Aging is something that can not be prevented, but … premature aging and signals on the skin can be avoided to a large extent.
Signs of premature aging take away from the charm and youth of the skin. Wrinkles, old spots, loose skin, and gray hair are the greatest enemies of the youth’s appearance and radiance. Nobody wants these signs to appear earlier than expected. Proper skin care, healthy lifestyle, healthy sleep from 6 to 7 hours a day and adherence to a healthy diet is a good way to look good. Apart from these means, however, there are also many essential oils that help to prevent aging of the skin and signs of it. Their soothing aroma is of no less importance to their positive influence as it contributes to the elimination of stress – another important factor for premature aging. Here are the best essential oils that will help you:
Lavender Essential Oil
When we talk about beauty, lavender oil occupies the top positions in the ranking. Suitable for all skin types.
The high antioxidant content of lavender oil protects the skin from harmful free radicals, as well as the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. In addition, it also promotes good sleep – one of the secrets for impeccable appearance and young skin.
Mix 10 drops of lavender essential oil in 30 ml of cold-pressed olive oil. If you need a larger quantity, you can increase the quantities proportionally.
Use it for a message on the skin – every morning and after showering. Repeat before bedtime. Do this every day to enjoy beautiful skin.
Pomegranate seed oil
Pomegranate seeds are another excellent source of anti-aging skin oil and a recommended natural remedy for cancer therapy. The pomegranate has been associated with an anti-zeal effect since ancient times, and its most powerful form is the oil. Its powerful antioxidants fight and repair damage caused by free radicals, the sun, and environmental factors on the skin. It contains polyphenol compounds that prevent ultraviolet damage and wrinkle formation. The dark red color of the oil is due to the bioflavonoids in it. The ability to protect the skin from sun damage makes it possible to use it as a natural sunscreen. The oil strengthens the outer layers of the skin (epidermis) and repairs the deep (dermis). It also increases the production of collagen to improve skin elasticity.
A 2006 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology notes that pomegranate seed oil promotes the regeneration of the epidermis, which is essential to combat the signs of aging. It has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties that maintain skin health. This oil can be used on both face and body. Absorbs quickly and effectively moisturizes all skin types.
Use high-quality pomegranate seed oil and massage the skin with it once a day. You can add a few drops of rosehip to it.
Essential oil of rosehip is another ingredient that you need to include in your beauty and healthy skin products. Antioxidants in rosehip oil help to improve the elasticity of the skin and its strength, as well as to reduce the signs of aging, such as fine lines, deep wrinkles and brown old spots. This is one of the few essential oils that contain high levels of retinol (vitamin A), which prevents the appearance of signs of aging skin. It also promotes the growth and regeneration of new skin cells, which helps to slow down aging on the skin. The high concentration of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds helps to control skin diseases such as psoriasis and dermatitis.
Apply a few drops of rosehip oil onto your skin. Massage a few minutes to help the oil penetrate deep into the skin. Then apply a thin layer of moisturizing cream or lotion. Do this every day before going to bed.
Jojoba oil is one of the most moisturizing oils in the world. It contains many useful ingredients, including vitamin E, vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper, and zinc. An important feature of jojoba oil is that it is extremely rich in iodine and can fill iodine deficiency in the body. An important feature of jojoba oil is its ability to control the level of greasiness of the skin and to eliminate the accumulation of excess sebum. It is a powerful natural remedy for treating eczema as well as a home remedy for acne plus a number of other skin conditions. As a soothing remedy, jojoba oil moisturizes the skin and prevents irritation, staining or scaling of the skin.
In the presence of excessively dry skin, the jojoba oil acts to form a fine oily layer on it and helps to retain water in the skin. It is suitable for use on the face, neck, hands, feet, and hair.
Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic, which means it does not clog the pores. The high levels of iodine in it contribute to its bactericidal action. Antioxidants found in jojoba oil can also accelerate wound healing and stimulate collagen production.
When we talk about effective essential oils for the skin we can not fail to mention pink essential oil. It is an excellent hydrating and whitening agent. It is also effective as an anti-aging agent. The high concentration of antioxidants in it helps to prevent and slow the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it has a well-known anti-inflammatory action that helps reduce redness and inflammation.
In addition to the topical application on the skin of the face, you can also take advantage of the soothing aroma of rose oil to relieve stress and relaxation.
Pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil or other carrier oil of your choice into a suitable container. Add 1 teaspoon of pine essential oil. Rub the skin from this mixture with circular movements for 5 minutes. Allow the mixture to stand on the skin overnight. The next morning, rinse with lukewarm water. Do this once a day to keep your skin younger and fresh.
Geranium essential oil
Geranium oil is another good choice for keeping the skin young and preventing premature aging. Antioxidants in this oil help improve elasticity and skin tightening, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles, age spots and fine lines. It also stimulates blood circulation just beneath the surface of the skin, which is important for impeccable skin and general physical health. Geranium oil promotes cell health and repair damaged cells, as well as the formation of new cells. Helps regulate the production of sebum and has a therapeutic effect on acne. Helps in the treatment of dermatitis and other skin diseases.
Mix 5 or 6 drops of geranium essential oil in 1 teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil. Thoroughly rub off the mixture into your skin every day, before going to bed. Another option is to add 2 drops of geranium oil to your daily face cream or body lotion and use it as usual.
Essential oil from carrot seeds acts regenerating the skin and helps keep it young and flawless for years. The carrot seed oil obtained by the steam distillation process is high in vitamin A. This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent skin damage from free radicals. Carotenoids in the oil rejuvenate skin cells and help the detoxification process, which is essential for healthy and shiny skin. This oil also protects the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun and helps repair the damaged skin tissue.
Add a few drops of carrot seed oil to your daily massage oil and use it for massage. Also, you can add it to masks, creams and face lotions.
Neroli Essential Oil is one of Ayurveda’s best cosmetic secrets. It acts to protect the skin by keeping it healthy and elastic even in old age. This oil is great for oily and sensitive skin. It contains a natural chemical called citral that promotes cell regeneration and prevents premature aging of cells. Its antioxidant nature contributes to the smoothing of fine lines and skin toning, while its antiseptic action helps in the treatment and prevention of skin infections. In addition, the wonderful aroma of neroli acts soothing and relaxing for the mind and body.
Place 2 tablespoons of carrier oil of your choice in a small glass jar and add 5 to 7 drops of essential oil of neroli. Close the jar and shake it well. Apply a small amount of the resulting mixture on your skin every night before bedtime.
Before using any of the essential oils on your skin, test for tolerance by dropping 1-2 drops into the inside of the elbow. If there are no signs of allergy or intolerance such as redness, rash, pruritus, edema, you can safely use the selected essential oil.
Avoid using undiluted essential oil (unless otherwise stated) as this may cause undesirable side effects. You can dilute the essential oils in the oil of your choice (olive oil, almond oil, wheat germ oil, coconut oil).
Some oils are not suitable for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young children, so be sure to consult a specialist before using them in these cases!