or as long as I can remember I’ve struggled with my skin, and as a result I’ve tried just about every skincare regimen under the sun. And while my skin has become easier to manage as I inch toward my 30s, for awhile I was still having trouble with the texture of my skin and clogged pores.
Then, I began to include jojoba oil as part of my nightly routine, and my skin immediately felt better. While I was using those Biore pore strips on my nose two or three times a week, I now only need to use them once every other week, if that. After all the thousands of dollars I’ve spent on skincare over the years, it’s incredible that this single $8 product has made such a huge difference in my complexion.
Though I have combination skin, this oil is used by people with all skin types. It combats dry, flaky skin as well as over-productive pores. Want to try it for yourself?
Wash with a mild cleanser. After trying a huge range of cleansers, I’ve found Cetaphil to be the gentlest. Use warm, not hot water.
Turn on the television. The jojoba works best if you massage it into your skin for at least 10 minutes, so find a comfortable place to sit where you won’t feel inclined to do anything else. While this might, at first, be difficult it’s actually a great way to begin unwinding before bed.
Put three to four drops of jojoba oil on your fingers and massage into your skin. I begin with my T-zone, then work outward. You may feel little hard bits beading up under your fingers — that’s oil and dead skin coming up! Add more oil as needed.
After 10 to 20 minutes, rinse off the oil with cool water. Then use a damp washcloth to make sure all the oil is removed, moving the washcloth in small circular motions over your skin. Be gentle.
Use your nighttime moisturizer.
Voila! Your skin will feel instantly softer and smoother.