According to Ayurveda, jojoba oil is great for pitta skin, as it clears away dirt and impurities, is cooling, reduces irritation, treats acne and is a rich source of vitamin E.
Considered to be one of the most hydrating oils, jojoba does it in a surprisingly non-oily, odorless fashion. Beyond vitamin E, jojoba oil is packed full of good things for your skin, including vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper, iodine and zinc.
Jojoba oil is also known to keep our oil levels balanced, making it an excellent natural treatment for eczema. As an emollient, jojoba oil moisturizes and improves the feel of skin and prevents irritation. Jojoba oil works by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin. Jojoba oil is noncomedogenic, so it won’t clog pores. The antioxidants present in jojoba oil soften fine lines, wrinkles and naturally slow down other signs of aging.
Jojoba oil, extracted from jojoba seeds, has also been shown to accelerate the wound-healing process, stimulating collagen synthesis. It absorbs easily into the skin, and delivers hydration and long lasting moisture. It’s easy to mix in with other ingredients because it has no scent.
Sesame oil and jojoba oil are the most highly recommended moisturizers for vata skin, because of their heavy texture and ultra-nourishing properties.
Jojoba Body Massage:
This oil is very rich, so if you’re worried about getting oil on your clothes, you can opt to oil your skin before showering. Simply oil your skin and body first thing in the morning, and let the oil soak in for a few minutes. Then, rinse your skin in the shower without using soap, and towel off. Vata skin will be left feeling soft and lightly oiled. This is a really nice practice to do two to three times a week to ensure vata skin stays hydrated as we go into autumn.
Simple Jojoba Facial Mask Recipe:
- Mix ingredients well in a bowl. Rinse face with warm water. Pat face dry.
- Apply a thin coating of jojoba oil/honey face mask to seal in the moisture.
- Leave it to dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Jojoba oil penetrates the skin without leaving behind a greasy feeling.
Jojoba Oil’s Benefits to the Skin
- Anti–aging: Because it is the perfect moisturizer, jojoba can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial
- Gentle: Jojoba is recommended for people with sensitive skin because of its gentle nature. Applying jojoba to compromised skin can help keep it moist.
- Conditioning: Jojoba is also used in many hair products because of its moisturizing and conditioning properties, making hair soft, shiny, and manageable. Those with frizzy or damaged hair could benefit from a jojoba weekly hair conditioner.
Give jojoba a try and let me know your thoughts, questions and comments.