Before you spend hundreds of dollars on the latest and greatest ‘new’ cream that promises to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, you might want to try out some more natural ways, like oils and essential oils. Oils aren’t just for cooking, diffusing, and spritzing on your pillow to help you sleep. They do much more than that.
Make sure you check for sensitivity before using any of these on your face.
In this article, we’ll discuss carrier oils and essential oils. Carrier oils can be used alone or mixed with an essential oil. The choice is yours! Mix and match, have fun, and watch the results happen. You’ll never use store-bought products again. Oh, and the best part? You can use these oils all over your body, too.
Thank me later!
Suitable for dry skin types – Almond oil is great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and lightening dark circles. It fights aging by destroying free radicals and provides the nutrients that your skin requires to repair itself.
Suitable for all skin types – Grapeseed oil contains polyphenols, which help fight premature aging. Polyphenols have been known not just to slow the aging process but to reverse signs of aging, like sun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Suitable for all skin types – This oil is rich in vitamins C and E and omega-7 fatty acids, which help repair damaged skin cells and stimulate collagen production. It’s effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also providing antioxidant protection.
Suitable for all skin types – Jojoba is full of nutrients like Vitamins E and B, as well as antioxidants and minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc. It has the highest level of antioxidants and nutrients.
Suitable for oily skin and clogged pores skin – Flaxseed oil plumps up the skin and helps to repair the skin’s cells, improving the skin’s elasticity, firmness, tone, and texture. Skin nourished with flaxseed oil looks brighter and smoother.
Suitable for very dry skin – Coconut oil is great for those with dry eyes as it creates a protective layer over the delicate tissue. Because it’s rich in essential nutrients, such as Vitamin E, it helps in skin hydration and recovery. Be careful if you choose to use this on your face. It’s not meant for all skin types.
Evening Primrose Oil
Suitable for all skin types – This oil is high in gamma-linolenic acid, which can help reduce inflammation and improve skin elasticity. This is a very gentle oil that is good for removing makeup as well. It’s effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Suitable for dry/sensitive/acne-prone skin – Avocado oil helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Some studies show it also helps to stimulate collagen production, which is what is thought to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance.
Any of these essential oils can be used with the carrier oils listed in this article: Lavender, Lemon, Rose, Frankincense, Neroli, Clary Sage, Carrot Seed, Sweet Orange, and Rosewood. Just a couple of drops will do.
Suitable for very dry skin – Olive oil contains vitamin E, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains antioxidants that help protect against free radicals, which contribute to aging.
Suitable for very dry/sensitive and mature skin – Sunflower oil has Vitamin E (which is a powerful antioxidant) which helps with premature aging and wrinkles. It also contains linoleic acid, which helps your skin retain moisture so it becomes less dry.
Suitable for all skin types – Argan oil is perhaps most commonly used as a moisturizer and also found in many hair products as well mostly because of its ability to retain moisture. It has an abundance of vitamin E, which is a fat-soluble antioxidant that can help improve water retention in the skin.
Suitable for all skin types – Rosehip Oil is full of powerfully effective natural nutrients that are extremely beneficial to skin tissue regeneration! These nutrients are fantastic at supporting the hydration, regeneration and nourishment of dry and/or delicate skin.
Suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone and oily – Pomegranate oil is a viable anti-aging ingredient because of its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. Antioxidants like vitamin A and vitamin C work to fight free radicals while fading fine lines and wrinkles.
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