Despite the name, jojoba oil is not actually oil. It is a wax ester. It is also one of the most effective treatments for acne out there. Jojoba oil is sourced from the jojoba tree or its seeds. It has a light smell, but nothing too bothersome. Majority of people should not mind putting it on their skin.
In addition to being beneficial to those suffering from acne, it is also useful for those suffering from other skin complaints such as eczema and psoriasis.
Benefits Of Jojoba Oil For Skin
There are endless benefits for using jojoba oil on the skin. This section is mainly going to talk about the benefits of using it on skin when somebody is suffering from acne, but many of them will also be useful to others suffering from skin conditions:
1. A Great Natural Moisturizer
Firstly, and perhaps the biggest benefit, is that it moisturizes the skin. This is, obviously, the same job that the sebum on your skin carries out. However, excess sebum production is not a good thing. That oil will block up your pores and that will, ultimately, lead to severe acne.
Many people who use jojoba oil on their skin discover that it brings down the production of sebum. This means that the sebum is not having as much of an impact on the skin which will, ultimately, reduce the acne symptoms.
Jojoba oil is fantastic for clearing up infections. It is not only anti-inflammatory, but it is also antibacterial. This means that not only will it reduce the redness (hyperpigmentation) of your skin, but it will also clear out any bacteria which resides in it.
The bacteria is what cause acne and, ultimately, that is something which you really need to clean out.
3. Prevents Excessive Oiliness
Using the jojoba as facial wash can actually remove some of the excess oil from your skin. This means that it will clear up your skin pretty quickly and ensure that your pores do not become blocked. We will talk a little bit more about that soon, however.
How To Use Jojoba Oil For Acne
There are a number of different ways in which you can use jojoba oil on the skin. In this section, we are going to take a little look at some of the most common methods. These are the ones which have been proven time and time again to be effective on those who are using them.
1. Jojoba Oil Acne Spot Treament
If you are suffering from acne spots, then you should take a small amount of jojoba oil onto a cotton pad. You will then wish to put this on your skin and hold it there for a few minutes. Some people find that the jojoba oil works a little bit better when it is combined with tea tree oil, something which I recommend for acne anyway.
After you have used it, wash off the excess oil. You can repeat this process twice a day until the acne has completely disappeared.
2. Your Natural Moisturizer
You can use the jojoba oil as a moisturizer, as I mentioned previously. Now, if you go to your local health food store, you will, most likely, find that there are a few moisturizers with jojoba oil infused into it. I suggest using one of those, just for each of use. However, you may also wish to use it on its own.
You just need to get an incredibly light amount of jojoba oil and apply it to your skin. You do not need much. Too much will cause your skin to become oily. You just need to massage a few drops into your skin. This should be enough.
3. How to use jojoba oil for acne scars
Did you know that you can also use jojoba oil for acne scars? Now, there is absolutely no guarantee that it will completely remove your scars, but, in almost all people, it is going to lessen the look of them, which is going to make you feel more comfortable.
All you need to do is get the lightest amount of jojoba oil and rub it onto the acne scar. You do not have to clean it off at all. You just need to use a small amount.
Apply some jojoba oil a couple of times a day to your acne scars. Do not go overboard though, too much oil will actually cause more acne. Just a small amount will be fine. Keep using this treatment until you find that the acne scars start to disappear from your skin, or at least they do not look as prominent.
4. Harness the Power of Jojoba Oil Massage
Some people will also use jojoba oil as a way in which to remove excess oil from their face. It is believed that the jojoba oil breaks down the oil on your face which, ultimately, clears out your pores.
To use this treatment, you are going to need to massage the jojoba oil onto your face. Once this has done, leave it for about two minutes. Then, heat up a washcloth and put it on your face. You should leave the washcloth there until it cools down. You can complete the process by washing the excess oil off of your face. Most people receive the most benefit from this treatment when they carry it out three times a day.
Some Safety Tips When Using Jojoba Oil For Acne
For the most part, jojoba oil is actually pretty safe. However, if you are going to purchase it, then it is seriously suggested that you purchase the purest version of it that you can find.
When you are using it, you are also going to want to ensure that you use a minimal amount. Not all of the oil is going to seep into your skin. The oil that is left on your skin will, therefore, attract dirt and grime. It will lock it into your pores and this will, ultimately, make your acne a whole lot worse. You should only ever be using a couple of drops at a time.