Essential oils are a great for natural skin care. They have many anti-aging properties and help keep the skin fresh, smooth, and wrinkle-free. Many essential oils also have a strong antioxidant effect and thus eliminate the main cause of wrinkles and tired skin.

Why do essential oils have anti-aging effect?

The main cause of premature aging has long been known: a strong imbalance between harmful free radicals and their counterparts, the antioxidants. This phenomenon is also known as “oxidative stress”. This creates so many free radicals that the body can no longer fully neutralize them. They then damage cells, they become less and less efficient and – as far as the skin cells are concerned – can no longer maintain the elasticity and freshness of the skin. Wrinkles appear and the aging process is accelerated. Essential oils protect the skin against free radicals and thus against aging and wrinkling.

So we should consume as many antioxidants as possible in order to stay young and healthy for as long as possible. We normally take in antioxidants through our food – especially through the anti-aging supplements. But these valuable substances can also be absorbed through the skin through essential oils.

The best essential anti-aging oils

Of course, there are a variety of essential oils that are suitable for anti-aging skin care, reducing wrinkles and increasing skin elasticity. The so-called ORAC value helps when assessing how well a food or an essential oil can defuse free radicals. This measures the antioxidant capacity of a substance. The higher the ORAC value, the more antioxidants the respective food or essential oil provides and the stronger its antioxidant power.

Essential OilAntioxidant Capacity ( ORAC value)
Clovevery high
Myrrhhigh
Citronellahigh
Grapefruit medium
Fennelhigh
Clary Sagehigh
Cedarwoodhigh
Rose high
Frankincense high
Melissahigh
Ylang Ylanghigh
Carrot seedhigh
Patchoulimiddle

Clove essential oil

The clove is only known as a kitchen spice. However, its essential oil is a real power substance, making it one of the most potent essential oils. Due to the high content of eugenol (secondary plant substance), it has a strong antibacterial effect. (Caution: Always dilute the clove oil well, as undiluted it would irritate the skin.)

Carrot Seed Essential Oil

The essential oil of the wild carrot is considered to be extremely mild. Mainly because of its rejuvenating and skin-smoothing properties, it is highly valued in skin care and for the prevention and reduction of wrinkles. It nourishes and firms the skin and thus contributes to a youthful appearance.

Clary sage essential oil

Clary sage oil also has great antioxidant properties and is therefore ideal as an anti-wrinkle oil: It protects the skin against premature aging. It also has a balancing effect on female hormones and increases both estrogen and progesterone levels, which has a positive effect on the complexion.

Frankincense essential oil

Frankincense has always been used for healing purposes and for beauty care: For example, it has been used in Ayurveda – the traditional Indian healing art – for around 5000 years. Frankincense essential oil has a strong anti-inflammatory effect and is considered to be extremely caring for the skin, skin-smoothing, skin-regenerating and cell-renewing, which is why it should not be missing in anti-aging skin care against wrinkles.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang oil has a strong centering and balancing effect. It also has a balancing effect on female hormones, which in turn supports a youthful appearance of our skin. It is also very kind to the skin and supplies it with moisture.

Geranium Essential Oil

Women’s oil that has a beneficial effect on health. It stabilizes the hormonal balance, on which the youth and beauty of a woman depends, it increases collagen production, promotes cell regeneration.

Essential Anti-Aging Oils – how to use

How can essential oils be used so that they can convey their rejuvenating anti-aging effects noticeably? Some essential oils can be used pure, others have to be used diluted. It always depends on the individual essential oil. So you can z. B. frankincense or myrrh oil, carrot seed oil or ylang ylang can easily be applied pure, as they are very mild and skin-friendly. Other oils, such as Clove oil should not be used pure, as undiluted it would be very irritating to the skin.

More about essential oils and recipes of natural cosmetics you can find on: //www.aromantic.co.uk

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