How to Use Jojoba Oil for Face to Get a Clear Skin

Jojoba oil is one of the most used and loved skincare oils amongst skincare fanatics because of its ability to multi-task. 

“You can use your jojoba oil for several purposes such as moisturizer, makeup remover, face wash, cuticle treatment, lip balm, and sunburn relief treatment,” says Stacy Chimento, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist.

“Jojoba oil is the gotten from the liquid that comes out of the seeds of the Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) plant, and this liquid is a wax that appears as an oil,” explains Alan Durkin, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Jojoba oil contains several healing properties which makes it an effective choice if you have skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. This article is a guide on how to use your jojoba oil as a cleanser, moisturizer, and acne treatment. 

How to Apply Jojoba Oil on the Face

You can use jojoba oil on your face or any other part of your body; as a cleanser, moisturizer, and even as an acne treatment. Not to mention, you don’t need to dilute it before use and you can apply it directly to your skin.

Use your jojoba oil depending on the result you want from using it. If you are looking to soothe your chapped or dry lips, you can use your jojoba oil as a lip balm. You can even use your jojoba oil as an anti-aging serum. 

Jojoba oil is also a popular makeup remover for oil-based makeup. Before you go on to use jojoba oil on your skin for the first time, you need to do a patch test to be sure that your skin is not allergic to it. 

How to do your patch test:

  • Apply about two to three drops of jojoba oil on your inner wrist.
  • Massage the oil into your skin. 
  • Cover your wrist for a whole day.
  • After 24hours, unveil your wrist and check for any sign of irritation. 
  • If you see signs of hives, redness, or irritation, do not proceed to use jojoba oil on your skin. 
  • However, if you do not experience any form of reaction on your skin, you can proceed to use jojoba oil on your skin. 

It is best to opt for a pure version of jojoba oil to avoid toxins and other additives. 

You can apply jojoba oil directly on your face by simply massaging a few drops of it to your face and neck. Below is a guide on how to use jojoba oil on your face in your skincare routine.

1. Cleanse or Exfoliate Your Face

At the start of every skincare routine, you need to get your face clean by washing it. Cleanse your face using a natural face wash or you can also exfoliate your skin with a gentle facial scrub.

After cleansing or exfoliating your face with the face wash/scrub, pat it dry with a clean, soft towel.

2. Apply Your Facial Toner

After cleansing and dampening your face, the next step is to apply your facial toner or eye cream to your damp skin. Do this to protect the delicate skin around your eyes in preparation for the application of serum or other treatments.

3. Apply Serum and Moisturizer

You can now apply your serum to your face. After applying your serum on your face, follow up with your moisturizer to seal in hydration on your skin and to protect your skin from the drying effect of your serum.

4. Use Your Jojoba Oil

Apply your jojoba oil after allowing your skin to absorb your moisturizer for a few minutes. 

Do this by squeezing about two to three drops of the oil into your palm. Rub your palms together to warm up your jojoba oil and then gently apply the oil on your face in an upward and downward swipe.

How to Use Jojoba Oil for Acne Treatment

Jojoba oil can regulate the formation and production of natural oil in the skin. Therefore, this stops the production of excess oil in the skin. Applying jojoba oil on the affected area helps to moisturize the skin, thereby signaling your skin to stop producing excess oil.

Jojoba oil also contains a high level of vitamin E which is a vitamin that contributes greatly to the production of collagen and elastin in the body. This will help to build up new skin cells and also firm your body to reduce the appearance of acne scars. 

“Jojoba oil contains a high concentration of iodine, which fights bacteria from causing breakouts on the skin,” says Dr. Durkin. 

How to use it: 

  • Cleanse your face and apply your moisturizer.
  • Wait till your face is completely dry, then proceed to apply your jojoba oil to the acne-prone areas of your face. 
  • Apply only a tiny amount of the oil to the affected areas.

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How to Use Jojoba Oil as an In-Shower Treatment

Here’s how to use your jojoba oil as an in-shower treatment:

  • You will need a pump bottle for this.
  • Add the equal size of jojoba oil and aloe vera gel into the bottle.
  • Shake the bottle vigorously to mix the two ingredients.
  • After mixing, pump out three squirts into your palm.
  • Rub your palm together and gently apply the mixture to your face. 
  • Let your skin absorb it for about 15 seconds.
  • Use a clean cloth to wipe off the excess mixture from your face.

How to Use Jojoba Oil as a Clay Mask

Below is a guide on how to use your jojoba oil to make a clay mask:

  • Get a bowl to mix your ingredients.
  • Now add equal sizes of bentonite clay and jojoba oil into the bowl.
  • Mix the ingredients till you achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Apply the solution to your face and neck for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rinse your face with clean water.
  • You can repeat this process two to three times weekly.

Note: It is best to do this at night; because your face may look red after rinsing off the clay mask. 

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How to Use Jojoba Oil as a Moisturizer

“If you want to mix jojoba oil in with your moisturizer, make sure you are using an oil-based moisturizer,” Dr. Durkin advises. “Because facial oil won’t mix well with water-based formulas,” he stated further.

How to do it:

  • You will need a pump bottle for this.
  • Add the equal size of jojoba oil and aloe vera gel into the bottle.
  • Shake the bottle vigorously to blend the ingredients properly.
  • After mixing, pump out three squirts into your palm.
  • Rub your palm together and gently apply the mixture to your face. 
  • Let your skin absorb it for about 15 seconds.
  • Use a clean cloth to wipe off the excess mixture from your face.

How to Use Jojoba Oil as a Cleanser

Jojoba oil is an effective facial cleanser and can also work as a makeup remover. 

How to use it:

  • Apply a tiny bit of your jojoba oil to your face.
  • Start from your forehead to your cheeks and chin till you can distribute the oil evenly across your face.
  • Rinse the oil off using a soft washcloth and lukewarm water.
  • Pat your face dry with a clean, soft towel. 

Dr. Chimento suggests using your jojoba oil as a makeup remover. “This is a great way to remove excess dirt and grime without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Massage the oil gently all over the skin in a circular motion and wipe it away with a warm, wet washcloth,” she says.

How to do it:

  • Pour a little amount of jojoba oil into your makeup sponge. 
  • Simply use your makeup sponge to gently wipe off makeup from your face. 

Other Useful Tips

  • It is best to opt for a pure version of jojoba oil when purchasing jojoba oil. If the oil doesn’t look yellow or gold, it is most definitely not pure. 
  • Store jojoba oil out of sunlight, heat, and air. Storing your jojoba oil safely will increase its lifespan.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Can you mix jojoba oil with your moisturizer?

Yes, you can. You can mix a few drops of jojoba oil with your daily moisturizer before applying it to your face. 

You can as well combine jojoba oil with any facial oil to treat skin issues.

Can you use jojoba oil for oily skin?

Yes, you can. Jojoba oil helps to regulate the production of natural oils in the skin, thereby balancing the amount of oil in your skin.

In addition to that, it will not clog your pores or make your skin more oily or greasy. Instead, it will help your skin to become clear.

Is jojoba oil good for your face?

Yes, it is. Jojoba oil is good for your face as it offers soothing and moisturizing properties to replenish your skin.

Use jojoba oil on your face to nourish and hydrate your skin.

Is jojoba oil safe to use during pregnancy?

Yes, it is. Jojoba oil does not pose any risk if used while pregnant. 

However, it is best to consult your doctor before using any skincare product while pregnant and for questions regarding usage.

Conclusion

Jojoba oil is one of the most used and loved skincare oils amongst skincare fanatics because of its ability to multi-task.

You can use jojoba oil on your face or any other part of your body; as a cleanser, moisturizer, and even as an acne treatment. Not to mention, you don’t need to dilute it before use and you can apply it directly to your skin.

Jojoba oil contains several healing properties which makes it an effective choice if you have skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. This article is a guide on how to use your jojoba oil as a cleanser, moisturizer, and acne treatment.

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