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Jojoba oil is a natural moisturizer that is similar to the oil produced by skin cells. The thick oil, which is technically a wax ester, is extracted from the seeds of the plant. It remains stable at high temperatures and can be used on the face, body, skin, hair and cuticles. Jojoba oil is available in many cosmetics or can be added to your own home products.
Jojoba oil is the equivalent of pure gold in terms of a skincare routine, and a teeny bit goes a long way. Add a few drops directly to the face and massage into the skin. Cover the neck, too. Make your regular drugstore moisturizer richer by adding a few drops to your daily application.
Home Eye Serum
Make your own anti-wrinkle eye serum. In a small brown jar, mix the following: 2 tbsp. hazelnut oil, 15 drops jojoba oil, 3 drops lavender essential oil, 3 drops rosewood essential oil, 9 drops carrot essential oil and 2 capsules of vitamin E. Shake well before each use. Use your pinky finger and pat one or two drops of serum around the bone area near the eye and let absorb.
Hair can become dry for a number of reasons: Color treatments, excessive heat styling, sunshine, swimming pools and diet can strip the natural oils. Apply jojoba directly on the hair to add moisture and shine, or add a couple of drops to your regular conditioner. A good massage with this lush oil can alleviate a flaking scalp.
Hands and Nails
Use jojoba oil as a natural hydrator for hands and nails -- and feet, if you feel up to a pedicure. Rub the oil onto the tops of the hands and massage well into the skin. Massage the oil into the cuticle to smooth and soften. The hands are like the face; keep their skin moisturized and you will keep fighting age.