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4 Skin Health Benefits of Jojoba Oil

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Guest post by Roxanne Jones

Jojoba oil has been used by Native Americans for centuries to treat skin wounds, but it didn’t become widely known to most of the rest of us until the 1970s. Since then, its popularity has grown due to the amazing benefits it provides. Jojoba itself is actually a shrub that commonly grows in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. The oil from the jojoba shrub is a wax ester, which means it’s very much like the natural oils our bodies produce.

Jojoba oil can be healthy for the skin in a variety of ways:

•    As an anti-bacterial—Just as Native Americans have known for centuries, jojoba oil is very effective in preventing and treating infections of the skin. Long before modern medicine produced topical treatments to treat infections, jojoba oil was doing just that for Native tribes throughout Mexico and the American Southwest.

•    As an anti-inflammatory—Jojoba oil reduces the painful swelling and redness that so often accompanies a skin injury. Its anti-inflammatory properties also make it an effective treatment for acne.

•    As a moisturizer—Because jojoba oil is so similar to the natural oils that our bodies produce on a regular basis, it’s particularly effective as a moisturizer. It’s easily absorbed and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. Jojoba oil is often used by masseuses because it’s non-greasy and pleasant smelling. This all-natural moisturizer is particularly effective for treating dry skin or helping to create a more youthful appearance for people with aging skin.

•    As an acne treatment—Jojoba oil can benefit younger skin just as much as it benefits older skin. Acne, typically a problem for teenagers, is usually characterized by pimples and clogged pores. These blemishes can eventually become infected if not treated appropriately. Since many over-the-counter skin products contain animal fat, they can actually make acne even worse. But jojoba oil is non-greasy, and because it’s a natural antiseptic, it’s a very effective treatment for acne. Jojoba oil both cleanses and moisturizes the skin at the same time.

While there’s no doubt that jojoba oil is a completely natural, healthy treatment for the skin, it can also be expensive. If you decide to try it for yourself, use it sparingly—a little bit goes a long way. And even though it may be a little pricey, the results are worth every penny!

Guest post by Roxanne Jones  – Ms. Jones writes for Fusion MedSpa, a medical spa in Austin TX that takes a scientific approach to enhancing your beauty by using what works – from essential oils to laser skin resurfacing. For more info about Dr. Pliego and her team contact Fusion MedSpa, 1015 West University Avenue #515, Georgetown, TX 78628, Phone: (512) 868-0003.

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  • http://aestheticla.blogspot.com/ Ally

    I unfortunately haven’t had the best experience with Jojoba as a moisturizer. It just isn’t moisturizing enough for me. Since I stopped using lotion and switched to Jojoba, my skin has gotten totally dried out. :-(

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com Catherine

    I love jojoba oil and use it for nearly everything, from a hair treatment to moisturizer to makeup remover. I’ve actually got a post on it coming up next week. Desert Essence, Now foods, and Acne.org sell relatively inexpensive jojoba oil. :)

  • http://www.fusionmedspa.com Roxanne Jones

    Sorry to hear Jojoba hasn’t worked for you, Ally. :(

    Sometimes people have skin sensitivities to Jojoba that’s not pure. Maybe the kind you are/were using has other products in it or is diluted during its manufacturing process.

    You could also try mixing the Jojoba oil with lotion instead of applying it directly to your skin.

    Our skin is as unique as we are and not everything works for everyone. It’s trial and error for us all.

    Much luck!
    Roxanne

  • http://www.fusionmedspa.com Roxanne Jones

    I’m a big fan of jojoba myself. ;)

    I’ll be looking to read your post, Catherine!

  • Riley David

    Interesting article regarding jojoba oil as a treatment regimen. I haven’t used this product yet but I think its great. I might try it one time. Thanks for sharing this informative report.

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  • MJ

    Its a myth that acne is a typical teenage problem. I have known many teenagers who had beautiful fresh skin, while I’ve suffered with acne since I was 10(I am now 34). So many adults now experience acne that some dermatologists refer to it as an “adult acne epidemic.” Exactly why this occurs is unknown, but 50% of adult men and 25% of adult women now experience adult acne at some point. The good news is that it is treated the same way in an adult as in a teen.

    I have just started using Jojoba oil in my skin regimen (acne.org) that I thought I’d do research on additional benefits. Thanks for the article.

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