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The Benefits Of Jojoba For Skin & Hair

Jojoba Oil is power-packed with multiple vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium which are beneficial for skin and hair. Moreover, jojoba oil is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Therefore, anyone can take advantages of its benefits without the fear of any side-effects or allergic reactions.

Jojoba for Skin and Hair

The following article is about the large benefits of jojoba oil both for skin and hair.
Jojoba oil is more of a liquid wax than oil. It’s a melted type of vegetable wax which is present in the seeds/nuts of jojoba plant, found in desert areas of California, Arizona and Mexico.
Jojoba oil has multiple uses for skin, hair and face. It has moisturizing and emollient properties .It is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and non-toxic that can be used to nourish hair, face and the whole body.

Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Hair

Jojoba for Hair

1. Jojoba Oil for Hair
We apply a lot of harmful chemicals to our hair in the form of shampoo, moisturizer, styling solutions, chemical colors etc. This can be damaging for the hair in the long term.
To undo the effect of harmful chemicals, you can use jojoba oil for treating the dry, damaged hair, split ends and tangled or damaged hair that is prone to tangling and damage.
Jojoba oil is non-fatty and works as a natural serum to keep the hair tangle free and well moisturized.

2. Jojoba Oil Hair Conditioner
Jojoba oil works as a natural moisturizer for extremely dry and frizzy hair. You can massage the oil onto your scalp and hair and the hair ends and you will notice a softer and brighter texture of your hair.
In case your hair is exceedingly dry you can add a teaspoon of jojoba oil to your regular hair conditioner and then apply it onto the hair. Leave it for minutes and the wash the hair. Let it sit there for about 5 minutes, and then rinse it off.
It can replenish the moisture and improve the texture and appearance of hair.

3. Jojoba Oil For Hair Growth
This is one of the best and natural ways to stimulate hair growth. Sometimes hair damage is caused due to excessive sebum release which can block the hair follicles. If you apply Jojoba oil then it will prevent hair loss and hair thinning due to blocked hair follicles. Jojoba oil helps in dissolving and opening up the blockages promoting growth and development of new hair cells.
You can massage your scalp with jojoba oil regularly. This will stimulate blood flow to the scalp and also help in hair growth.

Benefits of Jojoba Oil For Skin

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1. Jojoba Oil Moisturizer
Jojoba oil can be used as nourishing body or face moisturizer. You can even use it as your routine or overnight facial moisturizer. It will soften the dry and irritating spots and also restore the balance of the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties will help to reduce the skin inflammation due to excessive dryness.
A few drops of jojoba oil are good enough to work as a daytime moisturizer.
Due to its moisturizing properties it can be used as a lip balm as well.

2. Jojoba Oil Face Cleanser
Jojoba oil is an excellent face cleanser and can be used to remove the make-up. It can work as a natural cleanser to remove eye makeup, foundation, powders, eye shadow, liquid liner, mascara, etc. You can use a cotton ball to apply the oil use it on the eye lashes. Moreover, it will not cause any damage to your eyes but don’t rub too harshly near the region around the eyes.

3. Jojoba Body Oil
Jojoba oil can even work as a natural body moisturizer for regular use. You can apply few drops of jojoba oil on the wet skin after your regular bath or shower. It will help to retain the moisture, keep the skin soft and smooth. You can also massage with jojoba oil to improve blood circulation.
Its anti-inflammatory properties of the oil help to fight the dryness and skin irritation.

Dealing With Skin Lesions

Skin Lesions are imperfections on your skin which visible in the form of moles, cysts, warts or skin tags. Although most of the skin lesions do not cause any harm to the skin but some prove to be infectious and thus have to be operated.

Skin Lesions

The following blog is about types of skin lesions and ways to remove them.

There are various types of skin lesions some of which can be harmless and some others can turn out to be cancerous. Following are some of the types of skin lesions.

• Moles: They can be commonly seen on your skin. They are small, dark patches on the skin which get developed in the childhood or early adult life. Most of them are harmless but some of them can prove harmful as well.

• Keratoses: They are brownish or pinkish scaly bits of skin that can emerge on any part of the body. Some of them are caused due to sun exposure and have a little risk of becoming cancerous.

• Warts: They are small, rough lumps that are caused due to human papilloma virus (HPV).

• Skin Tags: They are small, flesh-colored bumps that are caused over the skin portions which creases or gets rubbed.

Many people get skin lesions removed just because they don’t want them on their skin. But that’s more of a personal choice.

But in case your GP has recommended that a particular skin lesion has to be removed then you should not take the advice casually and get it treated.

What Happens During Skin Lesion Removal?

Skin lesion removal is usually done after giving a local anesthesia to avoid the pain due to the treatment.

Following are some ways that are used to remove the skin lesions. The type of procedure (surgical or chemical) depends upon the type of skin lesion you have and where it is on your body.

• Partial Removal (Shave Biopsy) – This technique is meant for skin lesions such as skin tags, actinic keratoses and moles which stick out from your skin. The doctor uses a surgical blade to cut across the bottom of the lesion so that it levels according to the surrounding skin. This technique is often done in combination with cautery in which the electrical current is given to your skin that helps to seal the skin.

• Complete Removal (Excisional Biopsy) – In this the entire lesion is cut out. This technique applies for larger moles, cancerous lesions. This is done using a surgical blade to cut off the whole lesion along with a portion of ‘normal’ skin around the edge. The wound has to be closed with stitches afterwards.

• Freezing (Cryotherapy) – In this the liquid nitrogen is used to freeze lesions. This technique is fit for getting rid of actinic keratoses, warts and skin tags. The doctor applies the liquid nitrogen to the area for around 10 seconds, with a cotton ball or a spray. It results into a blister which will lead to falling off the blister.

• Scooping Away (Curettage) – This method is suitable for wart removal. It is removed with the help of a surgical instrument. This technique can be combined with cautery (heat treatment) or cryotherapy (freezing).

• Light Therapy (Photodynamic Therapy) – This technique is used to treat skin cancer, and lesions that can turn cancerous. The doctor applies a chemical to your lesion, before focusing a special light over it. The chemical is activated due to light and then the lesion gets destroyed.

After Treatment:

After the treatment you will have to take care of certain basic steps to make sure the wound heals in time.
Follow the instructions given by your doctor or nurse for letting the wound heal faster. You may be given a date for a follow-up appointment.
In case you had non-dissolvable stitches to close your wound, then you would be called after about seven days for stitches on face, and 10 to 14 days for any other body part.

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Top 7 Don’ts for Sensitive Skin!

Sensitive Skin - Care

Everyone is looking for the key which leads to healthier skin. However, it is more important to understand that getting healthy skin is far beyond choosing the right beauty products. And when you are dealing with sensitive skin, things get more complicated.

It is really difficult for the people with sensitive skin type to maintain healthy skin. They are more prone to weather changes, pollution, cosmetics, and many other changes which take place around them. If you are among the one who are always worried for their skin’s sensitivity, here are some important dos and don’ts for you.

Start with the necessary dos:

#1. Don’t Overdo It:
People with sensitive skin generally face “itchy red bump” syndrome. Basically, this condition arises when you put too much stuff on your face. Adding a lot of stuff on your face can upset the skin balance. Hence, remember of thumb rule; don’t apply more than three items per application. Going beyond this limit will put you in the risk interaction between products, which can turn extremely irritating and severe in long run.

#2. Don’t Pick:
The worst habit is to pick those pimples, which often leave behind irremovable scars. Your skin is durable and dynamic organ. Also it is very susceptible the fear of your fingers. Picking up of those pimples is strictly prohibited if you are looking forward to healthy skin. Do you know when you squeeze a pimple just 20% of its contents are ejected? Moreover, the remaining 80% is forced deeper into the dermis. And this leads to prolonged inflammation. Hence, it is better to leave your face and pimples heal naturally.

#3. Don’t Use The Products That Encourage Acne:
You will hardly get any product with a tag “non-comedogenic or non-acne-causing”. It is your sole responsibility to check for the product before buying it. Make a quick scan of the ingredients in the product you choose. For the sensitive skin types, mineral oil is of no use. In fact, application of mineral oil has shown to cause acne. If the product carries it, say ‘no’ to it!

#4. Don’t Go For The Fragrance Only:
A number of skin care creams appears to be tempting due to their amazing fragrance. But, if you want your skin to be problem free, protect yourself from such options. The reason being, the sweet smell of these creams are due to the poorly-compounded solution. And yes, these fragrances are a major cause of contact dermatitis. Going for products with minimal fragrance or, better yet, no fragrance at all, is a good option.

#5. Don’t Use a Toner That Strips:
Using a toner is for skin “stripping” is not advisable. Most of the toners available in the market contain acetone or alcohol, which strips the important protective lipids from your skin surface. Its usage leaves you with vulnerable and exposed epidermal surface. Also it causes more dryness and infection with microorganisms. Hence, using a daily toner will not good for your skin.

#6. Don’t Use Foundation Too Much:
Just like your lungs, your skin needs to breathe. Using too much foundation impedes the processes which take place at your skin’s interface. It disrupts the skin’s natural renewal and turnover process. However, at times you can use a foundation gently to blend skin tone, but make sure you don’t go for repeated application.

#7. Don’t Over Wash:
It is a common mistake individuals with sensitive skin often do. Washing your face five to six times a day, or even more will help you with nothing. Instead, it will strip away layers of the epidermis and leave the skin chapped and irritated. Using a gentle cleanser twice a day, along with a scrub brush is enough to remove daily impurities.

Following the above stated tips will surely help you getting healthier skin. In addition, a lot depends on your diet, your routine, how much stress you’re under and what kind of environment you live and work in. For a healthy skin you need to pay greater attention to these points too!