How to Wash Your Face With Jojoba Oil

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Jojoba oil is similar to natural skin oil. (Image: Digital Vision/DigitalVision/Getty Images)

Jojoba oil is a wax ester that is similar to the natural oil produced by skin. This botanical extract has a number of potential benefits. Jojoba oil can moisturize, help balance oil production and will not irritate eyes, according to the website Acne.org. No scientific evidence indicates jojoba oil works effectively as a cleanser, but the natural antioxidant action of the compound may work to repair skin and remove excess oil, dirt and makeup from the face.

Step 1

Add one or two drops of jojoba oil to a cotton ball and slide the cotton ball over your face. Jojoba oil does not irritate dry areas and is hypoallergenic. Cleanse all areas, including around the eyes, with the oil. This initial cleansing is to remove makeup and surface residue from the skin.

Step 2

Wash your face normally with a mild cleanser and then pat dry with a towel. This second cleansing removes excess oil and dead skin cells.

Step 3

Apply a small amount of moisturizing lotion or cream to the palm of your hand. Add six drops of jojoba oil to the cream and mix it with your finger.

Step 4

Rub this mixture onto both hands and massage onto the face. Cover all areas thoroughly.

Step 5

Repeat the process twice a day.

Things You'll Need

  • Jojoba oil

  • Cotton balls

  • Facial cleanser

  • Towel

  • Moisturizing lotion

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