Top Essential Oils For Aging Skin

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Rebecca Graham

What is one of the biggest concerns all women have? Aging skin!

We get it: You see beautiful celebrities with youthful plump skin, women who don’t have a wrinkle in sight and their skin looks vibrant and as smooth as butter. But it’s not as simple as it looks. Maintaining your skin through continuous and concentrated care begins not only from the inside but also from the outside.

Basically, what you put on your skin over the years will eventually start to affect your skin – for better or for worse.

Besides aging and your genetics, your lifestyle can have a huge impact on your skin. What you eat, how much sleep you are getting every night and what you eat are all contributing factors to your skin’s youthful look and elasticity. Luckily, there are some wonderful all-natural essential oils that can help correct years of bad habits on your skin and at the same time, begin to give your skin the R&R it desires and deserves.

    Lavender Essential Oil

    Lavender essential oil is considered one of the most useful of all essential oils. Lavender oil is known to help relieve headaches, insomnia, tension and stress.

    The Lavender flower is originally an inhabitant of the Mediterranean countries. Long use for it’s exotic properties and mild scent, it was also used by the Egyptians during the mummification process and as a perfume for every day use. The ancient Romans used Lavendner for its healing and antiseptic qualities, as the name itself comes from the Latin "lavare" or "to wash".

    Today, the essential oil of lavender is widely used across Europe and North America for a number of illness. medical problems, and as part of their beauty regimen.

    Lavender essential oil contains anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti fungal and anti aging properties. It helps delay fine lines, age spots, wrinkles and sun spots because of its skin regenerative properties.

    How to use?

    Use it as a massage oil. Mix 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil with a small quantity of coconut oil and store it in cool place. Massage the oil with fingers to get the blood circulation in your skin going and try this before bed to really help relax your skin.

    Jojoba Carrier Oil

    Pronounced “Ho-Ho-Bah”, this plant originates from the dry plains of California but is also found in Arizona and Mexico.  The natural feel of jojoba essential oil makes it a great moisturizer for aging skin as it absorbs faster than most of the other essential oils. Not only does it help plump up and lock-in moisture for dry aging skin, but it also helps tame inflammation, reduce fine lines caused by aging, and sooth sunburned skin. 

    A super hydrator, jojoba is a light oil that absorbs into the skin with ease. If your skin has had years of moisturizer neglect or you happen to live in a dry area where your skin is taking all the toll of the air and weather, then this essential oil will help to penetrate your skin and soothe the dry areas. 

    One of the biggest benefits to using jojoba oil to fight aging skin is its ability to soften the skin while locking in moisture. Jojoba has been used a moisturizer for generations as it aids in slowing down the appearance of aging, and to help fade fine lines and wrinkles.

    Your skin will appear supple, smooth and tight with regular use of this essential oil in your skin care routine.

    How to use?

    Jojoba essential oil can be used directly onto the skin or mix a few drops with your regular face moisturizer. Gently rub the oil onto to your face in small circular motions. A little goes a long way!

    Frankincense Essential Oil

    If you’re looking to help tone and lift your skin then look no further than Frankincense Essential Oil.

    Extracted from the resin of Olibanum trees, Frankincense has been used in cosmetics and incense burners for centuries.

    Some of the benefits are:

    • Fades and heals scars
    • Promotes regeneration of healthy cells and keeps existing cells and tissues healthy
    • Eliminates germs (either by burning resin or applying oil topically)
    • Helps eliminate sun spots and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth area
    • Minimizes the appearance of dark marks, age spots and helps balance the skin’s pH

    How to use it?

    Use 2-3 drops on your palm and massage onto your face with fingertips in a circular motion. Use it as a anti-aging serum and apply before bed for best results.

    Pomegranate Essential Oil

    When you think of pomegranate you think of delicious juice packed with nutrients for your insides or a treat to put in some yogurt or cereal. And while all those are wonderful for consumption, the power of the pomegranate extends also into its seed oils!

    Packed with potent antioxidants this powerful fruit has numerous benefits in its oil form that enables pomegranate essential oil to help in the fight against aging skin.

    Some of the benefits are:

    Contains Ellagic Acid.

    The pomegranate seeds oil contain high concentrations of ellagic acid which can help prevent skin cancer and prevent UV damage and wrinkle formation from too much sun exposure. The damage caused by the sun can lead to rapidly aging skin but with continuous applications of pomegranate seed oil it will brighten skin that has been scarred by the sun.

    Contains Punicic Acid.

    Part of the omega 5 fatty acid family, punicic acid helps reduce skin inflammation and helps hydrate the skin.

    Contains Antioxidants

    Over time, your skin begins to wrinkle and the skin may become thicker from lack of moisture. Antioxidants aid in cleaning up the free radicals that can build up on your skin.

    Deeply penetrating

    Pomegranate seed oil delves into the epidermal layer of the skin, locking in moisture but won’t leave any greasy residue.

    Enhances the look and feel of skin 

    The elasticity of your skin will begin to show improvements because it will start to generate healthy new skin cells while balancing and supporting hormone levels.

    How to use it?

    Add to your favourite moisturizer, sunscreen or even hair care product. 2-3 drops if often enough. Or, use it on its own as a topical facial oil.

     

    Product mentioned in this post:

    1. Lavender Oil
    2. Jojoba Oil
    3. Pomegranate Essential Oil

    Resources Used:

    http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-618-jojoba.aspx?activeingredientid=618&activeingredientname=jojoba

    http://www.healthbeckon.com/pomegranate-seed-oil-benefits/

    https://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/