As we grow older, our skin becomes thinner, drier and less elastic. This makes it weaker: it is easy to destroy and after each such moment it will heal more and more.
In addition, the skin begins to sag as the production of collagen and elastin decreases (these substances are responsible for the strength and elasticity of the skin). And the sebaceous glands shrink with age and the skin dries out from insufficient moisture.
Hydration is necessary for the skin to contract and stretch (this happens when we smile, frown, etc. ).
Essential oils provide moisture to the skin, restoring its natural elasticity.
Here are the best essential oils for wrinkles:
- Lemon, neroli and other citrus oils contain citral, a powerful antioxidant and source of vitamin C.
- Sandalwood oil contains sesquiterpene compounds that promote the production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus.
- Sage oil gives the skin a firmer and smoother appearance, tightening open pores.
- Frankincense oil protects cells and stimulates the growth of new cells. good for treating eczema.
- Carrot oil also promotes cell growth.
- Lavender oil perfectly moisturizes the skin and stimulates blood flow to the skin tissues.
- Geranium oil stimulates blood flow and moisturizes the skin.
- Patchouli oil protects the skin from bacteria, fungi and inflammation.
- Myrrh oil slows down skin aging due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- Ylang-ylang oil restores skin cells, improves elasticity and smoothes fine wrinkles.
- Rose oil moisturizes the skin by restoring cell membranes.
The best anti-wrinkle transfer oils
- Grape seed oil contains many lipids, phenols, essential fatty acids, vitamin E and proanthocyanidins that promote skin rejuvenation.
- Apricot kernel oil contains omega-6 and vitamin A, making it an excellent moisturizer and antioxidant.
- Sweet almond oil is traditionally used in massage. penetrates deep into the skin thanks to the oily and linoleic essential fatty acids it contains.
- Avocado oil is rich in vitamins (especially antioxidant vitamin E) and essential fatty acids.
- Rosehip seed oil contains many essential fatty acids and beta-carotene, promotes gum healing and skin rejuvenation.
- Evening primrose oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- Jojoba oil prevents aging and moisturizes the skin.
Other skin-friendly essential oils
- Coconut oil is excellent not only for hair but also for skin. It softens and moisturizes the skin, cleanses the pores and also helps with acne and eczema, as it has a strong anti-inflammatory effect.
- Argan oil is extracted from the seeds of the iron tree, which grows only in Morocco. This oil is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids (omega-3, -6 and -9).
How To Use Essential Oils For Wrinkles
Whatever oil or recipe you use, remember the basic rules:
- Reproduction. To apply oils on your face, add a few drops of essential oil to a teaspoon of carrier oil. For a 2% solution (ideal for most treatments and daily skin care), add 12 drops of essential oil to 30 ml of base oil.
- Skin test. Before applying the oil solution to your face, apply a small amount to your wrist to make sure there is no allergic reaction. The skin on the wrist has the same sensitivity as on the face, but can be hidden from prying eyes and sunlight under clothing.
- Use a small amount. Essential oils are high in fat, so a very small amount will suffice. The oil does not rinse easily, so take only as much as fits on your finger.
- Protect your eyes. Be careful not to get essential oils in your eyes as they are very concentrated. As the most visible wrinkles usually form around the eyes, keep them tightly closed during treatments.