It does not mean we can not slow down the process. We can maintain healthy skin and stay looking younger by giving special treatment through a series of skin care. Also, there is another beauty ritual that we can add to our beauty care routine.
Yes! Use essential oils such as frankincense oil, lavender oil, etc. Those ingredients are often the main formula in anti-aging skincare and cosmetics. The essential oils contain antioxidants to overcome the skin texture damage. The causes are poor nutrition, ultraviolet (UV) light, and environmental pollution.
Vegetable oils and essential oils are sometimes confused in aromatherapy use. Both types of oils are natural oils, and both have therapeutic properties. But they compose in different ways.
There are many different vegetable oils and essential oils in aromatherapy practice. It is important to understand the basic differences and similarities between both oils. So we can choose an oil for our personal necessity.
Manufacturers extract vegetable oils from a wide variety of plants. Some plants store oil in their leaves or flowers whereas others store oil in their seeds. The best vegetable oils for aromatherapy practice are cold pressed. High level of heat in the extraction process causes the therapeutic properties to lose. Vegetable oils are non-volatile and do not evaporate like essential oils. They are also not soluble in alcohol.
Manufacturers extract essential oils from the glandular hairs, sacs, glands or veins of a plant. It is including flowers, trees, grasses, leaves, and roots. They are volatile and evaporate at or above room temperature. Essential oils dissolve in alcohol.
Uses of Vegetable Oils
We can use vegetable oils on their own for aromatherapy massage. Or, for greater therapeutic effect, combined with essential oils. Vegetable oils used in aromatherapy different from vegetable oils used in cooking. Vegetable oils used in cooking do not have the same therapeutic properties.
Here are some vegetable oils that we can use as carrier oil:
Argan oil is from Morocco. These essential oils consist of 80 percent of the fatty acids. It can help fight free radicals and give benefits to protect the skin from aging. Argan oil contains vitamin A and E. The vitamins beneficial to reduce fine lines, cut dark spots and sagging skin. There is an ingredient present in this type of oil called squalene, which can protect a woman’s skin from getting wrinkled.
5. Carrot Seed
Uses of Essential Oils
How to use
Conduct a patch test. We should always do it before widespread use. Especially if we plan to apply the mixture to our face. Choose a small area of skin that’s away from the face. The inside of our elbow is a popular choice. If we notice any reaction within 24 hours, we could be allergic to the oil and should stop use. Or we can consider adding fewer drops of essential oils to the mix.
Here are best essential oils to minimize signs of aging on the skin including wrinkles:
We can lighten age spots using frankincense essential oil. It promotes the faster rate of skin regeneration. In turn, it quickly fades the spots. It may even help reduce the appearance of dark spots caused by eczema and acne blemishes.
3· Rose Geranium
A scientific review titled “Commercial Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials to Treat Skin Diseases” published in 2017 features Jasminum officinale for its use in dermatology for general skin care, revitalization, dry skin, anti-aging, reducing inflammation, oily skin conditions and psoriasis.
Being a rich source of flavonoids and antioxidants, basil acts as an effective anti-aging agent that tightens skin, fights free radical damage and oxidative stress. It prevents the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots on the skin. It helps in skin cell regeneration and increases the growth of skin cells to provide a supple and fresh appearance.
According to a 2015 study, ylang-ylang has shown some antioxidant effects that could help aid skin renewal. Ylang-ylang’s antioxidant properties fight against the aging process and its resulting fine lines and wrinkles. Ylang ylang is very good for balancing skin oil. It fights bacteria that causing acne. It can also help stimulate the growth of cells to fight the effects of aging.
Cypress oil is a powerful firming oil. It improves circulation, strengthens blood capillaries, antibacterial, anti-infectious, and anti-microbial. This essential oil is also a good choice for use as an astringent.
11. Black Pepper
Black pepper oil contains high amounts of anti-oxidants that can help protect the skin from symptoms of premature aging. It can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and fine lines. Instead of getting expensive facials, we can easily improve our skin health by adding more black pepper to our diet.
When it comes to strengthening the skin, preventing oxidative stress and reducing the signs of aging, few oils are better than lemon oil. Packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and astringent properties, this oil can tighten wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, and keep our skin smooth and youthful.
It is advisable to mix it with coconut oil before applying directly to the areas of our skin that are beginning to sag. For example our neck or the space around our eyes.
13. Agarwood or Aloeswood
15. Clary Sage
One study concluded that clary sage might help prevent DNA and proteins from being damaged by free radicals. These oils not only can fight the signs of aging and reduce the swelling. It also regulates the production of oil for dry and oily skin.