Aging skin can be recognized by itspoor elasticity, lack of firmness, complexion looks withered, and sagging due to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the dermis.
Skin aging can be grouped into two categories:-
1. Intrinsic aging is often due to the passage of time and is a slow irreversible process of tissue degeneration.
2. Extrinsic aging is caused or accelerated by excessive exposure to the sun (UV), stress, hormonal imbalance, and lifestyle choices.
Anti-aging treatments emphasize the return of a smoother, more youthful appearance by softening and normalizing the look and feel of sun-damaged or otherwise extrinsically aged skin.
Let’s understand the skin aging process before we get into the specific ingredients incorporated in anti-aging skincare.
As you get older, your skin starts to lose its ability to replenish collagen, which is needed for your skin’s elasticity and firmness. As a result, it starts to show lines and wrinkles and begins to sag due to the loss of elasticity.
Both intrinsic and extrinsic aging is caused by free radicals. In the case of intrinsic aging, such damage is associated with the improper neutralization of free radicals produced in and by the cells when using oxygen to make energy. As for extrinsic aging, free radical damage arises from excessive sun exposure, which is often called photoaging, damages or destroys cellular reproductive abilities and degenerates collagen and elastin. That is why it is critically important always to use sunscreen and increase the skin’s antioxidant levels through antioxidant-rich ingredients to fight the damage caused by free radicals.
Oils help restore and improve skin elasticity and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. In addition, oils can be used to cleanse or moisturize. Some of the best ones are:
Argan Oil contains a high content of alpha tocopherols (Vitamin E) and antioxidants, which help heal damaged skin cells and reduce inflammation. It stimulates, protects, and regenerates, helping to retain the soft, supple, elastic skin. It is a common ingredient in pre and after regeneration of damaged or mature skin, making it an ideal anti-aging product.
Jojoba Oil is the only oil that closely resembles human sebum. Full of the natural antioxidant vitamin E, the oil helps balance the skin’s oils. In addition, by creating a moisturizing and protective barrier on the skin, it guards against the harsh effects of the natural elements.
Avocado Oil contains vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E are rich, nourishing, deeply penetrating, and often used on dry, mature, tired, or lackluster skin. It is reputed to be beneficial for reducing scars and fading age spots and being highly moisturizing. It repairs the skin while enhancing its elasticity through moisture. In addition, it supports cell regeneration look and feel.
Rosehip Oil is high in vitamin C, is reputed to reduce fine lines, and retard pre-maturing aging by promoting the regeneration of skin cells. It penetrates skin layers to hydrate and lock in moisture. It is considered a “dry oil” due to its thin consistency. It has skin brightening properties that help restore skin’s natural color and tone while lightening any unwanted dark blemishes. The oil repairs skin damage by restoring its elasticity and collagen, giving it a rejuvenated look and feel.
The high-performance extracts and ingredients can benefit from improving skin appearance by affecting the structure and function of the skin.
Aloe vera contains allantoin, antioxidants, and many other nutrients.
Green tea extract is loaded with nutrients called polyphenols, which have been shown to fight free radicals. Use green tea extract under sunscreen to double the protection.
Hyaluronic acid not only moisturizes but can also help plump up your skin and fill in fine lines since it can hold up to a thousand times its own weight in water.
Glycolic acid is part of a group known as alpha-hydroxy acids, which can penetrate deepest into the skin. Its exfoliating benefits gently dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells to improve skin texture, tone, and pore size. It also boosts levels of both collagen and elastin in the skin.
Vitamin A (retinol) can easily penetrate the skin. This ease of penetration makes them the most often used anti-aging compound. Retinol can reduce the signs of UV-induced early skin aging, such as wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, and pigmentation. It was shown to prevent the breakdown of collagen and promote collagen synthesis.
Vitamin C is not only is it an excellent antioxidant, but it also helps to neutralize the skin-damaging free radicals caused by exposure to environmental factors such as sun and pollution, but it also interferes with the production of excess pigment in the skin, helping to fade spots and discoloration.
Essential oils are often considered one of those natural ingredients due to the antioxidants and antibacterial properties that protect against skin issues. Therefore, it is essential to know which oils are suitable to be included in your anti-aging skincare.
Bergamot Essential Oil is a fantastic astringent that improves muscle and skin tone. It regulates sebum production and brightens the complexion, and its bleaching properties are potent enough to make age spots disappear.
Frankincense Essential Oil is also a natural toner, decreasing the appearance of pores and evening skin tone. It helps protect existing cells and encourage new cell growth. For this reason, it helps reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, and reduce the appearance of scars.
Helichrysum Essential Oil can promote healthy skin, excellent for regenerating damaged and scarred skin. It encourages the regeneration of skin and may reduce scars and discoloration. It helps prevent wrinkles, a great anti-inflammatory to repair any scars and tissue damage.
Myrrh Essential Oil greatly benefits aging skin. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties that improve skin tone, firmness, and skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Neroli Essential Oil helps to smooth fine lines and tone sagging skin. Its antiseptic properties also balance oil production and shrink the appearance of pores without drying skin.
This eBook is NOT an essential oil recipe book where you can find essential oil blends to address your skincare needs. This eBook aims to equip you with the knowledge you need to find out your skin type, and how you can use essential oils safely to formulate your own organic skincare. You should be able to tweak or design the 3-steps basic skincare formulas to meet the specific needs of your skin at the end of this book.
This eBook provides you with information on the benefits of the carrier and essential oils as well as the vegetable butters, hydrosols, and other natural ingredients suitable for different skin types.
What Will You Learn:-
This 1-page printable table lists essential oils that can be helpful for specific skin types. You can use the recommendation to help you choose which oils you want to try in customizing your skin-care products.
This 1-page printable table lists the common carrier oils that can be helpful for specific skin types. You can use the recommendations to help you choose which carrier oils you want to try in your customized skin-care products.
This 1-page printable chart is perfect for essential oil users as it covers the basic applications with recommendations to help you choose which oils you want to try in customizing your skin-care products.