Many of you have read and even made the homemade night cream recipe I shared on my blog last winter. I started using the cream again this winter and it worked for while – and then it didn’t. I don’t think anything is wrong with the cream as I made it the same as last year. However, I think I’m starting to experience changes with my own skin. The cream was just not working for me anymore.
I had very dry skin on my face this winter, and no matter how much I moisturized I continued to suffer. On top of that I started to break out. Something had to change. In a fit of desperation I said something to one of my friends. She mentioned using coconut oil as a face moisturizer. Coconut oil was already a component in my homemade night cream.
It wasn’t until I read this article from Salis Skincare about using jojoba oil as a facial moisturizer that things started to click for me. I’m of European descent. Perhaps coconut oil is not native for my face. I decided to try jojoba oil as encouraged in the article. For about a month now I’ve been using a few drops of jojoba oil mixed with a few drops of tea tree oil (an oil with antibacterial properties) on my face, morning and evening.
Using Jojoba Oil as a Face Moisturizer
My breakouts have lessened. I also think this oil combination soaks into my skin much better. Jojoba oil is very light. I make sure my hands are clean and then I simply mix the oil in my palms and smooth it on. I’m careful not to touch the bottle dropper to my hands, to avoid any contamination.
I’m not throwing out my homemade night cream recipe. It just isn’t working for me right now. I do like to provide updates on my DIY recipes as I change them or my own habits change. Our skin changes as we age, so it is important to be aware of these changes and take action when something we were doing isn’t working. I also believe diet and environmental factors greatly contribute to the state of my skin.
Perhaps using jojoba oil as a face moisturizer will work for you too. I have heard this oil works well for removing makeup, although I haven’t tried it yet.