The next type of natural remedy to consider as one of your anti-aging remedies is in your essential oils. Essential oils are pure oils extracted directly from the petals, stems, and leaves of herbs, plants, and flowers. These pure oils are high in concentration so they provide a lot of amazing health benefits, including for your skin. Some essential oils are better for anti-aging than others, including:
This essential oil might have a funny name, but the benefits it has for your skin are not funny at all. Frankincense essential oil is from trees called browallia. The oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, which as you know is important for anti-aging. Inflammation in your skin creates a lot of problems, including sagging skin, lines and wrinkles, and flare-ups of conditions like rosacea and eczema.
With a little frankincense oil applied in the right way, you can tighten up your skin and prevent some of these early signs of aging. Just make sure if you apply it to your skin, it is diluted with a carrier oil first. Pure essential oil is much too strong for direct contact. To avoid irritation, mix it with an oil like jojoba oil or olive oil first.
If you have ever used essential oils, lavender should be no stranger to you. This is often what people think of when they think about oils and herbs in general. Lavender is such a wonderfully versatile essential oil, helping with everything from headaches to anxiety and insomnia. It is also really great for your skin, often used for burns and skin irritation. You can also it as one of your anti-aging remedies.
Lavender essential oil can relax and de-stress your skin, reduce irritation and inflammation, and has antioxidants to help fight free radicals. Try combining it with a carrier oil or use a natural skin care product with lavender like a mask or a night cream.
Geranium essential oil is very similar to lavender in that it is often used for soothing and relaxing your skin. The great thing about this is that it can also soothe your senses when you smell it, which provides a full aromatherapy experience. With geranium oil, you are allowing your skin to be firmer and regulate sebum in your pores to reduce acne.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
While not exactly an essential oil, pomegranate seed oil is worth mentioning. This has been used for many different health purposes, including helping with anti-aging. As you might have guessed, the oil is extracted from pomegranate seeds, which have lots of nutrients and antioxidants. You can also use it to protect your skin against sun damage, which can lead to premature aging and early lines and wrinkles.
In the third post of our Anti-Aging Remedies Report, we are going to look at different herbs that are beneficial for anti-aging.