How to use jojoba oil for acne

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Jojoba oil is a non-pore-clogging oil that can be used to effectively treat acne and blemishes on the skin. Jojoba oil can be used to cleanse, treat and moisturise the skin, making it a highly useful and beneficial oil to add to any skincare regime. Jojoba oil can be purchased at any natural foods store or herbal medicine marketplace.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Jojoba oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Washcloth
  • Bowl

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    Use jojoba oil to cleanse the skin. Since jojoba oil is non-comedogenic, it can be rubbed onto the skin without fear of causing more acne. There is a method of cleaning the skin with oil that not only clears the pores of bacteria and impurities, but will hydrate the skin and will balance out the oil production. Rub 1 tsp pure jojoba oil on the skin affected with acne, using more pressure on areas that have the most breakouts. The jojoba oil will stick to the impurities and sebum. Continue to rub in the oil for one to two minutes. In order to pull the oils back out, the pores must be opened by applying hot water to the skin. Apply a hot, steaming cloth to the face until it cools, then wipe away the rest of the oil.

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    Use jojoba oil to treat acne spots. To spot treat acne breakouts, pour 1 tsp of jojoba oil with five drops of tea tree oil, mixing them well. Pour the oils into a glass container, seal the container and store it in a refrigerator. When you want to use the oil on pimples, dip a cotton swab into the container and apply the oil to the skin where the breakout occurs. There is no need to apply the oil to unaffected areas---only apply it to the blemish. Repeat up to three times per day.

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    Use jojoba oil to moisturise the skin. Jojoba oil can be used to condition skin that is both oily and dry, and will moisturise the skin without clogging the pores. Jojoba oil loosens and melts sebum, making in an effective moisturiser for acne-prone skin. Place three to four drops of jojoba oil in your hands and rub them together well. Gently smooth the oil onto clean skin, massaging the oil in carefully until it is absorbed. Use jojoba oil on the skin twice per day, in the morning and at night.

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