The world is developing and we all are moving towards the digital, automated age. While it is reducing the load on the manual side, there is a lot happening on the other side. Too much stress, pollution, and environmental changes that we all face in the city conundrum lead to wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and what not! The truth is – we all know this.
Aging is inevitable and all the night creams and aging reversal products out there are over-the-top expensive. Plus you have products, not to forget their exorbitant cost, that solve a specific type of problem and leave you dealing with the rest. Neither are we obliged to show the signs of aging nor do any of us want to age too early, right?
So, is there anything in the world that could possibly reverse the effect of aging, reduce the fine lines, clear the dark spots, work on all the different signs of aging and still not burn a hole in your pocket? Well, yes there is! ‘Go organic’ is not just a phrase but a solution in itself. The beauty products might have done wonders to your skin earlier, but, remember they are made up of are these organic ingredients. Hence, the next time you think of buying a beauty product to reverse the signs of aging, try the age old skin healers — the essential oils.
What are essential oils and how can they fight aging? In simple terms, essential oils are natural extracts from plants that are rich in nutrients and are blessed with natural skin healing and repairing properties. The best part, they are organic products, that practically cause no harm to the skin.
Below is the list of 5 best and the most effective essential oils to stop signs of aging and fine lines . Pick your skin type, choose the oil you need for the primary signs you are facing, test it on your skin for a week and notice incredible results.
- Clary Sage Oil
The essential oil of clary sage is known to have antioxidants that can help in reversing the signs of aging like skin discoloration, fine lines, excessive production of sebum, and wrinkles. The antioxidants present in the oil provide natural protection against free radicals. These radicals damage the skin cells and cause aging. Moreover, the antiseptic and antibacterial properties present in this herbal oil help to tighten skin pores and make the skin tighter and firmer. Clary sage oil is amongst the finest essential oils to be used for stretch marks.
How to use clary sage oil: It is always recommended to use essential oils in limited quantities. At night, after the cleansing and toning ritual, take a drop or two of the oil and mix it with your moisturizer. Apply this mixture onto your skin in a gentle, circular motion. Alternatively, mix 2 drops of clary sage oil in 5 drops of jojoba oil and apply it all over your face and the neck.
- Frankincense Oil
This essential oil is a powerful astringent. It protects the skin cells and is used to reduce blemishes, acne, dark spots, sun spots, and to even tone the skin. Besides the aforementioned properties, frankincense essential oil can also be used on the sagging areas of the body such as under the eyes, jowls, and abdomen to tighten the loose skin. This oil is also effective in treating scars, wounds, surgical marks and in healing cracked, dry skin.
How to use frankincense oil: Mix about a drop of frankincense essential oil in a teaspoon of any unscented carrier oil such as jojoba and apply it directly onto your face and your neck. Make sure you’ve cleansed your face properly before the application. It is recommended that you apply the oil at night before sleep.
- Sandalwood Oil
Age is just a number, they say, and sandalwood oil can help you make it come true. The essential oil of sandalwood consists of unparalleled moisturizing properties. This oil helps in combating fine lines and wrinkles around the eye and on the forehead. Furthermore, the oil helps to reduce inflammation and hyperpigmentation. This adds a glowing touch to your skin.
How to use sandalwood oil: Sandalwood essential oil can be directly applied on the skin. Take three to four drops of the oil and apply it topically all over the face and neck, or even over the body (increase the quantity accordingly) right after bathing. This helps in locking the moisture into your skin and prevents cell damage. Also, the sesquiterpene compounds present in the oil promote cell regeneration and reduce the fine lines.
- Rosewood Oil
Rosewood essential oil is a natural ingredient for skin care. It helps in reducing fine lines, age spots, deep wrinkles and improves skin firmness and elasticity. The oil contains compounds that encourage cell regeneration and growth. The oil also helps in fighting stretch marks and scars. The rosewood oil is highly recommended for dry and dull skin because it ensures a healthy, firm, tight and younger look you when used regularly.
How to use rosewood oil: This aromatic essential oil works wonders in fighting the different signs of aging. Rosewood oil can be topically applied to the entire body, face, and neck right after a refreshing shower. If needed, you can mix it with jojoba or olive oil and apply it all over. Also, during the cleanse, tone, moisturize ritual, a drop or two of the oil can be mixed with the moisturizer. This helps in rejuvenating and healing the skin from within.
- Myrrh Oil
If you wish to reduce the deep wrinkles and rejuvenate the aging skin, Myrrh oil is the answer for you. This essential oil is blessed with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help in healing skin diseases and improve the skin tone, the firmness, and elasticity of the skin. Also, the oil of myrrh is known to treat skin damaged by the sun. The oil helps in healing rashes, blemishes, chapped skin, pigmentation and aids in relieving from bacteria in skin and eczema.
How to use myrrh oil: Take a drop or two of myrrh essential oil and mix it with a few drops of olive oil. Apply it on your face and neck at night before going off to sleep.
Note: While essential oils are generally not harmful, yet it is always advised that you do a patch test on your inner elbow to ensure there’s no irritation being caused from the oils being used. Also, pregnant mothers and breastfeeding women should avoid using these essential oils without prior consent from the medical practitioner.
Do share your experiences with us if you have been using essential oils too. We would love to hear you out.