6. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is widely used in different cosmetic products, but not only for its pleasant fragrance.
Its abundant amounts of antioxidants help prevent skin damage from UV rays and free radicals. Also, lavender essential oil supports skin rejuvenation and prevents aging signs from appearing.
Furthermore, its potent antifungal and antiseptic properties help treat psoriasis, acne, and other skin conditions.
In addition, this sweet oil helps you fall and stay asleep, and as you know, a good sleep is vital for your health and skin.
- Mix one tablespoon of Aloe Vera with five drops of lavender oil. Massage the solution on your skin, and let it stay for ten minutes. Then, wash it off with cool water. You can do this ritual every other day to make your skin look young once again.
- As an alternative, make a lavender tea and use it to wash your face. This will keep your skin fresh and moisturized.
7. Avocado Oil
You may know how much avocados are beneficial to your overall health, but did you know the avocado oil is equally beneficial for your skin?
That’s right. This oil prevents aging signs such as wrinkles and fine lines, keeping your skin young for long times. This anti-aging oil is especially good for those with dry skin.
Its vitamin A and E content help treat skin damage caused by aging. What’s more, it supports regeneration of healthy cells, and keeps them healthy.
Avocado oil is abundant in unsaturated fats and protein which prevent the appearance of saggy skin, wrinkles, sun spots, and age spots. Also, it helps improve the skin tone.
- Massage avocado oil on your skin to relieve itchiness and moisturize dry skin areas. It’s ideal for all skin types.
8. Pomegranate Seed Oil
The reason why pomegranate seed oil is on this list is mostly because of its unique antioxidant content.
Its antioxidants treat free radical damage caused by environmental factors such as sun exposure which speeds up the skin aging.
The Experimental Dermatology published a study in 2010, saying that products derived from pomegranate have photochemo preventive effects.
Nevertheless, more research is needed to prove the effectiveness of these products in the prevention of photoaging and UVB-mediated damage.
Pomegranate seed oil stimulates the production of collagen, thus improving the skin elasticity. Moreover, it improves the strength of the epidermis (outer layers) and repairs the dermis (deeper layers) of the skin.
In fact, the Journal of Ethnopharmacology published a 2006 study which proves this oil can improve the regeneration of the outer layers of skin. This is crucial for the fight against the signs of aging.
Furthermore, pomegranate seed oil has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and healing properties which improve the skin health. You can use it to moisturize the entire body, including the face.
- Apply cold-pressed pomegranate seed oil with high quality on your skin and massage. Do this once a day.
9. Wheat Germ Oil
This oil will keep your skin flawless for years. It is packed with vitamin A and E which fight free radicals that can cause skin damage.
Wheat germ oil supports the natural process of skin regeneration and it’s ideal for treating aging skin, especially if it’s dry.
In 2010, the Pharmacognosy Research published a study which discovered that when combined with Aloe Vera extract, this oil hydrates the skin better when used separately in different formulations.
Therefore, it’s best to mix it with Aloe Vera extract for optimal skin benefits.
- Mix one tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel with few drops of wheat germ oil. Then, massage your skin with the mixture for five minutes. Leave the mixture on your skin for ten minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Do this once a day.
- As an alternative, you can mix honey and wheat germ oil in equal amounts. Apply the mixture on the desired skin area and leave it there for 15 minutes. Then, rinse it off. Do this once a day.
10. Neem Oil
Last but not least, neem oil provides great anti-aging properties. Its antiviral, antioxidant, analgesic, antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties make this oil one of the best oils for your overall health.
Thanks to its antioxidant content, neem oil protects the skin from different environmental toxins which speed up the aging process.
Moreover, neem oil can restore skin elasticity and rejuvenate skin cells due to its abundant amounts of vitamin E and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a 2010 study which claims the polyunsaturated fatty acid content in neem oil protects the body against UV damage.
Furthermore, its vitamin E content helps moisturize the skin and reduce age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. It also helps combat bacteria which cause eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
- Massage your skin with a mixture of 1/3 cup of warm coconut or olive oil and one tablespoon of neem oil for five minutes. Let it act for ten minutes and after that you won’t even need to wash it off. Do this right before bedtime.
Note: Make sure you do a patch test to check if you’re allergic to to some of the anti-aging oils, for example: avocado oil, almond oil, neem oil, wheat germ oil, or pomegranate seed oil if you plan to use them topically.