Reverse the clock with these top 7 essential oils for aging skin!
Essential oils are concentrated aromatic oils extracted from different parts of trees & plants like the flowers, fruits and barks. They are very potent and offer a myriad of beauty benefits for skin, hair and the general body. One of the numerous benefits of essential oils for mature skin is that they help deliver nutrients without clogging up the pores, unlike many anti aging over-the-counter creams and serums.
Causes of Premature Aging of Skin
While using essential oils for aging skin, be sure to also implement lifestyle changes and habits that will help delay the formation of fine lines and wrinkles from a young age. Give up harmful habits that cause dull tired and aged looking skin such as smoking and alcohol consumption, among others. Here are other causes of premature aging of skin:
- Excessive sun exposure
- Alcohol consumption
- Poor diet (lacking in antioxidant-rich foods and nutrients such as omega fatty acids)
7 Best Essential Oils for Aging Skin
The essential oils listed below have great anti-aging properties including improving circulation, stimulating hormones, tightening and lifting the skin, regeneration of skin cells, lightening age spots, delaying wrinkles & fine lines as well as rejuvenating tired and dull looking mature skin. You can use these essential oils for aging skin as part of your night time skin care treatment as this is the time your skin repairs itself.
1. Geranium Essential Oil
With its beautiful flowery scent, geranium essential oil is one of my favorite essential oils for both skin and hair. Its natural astringent effects tighten skin thereby reducing large pores, regulating sebum as well as toning & firming aging skin. This essential oil also promotes cell renewal and proper blood circulation. Geranium essential oil offers antioxidant protection which steers away oxygen stealing free radicals that degenerate healthy skin cells. Mix about 10 drops of geranium essential oil into your bath water to lighten as well as protect your skin from age spots and dark marks. My mom uses aloe vera on her skin as part of her night skin care routine and she recently started mixing it with geranium essential oil.
2. Sandalwood Essential Oil
The natural astringent properties of sandalwood essential oil help tighten, firm & improve the tone of aging skin. Using sandalwood essential oil protects skin cells from UV radiation and sun damage. It contains potent sesquiterpene compounds and skin regenerative properties that improve circulation and promote smoother looking skin.
►Face Oil: Mix 6 drops of sandalwood essential oil, 6 drops of geranium essential oil in 1/4 cup of argan oil and store it in an 4 oz amber glass dropper bottle. Use it as part of your skin care routine for youthful skin.
3. Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil is one of the best essential oils for aging skin. It helps in tightening & firming sagging skin, minimizing the appearance of scars, dark marks & age spots, balancing the skin’s pH, protecting the skin from free radicals as well as regenerating skin cells. It also contains strong anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and it has been shown to be anti cancerous and anti-tumor.
► Luxurious Anti-Wrinkle Treatment: Mix 5 drops of frankincense oil, 4 drops rose essential oil and 4 drops of (carrot seed oil) in 1/4 cup of jojoba oil and store it in a 4 oz amber glass dropper bottle. Apply on your face two times a day for 10 days then apply once every two days to stimulate collagen production and delay under eye wrinkles.
4. Lavender Essential Oil
Massage lavender essential oil on your skin to gain from its amazing anti-aging benefits. Lavender essential oil contains anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti fungal and anti aging properties. It helps delay fine lines, age spots, wrinkles, sun spots because of its skin regenerative properties.
► Anti-Aging Massage Oil: Combine 24 drops of lavender essential oil in 3 oz of rosehip oil and store it in a 4 oz amber glass dropper bottle. Massage this onto your face and neck to help promote proper blood circulation and delay signs of premature aging.
5. Rose Essential Oil
Rose essential oil is one of the most amazing essential oils for aging skin and women’s skin in general. It is revered for its flowery and romantic scent and promotes healing and improves circulation. Rose essential oil helps maintain the skin’s elasticity by preventing the breakdown of collagen, thereby delaying wrinkles.
► Moisturizing Cream: The combination of rose essential oil and shea butter smells gorgeous and provides deep hydration for aging skin. Simply mix 12 drops of rose essential oil & 2 tsp argan oil in 1/4 cup of soft shea butter using a whisk. Store this in a (where to get it) and apply a pea-sized amount on your skin as a moisturizing cream to rejuvenate your skin.
6. Myrrh Essential Oil
Free radical damage is the major cause of premature aging including the development of fine lines and wrinkles at an early age. Free radicals act by stealing oxygen from healthy skin cells thereby rendering them dull and lifeless and this forms wrinkles and sagging skin. Myrrh essential oil can be used topically to smooth out aging skin and prevent under eye wrinkles from forming.
► Healing Blend: In a 2 oz glass dropper bottle, add 2 tablespoons of rosehip oil and about 12 drops of myrrh essential oil. Shake it well to mix. To apply, dot it under your eyes and on your face and massage gently until the skin soaks it up.
7. Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Carrot seed essential oil is rich in nourishing compounds and powerful antioxidants such as carotenoids that protect the skin from sun damage and delay signs of aging. This amazing essential oil is great for aging skin as it contains antioxidant properties that defend the skin from free radicals and also provide a rejuvenating effect that improves the tone & appearance of aging skin. Carrot seed essential oil tightens the skin and promotes cell regeneration.
►Anti-Aging Serum: To make an effective anti-aging serum, mix 6 drops of carrot seed essential oil, 8 drops of geranium essential oil and 6 drops of lemon essential oil in 1/4 cup of argan oil and store it in a 2 oz glass dropper bottle. Apply a small amount of this onto your face each night before bed for youthful and glowing skin.
- Essential oils are very potent and might cause irritation if not used in the right way. Do not use the essential oils ‘neat’ onto your skin. Rather, first mix them with a carrier oil for example wheat germ oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil or rose hip oil before use. Dilute 2 drops of essential oil in 1 tsp of carrier oil. Read more here: How to Dilute Essential Oils
- Please make sure to purchase high quality and 100% pure essential oils for your body.
- If you are pregnant or lactating, avoid essential oils. Or, please first consult with your health care practitioner first.
- New to essential oils? Make sure to read this safety guide first: Caution and Safety when Using Essential Oils
♥ Which essential oil(s) are you going to use in your anti-aging journey? Please share below! ♥