Jojoba oil is good for the skin and hair. It makes them healthier, smoother and shinier. The skin is quickly moisturized and the oil does not clog pores. According to the latest data, this type of oil works well for all skin types and hair types. Find out more reasons why it is worth adding it to your daily hair care routine!
Jojoba oil – what effect does it have on skin and hair?
Jojoba oil is extracted from the seeds of the Simmondsia Chinensis bush (jojoba). The process that the seeds must undergo is called cold pressing. This is the method known for preparing the healthiest oils for frying. Interestingly, this product does not go rancid and can be stored for up to 25 years! Its form may not be very inviting as it looks like a liquid wax with a yellow color, but it does not emit its own smell or taste. Nevertheless, it has a powerful effect that is actually great for the skin and hair. You can use jojoba oil comprehensively and adapt it to your needs. There is a lot of goodness inside it that is worth learning more about.
Properties of jojoba oil:
- Phytosterols – these are sterols produced by plants. The ones found in jojoba oil stimulate collagen production and on top of that, they improve skin elasticity, soothe irritation, extinguish inflammation, and even help the skin regenerate. They are also great for burns. Additionally, they show antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- Cetyl palmitate – this chemical compound is also part of jojoba oil. It is responsible for moisturizing, nourishing and lubricating the skin and hair.
- Vitamin A – which is the engine for the growth and proper functioning of new cells in the skin. It also allows the epidermis to exfoliate, thus smoothing the skin and eliminating discoloration.
- Vitamin E – inhibits the formation of free radicals, so wrinkles appear less often, and the skin becomes elastic and tight. Importantly, vitamin E helps cells bind water, which in turn improves skin hydration.
All these properties make jojoba oil ideal for daily skin care.
How to use jojoba oil for skin care?
It is worth noting at the outset that jojoba oil is very well absorbed and quickly penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, so it has a very rapid effect. It does not clog pores and does not cause any allergic reactions. In the case of dry skin it is worth applying it both in the evening under the cream and in the morning before putting make-up on. It makes the face more elastic and eliminates the feeling of tightness. On the other hand, it will soothe acne-prone skin and significantly heal inflammations. The oil can be used in several ways, to cleanse the skin, as an addition to masks such as clay or as a separate moisturizer.
Jojoba oil for hair – what superpowers does it have?
Hair that has been “treated” with jojoba oil is softer, more supple and super moisturized. In addition, this natural remedy prevents hair loss and adds shine and vitality, especially to damaged strands. If you suffer from dandruff, the oil will help you treat it effectively. Simply apply a few drops to damp hair and distribute them evenly throughout the hair. After 30 minutes, rinse the whole thing with warm water.
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