How to choose oils for skin rejuvenation

massage with oil for skin rejuvenation

For the first time, oils for skin rejuvenation were used centuries before our era. Ancient Roman emperors, ancient Greek priests and ancient Egyptian pharaohs anointed the skin with oil. Then they were almost the only cosmetics, really worth their weight in gold and only available to the aristocracy.

With the development of the chemical industry, more effective synthetic creams emerged and for some time the oil should not be forgotten.

But today, when, after careful study, scientists have discovered the new anti-aging properties of vegetable oils, they are experiencing a rebirth.

Nowadays around the world there is a real boom in the use of natural cosmetics based on natural oils and plant extracts.

Why oil is useful

All vegetable oils can be divided into two major groups - natural and essential. They can be used individually and in combination, buy ready -made compositions or compose them yourself. This product is obtained by cold pressing from quality natural raw materials. They can be obtained from nuts, seeds, grains, and fruit pits. These oils are primarily a valuable source of nutrition, as most of them contain:

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  • the strongest natural antioxidants - vitamins C and E;
  • vitamin A which increases skin elasticity;
  • B vitamins that improve the condition of the skin, hair, nails;
  • valuable trace elements - selenium, iodine, manganese, iron, copper, etc. ;
  • essential minerals - potassium, calcium, magnesium, fluoride, etc.

The secret of the powerful effect of natural oils on human skin is that it has a chemical composition similar in its formula to sebum. Allergies are very rare in them, it does not cause irritation and has a clear softening and calming effect.

Often, natural vegetable oils are the basic components of creams and masks, in which essential oils with truly unique properties are easily dissolved.

Interestingly, in many ways, essential oils remain a mystery to humans. According to its origin, this is a volatile aromatic substance that can be found in different parts of the plant. To get a small amount of pure essential oil, sometimes a lot of raw materials need to be processed, so the cost can be very high.

The most remarkable property of essential oils is their ability to penetrate into the deep layers of the skin due to its low molecular weight structure. In addition, absolutely all of them have expressed antiseptic and bactericidal properties, and in one way or another are able to affect a person's mental state.

Now their medicinal properties are being studied. But what we already know about them allows them to be used effectively at home and in professional cosmetology.

Natural oils

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Natural vegetable oils are used not only for the face, but also for the whole body. Massage with them quickly and effectively improves the condition of the skin, moisturizes it and even smoothes fine wrinkles.

But not everything is always in a liquid state. Some of it (cocoa, shea, coconut, etc. ) hardens at room temperature and resembles oily paraffin in structure. Before use, it must be heated in a water bath until the solid dissolves. Due to these properties, such oils are often a basic component for making homemade creams.

Different types of oils have different properties, so they should be chosen individually, depending on the skin condition and the problems that need to be solved by using them.

The best product for you is a product that is completely absorbed by the skin and does not leave an oily layer on it. The most notable anti-aging properties of this oil:

  1. Arganovoye. Moisturizes the skin perfectly and, thanks to its chemical composition, restores the balance of its Ph and water salts. It is able to smooth wrinkles and even superficial scars.
  2. Shea butter. It actively stimulates tissue regeneration, has strong anti-inflammatory properties, increases skin elasticity and gives it a healthy glow.
  3. Avocado. Saturates the epidermis with valuable nutrients, penetrating into its deep layers. Creates a protective barrier that retains moisture, absorbs quickly, gradually removes pigmentation.
  4. avocado oil for skin rejuvenation
  5. koko. Contains unsaturated fatty acids, which quickly restore the protective properties of the skin, and is also a natural sunscreen filter.
  6. Grape seeds. It actively neutralizes free radicals, slows down the aging process, smoothes fine wrinkles, and improves skin tone. Good removes bruises and bags under the eyes.
  7. almonds. It successfully fights cellulite, tightens the skin quickly, moisturizes it perfectly, makes it softer and more elastic.
  8. Sea buckthorn. Has the most powerful wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties, is a powerful natural antioxidant, successfully fights wrinkles.

You must be aware that when working with natural oils, you must avoid their contact with metal objects. It can be stored for up to six months, in a tightly closed glass container, away from exposure to ultraviolet radiation, preferably in a dark and cool place.

Naturally prepared homemade cream is stored in the refrigerator for no more than a month.

Essential oils

Essential oils have significant healing properties, and their diversity is great. Today, more than 3000 essential oil plants are known. However, there are only over 200 of them undergoing industrial processing. In cosmetology, only about 50 types of essential oils are used.

Often, the following types of essential oils are used for facial rejuvenation:

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  • aniseed - refreshes the skin, increases its elasticity;
  • orange - accelerates cell regrowth, copes with cellulite well;
  • basil - perfectly removes puffiness and bags under the eyes;
  • valerian - soothes, relieves irritation, smoothes wrinkles;
  • conifers - improve the skin, activate blood circulation, strengthen capillaries;
  • ylang -ylang - one of the most powerful skin color stimulants, gives a lifting effect;
  • coriander - quickly tightens the skin, making it smooth and elastic;
  • lavender - gently and effectively affects sensitive skin;
  • lemon - whitens and rejuvenates, stimulates cell regrowth;
  • juniper - with regular use, significantly reduces stretch marks;
  • mint - an excellent natural stimulant for intracellular processes;
  • neroli - increases firmness and elasticity, removes vascular tissue, evens out color;
  • sapphire - refreshes, moisturizes, removes fluff and soil color;
  • rosemary - makes the skin fresh and elastic, quickly rejuvenates;
  • pink is the most popular and versatile anti-aging agent;
  • clever - significantly improves the structure and appearance of the skin, significantly shrinks pores;
  • tea tree - a powerful antioxidant and antiseptic, restores the skin after acne and dermatitis.

Do not mix more than 2-3 types of essential oils at the same time, as this can lead to a weakness of its healing properties. It is highly not recommended to use 100% essential oils on the skin in pure form - this can cause irritation, allergic reactions and even burns. The application of these spots is sometimes used to treat acne.

Reviews and contraindications

fever as a contraindication to skin rejuvenation with oils

Reviews and results after using natural oils are the most positive.

In terms of effect, they are usually not inferior to the most expensive creams, and practically have no contraindications. The only limitation is not to use it on areas affected by skin diseases and pustular eruptions.

Individual intolerance is extremely rare.

Almost all essential oils should not be used during pregnancy, lactation, and fever. Also, for each of them, there are additional restrictions and contraindications that must be carefully studied before use.

Unlike natural oils, if used improperly, it can cause high blood pressure, irritation and even bronchial spasms. Because of its strong effect on the body, you need to treat it with caution.