We all are well aware of the miraculous benefits of essential oils. A few drops of oil can do wonders for our skin and hair. In this post, I will talk about essential oils that prevent skin ageing. The natural ageing process cannot be prevented. However, in modern days, pollution and bad lifestyle practices make the skin condition worse. These oils can help to reverse the damage done and also prevent further damage. You can use any one or mix 2 or more to fulfill your requirements. Go through the list and you will definitely find one for yourself!
1. Geranium Oil
This oil makes the skin look flawless and young. It improves circulation and retains the natural moisture in the skin. It helps the skin to regenerate new cells. The astringent property helps to tone up the sagging skin of under eye area and reduces pores. The antioxidants help to prevent damages in the skin and regular usage will give you flawless skin.
2. Clary Sage Oil
This oil maintains natural sebum and pH level of the skin, keeping the skin naturally moisturized. It is rich in antioxidants that clear pores and tone up the skin. Regular usage of the product improves skin texture. Also, this oil helps to reduce stress, which is a major cause of skin ageing.
3. Carrot Seed Oil
This oil is mild and is rich with antioxidants. The oil effectively helps to prevent environmental damages that lead to skin ageing. You can use this oil with a carrier alone or mix it to day or night creams to improve the effectiveness of the creams. The oil brightens up the complexion and makes you look younger.
4. Myrrh Oil
This oil has anti-inflammatory properties which effectively fight against post menopausal breakouts. Also, it is rich with antioxidants that overturn the free radical damages. It takes care of dry, chapped skin which is very common when your skin is ageing. This is a great oil for matured skin and will definitely show good results.
5. Ylang Ylang Oil
If you want to retain your skin elasticity, pick this one. It works amazingly on fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Your skin will feel tighter and smoother with regular use. You can also mix it in your body oil and lotions to get toned up skin.
6. Frankincense Oil
This oil works on ageing skin in a variety of ways. It works on old acne scars, age spots and sun burns to give an even and smooth skin. It moisturizes the skin and smoothens out the wrinkles. The oil maintains the skin’s pH level and helps to regenerate new cells and makes the skin look younger.
7. Rose Oil
Just like rose water, rose oil is an excellent skin rejuvenator. It moisturizes the skin and gives a soft, dewy look. It helps to heal broken capillaries, smoothens out the wrinkles and makes the skin look softer, younger and brighter. Mix this oil with rose water as a moisturizing toner and use in the night. You will be amazed to see the results.
8. Neroli Oil
Neroli Oil is our natural Vitamin C serum. It is rich of antioxidants and vitamin C. It works on old scars and marks, that gives a clear, even skin. It also works on wrinkles and stretch marks. It also moisturizes the skin very well and you will definitely love the citrusy fragrance of the oil.
9. Rosemary Oil
This oil is better known for its use in hair treatments. But this antioxidant rich oil is great for treating ageing skin too. It rehydrates and adds texture to the skin. It helps to remove under eye bags. It aids cell regeneration and makes the skin more elastic. It removes fine lines and wrinkles to make the skin smooth and firm.
10. Sandalwood Oil
Indians are well aware of the benefits of sandalwood. This essential oil is great for ageing skin. It amazingly moisturises and adds a soft, fresh glow to the skin. It removes all the fine lines and wrinkles effectively. It clears out age spots and acne scars too, giving an even toned skin. We are letting a secret out – Aishwarya Rai loves uses sandalwood oil on her face and mixes it with other carrier oils such as jojoba or almond to keep wrinkles at bay. Now, is this the secret to her wrinkle-free skin?
11. Grape Seed Oil
Grape seed oil contains both vitamin C and antioxidants that takes care of the damages and improves skin texture. The skin looks brighter and fresher when you use this oil. It controls excess sebum production and retains natural moisture level of the skin. If your ageing skin still suffers from acne breakouts, this one is for you.
12. Helichrysum Oil
The meaning of the word “helichrysum” is immortal and this oil definitely makes your skin cells immortal to a large extent. It works on dying cells, reversing the damage and gives a younger, firmer skin. It reduces stretch marks, age scars, wrinkles and any other sign of ageing. You can mix it to your body lotion to get younger, radiant body. It also calms down irritated skin very well.
13. Lemon Oil
Lemon oil is rich in Vitamin C and the natural antioxidant works great on free radical-damaged cells. It clears scars, brightens up the pores and improves skin texture. However, due to the high concentration of vitamin C, it may cause irritation on sensitive skin. You have to dilute it really well or use alternatives like neroli oil. If you can use this, your skin will glow like never before!
14. Lavender Oil
This oil has excellent restorative properties that work on any kind of damage. It is rich with antioxidants that helps the skin to regenerate. It also induces antioxidant production in cells, that slows down the process of cell damage. It works well on sun burns and age scars.
15. Patchouli Oil
Patchouli oil is very active on any acne and scars. So, if you are suffering form post-menopausal breakouts, this one is for you. This oil works on all skin types, but best for sensitive skin. It boosts cell regeneration and with regular usage, you will get firmer and younger skin!
I would love to try all these amazing oils someday. I am just waiting to be a little old (just kidding, don’t want to be old!). Which are your favorites?
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