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20 of the Best Anti-Aging Oils for Naturally Beautiful Skin
Everyone wants clear, bright, soft, blemish-free skin. But before you spend a small fortune at your local day spa or at the cosmetic counter, you should first try one of the following natural oils that can help provide your skin with the nutrition it needs. While you will find countless commercially made anti-aging creams, many of these formulas are loaded with harmful chemicals which can actually cause damage over the long term, not mention that these creams are extremely expensive as well! Why buy some pre-made product that is loaded with things you don’t want on your skin (petroleum, anyone?) when there are plenty of natural oils from Mother Nature that you can use to give you that beautiful complexion?
Keep reading for the 20 best anti-aging oils that will have you looking younger and healthier than ever before!
1. Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil is the perfect oil to tighten skin as well as for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and those tiny lines around the eyes. It can also act as a natural preservative for any other oil that you might want to blend with this oil.
2. Apricot Kernel Oil
This is one of the best carrier oils anywhere for creating oil blends that heal the skin. Apricot kernel oil is rich in omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid, which will hydrate and nourish the skin. The vitamins E and A that this oil contains will help to regenerate skin cells as well as collagen. This oil is non-greasy and is absorbed into the skin very quickly. Most people with very dry skin find that this oil works perfectly for them.
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3. Myrrh Oil
This uncommon oil can be used to improve skin strength. You can add this oil to any of the other carrier oils on this list, such as coconut oil or apricot kernel oil, for added strength so that you have a super smooth, younger looking complexion.
4. Sweet Almond Oil
One of the most commonly used carrier oils around. Sweet almond oil is odorless and only lightly oily so it’s good for those with skin that is normal or oily by nature. This oil has large amounts of vitamin K and E, which means that these oils can help you to maintain elasticity of the skin as well as to help the skin regenerate itself. If you spend a great deal of time in the sun, this can be your oil of choice as it is a natural UV blocker.
5. Sandalwood Oil
Besides smelling great, sandalwood oil can help to soothe irritated and/or damaged skin while fading lines, scars, and wrinkles. This will help to smooth out the surface of the skin and give you a more youthful appearance.
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6. Coconut Oil
This super luscious coconut oil is loaded with vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, which makes this oil an excellent carrier oil for skin healing. Comprised of mainly medium chain triglyceride lauric acid, coconut oil is well-known to be one of the healthiest oils for the skin (and the body when you consume it!) Coconut oil will clear up acne like magic while for those with more mature skin, it can help reduce the signs of aging, can help to fade stretch marks, while it strengthens the epidermis. Coconut oil has a natural SPF of about 4, so it’s great for a mild sunscreen that will protect your skin from sun damage naturally, with no harmful chemicals.
7. Lemon Oil
Although the smell of this might remind you of furniture polish, lemon oil can help to lighten age spots or dark spots while it also preventing and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
8. Avocado Oil
Although avocado oil is a very thick oil, it is one of the healthiest oils for the skin. You might not want to use it on your face, but since avocado oil is super rich with vitamins E and A, as well as collagen improving plant sterolins, you might want to consider using this oil everywhere else!
9. Frankincense Oil
Frankincense is a great smelling oil that will help to even out your skin tone, balance its natural pH, while it regenerates skin cells more quickly, reducing scars and wrinkles.
10. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Mix ylang ylang with any of the excellent carrier oils on this list, such as coconut or sweet almond oil, and enjoy the rich, floral scent! This essential oil will also help to control oil production and therefore minimize acne breakouts. This oil is excellent for all skin types, however, so even if you don’t have acne, you can enjoy the beautiful scent and the skin rejuvenating properties as well.
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11. Argan Oil
This popular oil is made of mainly 80 percent fatty acids, which will simply work wonders when it comes to hydrating the skin. Argan oil will restore elasticity, reduce wrinkles, and fade those fine lines.
12. Tea Tree Essential Oil
This is perhaps one of the most well-known essential oils for those who are prone to acne breakouts. Tea tree oil has antibacterial compounds that will kill the bacteria that cause acne. Tea tree can also help to regulate oil production which will also help decrease the severity of breakouts. Mix a few drops of this essential oil with any of the carrier oils on this list.
13. Rosehip Seed Oil
Depending on the recipe you wish to use, this oil is quite versatile and it can be used as either an additive, like essential oils, or as a carrier oil. More than any other botanical oil, rosehip seed oil has more vitamin A, which can reduce the depth of winkles, lighten age spots, heal damaged skin, and increase the production of collagen. This oil is a very nourishing and loaded with essential fatty acids including omega-3 linolenic acid and omega-6 linoleic acid, which improve the texture and elasticity of the skin. Rosehip seed oil is a very lightweight oil when compared to other carrier oils but this can make this oil perfect for those who want the perfect complexion without the appearance or feeling of an oily face.
14. Patchouli Essential Oil
This is the perfect essential oil for those with more mature, aging skin. Patchouli oil encourages new cell growth and smooth’s fine lines and wrinkles. This oil also has antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic compounds. This oil is very good for those who suffer from skin problems such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, or eczema.
15. Carrot Seed Oil
You might have seen a good number of lotions and face creams lately touting the benefits of carrot seed oil. Like the vegetable, carrot seed oil is loaded with antioxidant carotenoids which can improve the body’s immune system response to the suns UV rays, which can help prevent sun damage. These carotenoids stimulate the rejuvenation of skin cells and can help those with chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, to heal their flare ups.
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16. Cypress Oil
This oil has a beautiful, earthy smell that will improve circulation and strengthen the skin. This means that your skin will have a natural, healthy glow! Cypress oil is also known for reducing the appearance of varicose veins and broken capillaries under the skin surface.
17. Geranium Oil
Geranium oil is a very effective anti-inflammatory, so it can help to lessen those annoying red spots! It can also lighten up sun spots and even out skin tone. Since geranium oil also improves circulation, it hastens regeneration of skin cells and lessens the visibility of scars and wrinkles.
18. Pomegranate Seed Oil
Just like the fruit, pomegranate seed oil has a very high concentration of antioxidants which will slow the aging process by stopping the damage that free radicals can cause. This oil also contains ellagic and pumice acids, which improve elasticity, nourish the skin, and encourage cell regeneration. This oil will heal dry, burned, or irritated skin and is a good choice for those who are suffering from psoriasis and eczema.
19. Neroli Oil
Neroli oil is great for soothing irritated or damaged skin because it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic compounds, so this can be great for those with acne, psoriasis, eczema, and other types of skin problems. Neroli oil is often recommended for those who wish to fade stretch marks and heal scars.
20. Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil
You might not have heard of this age old oil, but once you use it, you will tell everyone about it! Sea buckthorn oil is super vitamin rich and great for reversing the signs of aging. This oil can stop eczema, hyperpigmentation, and treat acne.
You should be able to find any of these oils at your local health food or natural store but if for some reason you can’t find the oil you want to try, you can find these online. Don’t forget that although most oils safe for just about everyone, if you are pregnant, have a medical condition, or are consuming prescription medications, please consult your doctor before you try any herbal product to protect your health.