JOJOBA SEED OIL – THE MULTI-TASKER
When you are suffering with a Rosacea flare-up the last thing you want is to be trying new products with loads of ingredients. Sounds like just loads more potential for aggravation, doesn’t it? But you still want to cleanse, protect and moisturise your skin. What to do?
I have been there and tried all the stuff, and had the reactions. So, my best advice is to keep it simple and keep it natural. Look for as few ingredients as possible. Sometimes just 1 single ingredient can be enough to cleanse and protect your skin when it is mega sensitive. But which one?
If you choose just one oil, this one is the ultimate MULTI-TASKER. It is the one you can use on its own and for everything.
WHAT IS IT?
Very like the natural oils produced by our skin, Jojoba oil is a lightweight liquid wax, pressed from the beans of the Jojoba plant. It grows in the South of the United States and the North of Mexico.
The pure unrefined version of this wonderful oil is a bright golden colour. This is the version that retains all the skin benefits. So make sure you choose an unrefined one.
WHO SHOULD USE IT?
Everybody, but especially suitable for people with reactive sensitive skin conditions including Rosacea.
WHY IS IT SUITABLE FOR ROSACEA PRONE SKIN?
Rosacea sufferers are keenly affected by weather extremes and Jojoba oil offers a level of natural protection for sensitive skin.
Sitting on the surface of the skin, it protects from water loss and helps prevent irritants from getting through. It also assists in the healthy production of the acid mantle that guards against harmful bacteria.
Jojoba oil is non-allergenic, non-irritant and incredibly gentle on the skin.
Natural oil balance
Sebum is the natural waxy oil produced by our skin. Many of us have a love-hate relationship with it and try to remove it with harsh chemicals. However, this practise actually damages the skin and causes sensitivities because sebum is vital to maintaining healthy skin! When it is in balance, it waterproofs, protects and lubricates our skin, keeping out harmful or irritating substances.
A recent clinical study has also showed that most people suffering from Rosacea have an imbalance of the fatty acids in their sebum compared with normal skin. Particularly lacking was a substance called Eicosenic Acid which provides a protective function.
Jojoba oil may help balance this deficiency as it contains a very high level of Eicosenic Acid, as much as 70%. As its overall construction mimics that of healthy human skin sebum, Jojoba oil is invaluable for creating a protective and balanced environment for skin health.
WAYS TO USE IT
As a make-up remover
Instead of using make-up removers that contain chemicals, Jojoba oil is both safe and good for your skin. Being hypo-allergenic and non-irritant it is even safe for removing eye make-up.
As a Natural Oil Cleanser
Due to its similar construction to our own skin oils, Jojoba oil naturally binds with grease and dirt on our skin making it very easy to deeply cleanse and remove.
The ritual: Massage 2-3 drops of Jojoba oil thoroughly into your skin. Then run a clean soft facecloth under lukewarm water and place over your face for 30 seconds before wiping clean.
This gentle oil cleansing method means you are not stripping your skin of its vital protective barrier.
As a Facial Oil
Providing a light film that helps protect against chemicals and the weather, while helping to retain moisture, Jojoba oil is also emollient. So it will leave your skin feeling softer and gently protected. You could use this instead of a day cream.
The ritual: With clean dry hands, lightly rub a couple of drops of oil between your palms and fingers. Then gently smooth onto face. Thats it!
MY TOP REASONS FOR LOVING IT
- Feels amazing
- It has a silky-smooth feel on the skin, and leaves no greasy feeling behind. It leaves my skin feeling soft and protected.
- Suitable for Sensitive Skin
- Non-allergenic and non-irritating, it is extremely safe to use, even around the eyes
- Protects the skin
- Protects from weather, chemicals and water loss
- Perfect balance for Rosacea skin
- Very like our own healthy skin oils
- High level of the protective ingredient that is often low in Rosacea skin
- Lasts for ages
- Totally natural and preservative free, but has a long shelf life of at least 2 years…and you only need a couple of drops at a time
What’s not to like!