~ Best Essential Oils for Mature skin & Anti Aging ~
Many women spend vast amounts of money on skin care creams, potions and facials for their beauty routines. A long term healthy skin regime must start on the inside with a nourishing diet.
A diet low in simple carbohydrates and high in good fats, rich in vitamins and proteins all help in supporting our skin and the collagen integrity. External measures is our skin care routines also help our skin retain moisture, stay hydrated and supple. Natural beauty products from nature including pure essential oils and carrier oils are best for our skin due to the lack of toxic chemicals. Some of these toxic chemicals and additives found in our cosmetics can unfortunately cancel out much of the good we achieve through diet and skin care.
Good Skin Starts form the Inside!
Eating nutritious calories on the Paleo diet suggests eating abundant Omega 3 rich foods, vegetables, fruits and meat while removing processed foods and dairy products which often cause food intolerance, digestion and gut issues such as IBS.
A Natural Source of Collegen
Making your own bone stock is also great for our skin. Bone broths and stews are rich in collagen (jelly like) hence helping to make skin healthier and thicker.
Remember that our skin absorbs around 60% of everything we put on it. So analyzing all those possible nasty ingrediants on the label for bought store products is important! It’s similar to the foods we eat, the closer we can be to the natural source of a food the healthier it will be for us. Parabens mimic estrogen and are used to preserve many cosmetics. The problem is that parabens are considered xeno-estrogens which are considered to be estrogen disruptors, linked with breast cancer and reproductive issues. Bad news.
So let’s look at some of the best natural skin care ingredients you can incorporate into your skin care routine. Almond, Jojoba, Olive, Apricot and Avocado Oil are all popular mature skin base carrier oils. The best quality pure essential oils are carefully extracted from plants and not only nourish skin but usually smell amazing!
Why Pure Essential Oils Rock!
Natural oils do not contain compounds that create a problem with our immune system. They are toxic free so can be absorbed safely into our skin. Our skin will stay supple and hydrated. In addition, unlike cheap bought store products, nutrients and proteins in essential oils encourage cell regeneration. They are also known for NOT clogging our pores like some cheap commercial brands do! As we age, dull skin can be a problem so as “Prime women” we need to pay special attention to exfoliating the skin and staying hydrated… both inside and out.
Essential Oil Safety
Natural pure essential oils are safe, however because they are concentrated care must be taken. They need to be diluted about 5%. In usual homemade cosmetic recipes this equates to 1 drop of oil for every 1 ml of base carrier oil. The usual precautions need to be taken if you are pregnant or for children. The dilution may need to be greater or consult your health professional. Avocado oil, Apricot kernel and Almond Oil are good carrier oils for mature skin. Rosehip Seed Essential Oil is also good for wrinkles and fine lines, but is quite expensive.
Best Essential Oils for Mature Skin
Lavender Oil: Lavender oil is safe to use undiluted on your skin. It is used to treat acne, allergic reactions, athlete’s foot, boils, bruises, burns, dermatitis, eczema, inflammations and as an insect repellent. Lavender oil lightens the appearance of age spots, and can also aid in healing. It is a skin cell re-generator so this makes it ideal for our dry, mature skin as we age. One of my favorites!
Rose Otto: Rose oil is a good liver toner. It is good for all skin types, but is especially good for improving dry, mature skin, broken capillaries and wrinkles. It is known to improve poor circulation and Rose smells amazing! It is a wonderful oil in many beauty care products such as creams, gels and lotions.
Helichrysum: This oil is known to help clear liver congestion hence naturally clearing the skin as well. Helichrysum is known as one of the rejevenating, anti ageing oils, wonderful for mature skin. It is also known for its ability to heal scars, help rosacea, bruising, dermatitis and eczema. If you are one of the few that have acne trouble at our age, Helichrysum is a natural antifungal, so good for that too! It can be used in a foot cream it help alleviate neuralgia or just plain tired and aching feet.
Patchouli: This oil is also an excellent anti aging essential oil. Patchouli is known for smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and rejuvenates skin by promoting new cell growth. It is also promotes healing having antiseptic properties. It is popular in cellulite creams and helpful for treating problem skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. Adult acne may also be treated with this oil and it is gentle enough for sensitive skin.
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