Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil For Your Skin Care Routine.Soumya Nair
When it comes to skincare, cold-pressed jojoba oil is definitely a wonder ingredient.
Its unique ability to closely resemble our skin’s natural sebum makes it an excellent choice for both moisturizing and cleansing the skin.
Plus, it’s packed with essential vitamins and minerals that help keep the skin looking healthy and glowing.
We’ve spoken about cold-pressed jojoba oil being a hidden gem when it comes to skincare.
And if you are new to cold-pressed skin care, feel free to get up to speed with our guide to cold-pressed skincare.
Let’s deep dive into some of the best uses for this versatile oil to compliment your own routine.
What are the best ways to use cold-pressed jojoba oil in your own routine?
We’ve spoken already about this oil’s amazing moisturising abilities. It is both a great carrier oil and standalone oil for all skin types.
It’s non-greasy and quickly absorbed, so it’s perfect for those with oily skin. And great for people with sensitive skin, as it’s gentle and won’t cause any irritation.
How To Use:
After cleansing your face, massage a few drops (3-5 is fine) of cold-pressed jojoba oil onto your face using gentle circular motions.
Or simply mix a few drops with your favourite moisturiser to compliment both worlds.
Another little secret about jojoba oil that many people don’t know is – It is fantastic for treating chapped lips and helping with flawless lipstick application.
As the season’s change and cold, dry weather sets in, it can take a toll on your skin- even more so your lips. They are more exposed to the elements and can become chapped much more easily.
How To Use:
You can add a few drops of cold-pressed jojoba oil to your lips in the morning to keep your lips hydrated and nourished through the day.
If you can find a jojoba-based lipstick, it is well worth a try, especially in winter.
It is long-lasting, doesn’t leave a greasy feeling, and is moisturising. It is also safe to use as a lip balm because it doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals.
Using oil to cleanse oily skin kind of sounds counterproductive.
But actually, cold-pressed oils are amazing for sensitive and oily skin.
Putting oil on your skin has numerous benefits, including:
1. Helping to clear out excess sebum and dirt from your pores.
2. Cleansing clogged pores to keep away blackheads and whiteheads, as well as dead skin cells.
3. Reducing the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles due to improved skin tone and elasticity.
And cold-pressed jojoba oil is packed full of vitamins, nutrients, and keeps your skin well hydrated. It is probably one of the best cleansers we could recommend for someone with acne prone skin.
How To Use:
Just pat down your face with some water. Next, put around 3-5 drops of oil into your palm, or a cotton swap or towelette.
If using your palms, rub your palms together to spread the oil, then massage it all over your face.
You can even use this method on your eyes, and to remove tough makeup as well as mascara and eyeliner.
Jojoba oil has also got plenty of uses in hair care too! And the best part is it’s so easy to wash out so doesn’t leave any oily trace, or if it doesn’t suit your hair care routine, it can be washed out with ease.
- Moisturising: Jojoba oil sits on your hair shafts instead of penetrating deep into your hair. This makes it perfect for locking in moisture when your hair and scalp are still damp after washing.
- Promotes Strenght & Thickness: When it comes hair health, jojoba oil is a natural choice. The oil contains B vitamins and C and E, as well as copper and zinc, which all work together to help strengthen our hair locks and promote thickness.
- Reduce Frizz: Going back to jojoba oil’s fantastic moisturising properties. Hair frizz is from a lack of moisture caused by over drying or humidity. Because jojoba oil locks in that moisture it also helps reduce hair frizz even after drying.
- Fights Dandruff: A common cause of dandruff is an accumulation of sebum on the scalp. Jojoba oil is similar in structure to sebum, so massaging it onto the scalp can effectively dissolve the dry scales created by sebum, providing relief from dandruff.
- Repairs Damage: It has a unique ability to dissolve sebum deposits, which may be blocking follicles. As they become unblocked, it could ease new hair growth as well as naturally repair damaged hair.
How to use:
If you want to improve your dry scalp or dandruff, add only a few drops of jojoba oil directly to your hair (1-2 should do it). You can also add it to your favourite shampoo or conditioner by mixing around 3-5 drops before using.
Cold Sore Treatment.
One thing we all wish for is that magical cure when that tingling feeling appears on your lips.
Jojoba oil may not be as well known as some other cold sore remedies, but it may be just what you need.
Docosanol – an ingredient found in many cold sore creams, is actually naturally occurring in jojoba oil.
How To Use:
Just apply 1-2 drops on your lips when needed. Or even mix with your favourite lip balm.
Risks of jojoba oil for skincare:
There are no real side effects to using cold-pressed jojoba oil on your skin. Again, it’s just important to ensure it is actually pure jojoba oil and made using the cold-pressed method.
If you have allergies or very sensitive skin, it’s important to test before use. Just apply a tiny amount to your arm or wrist and see if there is any redness or itching sensation.
Even when testing on your hair, as we already mentioned, it is very easy to wash out so there’s nothing to worry about if for any reason you have issues.
What should I look for when buying cold-pressed jojoba oil?
Check the label to make sure the oil is cold-pressed. This is a process that extracts the oil without using heat, which can damage the nutrients in the oil.
Look for an oil that is 100% pure and has no added chemicals or preservatives.
Choose an oil that is organic and non-GMO if possible.
Avoid oils that are refined, as this process strips away many of the beneficial properties of the oil.
If you have any questions about cold-pressed oils or finding the right product for your skin, don’t hesitate to reach at any time. We are more than happy to share our tips.
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