Essential Oil Guide: Mature Skin

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As our age increase, the metabolism of the cells becomes slower. Collagen, a protein that keeps skin firm, plump and wrinkle-free and elastin, a protein that gives skin strength and allows it to stretch, decreases. The skin starts to become thinner and lose its firmness and elasticity. Exposure to free radicals and the sun's ultraviolet light can cause further damage to collagen and elastin.

Signs of Aging

First signs of mature skin are visible around the eyes and mouth. Signs of aging can also be seen in the form of:

  • Deep line and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • Dull skin tone
  • Sagging skin
  • Drier skin

Essential Oils for Mature Skin

Frankincense (product): Reduce appearance of sunspots and age spots. It helps to strengthen skin and improve its elasticity.

Geranium (product): Full of antioxidants that fight free radicals which can make skin saggy and wrinkled.

Sandalwood (product): Rejuvenating, tightens the skin.

Rose (product): Improves blood circulation and elasticity of our skin by maintaining skin collagen.

Skincare Tips for Matured Skin

Include products that contain collagen into your daily skincare routine to amp up skin strength and durability. Collagen forms the supportive framework so your skin will remain firm and youthful. It provides the necessary nutrients needed to restore elasticity to aging skin, diminishing signs of aging and giving a youthful and healthier glow to the skin, regardless of age.

Rosehip oil has anti-aging properties, and it protects the skin and increases cell turnover because it contains beta carotene (a form of vitamin A), vitamin C and vitamin E which that help fight free radicals and stimulate collagen production. For use in face care, apply 2 - 3 drops onto fingertips and massage evenly onto face.

Additional Considerations to Slow Down Signs of Aging

-Always wear sunscreen as when skin is exposed to the sun without protection, it can lead to damage that is shown up on skin as visible signs of aging like dark spots or wrinkles years later.

-Substitute coffee intake with rooibos tea that is high in polyphenols to help hydrate the skin and protect them from premature aging.

-Increase antioxidant rich food in the diet to prevent the process of oxidation and removes harmful free radicals from the blood which could lead to major diseases like cancer and heart ailments.