Natural Oils That Are Great For Reducing Wrinkles:
With maturity comes self acceptance and becoming more comfortable in your own skin, we enjoy looking after ourselves better and this often includes nurturing our skin.
It’s a fact that as we grow older, the texture, plumpness, firmness and overall appearance of our skin changes. The gradual appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are part of the natural process of ageing. As we age, the process of renewal of skin cells slows as the years pass which affects the structure and pliability of skin.
After 30 or 40 your skins ability to retain moisture, produce oil and heal also diminishes. Avoiding this process may be inevitable, but there is much you can do support the skin’s ability to renew itself and produce what it needs to stay looking younger for longer and slow the visible signs of ageing.
Lifestyle choices are another big contributor to the formation of wrinkles, especially sun exposure (particularly without the use of sunscreen) and even wind. Smoking retards collagen production, a key component of skin structure. A reduction in collagen equals an environment for wrinkles to form. Some wrinkles are “well earned” by smiling, squinting or frowning and laugh lines – the signature of a life fully lived.
We are lucky that we can significantly effect the rate at which lines and wrinkles appear, through good nutrition, reduction of stress and the use of good natural skin care ingredients like oils and foods that can feed our skin, softening wrinkles and smoothing lines.
Here are some easy to find natural ingredients that are powerful remedies in the prevention of wrinkles and other signs of ageing that you can find in our book with recipes like: Wrinkle Avocado Facemask For Dry Skin, Wrinkles Oil Blend, Wrinkle Preventative Serum, Wrinkle Serums for 30′s 40′s and 50′s, Wrinkle Busting Cucumber & Mayo Mask, Wrinkle Honey Carrot Mask….and many more Natural Homemade Skin Care Recipes (also available on Amazon)
Rosehip and Argan oils: both repairing and deeply nourishing for all skin but mature skins especially.
Borage seed oil: a natural emollient, this oil reinforces the moisture barrier within the lower epidermis of skin. As an anti-wrinkle mask ingredient, it also helps combat fine lines on the face.
Egg whites: made from separated eggs, these are used in cleansers, serums, and face masks to tighten and lighten skin.
Fennel essential oil: increases skin elasticity, smoothes wrinkles, and helps to tighten skin, making it the perfect anti-aging facial mask ingredient.
Neroli oil: produced from blossoms of the bitter orange tree, this oil increases the elasticity of mature skin and is included in masks designed for wrinkles and saggy skin.
Sandalwood essential oil: helps to strengthen connective tissue and reduce the appearance of age spots and other skin discoloration. It is combined with other ingredients to create a facial mask with an anti-aging specific goal in mind.
Frankincense oil: For tired, sagging, blemished skin. Helps heal skin and is great to add to a blend for mature, acneic or mature skin. Encourages skin cell growth.
Carrot seed oil: rich in both vitamin A and C this oils is amazing for protecting your skin and repairing damage already done. It is also brightening and encourages your skin to renew itself from underneath the surface layers plumping out wrinkles and lines.
One simple anti wrinkle mask contains five drops of sandalwood oil, ½ cup of full fat milk, and ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder. After boiling the milk, add the remaining ingredients and simmer on low heat for ten minutes. After allowing the mixture to cool, skim the cream from the top and apply this to skin. Leave it on for ten to fifteen minutes, wash off with warm water, and pat the face dry.
Regular use of homemade facial masks including this one and more found in Natural Homemade Skin Care Recipes (also available on Amazon) can help to reduce the appearance of age spots reduce wrinkle depth, making skin appear more youthful.
Easy Oil Serum Recipe
Another easy recipe is to take 1/4 cup of Almond oil and add 4 each drops of Borage, Carrot oil and 10 drops of Rosehip oil for a very moisturizing anti-aging remedy. Apply a small amount once or twice daily to clean skin.
You can also add other oils like Neroil and Frankincense for a really potent serum – or check out other recipes like those in Natural Homemade Skincare Recipes: Rejuvenating Renewing Masks and Treatments For Beautiful Skin for a more comprehensive and specific list of useable ingredients.