If you want to keep your skin youthful and prevent aging, you have to keep it well hydrated. It’s of the highest priority because if your skin is dry, wrinkles start to occur.
So how to moisturize the face after washing?
After washing your face with warm water and soap or cleanser, rinse it quickly with cold water and let the water dry off for a moment. Then put about two drops of jojoba oil on your face and massage it in round movements upwards.
This routine is one I saw a while ago in a video of a woman called Moon. She shares the routine of her 85 years old mother who really looks fabulous for that age.
Contrary to the cosmetic industry recommendations, she doesn’t use facial creams or lotions but instead, she applies jojoba oil on her complexion twice a day, after cleansing it with water.
You can see the exact procedure in the video below. After watching, I was inspired to start using jojoba oil on my face as well and in this article, I’m sharing my experience with you.
Why You Should Apply Moisturizer After Washing Your Face
Jojoba oil is a great moisturizer. The right steps to do in your evening routine are as follows: cleanse, exfoliate (approximately once a week), and moisturize. In the morning, there should be another step, being the application of sunscreen.
How To Choose A Good Jojoba Oil
When choosing a jojoba oil to buy, you should always look for organic, 100% pure, and cold-pressed oil. The quality of the products we put on our skin is essential and we shouldn’t compromise on quality because of the lower price.
There are some organic brands like Maple Holistics that provide high-quality essential oil, among which you can find jojoba oil as well.
Maple Holistics Jojoba Oil is my recommendation number one as it meets all three requirements: it’s 100% pure, cold-pressed, and organic. It comes in a dark bottle with a dropper, which is also my favorite packaging.
What Can You Mix Jojoba Oil With
If you like oils, you can mix it practically with any of them. I use hemp seed oil for its high content of gamma-linolenic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties.
Hemp seed oil can help to calm irritation on the skin, including acne. Hemp oil has also anti-aging properties. It can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and prevent new ones from occurring.
So instead of using just jojoba oil after washing your face, you can put two drops of jojoba oil and two drops of hemp seed oil into your palm and rub it onto your face. That’s how I do it almost every night.
I love aloe vera and if you by chance have oily skin, read my article Is Aloe Vera Good For Oily Skin? To use both jojoba oil and aloe vera, you don’t have to mix it in a bowl. Just apply aloe vera juice onto your face instead of a toner and then use your jojoba oil on top of it.
VITAMIN C SERUM
I like using vitamin C serum occasionally as it is a very powerful antioxidant that prevents wrinkles and promotes the production of collagen in the skin.
Vitamin C serum is also good after peeling or after microneedling to increase the effects and boost the production of collagen in your skin.
WHY ADDING HEMP OIL
I use hemp oil with jojoba oil every day in my evening skincare routine. When I applied jojoba oil only, my facial skin was hydrated but not so smooth. There are additional vitamins in the hemp oil and I even use a drop of it sometimes during the day when my skin feels dry.
What is my experience with jojoba oil used as a moisturizer?
Having mixed skin that produces more grease in the middle section, especially on my nose, I was always careful what to put on that area of my face and usually went for very light moisturizing creams or lotions. On the contrary, my forehead and cheeks are getting drier and drier with age. If you have a similar skin type, you will agree that taking care of such skin is a real challenge.
Jojoba oil, as I found out doing some research about it, handles this very well. You don’t have to worry that it would clog your pores or cause a breakout. Using this oil as a moisturizer, the production of sebum is reduced there where you have it in excess.
I was quite surprised by that. My objective was to get my skin smoother and get rid of some wrinkles, at least the newer ones that were not so deep. However, as I continued using jojoba oil every night, the production of sebum on my face evened out as well. I would have never thought that I could use any oil on my face, having oily skin.
The reason why it acts this way is that jojoba oil is similar to sebum
“Jojoba oil is structurally and chemically the most similar to human sebum”
It is even recommended to people with acne. So if your skin is prone to acne or rashes, you can rest assured that it won’t make your problems worse. You might be pleasantly surprised!
When I used anti-aging skin creams in my evening routine, I usually woke up with a dry forehead and cheeks. I tried various serums as well but haven’t seen a big difference. If anything, then the matrixyl cream helped a bit. But jojoba oil works better.
Now I wake up every morning with soft and hydrated skin. It really feels good.
Is jojoba oil better than a moisturizing cream?
To me it is. My skin feels very soft and hydrated from the deepest layer. I still use a matrixyl cream in the morning but when I clean my skin before going to bed, I do almost exactly the procedure described above.
However, I do not use common soap as the lady in the video because I’m afraid it would be too strong for my sensitive facial skin. Instead, I use a cleansing gel containing aloe, remove it with warm water, and then use cold water. After that, I wait until my skin is half dry, but not completely dry because I need to blend the jojoba oil and hemp oil with water to keep moisture inside.
Doing this diligently every night for a few months now, I can see my skin having more elasticity, being tighter.
Moisturizing Hair With Jojoba Oil
You can also similarly moisturize your hair.
Recently I’ve been struggling with my hair having the ends dry but at the same time, the hair was getting greasy in just one day. I’ve never had problems of this kind before.
I tried various shampoos, from very „natural“ and „organic“ ones to deep cleansing ones but nothing seemed to help. It was so annoying. Then I got the idea that if jojoba oil helps with skin, it could have the same effects on the scalp.
The reason is, as explained above, that jojoba oil, is similar to sebum, the natural oil produced by the skin, can help the scalp that is unhappy when you degrease it with a shampoo.
So I put a drop of jojoba oil into my palm, spread it on my fingertips, and rubbed it into my scalp as equally as possible.
And it really helped! My hair didn’t get greasy the day after washing but two days later.
Did the information in this article and the video convince you to start using jojoba oil as an effective moisturizer?