Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday's Tip

It occurred to me today that I have told you what not to use on your skin, but I haven't offered you any alternatives. Today I will!

One of the things I use on my face is jojoba oil. Now, technically, jojoba oil is not an oil at all. It is a wax that is liquid at room temperature. But that's good. It's not oily on your face once you put it on. It is quickly absorbed into the skin.

Also, jojoba is chemically very similar to the natural oils in your skin. In fact, it is the most similar of all natural compounds. One theory is that it "tricks" your skin into thinking it has produced enough oil that it balances oil production.

Fortunately, it is also very stable and doesn't get rancid. I have had the same 4 ounce bottle for a couple of years now. A little goes a long way.

In addition to moisturizing your skin, it also is excellent at removing make-up and moisturizing your hair and scalp.

You can pick up a 4 ounce bottle of jojoba oil for about $10. If you want organic, you can usually find it for about $14. And like I said, a little goes a long way. Use it sparingly until you now how much you need.


YD said...

Thanks for the tip. I will check it out. I don't use much on my face and I won't use make up at all. I do however will need to put moisturizer on my face after I washed it, if not I can feel my skin getting dry and tighten up. I hope that oil is ok for sensetive skin.

p/s: Guess what the temp is for today? 26F for high and 8F for low! It will get warmer for the weekends, will be in the high 40s. I know even that is too cold for you.

tipper said...

Always wanted to give the jojoba a try but never have-I think I should after reading your post!

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