We get wrinkles and saggy skin when the body starts to produce less natural skin oil. Luckily, you can keep your skin young using anti-aging oils.
Here are 10 natural oils that will keep your skin young and hydrated.
1. Coconut oil
Research shows that topical application of virgin coconut oil increases collagen production, thus preventing age spots and wrinkles.
Coconut oil is actually used to treat skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and dry skin. Apply it on the skin and use extra-virgin coconut oil to cook.
2. Argan oil
This oil contains fatty acids that kill free radicals and slow aging. It can also tighten skin and reduce age spots due to vitamin A and E content.
According to this study, dietary and cosmetic use of argan oil improves skin elasticity in seniors. Apply a few drops after taking a shower and/ or add a tablespoon of this oil in your salad.
3. Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil contains minerals (vitamin C and E) that keep the skin firm and hydrated. Massage your skin with this oil every day after taking a shower.
4. Almond oil
Almond oil helps improve circulation and skin elasticity. One study concluded that this oil softens skin and improves circulation. Apply it on the skin after taking a bath or add it in salads, smoothies or milk.
5. Lavender essential oil
Lavender oil is an ingredient in most cosmetic products. It fights free radicals and helps the skin regenerate. It can treat psoriasis and acne due to its strong antifungal and antiseptic properties.
Apply it on the skin then wash it off with cold water after 15 minutes.
6. Olive oil
This study found that intake of olive oil (monounsaturated fatty acids) reduces risk of skin photoaging. This oil also reduces inflammation, fights oxidative stress and improves insulin sensitivity.
Add two tablespoons of olive oil in your meals. Or apply lukewarm olive oil on the skin 10 minutes before taking a shower.
7. Pomegranate seed oil
This oil prevents the skin from aging fast due to its strong antioxidant properties. It moisturizes the skin and restores skin elasticity.
8. Avocado oil
Avocado oil can benefit people with dry skin. It also reduces age spots, saggy skin and wrinkles. Apply it on dry skin or use it as a moisturizer.
9. Neem oil
This oil has antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and analgesic properties. Massage your skin with neem oil then wash it off after 10 minutes.
10. Wheat germ oil
This oil can keep your skin young. Apply it on your skin and rinse it off with lukewarm water after 10 minutes.
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