Repeated itching, dry patches and inflammation are signs of eczema. It’s very embarrassing to scratch in public places but people with this ailment can’t stop themselves.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that is accompanied by dry and itchy patches. Rigorous itching can result in inflammation and bleeding.
Your physical appearance gets ruined and you’ll feel embarrassed to scratch in public places. Jojoba oil for eczema comes as a life saver home remedy to relieve itching and dry skin.
About 9-30 percent of US population is affected by eczema. However, the mere cause of this chronic skin disorder is unknown. (1) Researchers state that genetics may lead to this serious skin issue, other irritants including harsh soaps, stress, dust mites, hormonal imbalance, hot temperature, allergy and diet can stimulate itching.
Unfortunately, there is no permanent treatment for eczema.
Home remedies and topical creams prescribed by dermatologist can only reduce the flare-ups. You must stay away from the irritants advised by your doctor control this skin ailment.
Is Jojoba Oil Good for Eczema
Your skin is guarded by natural oil that restrains infectious germs and itching at bay. Due to external and internal factors, your skin loses moisture and becomes dry.
We all knew that dry skin is not alone, it all starts with a scratch and it continues till the skin becomes scaly. Ramakrishna, a spiritual person says it is very pleasant to scratch but the sensation you experience afterwards is painful and intolerable.
Moisturizing these dry patches with jojoba oil will give you instant relief and the renowned properties in this liquid wax will enhance healing of eczema flare-ups.
- Properties of jojoba oil are identical to your natural oil sebum, which is why this liquid wax can effectively hydrate the skin and thwart infectious bacteria.
- Excess oil secreted by skin may lead to chronic skin issues like acne and blackheads; jojoba oil tricks your skin to stop producing excess sebum and thus helps to maintain moisture over the skin.
- Excellent thing about this oil is that it gets easily absorbed by your skin and you don’t have to adjust with the greasiness.
- Antibacterial and antioxidant activity of this oil helps to restrain infection and fight free radicals that damage skin cell leading to wrinkles.
- Assorted properties in this oil will relieve you from various skin ailments and its regular use will improve your skin texture. Non-comedogenic property of this oil open up the blocked pores and thus improves overall skin functioning.
How to Use Jojoba Oil for Eczema?
Initially, you must get rid of those itchy scaly patches, because they halt jojoba oil from penetrating into the skin. Don’t use hot or lukewarm water for this. When I personally used lukewarm water itching increased and I was literally scratching while bathing.
Instead, cleanse it with cool water and gently rub over the patches.
Use clean cloth to pat dry and when the skin is still damp apply jojoba oil evenly, resists from scratching while applying the oil. Night is the best time to apply the jojoba oil over eczema flare-ups.
Interestingly, when you blend glycerin with jojoba oil you can lock the moisture up to 24 hours. Regular application of jojoba oil will help you retain the normal skin texture by lightening the eczema scars.
Honey and Jojoba Oil Mask
Raw honey is prominent in healing and treating ailments.
- Cleanse eczema affected skin with water and pat dry.
- Apply raw honey over the skin and leave it to dry naturally.
- Rinse it off with water and pat dry using soft cloth.
- Take small amount of jojoba oil and evenly apply over the face. (Source)
You can blend honey and jojoba oil in required amount to cleanse dry patches and impurities.
Lavender Essential Oil and Jojoba Oil
Renowned for its aromatic and calming benefits, lavender essential oil can effectively reduce eczema flare-ups.
As essential oil can irritate your skin, experts recommend blending carrier oil to dilute it.
Add 2 drops of lavender oil with 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil and apply over prewashed eczema affected skin. (Source)
Essential oil is renowned to treat skin ailments, but the high concentration may irritate your skin, jojoba oil come in handy. You can blend this liquid wax with any essential oil. Notably, lavender oil, tea tree oil, carrot seed oil and rosewood essential oil can effectively reduce eczema.
Note: These listed home remedies may or may not work for you, but as they aren’t accompanied by any serious side-effects. You can freely try them.
- You can’t reduce eczema just by applying these oils; you should follow strict diet prescribed by your doctor. Food items like dairy products and meat may trigger eczema flare-ups.
- Prefer organic oil because it’s packed with lots of nutrients.
- Patch test before applying the jojoba oil all over the body.
- Hydrate yourself from inside by drinking enough water and consuming water rich fruits and vegetables.
- Regularly exercise helps to flush toxins off the body.
- Consult your dermatologist before proceeding with any mentioned home remedy.
Did you ever use jojoba oil for eczema? Share your views in comments.