The Benefits of Natural Oils for Aging Skin
As part of the natural aging process, collagen and elastin production gradually decreases. Eventually, this leads to skin that is loose, thin and dry.
Without the vital collagen and elastin proteins, the skin struggles to retain moisture and battle the elements. Because of this, your aging skin may be itchy, sensitive and prone to age spots and bruising, along with fine lines or wrinkles.
To prevent premature aging skin, wrinkles, and crepey skin, it is crucial to incorporate natural oils into a strict skin care regime each morning and evening.
Natural Morning Routine
As you age, your skin produces less of its natural oil, known as sebum. In the morning, you want to make sure your skin has enough moisture to carry it throughout the day.
Gently cleansing and moisturizing in the morning with a natural oil will be sure to help your skin keep up sebum production for fewer wrinkles and will help retain moisture in your skin during your day.
Cleanse and Tone
Each morning, begin your skin care routine by cleansing and toning the skin. Jojoba Oil is highly recommended for oil cleansing because of how closely its molecular structure mimics the skin's natural oil.
Jojoba Oil is packed full of fatty acids, triglycerides, wax esters and all of the vitamins necessary for maintaining healthy skin. Likewise, it acts as an antibacterial and antifungal agent to meticulously purify the skin.
After cleansing, follow up with a calming Rose Water Toner. Rose Water Toner naturally soothes any irritation and balances the pH of your skin. Read more about Rose Water here.
Green Coffee Bean Oil and Emu Oil are highly recommended moisturizers for aging skin.
Green Coffee Bean Oil has been shown to increase the amount of collagen and elastin produced by nearly two times the usual production rate when applied to aging skin. This, in turn, allows the skin to retain more moisture throughout the day while providing the skin with much-needed vitamin E, sterols and fatty acids. The combination of components in the oil is also helpful in treating age spots.
Emu Oil, on the other hand, absorbs into the skin quickly and closely mirrors the makeup of the top layer of human skin. It contains helpful agents such as vitamin A and oleic acid, which both aid in reducing the appearance of age spots and preventing bruising.
Apply 2-3 drops of either Green Coffee Bean Oil or Emu Oil to your skin as a skin-boosting moisturizer.
Natural Evening Routine
After your skin has spent a day exposed to sun, wind, pollution, and more, it needs to repair itself overnight. It's important to keep skin moisturized for this process because aging skin gradually loses keratin, a protein that helps prevent dehydration in the skin.
Cleanse and Tone
In the evening, you will need to repeat the cleansing and toning process. Make use of Jojoba Oil as a cleanser and Rose or Lavender Water as a toner. To learn which toner is the right one for you, learn more about our three floral toners for soothing and toning skin.
The numerous vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B6 and E, in Jojoba Oil, along with the fatty acids, aid in problems associated with oil production and dull or aging skin, while Rose or Lavender Water are refreshing toners that will soothe dry, itchy skin.
Before turning in for the night, apply Rosehip Seed Oil as your evening moisturizer. Rosehip Seed Oil is highly regarded for its ability to deeply penetrate the skin's numerous layers. As the Rosehip Seed Oil reaches the deeper layers, each layer benefits from vitamins A, B-carotene, C and D as well as fatty acids. The use of this miracle oil is also helpful in preventing age spots and reversing skin damage.
Anti-Aging Tip Recap:
- Aging skin is often recognized when wrinkles appear but it is characterized by the breakdown of collagen and keratin in the skin, along with reduced oil production and dry skin.
- Jojoba Oil mimics the skin's natural oil which means that when it is used to cleanse skin, it won't strip away important moisture.
- Toning skin with Rose Water or Lavender Water soothes irritated, dry skin and boosts nutrients already present within the skin.
- Moisturizing in the morning with Coffee Bean Oil will boost collagen production while Emu Oil will prevent bruising and heal age spots.
- Moisturizing in the evening with Rosehip Oil will boost skin's natural ability to heal overnight and prevent wrinkles and other skin damage.
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