Do you ever have that feeling of yuck? You know, when you’re face feels so oily and you’re on the verge of breaking out. Or when it’s that time of the month and your hormones are going crazy and literally all the craters pop up on your beautiful face. It’s so frustrating!
So, I just had a baby a few weeks ago and while pregnant I didn’t really use anything on my face. It was my first baby and I was a little scared about how the chemicals I put on my body would effect the growth of my child. Now that my daughter has entered the world that deep concern has stuck. How do the chemicals I put on my face effect my breast milk? How do they effect my health? Do any of the agents cause skin cancer? Are their long term effects on my body? Do they dehydrate my skin? So..many…questions!
I began to explore natural options. I tried coconut oil as a makeup remover and moisturizer but honestly I didn’t like it. My skin felt greasy and I didn’t have a real clean feeling after using it. Sure, it took the makeup off but my skin felt over moisturized. (If that’s even possible.) So the search continued!
Then I heard about Jojoba oil. It’s an essential oil used for skincare. So I bought an ounce and gave it a try. First, I removed my makeup with water and a reusable makeup pad. Then I rinsed and dried my face. I then washed my hands and put a little bit of the oil on my hands and applied the oil gently to my skin.
I was really surprised how quickly the oil absorbed into my skin. The next day I woke up and was shocked how great my skin looked. It was bright and my after pregnancy acne had reduced in swelling. My skin didn’t feel greasy or over moisturized and the oil absorbed into my skin so it didn’t get on my sheets or pillow. Now, some of you might say, “How does oil reduce acne?” Acne is caused by many factors: heredity, food, dirt, cosmetics, etc. Inflamed tissue occurs when the buildup of oil under the skin stimulates bacteria. (I’m not a dermatologist or a doctor so you can fact check this here or ask your doctor.) Jojoba oil actually balances out the oils in your skin. It’s also known for reducing fine line. So let’s be real, it’s a pretty awesome oil! Now, Jojoba oil is a carrier oil so it does not have to be diluted and can be put directly on the skin.
There are some things you should consider when buying Jojoba oil. Always buy from essential oil from trusted companies. That means the oil needs to be organic so that the oil does not contain any pollutants. I mean you’re putting this stuff on your face daily if not multiple times a day. You want to make sure your oil is clean and you do that by buying from a trusted source. You can find many companies with this certification and the oil is pretty affordable. You also want to make sure you buying an oil that is stored in an amber bottle because this will protect the oil from light and allow it to last longer and not lose strength. My bottle cost $14 for 4 ounces and it will last you 1 to 3 years depending on how much you use it. That’s a huge savings compared to the cost of the cleanser I used before I got pregnant and the multiple times a year I had to purchase it.
Find multiple uses for your Jojoba oil to save money and make good use of your oil. I use my Jojoba on my hair as well. I will spread a bit throughout the ends of my hair after showering and combing. It makes my hair stay hydrated and allows my curls to have more bounce and shine.
So what do you say? Are you ready to toss the harsh chemicals and embrace the Jojoba?
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Views expressed in this article are solely the opinion of the writer. The writer is not held liable for cause of injury. Always, consult a doctor before changing your skin care routine. Those will medical or severe acne should consult a doctor before use.
I bought my oil at Leven Rose, as seen above. You can view their site by clicking here.
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Disclaimer: Information expressed in this article is solely the opinion of the writer. The writer is not held liable for any damage or health concerns resulting from information or endorsement from this article. If in doubt, always contact a health professional before using a new product.