We’re all aging from the moment that we are born.
But the ravages of time may only start to bother us in our forties.
That’s when mature skin begins to sag and form wrinkles in earnest.
If you’re interested in maintaining as youthful an appearance as possible, keep reading.
I’m going to reveal how to rejuvenate mature skin with essential oils.
Protect Your Skin
Before I begin, there’s something I need to tell you.
You must dilute these oils before you apply them to your skin.
Although you’re unlikely to have an allergic reaction right away if you don’t, you could become sensitized to the oils. Then you would no longer be able to use them.
As I’m sure you don’t want to deal with unpleasant consequences, I’ll trust that you’ll dilute the oils. Diluting won’t weaken their effects.
The easiest formula to remember is for every two or three drops of essential oil, use 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil.
Carrier oils are also made from plants. For mature skin, use evening primrose, grapeseed, rosehip, or jojoba oil.
Essential Oils That Revive Aging Skin
Now, let’s talk about the best essential oils for aging skin.
First, there’s frankincense. It’s one of my favorite healing oils.
Frankincense reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It firms the skin and shrinks scars and stretch marks.
The aroma of frankincense is grounding and calming, too.
Next, I like neroli oil from the flowers of the bitter orange tree.
Neroli will make aging skin more elastic, and it stimulates the formation of new, healthy skin cells.
Also, its fragrance is quite cheerful.
After that, geranium is a smart choice when you have dry skin.
Geranium increases moisture levels and renews the skin.
It also blends well with other oils like lavender and jasmine.
Recipe to Revive Dry Skin Overnight
Measure out a teaspoon of grapeseed or evening primrose oil.
Stir in a drop of geranium and two drops of frankincense.
Immediately after washing your face while your skin is still damp, apply the mixture.
Massage it gently until it is completely absorbed.
Essential Oils That Restore Elasticity and Firm Texture
Helichrysum is related to sunflowers. It’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
You can blend helichrysum with geranium and frankincense to firm up your face.
While it won’t take the place of plastic surgery, you should be able to notice pleasing results if you use it regularly.
One of my favorite recipes for smoothing crow’s feet calls for clary sage, frankincense, and helichrysum in a base of argan oil.
You can find the recipe in my reviews of the best essential oils for skin tightening.
Essential Oils That Fight Premature Aging
Free radicals have an amusing name, don’t they? It reminds me of hippies.
But free radicals are a clear and present danger to the health of your skin.
They are electrons that have split off from an oxygen molecule. They roam through the body, looking for other electrons to form a pair.
As they bounce around, they damage DNA, cells, and proteins (1).
The damage causes wrinkles as well as much more serious problems like cancer.
That’s where antioxidants come to the rescue.
Essential oils like myrrh, clary sage, German chamomile, ylang-ylang, and palmarosa are packed with antioxidants.
Even the humble lemon, which is rich in vitamin C has antioxidant properties. It also lightens discoloration like age spots and acne scars.
Add these essential oils to your nighttime routine to overcome the damage inflicted by free radicals during the day.
What about Aromatherapy?
Can aromatherapy help make the skin younger?
At this time, it’s much more effective to apply the essential oils directly to your skin.
But aromatherapy can help in other ways.
The fragrances have an uplifting effect on the mind. Less stress, clearer thinking, and emotional balance can help you stay young at heart.
I hope you get maximum enjoyment and benefits from essential oils today.
1. https://www.livescience.com/54901-free-radicals.html by Jessie Szalay, published May 27, 2016, accessed October 8, 2019