Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a key ingredient in many personal care products primarily for one reason: The odorless golden-colored oil promises to hydrate and soften your skin and hair. What's more, the oil is said to have been used by Native Americans to treat sores and wounds.

Applying the oil to your hair is a fairly simple endeavor. Simply massage the oil onto your scalp and hair and allow the oil to penetrate your scalp for at least thirty minutes. Then shampoo and condition your hair, as you normally would, making sure that there is no oil residue.

If you're looking to apply jojoba oil to your face, then consider using it as a nighttime moisturizer. Apply a thin layer of oil (or a more generous amount if your skin is dry) onto your clean face before going to bed. This will allow to the oil to moisturize your face while you sleep, as the oil will take the place of your nighttime moisturizer.

Another great way to incorporate the oil into your daily routine is to use it with your foundation. Mixing equal parts oil and foundation will create a more light consistency, and thus, a more sheer coverage when applied. This makes it a great DIY tinted moisturizer, since the foundation will provide pigment and coverage, and the oil will provide moisture and a glowing finish.

Lastly, if you suffer from dry skin, then consider using this oil right after coming out of the shower. Simply pat your skin dry and apply the oil in lieu of your moisturizer for extra hydration. Be sure to emphasize areas of your skin that are more dry (e.g., elbows, knees, etc.).

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