy another moisturizer for your skin. Jojoba oil is all in one remedy for all your skin, nail and hair issues.
3 Ways to Use Jojoba Oil for Lips
Beauty experts say that you can use jojoba oil in various forms. Apart from removing dead cells, it can moisturize, heal and can be used as a lip gloss. Luckily, you can blend other natural oils with jojoba oil to make it more effective.
If you’re like me who just wants to hydrate lips. Then go with first method.
#1. Moisturizing lips
Prolonged exposure to sun rays, wind and impurities damage your lips making it dry and flaky. With smoothing effect of jojoba oil you can improve its texture.
Take one drop of jojoba oil on your index finger and rub it over lips, just like you apply Vaseline. Leave it to dry naturally. Repeat the process twice per day.
#2. Lip Scrub
Sometimes, flaky skin over lips needs some extra force to remove. No don’t eat them like cannibals, instead behave like humans and apply jojoba oil.
To exfoliate your lips, blend a pinch of brown sugar with 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil. Topically apply the paste over lips and leave it to dry. Massage gently to remove dead cells and then rinse with water.
#3. Natural lip balm
Don’t expect to get treated overnight, of-course you’ll see some positive changes but you must go with the remedy until you see sensitive smooth textured lips.
Mix 1/4 tablespoon of jojoba oil with 2 tablespoon of raw honey thoroughly. Ayushveda website suggests to heating the mixture at low flame. After cooling it apply over your flaky lips. You can reuse the remaining mixture for next day.
Blend honey and jojoba oil and use it as lip gloss.
Isn’t it simple?
Yes, any how you must avoid adding ingredients that can trigger allergic reaction over your lips. Let me know how you want to use jojoba oil for lips?