So as I whine about my dry skin from head to foot, I decided to spa myself up with oils.
One my favorite oils is Jojoba. One big bonus is that it contains almost all of the vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin and hair: vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium. And it’s even gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin without causing allergic reactions. Jojoba’s also a miracle worker when it comes to a shiny, uncooperative T-zone—it mimics the activity of your body’s natural oils, so your skin won’t overdo it.
Here are more reasons why I have covered my entire body with oil.
Facial moisturizer. Use 4-6 drops on your skin for a daytime moisturizer, increase the amount for an overnight hydrating skin mask, or try it out as a lip balm!
Hair conditioner. The oil is great for dry scalps and will get rid of dandruff. Use it to add shine and naturally soften your hair, or in place of an anti-frizz product to manage unruly hair.
Facial cleanser. Will clear away all the impurities that the oil extracts from the surface of your face and neck.
Scar and stretch mark minimize. Unsightly skin issues including scabs, scars, and stretch marks may be reduced by massaging the vitamin-E rich oil into the problem areas. Plus, it may speed the healing process of wounds and cause scars to fade over time.
Anti-acne gel. Has anti-microbial properties and contains iodine, which may fight harmful bacteria growth that causes pimples, blackheads, and breakouts.
Cuticle oil…For at home mani-pedi’s, use jojoba as a natural alternative to cuticle oil.
…and foot cream. And then spread a few drops on the bottoms of your feet post-bath to soften any dry or cracked areas!
Anti-fungal cream. Use for athlete’s foot infections, warts, and toenail fungus don’t stand a chance against this oil’s natural anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Anti-aging serum. The powerful antioxidants in the oil to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Apply a few drops with a cotton ball and dab it around your eyes, mouth, and neck to achieve a youthful glow.
Sunburn relief lotion. The oil has long been used in ancient medicine to treat sunburn, heat rash, and other minor skin irritations. It may make you more comfortable and will reduce flaking and peeling of the skin.
Makeup remover. Waterproof mascara and liquid liner wipe away with ease when you use jojoba as an eye makeup remover. It may also be helpful for clearing away foundation, powders, and stubborn lip and cheek stains.
Body lotion. Apply a few drops of the oil right after a bath or shower. This will also reduce winter itch and chapped skin, since the anti-inflammatory properties of the oil work to reduce dryness and irritation.
Shaving gel. Apply the oil onto your legs to soften the skin and provide a smooth landing for your razor. The liquid wax makes for an easy shave and you’ll escape the pains of razor burn and skin redness.
Hair regrowth serum. Unclogs hair follicles, which can in turn promote more hair growth. The oil’s antioxidant qualities may also help protect your scalp and hair from breakage, split ends, and future damage.