Monsoon skin, hair care tips: Discover the wonders of jojoba oil

New Delhi: Jojoba oil is known for solving a number of skin care and hair related issues, mainly, due to its moisturising and emollient properties.

Enriched with important vitamins and minerals, jojoba oil offers a plethora of health benefits – from treating burns to moisturising the scalp and strands.

Unlike most other vegetable oils, one of the best things jojoba oil is that it is so similar to human sebum – a waxy substance produced by our skin glands – and hence, it can act as a natural skin conditioner.

Ragini Mehra, Founder at Beauty Source and Shiv Singh Mann, Founder at online store Desert Splendour, shares some amazing benefits of jojoba oil:

Acne control
Acne develops when the hair follicles get blocked due to excess sebum production. Being a liquid, jojoba oil can penetrate deep into the hair follicle. It can dissolve the sebum deposits, resulting in clearing out the blockage.

Moisturises skin
Jojoba oil is lighter compared to other oils and absorbs easily into the skin. It softens the skin and adds a healthy glow, by providing moisture and nourishment, and leaves the skin looking fresh and youthful. Jojoba oil also treats sunburn and prevents irritation.

Discard frizzy hair
A common problem in summers is frizzy hair. Jojoba oil softens your hair, locking the tresses against unwanted moisture and preventing frizzy hair. At the same time, it works as a natural replacement for essential moisture of the scalp and strands, which is often taken away by the harsh chemicals present in shampoos.

Nutritious for skin
Jojoba contains nutrients like Vitamin E and B, as well as antioxidants and several essential minerals which hydrate, nourish and protect skin. Organic jojoba oil has the highest level of antioxidants and nutrients. Jojoba has properties that speed up cell regeneration.

Relaxation and stress relief
Jojoba oil has many healing properties. Specially, the lavender jojoba oil has a calming, earthy, lightly sweet and freshly floral scent, which is widely beloved for its relaxing and balancing effects on both the physical and emotional bodies. It can improve sleep if a few drops are poured on the pillow.

Produced from the seeds of the jojoba plant, this versatile healing oil is light, non-sticky, odorless, and suits all skin types. It has a long shelf life.

Perhaps, jojoba oil is a must-have beauty product during monsoons as it acts as the perfect solution to many of your hair and skin woes.

(With IANS inputs)