Jojoba Oil for Eczema: 7 Soothing Benefits Your Skin will Love
Jojoba oil comes from the seeds of a perennial woody shrub, the jojoba plant. The plant grows in the harsh desert environments of southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. Centuries ago, Native Americans started extracting oil from jojoba seeds to treat their sores and wounds.
The jojoba plant thrives in harsh dry conditions, making it the perfect plant to soothe your harsh, dry skin. Here are 7 soothing benefits of jojoba oil that your skin will love:
1. Balances your skin
Technically, jojoba oil is not an oil. It’s a wax ester, or a fatty organic compound, similar to sebum, your body’s natural oils. Our body produces sebum to lock in moisture and protect our skin and hair from environmental stressors.
Because the composition of jojoba oil closely resembles that of sebum, the two play very well together. Jojoba oil helps regulate sebum production, balancing oily skin and preventing clogged pores.
2. Provides long-lasting moisturization
Jojoba oil is a natural moisturizer. It smooths and softens the outer layer of the skin by helping the skin retain water. As a result, the skin becomes more pliable and less flaky.
Because it is a wax ester, jojoba oil doesn’t evaporate like water-based moisturizers and it lasts significantly longer than other natural oils. This allows jojoba oil to provide a substantial long-lasting layer of moisture to the skin.
3. Hydrates without a greasy feeling
Jojoba oil is a lightweight oil that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. Because it’s so close to our body’s natural sebum, jojoba oil penetrates the skin quickly to soothe and soften your toughest spots.
Unlike other natural oils that may be thick and smothering, jojoba oil is light and fast drying.
4. Helps stop the irritating itch
One of the worst parts about eczema is the non-stop itching. The itching sensation leads to scratching, which releases inflammatory mediators, leading to more dry, damaged skin. The dry, damaged skin leads to more itching and so the cycle continues.
Jojoba oil’s anti-inflammatory and healing properties help tame dry skin, chaffing, and chapping, breaking up the itching cycle that eczema sufferers battle. With the itch stopped, jojoba oil’s vitamin E and B-complex vitamins have time to help repair the skin and control the damage.
5. Protects the skin from harsh environmental conditions
Jojoba oil also contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties. It puts up a strong fight against pestering microbes and bacteria that attack the skin on a daily basis. Jojoba oil helps prevent bacterial infections.
6. Feeds the skin important nutrients
If we take a deeper look into what makes jojoba oil so special, we will find the natural substance is full of vitamins E, B-complex vitamins, and minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc. When jojoba oil penetrates the skin, it brings all of these with it, feeding your skin.
Organic cold-pressed jojoba oil contains the highest level of antioxidants and nutrients. This is the type of jojoba oil we use to make our Eczema Care Cream.
"I apply Eczema Care Cream twice, maybe three times a day depending on how often I shower. I like how it goes on so smooth. It took away the itch super quick and I've noticed my red splotches have been disappearing." — Marissa M.
7. Reduces the appearance of aging and scars
Jojoba oil is rich in vitamin E, which works with your skin as an antioxidant. This helps jojoba oil slow the look of aging, boost circulation, and repair scarred, blemished skin. Jojoba oil can help your skin fight oxidative stress caused by everyday pollutants and toxins. In turn, this helps fight against wrinkles, fine lines, and scars.
See the benefits for yourself
Jojoba oil has a variety of healing properties that make it effective in supporting eczema suffers on a daily basis. That’s why we carefully selected it as one of our eight active, all-natural ingredients for Eczema Care Cream.
To squeeze as much goodness out of the jojoba plant as possible, we make each jar of Eczema Care Cream with only organic, cold-pressed jojoba oil.
Grab a jar of our Eczema Care Cream and see the benefits of jojoba oil for yourself.
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