The first signs of aging are most commonly visible on the skin. Lines, wrinkles and sagging skin all start appearing on the skin since the production of natural oil decreases.
However, dedicating attention and taking care of the skin will eliminate these problems and help you maintain a youthful and healthy skin.
No, we are not talking about expensive commercial cosmetic products that are filled with chemicals and have side-effects – we’re talking about the natural way.
In order to maintain a healthy, youthful and elastic skin, it is important to keep the skin itself supple, hydrated and oiled. For this you’ll have to replenish the lost oils of the skin with natural essential oils. The oils you can use will not only keep your skin hydrated, but will keep it elastic, strong, plum and full of life.
The reason why these oils work so well is because they are rich in antioxidants that repair the damage done by free radicals from the UV sunrays as well as environmental pollution. They also contain unique compounds that play a vital role in reducing the skin’s aging signs and prevent them as well.
We’ve prepared a list down below of the 10 best anti-aging oils you can use to keep your skin younger!
Argon oil is extracted from a tree that is unique only to Morocco. It is made up of 80% fatty acids that fight and eliminate the free radicals in the body while providing many anti-aging benefits.
The oil is also packed with vitamins E and A that reduce age spots, fine lines and wrinkles and combat sagging skin. It keeps the skin hydrated and increases its elasticity while keeping it protected from UV sunrays.
A study that was published back in 2015 by Clinical Interventions, shows that daily consumption or application of this argon oil will definitely postpone and prevent skin aging and improve elasticity.
The best thing about Argon oil is that it is quickly absorbed and doesn’t leave oily residue. It is suitable for all skin types as well.
Wash your body well and apply a few drops of argon oil on the skin and massage with circular motions every day before going to bed.
You can also use 1 tbsp. of culinary argon in your daily diet.
We all know of the benefits of olive oil but you probably haven’t heard of its anti-aging properties. Olive oil works miracles when it comes to keeping the skin looking young. It is rich in vitamins E and A as well as other minerals and fatty acids that repair the damage from free radicals and destroy them.
Olive oil also stimulates the collagen production which results in a glowing smooth skin.
When taken orally, the virgin olive oil will protect your body against diseases triggered from age such as osteoporosis, ulcers and even Alzheimer’s.
Mono-saturated fatty acids have been shown by many studies that reduce insulin resistance as well as oxidative stress and inflammation. They protect the skin against aging and UV rays.
Massage your body with lukewarm olive oil around 10 before taking a bath on daily basis. It will improve the blood flow and keep your skin hydrated and free from aging signs.
Also use this around 2 tablespoons of this oil in your diet.
Coconut oil is also amongst the more famous collagen stimulants that prevents wrinkles and other aging signs.
It has antioxidant properties that fight off free radicles and help heal the damaged skin. The oil also contains lauric acid that has antibacterial properties and fights acne breakouts.
Coconut oil can be used as a natural sunscreen and to treat chronic dry skin, psoriasis and eczema. Many studies have also shown coconut oil to be as effective as mineral oil when used for skin moisturizer.
Massage your skin with coconut oil after you’ve taken a bath. It is also reccoended that you include 2 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil in your daily diet. It will keep you relaxed, healthy and prevent age symptoms.
Almond oil is also very efficient when it comes to delaying the process of aging and treating wrinkles. It is rich in vitamins K an E that help the regeneration of the skin while keeping its elasticity.
A study from 2010 published in Complementary Therapies gives attention to the emollient properties of almond oil that rejuvenate and soften the skin while improving the skin tone and complexion.
Almond oil is also a great protector from UV rays and it is recommended for people who spend a lot of time in the sun. Many studies conducted on almond oil have shown that it can prevent structural damage caused from UV radiation.
You can massage your skin with almond oil after taking a bath on daily basis and it will significantly reduce the symptoms of aging.
To reduce eye wrinkles and dark circles you can apply few drops of warm almond oil below your bottom eyelids before going to bed.
Just like the other oils, you can also take almond oil orally. Take 2-3 tbsp. of sweet almond oil mixed in a cup of warm milk and drink it on daily basis.
You might’ve not heard of Jojoba oil, but it is widely known for its hydrating properties as well as anti-aging benefits. It is rich in vitamins C and E that support cellular regeneration and reduce any visible signs of aging such as dark spots, wrinkles and sagging skin.
Jojoba oil is a well-known emollient that keeps the skin hydrated and prevents irritation. It isn’t a greasy oil and it is suitable for all skin types. It accelerates wound healing and prevents acne.
You can take jojoba oil blended with equal amounts of other plant-based massage oil. You need to massage your skin with it after showering or taking a bath once a day. You can also add a few drops of jojoba oil to your anti-aging face mask.
Lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil also works wonders in preventing the aging of the skin. It has a sweet fragrance and it is commonly used in cosmetic products.
The oil is also packed with antioxidant content that protects the skin from free radicles-induced damage and UV rays. It reduces the aging symptoms and stimulates cellular regeneration.
Aside from its antioxidant content, lavender oil also has some antifungal and antiseptic properties that treat numerous skin diseases as well as psoriasis and acne. It also promotes good sleep and is recommended for maintaining a good overall health.
Mix 6 drops of lavender oil with 1 tbsp. of Aloe Vera gel and apply the mixture on your skin. Massage it gently and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. Do this procedure every other day and you’ll see the amazing results.
Eating avocado for its sweet taste isn’t the only reason to consume them. Avocado too can provide your skin with some amazing benefits such as get rid of your wrinkles and common aging signs.
The lavender oil is rich with vitamins E and A that reverse age-related skin damage and promote regeneration of the skin cells.
Avocado oil is also known for its high amounts of unsaturated fats and protein that promote healthy skin and reduce the common age signs such as uneven skin tone, saggy skin, wrinkles, sun spots and age spots.
You can apply avocado oil on your skin to relieve itchy and dry skin. The oil gets absorbed deeply into the skin which makes it an ideal moisturizer for all skin types.
Pomegranate seed oil
Pomegranate seed oil is less-known but amazing anti-aging oil nonetheless. Its high antioxidant content fights off the free radicals and rejuvenates the damage caused from sun exposure and environmental factors.
A study published in Experimental Dermatology back in 2010 talks about the amazing preventive effects of pomegranate derived products.
The oil is also known to strengthen the epidermis (outer layers) and dermis (inner layers) layers of the skin while boosting collagen production.
A study published back in 2006 in the Journal of Ethno-pharmacology states that the seeds of pomegranates can fight numerous aging signs and stimulate the regeneration of the epidermis.
However that is not all! Pomegranates also have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that support the health of the skin and as a result, you can use pomegranate oil for your whole body. It is quickly absorbed and it moisturizes all types of skin.
You can use cold-pressed pomegranate oil to massage yourself every day.
Wheat germ oil
The regenerating properties of wheat germ oil are widely known. The amazing properties keep the skin youthful and flawless for years thanks to their content high in Vitamin E and A. They are also rich in anti-oxidants that destroy free radicals and repair the induced damage on the skin cells.
A study published in the Pharmacognosy Research back in 2010 shows that the formulation containing wheat germ along with an extract from Aloe Vera, produced significantly higher skin hydration than other formulations that contained Aloe Vera and wheat germ separately..
So when using wheat germ oil it is highly recommended that you use it combined with Aloe Vera extract.
Mix a few drops of wheat germ oil with 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel and apply the mixture on your skin. Massage it for 5 minutes and let it sit for 10 more minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this process once every day.
You can also combine wheat germ oil with honey in equal amounts and apply it on your skin. Let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse it off. This process too should be repeated once a day.
You might have not heard of this health promoting oil with numerous anti-aging qualities. Neem oil is high in antioxidants as well as other antifungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that all protect the skin from environmental toxins that accelerate the aging of the skin.
The oil is also high in polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as Vitamin E, that rejuvenate the skin cells and restore the elasticity of the skin.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition back in 2001 claims that polyunsaturated fatty acids protect the body from UV radiation.
Neem oil can also efficiently fight off eczema, psoriasis and acne-causing bacteria.
To use this oil, mix 1 tablespoon of it in a 1/3 cup of lukewarm coconut or olive oil. Use this mixture to massage your skin for 5 minutes and let it sit for 10 more minutes. There is no need to rinse the mixture off. Repeat this process every day before going to bed.
NOTE: Before using any of these oils make sure you consult with a medical expert or do a patch test to make sure the oils won’t cause an allergic reaction.