Essential oils have numerous benefits and have enhanced lives for thousands of years. From household uses to dietary purposes, cosmetic to health benefits and even religious uses, essential oils have always been known to promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. But in today’s article, we will talk about how these essential oils can combat skin aging.
With a number of different essential oils out in the market, what should you be adding to your beauty arsenal?
1. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba (pronounced as “ho-H0-bah”) is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. It’s one of the most hydrating oils in the world. Hence, you always see it as one of the main ingredients of a number of moisturizers, serums and cleansers.
As you age, the production of sebaceous glands becomes less, thus resulting to a dry and dull skin. By applying Jojoba Oil to your face, you will give your skin the nourishment and moisture that it needs because Jojoba Oil contains Vitamin E, Vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. Unlike Almond and Coconut oil, it doesn’t contain triglycerides which means that it won’t go bad quickly. You can use this as your night serum and a makeup remover for a beautiful, glowing skin the next day.
The Pomegranate fruit is a popular superfood with numerous health benefits and its seed oils aren’t an exception. The Pomegranate Seed Oil can supply long lasting moisture to your skin and is a rich source of antioxidants which combat free radicals which damage healthy cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation caused by psoriasis, eczema and acne.
Dubbed as the “King of Oils,” Frankincense can be used as your toner or astringent in your beauty regimen. It can reduce the appearance of sun/age spots and can even out your skin tone – a common problem for aging skin. It can even provide elasticity in saggy areas such as the under eye area, abdomen and jowls. If you have blemishes or acne scars, apply Frankincense oil can also lighten it.