7 essential oils rejuvenate your skin!
There are many essential oils that are suitable for anti-aging skincare, reducing wrinkles and increasing skin elasticity. We have summarised the best seven essential oils for anti-aging for you below:
Clove essential Oil
The clove is usually only known as a kitchen spice. However, its essential oil is a real power substance, making it one of the most potent essential oils of all and can be used in a wide variety of ways. Due to the high content of eugenol (secondary plant substance) it has a strong antibacterial effect. (Attention: Always dilute the clove oil well, as it would irritate the skin undiluted.)
Clove oil has the highest ORAC value of all foods. With over one million µmolTE/100 g, it offers an incredible number of antioxidants that protect our skin from premature aging.
Clary Sage essential oil
Muscatel sage oil also has great antioxidant properties and is therefore an excellent anti-wrinkle oil: it protects the skin from premature aging. It also has a balancing effect on female hormones and raises both estrogen and progesterone levels, which in turn has a positive effect on the skin.
Myrrh essential oil
Myrrh is one of the older medicinal plants of mankind and has been used since time immemorial. The oil is extracted from the resin of the myrrh tree and is considered to be very skin-friendly and mild. Because of its good skin compatibility and because this oil also has a strong antioxidant effect, it is often used to care for mature skin and to prevent and treat wrinkles.
Patchouli essential oil
The use of Patchouli essential oil for medicinal purposes has a long tradition in Traditional Chinese Medicine, where it is mainly used to treat all types of skin problems and is one of the ten most commonly prescribed remedies in this area. In scientific studies, the effectiveness of the oil on skin aging caused by UV radiation in mice has been investigated. The results were impressive:
If the essential patchouli oil was applied to the skin, the wrinkle binding could be significantly reduced, the elasticity of the skin could be preserved and the collagen content increased. Collagen is one of the body’s most important structural proteins. In the skin, collagen ensures firmness, resilience and resistance.
In addition, the proportion of detoxification and repair enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, glutathione and catalase was significantly increased. The essential Patchouli oil is therefore an excellent anti-aging oil and helps the skin to retain its elasticity and youthfulness for longer.
Frankincense essential oil
Frankincense has always been used for healing purposes and beauty care: for example, it has been used in Ayurveda – the traditional Indian art of healing – for about 5000 years. Essential frankincense oil has a strong anti-inflammatory effect and is considered to be extremely skin caring, skin smoothing, skin regenerating and cell renewing, which is why anti-aging skin care against wrinkles should by no means be lacking.
Ylang Ylang essential oil
The name “Ylang Ylang” means “flower of the flower”. The plant owes this name probably also to its beguiling smell. Ylang Ylang oil has a strong centering and balancing effect. It also has a balancing effect on the female hormones, which in turn supports the youthful appearance of our skin. In addition, it is very skin caring, regulates the activity of the sebaceous glands and supplies the skin with moisture.
Grapefruit essential oil
This oil from the citrus family convinces with its wonderfully fresh scent. In addition, it is regarded as skin and tissue tightening, which is why it is often used in beauty care – apparently with a relevant effect. The American scientist Dr. Hirsch discovered that women who smelled of grapefruit were on average six years younger than they actually were.
Essential oils for anti-aging and their application
How can essential oils be used now, so that they can transmit their rejuvenating anti-aging effect noticeably?
Some essential oils may be used pure, others must be used diluted, however it is recommended to always dilute them and to make a test for skin sensitivity before you apply them. It always depends on the individual essential oil. For example, frankincense oil, lavender oil, myrrh oil or ylang ylang might be applied pure without any problems because they are very mild and kind to the skin. Other oils, such as clove oil, should not be used pure, as they would be very irritating to the skin if undiluted and could then attack the skin. So best is to dilute any essential oil before using them on your skin.
Essential oils, which should be diluted, are simply mixed into a so-called carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, etc.) – and the face, body or massage oil is ready.
So choose the essential oils that appeal to you personally and best suit your skin needs. Then add about 25 drops to 100 ml of a carrier oil. This dosage is also ideal for very strong essential oils that have skin irritating properties. However, if you select the mild essential oils listed above, you can further increase the dosage.
You can also use a few drops of an essential oil of your choice to spice up your face cream and increase its anti-aging effect. Again, dose 25 drops per 100 ml of cream.
Of course, a care mask is also a wonderful idea to get into the anti-aging effect of the essential oils.