How can jojoba oil sometimes help overcome acne and other skin problems?

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When we have acne or other problems, we often try every ultra product that comes to hand. Even if it means unbalancing our skin and making it sensitive beyond the rest. A way to calm this hellish spiral? Jojoba oil… And yes.

If we already knew that some oils had healing properties, what we often don’t know is that some of them can deal with skin problems that ruin our lives. Recalcitrant acne is one of them, but there is also dehydration, sensitivity and even reactivity of some skins.

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And to see the end of it, is quae jojoba oil is particularly suitable. But by what miracle does he attain his ends? Let’s explore it together.

Is Jojoba Oil Really Good For Treating Acne?

First, a little science. Jojoba oil is actually an oil in name only. Its texture is actually closer to liquid wax than oil, making it less greasy. and therefore more acceptable to the skin.

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According to Marisa Garshick, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, interviewed by rhythmshe allows “to help hydrate the skin’s surface without clogging pores.” But how is this possible? Simply because its composition is close to that of sebum.

To understand why this is relevant, you have to go back to the basics: Acne can result from various problems. It can be the consequence of a hormonal problem, a hereditary factor but it can also derive from a skin imbalance due to the use of products that are not suitable for your skin type. By constantly drying up the hydrolipidic barrier, it ends no longer protecting the epidermis from aggressions and the latter therefore becomes permeable to bacterial invasion : what creates pimples. Not necessarily a cologne, eh, but blemishes here and there that we’d like to see disappear.

To combat this problem, jojoba oil is ideal: “It helps hydrate the skin’s surface in the same way as natural sebum does, without clogging pores. » Marisa Garshick explains. From her Michele Farber, another dermatologist interviewed by rhythm assures that the use of jojoba oil can “ It helps acne by normalizing the skin’s sebum production and imparting anti-inflammatory properties. » The target ? Rebuild the hydrolipidic film that has been abused so that the epidermis is again protected by sebum and the skin barrier is less weak against bacterial attacks.

“It’s always a good idea to test jojoba oil before using it anywhere, especially for people with very sensitive or breakout-prone skin”


What are the other virtues of jojoba oil?

Relieves dry skin and some sensitivities

Jojoba oil obviously has more than one trick up its sleeve. It obviously regulates sebum to treat acne but it also succeeds retain water in skin tissues without leaving a greasy film. Since its composition is close to that of sebum (which dry skin drastically lacks), it satisfies this need and it can be applied both in the morning (after the moisturizer and before the SPF) and in the evening.

Sensitive skins, when not allergic to it, will appreciate its properties soothing, moisturizing and emollient. Virtues that, if combined with a good skincare routine, allow you to become more flexible and regain comfort.

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Delays the appearance of the first wrinkles

Among the many benefits attributed to jojoba oil are the anti-wrinkle aspect. But what exactly does that mean? Well this oil seems to distill antioxidant action on the skin but it also has the ability smooth the grain, tighten the epidermis, restore elasticity, suppleness and softness. A nice cocktail that also calms inflammation.

Rebuilds the hydrolipidic film of dehydrated skin

We told you above, jojoba oil manages to rebuild the hydrolipidic film so important for skin health. It does this job through three distinct actions:

  • Balances sebum production so you don’t have to do yourself applying astringent treatments.
  • It keeps water in the tissues to prevent its evaporation, which is one of the main problems of dehydrated skin.
  • Provides the right amount of lipids (particularly omega-9) in order to solidify the skin barrier and make it impermeable to daily aggressions.

Rebalances the scalp

The scalp is the skin whose problems are very similar to those of the face. In this case, if you have a tendency to have a mixed scalp with oil, you will probably like to integrate jojoba oil (in the care to be applied before shampooing) to your hair routine. This goes rebalance sebum production, rehydrate the skin and rebuild the skin barrier. Everything you need to find balance.

Who is jojoba oil for?

Although jojoba oil is particularly well tolerated, it is reserved for people with normal, dry, combination or dehydrated skin. Sensitive skin, on the other hand, should use it with caution to avoid allergic reactions, according to the two specialists:

“It’s always a good idea to test jojoba oil before using it anywhere, especially for people with very sensitive or breakout-prone skin”

You get it, jojoba oil not recommended for sensitive or reactive skin. Specialists only recommend using it with the utmost care (applying a little on the wrist and waiting 24 to 48 hours before seeing the skin reaction). This way you ensure that contact with the oil does no more harm than good.

Again according to experts, oily skin or skin prone to cystic acne prefers another fundamental ingredient of modern cosmetics: salicylic acid. Jojoba oil remains too greasy for them. It is therefore to be avoided according to Farber:

“In general, for cystic acne, salicylic acid — which is an oil-soluble acid — is known to help unclog pores and reduce oil production, as is the use of topical retinoids. »

How to add jojoba oil to your routine?

Like all care oils, we recommend using jojoba oil after moisturizer to seal moisture into skin tissue. You don’t have to apply it day and night! A few small drops warmed in the palm of the hands and patted on the face in the evening before going to bed will suffice to rebuild the hydrolipidic barrier. A good way to calm inflammation and prevent bacteria from entering the pores.

Source: Madmoizelle

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