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.
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.
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.
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.