As a teen, my mom made me get a job at a Manhattan Vitamin Shoppe for a few reasons: 1) she wanted me out of the house because I was a little brat (it's the truth, I can't even believe how horrible of a teen I was.). 2) Because she wanted a discount at the Vitamin Shoppe. (Mommy is a huge believer in Vitamins, and believed they contributed to her curing her own Cancer 15 years ago.) 3) She wanted me to make my own money so I would stop asking her all the time. Although I hated her for making me get a job when I could have been home eating, and watching the Golden Girls, it was such a great thing. I ended up working with an Italian woman who taught me so much about internal health and beauty, and I got to experience hanging around Manhattan, and realized then that Manhattan is where I needed to be! Now this woman also taught me the importance of facial massaging to keep wrinkles at bay. She was in her sixties, and could have easily passed for a woman in her late thirties. She told me that I must do facial massages, and to use Olive Oil. Although I liked Olive Oil, on my skin I prefer jojoba oil, just because my skin can be very iffy. One day my skin is fine with olive oil, the next day I apply olive oil and I've got huge cystic zits all over the place. Jojoba oil doesn't break me out at all, and it's such a miraculous oil. Here's some benefits of Jojoba oil: Click below to read more and watch a video on Facial massage:
1) It resembles your own skin sebum so it absorbs really well without making skin look greasy.
2) It doesn't aggravate acne. My skin can be very acne prone so I have to be very careful with what I use.
3 According to this site, in Dermalogical studies, when jojoba oil was used on the skin it increased skin suppleness by 45% and continued use resulted in reduction in superficial lines.
4) Also certain skin bacteria can't survive when jojoba oil is present.
5) Jojoba oil has very high anti-inflammatory properties.
What I'll say is this, I have been using anti-aging products for years, but I've also been facial massaging with jojoba oil as well. For someone who never wore sunscreen as a child and I spent all my summers in the Dominican Republic and for someone who squinted their eyes constantly (I have horrible vision, but I refused to wear contacts, or glasses for years) I recently got a skin analysis done, and my skin has no real sun damage, and I hardly have any furrow lines on my forehead (you know how they always tell you not to squint because you'll get that line in between your brows on your forehead.). I squinted for over 10 years, and although you can see a very slight line (well I can see it, my husband thinks I'm nuts and am making it up) it's no where near as bad as I think it should be.
I really believe a lot of that had to do with not only my anti-aging products but with my facial massage with jojoba oil. I do it twice a week for about 15 minutes. The great thing about jojoba oil is how inexpensive it is. You can find a huge bottle that will last you years for $9.99. If you have no idea how to do a facial massage you can easily watch youtubes on it and learn. Here is one.
Do you like jojoba oil?
Have you tried it for your skin?
Do you facial massage?