Jojoba oil is the oil that comes from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis plant which is rich in vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium. Jojoba plant is a shrub which is natively found in Southern Arizona, Southern California and Northwestern Mexico.
Even Though Jojoba oil is termed oil, it is actually a liquid plant wax. Since it is wax it does not have as much of greasy feel as of oils. It is closest to the oil produced by human skin named as “ sebum” which helps to protect and heal skin from external toxin.
Jojoba oil has been used by native Americans for number of purposes ranging from sores and bruises treatment to skin and hair care. Today, it is commonly used for skin care to treat acne, psoriasis, sunburn and chapped skin.
How Jojoba oil helps your skin?
The benefits of Jojoba oil lotion is one of the few cases where the ingredient actually live up to the hype. Jojoba oil contains vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium.
It is antifungal, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and has healing properties. Jojoba oil acts as a natural replacement of sebum to human skin. As we grow older our skin tend to produce less sebum which results in dry and dull skin.
The ingredient in Jojoba oil helps skin to retain moisturized, fight sunburn and act as a natural sunblock. It is gentle enough to help sensitive skin without causing allergic reactions. The oil mimics the activity of body’s natural oil so that it works fine with the shiny uncooperative T-zone leaving it fresh and hydrated.
What are the benefits?
1. Moisturize the skin
Since jojoba lotion is lighter than other lotions, it get absorbed into skin easily. It deeply penetrate into skin which soothes and soften the skin providing excellent moisturizing effect. It also helps to add healthy glow.
2. For cracked feet and dry hands
The sebum like properties in jojoba oil helps to heal and repair the dry tissues in our body. Frequent washing with soap and other chemical cleaners, especially during the flu season, also results in dry hands ands a feet. Regular application can prevent bacterial infections developing in the cracks and help heal them gradually.
3. Prevent razor burn
Jojoba oil lotion extremely help to heal the cuts and razor burn. Try applying jojoba oil before you shave so it creates a smooth surface for shaving, and then apply it after you shave to moisturize your skin and heal cuts quickly.
4. For eczema and Psoriasis
Eczema is an allergic reaction of the skin to various irritants, including commonly used dyes and the chemicals contained in soaps. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes buildups of dead cells on the skin, causing scaling and inflammation.
Jojoba oil lotion acts as moisturizer, relieving itching and dryness. It also forms a protective layer over the skin, forming a barrier to external irritants, which can be an advantage in the case of eczema.
It can also reduce the risk of secondary infections by preventing the entry of germs through the inflamed and cracked skin, besides offering extra protection with its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
5. Dry cuticles remedy
Jojoba oil lotion contains vitamin E, and also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to boot. It helps to nourish the cuticles and moisturize them. Cuticles are very tender and prone to drying up, especially if you use nail polish removers all too often.
6. Soothes Sunburn
Jojoba oils lotion hydrating action helps to soothes sunburn and helps reduce the chances of peeling. It has long been used in ancient medicine to treat sunburn, heat rash, and other minor skin irritations.
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