Jojoba oil pronounced ho-ho-ba oil is a liquid wax found in the seeds and nuts of jojoba plant. Jojoba oil resembles sebum our skin gland produces hence it acts as a natural skin conditioner. The oil which is rich in vitamins and minerals contains huge benefits for the skin.
Some of the benefits for the skin are below:
For moisturizing the skin
Every time we wash our faces or hands, we remove the protective layer of sebum along with the dirt and dusts. To keep your body moisturized, apply jojoba oil to your hands or skin, the oil will seal in moisture and create a barrier for the skin.
For chapped lips
There are times our lips are chapped; a good remedy for this is the application of jojoba oil. Applying jojoba oil regularly helps to seal moisture and reduce the drying effect of the cold and wind. Applying jojoba oil overnight can help it work effectively.
For cracked feet and dry hands
Our hands and feet go through a lot of stress while working. As the palm of the hands and sole of the feet do not have sebaceous gland which keeps the skin soft they are prone to dryness. So, applying jojoba oil on hands and feet regularly will make them soft and smooth.
For controlling oily skin
Oily skin is usually the result of overactive sebaceous gland in the skin often found on the face. Oily skin gathers dust from the environment and this can lead to some skin problems. It is counterintuitive to apply oil on an oily skin but jojoba oil does an amazing job of reducing the oil on the skin by modulating production of sebum.
For acne control
Excess production of sebum is usually the starting point of skin problems. Acne is as a result of the excess sebum blocking the hair follicles. Jojoba oil helps to control acne by acting as a deep cleanser. It penetrates the hair follicles and dissolves the sebum deposited there thus clearing the blockage.