People hate ageing. With age, your skin loses its shine and wrinkles start appearing. There are variety of serums to choose from, in the market. But essential oils have been proved to be the best anti-ageing agents. The beauty of these oils is that they have many other health benefits which include ensuring proper digestion, regulating hormones and curing tumors. Below are the 7 most used essential oils for keeping wrinkles away.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil: With healing properties which are capable of curing Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Rashes and many other skin related diseases, this essential oil is also known as " Skin Detoxing Oil". It is the most popular of all anti-ageing oils. Carrot Seed Oil freshens up the skin and softens wrinkles.
Myrrh Essential Oil: This essential oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Skin damage caused due to free radicals can be cured by the antioxidants derived from anti-bacterial properties. Myrrh is generally used as massage oil or is tropically used, to soften and smoothen out wrinkles.
Geranium Essential Oil: It increases the elasticity of the skin and at the same time, increases blood circulation. When this oil is added to skin toners or moisturizers, the mixture helps fight wrinkles. As it suits oily, dry as well as sensitive skin, Geranium has been in use since ancient times. It lifts the mood of the skin and blends well with carrot seed oil to cure skin ailments.
Neroli Essential Oil: Generally used as perfuming oil because of its rich and floral fragrance, Neroli oil suits skin of all types. It cures wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, headaches as well as anxiety with its antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Also known as Orange Blossom, its moisturizing effect keeps the skin hydrated and enhances skin elasticity. Neroli is often used as soothing oil as it also calms the nerves.
Sandalwood Essential Oil: One of the highly prized aromatic essential oils, sandalwood oil is generally applied on dry skin to remove wrinkles and fine lines, all because of its moisturizing properties. This essential oil is rich in Sesquiterpene compounds which enhance the functioning of the pituitary and hypothalamus glands, which in turn increases secretion of the Human Growth Hormone. This hormone, whose secretion decreases with age, increases skin elasticity and makes the skin thicker. And a thicker skin means lesser wrinkles.
Grape Seed Essential Oil: Like Myrrh, Grape Seed Oil helps fight skin-damaging free radicals with its antioxidant properties. Proanthocyanidins, a flavonoid derived fromgrapes, binds with the collagen, thereby preventing skin damage. This is an essential oil for older people because with age, the body produces more of free radicals and less of antioxidants. Grape Seed Oil is generally effective around the eyes in reducing wrinkles. It is also rich in Vitamin E.
Clary Sage Essential Oil: With its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, Clary Sage Oil balances sebum production in the skin. This oil is used to remove wrinkles and fine lines. A balanced sebum production yields in tightening and closing of skin pores which enhances the skin tone and texture. A firmer texture ensures wrinkle-free skin.
If used together with 2-3 carrier oils like Sea Buckthorn Oil or Pomegranate Seed Oil or Rosehip Seed Oil, these essential oils make a wonderful skin healing serum. So, go ahead, make a Do-It-Yourself Serum and start defying ageing.