Jojoba oil for acne: Does it work? Its causes and uses.
What is Jojoba Oil?
Today we will discuss about acne, its causes, and what is the role of jojoba oil on it. But first, we will discuss what is jojoba oil.?
So best Jojoba Oil is extracted from the seeds of the desert plant of jojoba that grow in south Arizona of America and Mexico. From a chemistry perspective, it is wax, not oil.
Naturally, the human body produces oil (sebum) that closes to jojoba oil. Not Jojoba oil is effective in acne but is also a top choice for anyone whose skin is easily irritated.
Its color is either yellow or clear and the smell is slightly nutty. It is effective for the below range of problems.
- skin moisturize
- makeup remover
- lip balm
- hair conditioner
- massage oil
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when a small hole also called follicles been blocked by oil or dirt or bacteria on your face. The blockage allows bacteria to grow. As a result, it develops. It may be whitehead, blackhead, or pimple. It is very common in young people but it may affect people of all ages.
Main Causes of Acne?
Mostly acne appears on your face, forehead, or chest because these areas of skin have the most oil (sebaceous) glands. Hair follicles are connected to oil glands.
Acne in the family:
Researches on acne have found that acne may be a genetic behavior, i.e if parents have acne it is possible that you will also affect it at an early age. It is also found that if one or both of your parents have acne in adulthood, you may get adult acne.
It was also found in a study that women are often affected by adult acne. Adult acne is caused by the changes in hormone levels that many women have at certain times. Time includes their periods, pregnancy, and cystic inside the ovary.
Acne is caused by poor diet and poor hygienic and dirty skin. Also below four main factors that cause acne.
- Excess oil (sebum) production
- Oil, bacteria and dead skin cells block hair follicles.
Symptoms of acne
Acne symptoms depend on skin condition. It may vary on different skin types.
- Whiteheads (closed plugged pores)
- Blackheads (open plugged pores)
- Small red, tender bumps (papules)
- Crusting of skin
- They are large in size, solid and painful lumps under the skin.
How to use jojoba oil on acne face?
Jojoba oil may be useful in the treatment of acne. A study was carried out in 2012 published in the journal Research of Complementary Medicine.
It was recorded that an overall 54% reduction in acne was achieved. To avoid ACNE, Make a daily routine of using jojoba oil on your face. It may be used as below….
i. as a makeup remover
Before you go for sleeping don’t leave makeup on your face because it produces breakouts on your face. So remove it by simply pour a small amount of jojoba oil on a sponge and wipe away your make gently and that’s it.
ii. as a cleanser
Naturally, it is close to human sebum (oil). So it is one of the best cleansing media. Since it is non-allergenic, so it is suitable for those with very sensitive skin.
Put a small amount of jojoba oil into your palm. Using fingers to massage the oil into your skin in circular motions for one to two minutes. Enjoy beautifully clean, soft skin!
iii. Mix It with Your Daily Cream
Mix jojoba oil with your daily day-use cream or gel and lap to your face. You can also mix jojoba oil with your face oil and massage it on your face and other affected areas.
iv. as a clay mask
Clay masks have the potential to absorb oil from your skin and prevent mild forms of acne, such as pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Mix equal parts betonies clay and jojoba oil.
Once you have a nice, smooth consistency, apply it to your face and neck two to three times a week for 10 to 15 minutes.
v. Mix It with Your Daily Cream
If you want to use it directly with your cream then mix an equal quantity of jojoba oil and aloe vera gel into a bottle and shake well.
Put two to three drops of it in your palm and rub your palms together. And apply it to your skin and let it absorb for 15 seconds. Wipe off excess and reapply if needed.
vi. Use It Directly
You can also use it directly to your face or the affected area. Take a few drops of jojoba oil and massage it to your face and neck. Massage it gently for a minute or two. Do not wash. It is better to leave it on overnight.
Risks and warnings
Jojoba oil is considered safe for topical use. But some people may have sensitive skin and will cause an allergic reaction after using it.
If there are rashes, itching, or skin redness develops, stop it immediately. And consult with a dermatologist
Don’t use jojoba oil directly to your skin but should mix it with another agent like aloe Vera gel or coconut oil. Also do not take jojoba oil orally. It is for external use only.
Honestly speaking I have written to the best of my knowledge and experience, there are no real drawbacks to this particular ingredient. It will better to do a test before using it to your face. This will avoid you from any possible allergic reaction.
Prolonged use might cause rashes and irritation. It might even cause allergic reactions or swelling of the throat, face, tongue, and lips.
If you are pregnant/lactating, it is not recommended to use it. In such a situation, consult a doctor before using it.
If jojoba oil works on your acne, it is good for you. Otherwise, consult a dermatologist in case you do not see any improvement or if your condition is worst.