Many women solely depend on cosmetics and chemical-laden products for their daily beauty routines. What many don’t realize is that there are plenty of natural anti aging oils that can be used at home. These are are healthier, safer and just as effective (if not more so) for improving skin health.
They can be used alone, or in home-made beauty creams and serums (check out this guide here for some great recipes).
Below is a list of my favorite 4 natural anti aging oils that can help your skin defy the signs of aging and make it look healthier than ever.
Rose Hip Seed Oil
This oil works very effectively against wrinkles. You can use it alone as a night cream or add it to your regular night cream. Make sure to also apply it to your neck and throat.
It can be used every night and will absorb to do its work while you sleep. Don’t be surprised, but you won’t feel any oily residue when you wake in the morning.
The amazing benefits of rose hip essential oil can be attributed to its multifaceted natural oils that contain properties known to be helpful for regenerating and brightening the skin. It is touted for its more than 500 natural ingredients that contain a plethora of skin rejuvenating nutrients such as vitamin A or retinol that help prevent the signs of premature aging.
Rose hip oil also contains beta-carotene and lycopene which are antioxidants known to protect the skin from free radical damage. Its ability to fight against the signs of aging is also enhanced by its omega 3 fatty acid content.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil contains active properties that serve as a natural UV blocker which makes it an ideal oil to apply if you have plans of spending time outdoors in the sun (although on it’s own is not sufficient UV protection). It also contains vitamins K and E that helps regenerate skin cells while preserving its elasticity.
This oil helps to help improve blood circulation which is necessary for improved skin health. What most people like sweet almond oil is that it is odorless, making it ideal if you don’t want the smell of botanicals on your skin.
One of my favorite ways to use almond oil is as a morning body moisturizer. Before getting in the shower, place a tablespoon of almond oil along with 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil (mine is geranium) into a small bowl. After showering and drying off, simply apply the mix all over your body. Not only will you get the benefits of the oils, but also the aromatic effects of the essential oil/s.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
These two acids work to improve elasticity and to trigger regeneration of skin cells. People who have psoriasis, eczema, burned and damaged skin will enormously benefit from using pomegranate seed oil as it also promotes faster skin healing.
Carrot Seed Oil
Carrot seed oil is another excellent anti-aging essential oil which can be used in conjunction with rose hip seed oil. This combination is highly effective as a night moisturizer.
Although carrot seed oil is one of the most underrated essential oils, experts say that it can be used as a powerful skin rejuvenator and detoxifier. Once it is applied onto skin, it will stimulate the skin’s epidermal cells so that the occurrence of wrinkles is reduced.
Carrot oil has a soft earthy smell and is beneficial for alleviating the symptoms of psoriasis, acne, boils and weeping sores. It contains vitamin E that moisturizes and vitamin C that protects skin from free radical damage. With these nutrients working together,you can expect skin healing and rejuvenation of skin cells to take place.
Using any of the 4 natural oils listed above will greatly improve your skin, so do give them a try. And if you want some more ideas on natural ingredients to use for skin care, try this resource.