Anti-aging products are everywhere, but if you want to look for a more natural source of skin care, essential oils are an excellent way to improve your skin. Essential oils have been used for centuries for a number of skincare and cosmetic purposes. Below, we’ve listed our top five essential oils for keeping the skin healthy and fighting the visible signs of aging.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Pomegranates are naturally high in antioxidants and pomegranate seed oil contains high concentrations of antioxidants. Your skin needs antioxidants because they fight and reverse damage caused by free radicals. The punicic and ellagic acids that are found in pomegranate essential oil are great anti-aging ingredients because they provide nourishment to the skin while also promoting healthy cell regeneration.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Like sweet almond oil, rosehip seed oil can also be used a carrier, but it can also be used on its own or in a blend of other oils as an anti-aging ingredient. Rosehip seed oil contains the highest concentration of vitamin A of any pure botanical oil. Vitamin A is a skincare superstar where anti-aging is concerned because it can significantly reduce the depth of wrinkles and diminish fine lines. Your skin also benefits from vitamin A because it increases the growth rate of new skin cells to reveal younger looking skin and also boosts collagen production. If you are concerned about age spots, vitamin A can also help to reduce the appearance of age spots. The reason that rosehip seed oil is so wonderful for aging skin is that it is full of essential fatty acids like omega-3, omega-6 and linoleic acid all of which improve the elasticity and texture of your skin. Rosehip seed oil is also a light oil, which means that you can use it without worrying about the heavy feeling some oils can leave on your skin.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil is an extremely versatile oil that happens to be excellent for skin, particularly aging skin. Most, though not all, essential oils require a carrier oil before being applied directly to the skin and sweet almond oil is an incredible carrier oil. One of the first things to note about sweet almond oil is that it is not super oily and it absorbs into the skin relatively quickly. Also, sweet almond oil has virtually no scent, so you don’t have to worry about a lingering smell. Large amounts of vitamins E and K are present in sweet almond oil which benefits your skin by promoting regeneration, maintaining elasticity and encouraging better circulation.
As your skin ages, your skin begins to show signs of wear and tear in the form of broken capillaries and varicose veins. Cypress oil help to reduce the appearance of both capillaries and varicose veins. It also adds strength to your skin and improves your circulation.
Acne knows no age and the fact that you are facing aging concerns doesn’t automatically mean that acne is completely behind you. Lemon oil has natural antiseptic properties, so it helps in the fight against acne. This isn’t the only thing lemon does for your skin. One common concern with aging skin is the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation. Lemon oil can help to lighten the appearance of age spots and it also helps soften fine lines and wrinkles.
One of the most amazing things about using essential oils for their anti-aging benefits is that you can custom-blend your own skincare in order to be sure that it is targeting your exact needs. In addition to the skincare benefits, using essential oils blends also offers other benefits in the form of aromatherapy. For truly customized that provides an entire sensory experience, look to essential oils for impressive anti-aging benefits.