We all have our own little “life hacks” to make every day run a little smoother. Maybe it’s something that’s been passed down in our families, or that a friend says and it sticks with us. Really, don’t you just love when someone helps you out by arming you with the most important tool: knowledge.
And so, we wanted to share one of our pro tips with you. Our secret ingredient to soft skin. A little something that we like to call Jojoba Oil.
What is Jojoba Oil?
If you’re unfamiliar with Jojoba Oil, here’s the rundown. It comes from the Jojoba Plant, native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. And, contrary to its own name, it’s actually not an oil, but a liquid plant wax. While Jojoba Oil has been used in products as a carrier oil for its essential oil uses, it actually has healing properties all of its own. Hence, why it’s our skin softening superstar.
What are the benefits?
Jojoba oil is the most similar to our skin’s oil. And, it doesn’t necessarily have a scent of its own, but instead picks up on the natural scents of its environment. So, for starters, we love it because it doesn’t overpower our skin with fragrance. You get to just smell like you, while also helping out that skin.
And now, the healing properties. As we said, this is our secret weapon when it comes to soft skin. We have glands in our skin that create oils in order to moisturize itself and as we get older, our skin starts to produce less of this oil. If you live in a dry climate, your skin may have never been able to produce enough of this oil naturally to accommodate your environment anyways. So, jojoba oil replenishes the moisture our skin needs, but may not be able to provide for itself.
And, if your skin’s a little too oily, Jojoba can give you a hand with that, too. It works to remove excess build up and balance the oil levels on your skin. Making it awesome for fighting off both eczema and acne.
Jojoba oil helps keep our skin so smooth by keeping it healthy. It helps repair damaged and irritated skin, and can even treat a nasty sunburn (because unfortunately, we all usually experience that, at least once, each summer). And, on top of repairing our skin, it works to protect it in the future. Consider jojoba the superfood of skincare.
So, we hope this skin secret can help make your summer a little bit smoother.