Jojoba oil is a great beauty ingredient. It is a natural oil extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant is is closest to the oil produced by the human skin called ‘sebum' that helps protect and heal the skin from external toxins. It is the first defense barrier for the skin. Jojoba oil being the closest in construction to the human sebum is a natural replacement for it. When the body is unable to produce enough sebum to protect against harsh external elements, jojoba oil can be the perfect skincare solution.Jojoba oil contains essential vitamins for the skin such as Vitamin B, E and key minerals such as zinc, copper. In adulthood, your skin tends to produce lesser sebum hence making the skin dry and dull looking. Jojoba is a natural supplement that can be used for your regular skin care routine.
Here are seven benefits of Jojoba oil which you probably didn't know.
1. Retains moisture
Jojoba oil helps retain moisture in the skin thereby keeping the skin hydrated and looking fresh. Jojoba oil helps moisturize the skin, without clogging the pores, allowing for a healthy skin type. In addition, it also prevents the buildup of bacteria in the pores of the face, which tend to cause blackheads and breakout of acne.(Also Read: 5 Amazing Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Beautiful Skin)
2. For soft lips
Since our lips are thrice more sensitive than our usual skin, it needs all the more love and care.
Jojoba oil contains essential vitamins such as Vitamin B, E and key minerals such as zinc, copper which are beneficial for soft lips and skin.For fresh and soft lips, jojoba oil can be gently massaged on the lips to ensure no dryness and cracks.(Also Read: Natural Lip Scrubs: 7 Amazing Beauty Recipes to Take Care of Chapped Lips)
3. Reduces wrinkles
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The essential vitamins present in Jojoba oil help greatly reduce wrinkles and the visible effects of ageing. Since jojoba contains no harmful chemicals it can be used as part of one's daily grooming routine.
4. A natural sunscreen
The harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun can cause various problems. One of the primary victims of these harmful rays are our skin. But there are enough ways to prevent your skin from the nasty sun burns too. Jojoba oil applied on full body makes it a good natural alternative to harsh sun screen creams.(Also Read: 4 Most Effective Home Remedies For Sunburn)
5. Treats skin burns
Jojoba soothes any burnt skin by going deeper into the tissues and healing them, this helps the pain after a sunburn or tan. With its natural healing properties Jojoba oil is helpful in reducing skin burns during shaving.
6. Good for your hair
Jojoba oil helps strengthen hair follicles on the scalp causing hair to grow stronger and healthier. The presence of Vitamin E & B conditions the hair shaft making the hair shinier, adding volume and density. The stronger hair shaft prevents hair breakage due to drying wet hair every day. Head massages with jojoba oil help to also condition the scalp which removes scalp dryness. Thus avoiding dandruff and itching.
7. Great make-up remover
In addition to all its amazing all round applications jojoba oil can be used as an effective and natural makeup remover. All you need to do is take a few drops of the oil on a cotton sob and simply glide it to remove stubborn eye shadow and kohl. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. NDTV is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of NDTV and NDTV does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.