Jojoba oil is a life-saver when it comes to dry skin. The winter months have leached a lot out of my skin, especially my legs which still make an appearance every once in awhile on warmer running days. However, like many people, I hate taking time to moisturize.
This means that I like products that can guarantee long-time moisture because the chances of me moisturizing every thing but my face and neck each and every day is pretty slim. Jojoba oil is a great way to add extra, long-time moisture.
In my routine, I add two drops of jojoba oil into every squirt of lotion, rub my hands together to mix, and apply. Jojoba oil is extremely moisturizing and non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn’t block pores while keeping dry skin at bay.
However, the best part about jojoba oil is how well it absorbs into the skin. I have done scrubs with extra virgin olive oil and found that the oil will leave a greasy residue on the skin, this is not the case with jojoba oil. The oil absorbs right in.
You can also use jojoba directly on your skin, cuticles, lips, heels, hands, hair, and scalp. It’s such an adaptable oil that it works on any area that is especially dry even for people with sensitive skin.
I bought my bottle at my local health store for $12. While more expensive than your average lotion, this tiny bottle has lasted me since June. And if you are suffering from especially dry skin, jojoba oil is definitely worth a try.
What is your favorite moisturizer?