In our previous post, we have done a lot on aging and premature aging, in this post, I will just educate you on some of the best natural oils that fight aging effectively and how to use them.
Some of these oils are essential while some are not, they are carrier oils, at the end of this article, I will tell you how best to use essential oil and avoid potential risks of toxicity.
1. Pomegranate Seed Oil
This is a powerful antioxidant, it has a lot of active compounds that fight aging, wrinkles, inflammation, cancer, and harmful microbes. It enhances the regeneration of your skin cells, improves the elasticity of your skin, and makes it firm.
You can apply pomegranate seed oil all over your body at night after having your bath. You can also use it as a face cleanser and also apply it on problematic areas of your skin.
Ingest pomegranates on a daily basis, and if you don’t have access to the fresh or dried fruits, you can get the extract from a good and reputable health store.
2. Cypress Oil
This helps in improving the circulation of blood, it treats varicose veins and strengthens your skin. It also repairs broken capillaries under the surface of your skin and gives you a natural glow. Mix with a carrier oil and apply it topically on your skin.
3. Jojoba Oil
This carrier oil is one of the most hydrating in the world and it has many beneficial nutrients that benefit your skin in many ways. It fights inflammation, wrinkles, skin infections, and also hastens the healing of wounds.
The texture of jojoba oil is very similar to that of human sebum, this helps to fight dryness and itchiness on your skin and scalp. It also boosts your overall skin health and appearance.
Jojoba plays the same role as sebum and therefore helps in moisturizing the skin and hair when your body can no longer do it as before due to aging. It treats excess oil and skin problems.
Jojoba oil does not clog your pores, it fades scars, and support the production of collagen. You can apply jojoba oil directly on your skin without diluting it with any oil or you add it to your body cream.
4. Myrrh Oil
This essential oil boosts the strength of your skin and prevents saggy skin. It makes you younger and gives you a bright and youthful complexion. It also makes your skin smooth and healthy. Make sure you dilute it with a carrier oil before applying it topically on your skin.
5. Lemon Oil
This oil is dense in powerful antioxidants, it fights aging and protects your skin by neutralizing free radicals and protecting your skin from the effects of free radicals.
It has a very rich content of ascorbic acid, glutathione, and alpha tocopherols; all these compounds protect your cells from cellular damage, strengthen the defenses of your skin, and prevent premature aging.
Apply this oil directly on your skin, if you have sensitive or irritated skin, you can mix it with olive oil or coconut oil before applying it topically.
This aromatic flower is a cousin to the sunflower, it renews the skin and fights inflammation. Mix it with a carrier oil and apply it on your face or skin. It fights aging by boosting skin cell regeneration.
7. Lavender Oil
This essential oil clears wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. It is also the number one oil that heals a wide range of skin conditions including cuts and burns and it effectively fights aging.
Lavender oil fights free radicals and also helps your body to produce three powerful antioxidants which are superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione.
Combining lavender oil with coconut oil or aloe vera gel increases its powerful effects on your skin when combined with aloe vera gel specifically, it heals a lot of skin problems like dry skin, sunburn, craps, and cuts.
Mix lavender and frankincense oil together and apply it at night to eliminate age spots. You can apply lavender oil directly on your skin, especially at night.
8. Rosemary Oil
This oil has potent antibacterial properties, it fights aging and heals a lot of skin conditions including rosacea, eczema, and dermatitis. It fights oxidative stress and maintains the overall health of your skin.
This potent oil also stops the alteration of natural lipids on your skin and it delays the process of natural aging. Apply rose oil directly on your skin or you mix it with your body cream. It can also be used as a face cleanser.
9. Argan Oil
This oil is gotten from the Argan fruit, it is rich in powerful antioxidants, and it helps fight skin dryness and eliminates the signs of aging on your skin. It improves the elasticity of the skin.
Argan oil treats cracked heels and a wide range of skin conditions, it gives you a more youthful appearance. You can apply this oil directly on your skin or mix it with other oils.
10. Rosehip Oil
This oil has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on the skin, it is rich in vitamin E, tocopherols, carotenoids, and linolenic acid. These molecules fight aging and ensure maximum health and functioning of the skin.
Rosehip oil also has a high amount of phenolic acid, this molecule prevents the action of free radicals, oxidation, and inflammation and all these accelerate the process of aging. Apply rosehip oil topically on your skin or you mix it with your body cream.
11. Apricot Kernel Oil
This is one of the best carrier oils for essential oils, it has powerful skin-healing properties, and this oil hydrates your skin thereby fighting skin dryness in the process.
It also nourishes your skin and boosts the regeneration of new skin cells. It also boosts the production of collagen and eliminates the sign of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Apricot kernel oil is non-greasy and easily absorbed into your skin, it is suitable for any skin type and a very powerful remedy for healing extremely dry skin. Apply this oil all over your body twice daily.
12. Frankincense Oil
Frankincense fortifies the natural defenses of your skin against harmful microbes and it also improves the elasticity and tone of your skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which fight inflammation and promotes tissue growth.
It eliminates stretch marks, it hastens the healing of wounds and fades scars. Frankincense also eliminates wrinkles and other signs of aging. Apply it directly on your skin, most especially at night before going to bed.
13. Sweet Almond Oil
This oil is dense in vitamin E and K, these nutrients maintain the elasticity of your skin and help in skin cell regeneration. It is a powerful sunblock thus preventing sunlight-induced damages on your skin.
It promotes better circulation of blood, this, in turn, makes your skin glow. It is also easily absorbed by the body and odorless. You can apply it directly on your skin.
This is a storehouse of powerful antioxidants, they scavenge free radicals and neutralize the effects of oxidative stress. It promotes the renewal of your skin, repairs your skin from the damages caused by free radicals and rebuilds it. Apply it topically on your skin and if you have sensitive skin, you can dilute it with a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil.
15. Coconut Oil
This oil is highly dense in vitamin E and antioxidants. It is an excellent carrier oil and a powerful anti-aging remedy. It is rich in healthy fatty acids which are essential for the health and appearance of your skin.
Coconut oil strengthens your epidermis against cellulite, keratosis pilaris, and stretch marks. It is a powerful sunscreen protecting your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. It also treats and prevents skin infections. Apply coconut oil topically on your skin, it is also safe for oral consumption.
16. Rose Geranium Oil
This is a multipurpose oil for your skin, it has a strong antiseptic and wound-healing properties and it is one of the few essential oils that don’t cause any irritation on your skin or have side effects.
It controls the production of oil and treats dermatological issues. This oil makes your skin glow and keeps it youthful and healthy. Apply it topically on your skin for the best result.
17. Avocado Oil
This is one of the healthiest carrier oils and most people don’t like to use it on their face because it is too thick. It is very dense in sterolins, a biochemical that boosts the production of collagen.
It is also a storehouse of vitamins A and E. use this oil at night or when you are staying at home for the whole day and use it in combination with other oils to reduce its thickness.
18. Clary Sage Oil
This is a rich source of powerful antioxidants which help in neutralizing free radicals and prevent damage to your DNA and skin cells. It also improves the appearance of your skin and maintains youthfulness. Apply this oil topically on your skin and you can also mix it with your body cream.
19. Geranium oil
This is a powerful oil that fights inflammation, a root cause of aging. It fades out age spots and makes your complexion even and boosts your skin tone. It improves the circulation of blood to your skin and helps in skin regeneration.
It eliminates the signs of aging and fades visible blemishes and imperfections. Mix it with a carrier oil before applying it topically on your skin.
20. Sandalwood Oil
For thousands of years, this ancient oil has been used in Ayurveda healing system to treat a lot of skin problems, it fights oxidative stress, scavenges free radicals, and keep your skin healthy. Use this oil topically on your skin to fight aging and improve the appearance of your skin.
21. Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil
This oil is rich in essential vitamins which your skin needs for a healthy glow and function. It treats acne, fades blemishes, and moisturizes dry skin.
It effectively treats skin conditions like eczema and hyperpigmentation. Mix it with a carrier oil before applying it on your skin.
22. Carrot Seed Oil
Carrot seed oil protects your skin from the damaging effects of sunlight, it is a common ingredient used in most skincare products for its powerful antioxidant activity. It prevents healthy skin cells from breaking down and it also rejuvenates your skin.
23. Neroli Oil
This oil has powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It treats skin infections, fades scars, heals damaged and irritated skin, fades stretch marks, reduces the signs of aging, and improve the circulation of blood and this makes you glow. Dilute it with a carrier oil before applying it topically on your skin.
How To Make A Natural Anti-Aging Serum?
I will show you how to make your own anti-aging serum yourself, this will hydrate your skin richly and protect your skin from damages because it has a high content of antioxidants.
This serum will heal your skin and increase communication between the cells of your skin because of its rich content of phytonutrients.
You will need the following ingredients:
- A small glass vial
- Jojoba oil
- Vitamin E
- Pomegranate seed oil or other antioxidant-rich oil like raspberry seed oil, rosehip seed oil, lavender, or frankincense oil.
You can get all these oils from a reputable and good health store. The glass vial you get should be in a dropper form so that you can easily put the number of drops you want on your fingertips and apply it on your skin.
Add a few drops of these oils into a bowl and mix them properly, pour this mixture into a serum jar and store properly. At night, put about 4 to 5 drops of this serum on your palms and rub it into your skin, massaging lightly.
Rub it most especially on your face and you can do this twice daily, in the morning and at night. Your skin will look younger when you are consistent in applying this serum, it will also protect your skin and hydrate it. It will reverse aging and give you a beautiful glow. You will see the effect of this in just a few days.
How to Make Coconut Oil Anti-Aging Night Cream?
Coconut oil is highly beneficial to the skin, it contains all the healthy fats the skin needs and it is one of the superfoods we have on earth. Current studies have shown that coconut oil is more effective than anti-wrinkle creams.
You will slow down the process of natural aging if you apply this oil regularly on your skin. Coconut oil mimics our skin sebum and keeps off wrinkles and slow down aging.
It also promotes the production of collagen, a structural protein that holds our skin together. This oil lubricates your skin, makes it supple, smooth, and soft. It is also rich in antioxidants that delay aging.
This fights aging and free radicals. Make sure you use only virgin coconut oil and get it from a reputable source.
The ingredients for this simple yet highly effective anti-aging night cream:
- Half teaspoon of lemongrass essential oil
- Half teaspoon of vitamin E oil
- Half cup of coconut oil
Pour the coconut oil in a bowl or mixer and whip it until it becomes fluffy. Add the vitamin E oil and the lemongrass essential oil and mix thoroughly. Pour this mixture in a glass container, preferably the one with a dropper and store it in a cool and dry place.
This should last up to a month, rub this on your skin twice daily for a younger and perfect looking skin. It will also fight the formation of wrinkles and other signs of aging.
How To Use Essential Oils?
Essential oils are generally good for the skin, they treat a lot of skin problems like dryness, Pollution, loss of the skin barrier, UV damage, and premature aging. They enhance skin regeneration and repair.
You cannot use all essential oils directly on your skin or face, the reason is that these oils are in their purest forms and they have the highest concentration of the active compound of the herb they were gotten from.
A way to overcome this hurdle is to mix them with carrier oils, these oils are not highly concentrated as essential oils and they help reduce the concentration of these oils and carry it deep into your skin.
Common carrier oils to mix with your essential oils are apricot oil, Grapeseed oil, almond oil, avocado oil, argan oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil. Choose any carrier oil of your choice and use it dilute your essential oil before applying it topically on your skin. The perfect anti-aging carrier oil to combine with your essential oil is jojoba oil.
When you choose your carrier oil, mix it with the essential oil and pour this mixture in a bottle. To be on a safe side, combine 10 drops of essential oil with one teaspoon of carrier oil.
Apply this blend two times daily on your body or face, most especially in the morning and at night. Make sure your face or body is clean before applying this oil blend to make it more effective.
You have to wash away the layer of dirt covering the skin so that the oils can penetrate deeply into the skin and do its job properly without any obstruction.
Potential Risks Associated with Essential Oils
The only time you will have problems with essential oil is when you use them on your skin undiluted or you take them orally, not all essential oils should be taken orally.
When you do any of these, you might experience some allergic reactions like runny nose, itchiness, sneezing, hives, bumps, rashes, and redness of the skin.
The risks of these oils are high when using lemon or grapefruit essential oil or any essential oils made from citrus fruits. They can make your skin photosensitive. You have to avoid direct sunlight when you use citrus essential oils.
Consult your dermatologist if you are undergoing cosmetic procedures or using anti-aging products before trying any essential oils to prevent complications.
How to Know if An Essential Oil is Safe for You?
You have to do a patch test before applying essential oil on your body. Apply a drop of the mixture on a small portion of your skin, preferably on the inside of your elbow.
Leave it there for 24 hours, if you did not see any reaction, you can go ahead and use it but if you reacted to it, don’t use it, try another essential oil.
And make sure you purchase pure essential oil from a good health store, avoid those with lots of additives and additional ingredients.
With these oils, you will be able to meet all your skin needs and reverse aging. You should also use natural body creams, face creams, and other skincare products that contain one or more of these oils.