In the past, during the winter I shared a homemade night cream recipe on this blog. Some readers also tried making and using this night cream as well. For a little backstory, I started using the cream again the second winter and it worked for while – and then it didn’t – and I found myself switching to jojoba oil face moisturizer.
I don’t think anything is wrong with the night cream as I made it the same as last year. However, I think as I’m getting older I’m starting to experience changes with my own skin. These changes could be related to now being in my 30s, or they could be related to postpartum changes.
Jojoba Oil Face Moisturizer
All About Using Jojoba Oil
In this post I will explain why I made the switch to jojoba oil face moisturizer and how the moisturizer has worked for me. For a little more background I am of European descent, have a fair skin tone and I live in the Midwest.
I will share the exact recipe I use on my skin along with the ingredients I use to make it and each step to make your own jojoba oil face moisturizer. Also, I will try to answer any common questions associated with using this homemade jojoba oil moisturizer.
My jojoba oil face cream is all natural, affordable easy to make and most importantly it works. Using jojoba oil face moisturizer is easy to make and only takes a small investment to try. When I made this recipe, I already had tea tree oil at home (as I use it for other lotions and for cleaning around the home) and a bottle of high-quality jojoba oil costs very little.
My Face Cream Wasn’t Working
Living in the Midwest means we experience harsh winters, cold winds and low humidity. All of these factors take a toll on the skin, and in particular, the face skin, which is delicate. A few years ago, I had very dry skin on my face in the winter, and no matter how much I moisturized I continued to suffer.
The night cream I made previously was just not working for me anymore so I switched to jojoba oil face moisturizer. On top of that I started to break out. Something had to change. In a fit of desperation, I told one of my friends about my face skin problems.
She mentioned using coconut oil as a face moisturizer. Coconut oil was already a component in my homemade night cream. This got me wondering about using other natural oils for a homemade face moisturizer. It was worth a try so I decided to experiment with natural jojoba oil.
Different Oils for Different Skin Types
It wasn’t until after my friend’s suggestion and then when I read an article from Salis Skincare, about using jojoba oil facial moisturizer, that everything began to click for me. I’m of European descent, in fact I am half Polish. My skin tone is fair but I can build up a tan in the summer.
Perhaps coconut oil is not native for my face. I decided to try jojoba oil on my face as a moisturizer, as encouraged in the article. The article explained that different nationalities and skin types can benefits from different types of oils, but not every oil.
How I Use Jojoba Oil Face Moisturizer
For about a month I used the jojoba oil moisturizer with great success before I decided to write about it and share my experience. 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 in the morning and in the evening.
Before I share the steps to make the moisturizer first let me share the ingredients you will need to purchase in order to make it. You will need:
Step by Step How to Make Jojoba Oil Face Moisturizer
Here are the exact steps I take to make the moisturizer for my face. Follow each step one by one to use the moisturizer. Please Note: Tea tree oil can be irritating to the eyes and mucus membranes, so please use with caution.
- Start with clean hands. I wash my hands like normal and dry them.
- Then just pour the oils directly onto the palm of one hand. A few drops is all that is needed.
- Rub your palms of your hands together to mix the oil.
- Then gently apply the oil to your face, focusing on the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.
- Be sure to wash your hands again after applying the oil.
- Your skin will absorb the oil, if it is not being absorbed or seems greasy you may have used too much oil.
Homemade Face Moisturizer
Fewer Breakouts on My Face
My breakouts have lessened since using the oil on my face. I also think this oil combination soaks into my skin much better. Jojoba oil is very light. The tea tree oil is great because it has natural anti-bacterial properties which can be helpful to anyone prone to breakouts on their face.
The jojoba oil doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or make me feel like oil is caked on my face. After applying the oil my skin feels refreshed. It’s important to make sure your hands are clean before applying the oil in order to reduce any chances of further breakouts on your face.
In addition, I’m also careful not to touch the bottle dropper (for either the jojoba oil or the tea tree oil) to my hands, to avoid any contamination of the product. This is why clean hands are also important.
Skin Changes with Age and Hormones
I’m not throwing out my homemade night cream. It did work well for me for one winter and many readers have had success with it as well. But then something changed with me it wasn’t working as well. Like I said I have gotten older and I had a baby which can really change your hormones!
I would encourage you to try different oils and creams to find out what works best for you. 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, environmental factors and stress levels greatly contribute to the state of my skin and the severity of breakouts.
It’s important to consider other factors such as these before making a final determination as to whether the jojoba oil is working for you or not as a skin moisturizer. I would suggest you try the jojoba oil for several weeks before making a decision.
Using Jojoba Oil Year-Round All Seasons
Another item to note is that your skin care regime may change with the seasons. As I mentioned at the beginning of my post, I was having dry skin issues in the winter when I started this journey. During the summer I typically use much less (or no) skin moisturizer.
Take note of these changes and adjust your skincare routine as needed. You might find you only need to use this moisturizer seasonally, you might use it year round, or you might find you will adjust the amount of the moisturizer you use depending on how dry your skin is.
Jojoba Oil as Moisturizer
I hope that using jojoba oil as a face moisturizer will work for you too as a homemade face moisturizer. I also heard jojoba oil also works well for removing makeup and tried that with great success. I have shared a recipe for my homemade makeup remover as well.
Remember as you try the jojoba oil face moisturizer, if the jojoba oil face moisturizer does not work – the jojoba oil you purchase could easily be used as a body oil, body scrub or homemade face scrub. I hate having anything go to waste, these are ways to use the product.
What do you look for in a face moisturizer?
*This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated and republished for accuracy and comprehensiveness.