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A Brief History of Anti-aging Skin Oils
Ask anyone if they would like to look ten years younger and we doubt very much that many would say no. Anti-aging skincare is a multi-million dollar industry, with women all around the world striving to keep their skin looking as good as it did in their 20s. We take a little look into the history of anti-aging oils and look into the best oils for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
What are Anti-aging Skin Oils
Anti-aging oils are oils that are designed to keep your skin feeling young and fresh. As we get older our skin becomes to tire from the environment we live in and the stresses that our body goes through as we age. Most people will equate anti-aging products to potions that promise to get rid go wrinkles and suddenly allow you to turn back time and have skin like a 20-year-old again. There are definitely ad campaigns from big name brands that promise women the world if they invest in their latest high-tech product but is there any truth in their claims?
The answer is that whiles anti-aging oils cannot perform miracles, they can slow down the aging effect and go a long way in improving wrinkles on your face. For us, the best anti-aging oils come in the form of natural products that women have been suing for thousands of years, rather than synthetic creams that have been conjured up in a lab.
History of Anti-aging Skin Oils
While anti-aging products seem to have multiplied at Gremlin-like levels in recent years, they have been a part of a lady’s beauty regime for hundreds of years. If you look throughout history, you will find that women in powerful positions went to extreme length to keep their skin looking as fresh as a daisy.
The famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra is renowned for being one of the most beautiful women to walk the planet. How did she achieve such beauty? Donkeys, yes, you heard it right, donkeys. The queen is said to have taken baths made up of donkey milk as the alpha hydroxy acids in the milk possessed anti-aging and skin-softening agents.
Strangely scented baths were not confined to ancient Egyptian times as Mary Queen of Scots was quite partial to a bath full of white wine. It was thought that the wine improved one’s complexion and the alcohol worked as an antiseptic. We think we will leave these strange remedies deep in history and concentrate on traditional anti-aging body oils that are proven to work.
Facts about Anti-aging Skin Oils
Think you know everything about beauty? Well, did you know these amazing facts about anti-aging body oil and anti-aging face oils?
1. Anti-aging oils neutralize free radicals and prevent environmental damage
Oils such as pomegranate, rosehip, and passion fruit are packed full go antioxidants and they can be very beneficial when rubbed into your skin each morning.
2. Anti-aging oils can improve the tolerance of your skin
Oils, such as sandalwood oil and argan oil contain anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate the signs of aging and will leave your skin looking calm.
3. Anti-aging oils can make your skin look plump
As you enter your later years you might begin to notice deep wrinkles in your face and neck, especially when your skin is dry and has been damaged by the sun. As essential oils for anti-aging skin care contain fat loving ingredients, they prevent water loss and plump the skin with moisture, so that wrinkles fade away.
4. Anti-aging oils can aid absorption
Oils should be applied to your face before your usual moisturizer so that is tricks the skin into letting active ingredients, such as retinol, glycolic acid, and vitamin C—deeper into the skin and closer to the collagen-producing fibroblasts, all without irritating the surface.
The Best Essential Oils for Anti-aging Skincare
There are hundreds of oils on the market that you should consider as part of your anti-aging beauty regime and these are just some of our favorites.
Cold pressed pomegranate oil is one of the more expensive varieties of carrier oil – and for good reason! It’s rich in punicic acid, which promotes the production of collagen fibers – and slows down the processes that break it down. Not only does this help prevent wrinkles, it also encourages the healing of acne, wounds, and scars. This oil is also particularly lightweight and absorbent, and packed with vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Coconut oil is packed full of vitamin E and lauric acid, which is one of the healthiest oils that you can use. Coconut oil is especially good when used as an anti-aging body oil on areas that have been exposed to a lot of sun.
Grape Seed Oil
This oil is a wonderful – if slightly counterintuitive – choice for those of us with oily and/or acne-prone skin, as it actually controls skin’s natural oil producing functions and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, and is an especially effective way to minimize dark circles under the eyes, when applied daily for a few weeks.
Jojoba oil, distilled from the seeds of the jojoba tree (native to the Southwestern United States and Mexico) has a consistency (and molecular structure) that’s very similar to the oil your skin produces. Mimicking the structure of your skin allows this oil to rapidly penetrate the skin and deliver nutrients sub dermally. This also means it may be able to “convince” your skin that it has already produced enough oil – thereby preventing excess oil production and the resultant greasy skin! It has a longer shelf life than many of its counterparts – meaning if you store it in a cool, dry place, it will retain its nourishing properties for a long period of time!
Apricot Kernel Oil
This essential oil anti-aging blend is a great carrier oil and contains omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid which hydrates the skin and leaves it nourished.
Sweet almond Oil
This oil is high in vitamins E and K which helps skin regenerate and retain elasticity. Almond oil is also said to aid circulation, so it will keep your face looking nice and rosy.
Avocado oil is much thicker than most essential oils so it is best to be used overnight to give dry skin a much-needed boost.
Argan oil has gained popularity in recent years and it is something of a wonder oil. Used on your face, argan oil can help fine lines to fade and can increase the elasticity in your skin. Argan oil has also shown to be effective the fading of age spots.
Who are we to argue with hundreds of years of history when it comes to anti-aging regimes. Women have turned to natural remedies, some very strange we must say, for many years and we have to say that there have been many beautiful women gracing the earth, so they must have been onto something. If you want to make your wrinkles a part of your history, you will do well to try one of the amazing oils that we have recommended.
About The Author:
This article is written by Maya Menon. Maya Menon is the Director of Marketing & PR, Uma Oils. Uma Oils is one of the best company that provides 100% natural & organic luxury skincare and wellness oils. These oils are grown, extracted, formulated and bottled entirely at a lush family estate in India. They carefully inspect every harvest, and handcraft our oils in small batches. They aim to transform skin and overall wellbeing with these oils as distinctive as the women who wear them.
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