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Essential Oils for Mature Skin

Aromatherapy products for mature skin

Mature skin is something we will all have one day. This brings up an interesting point about skin types: they change, according to age, health, environmental circumstances, diet and other lifestyle factors. It is therefore important to reassess your skin type from time to time, because you may find that your once-lovely normal skin has become dry or sensitive, or has simply aged into mature skin. Ageing is, however, a normal part of life and with proper skin care, mature skin can still look good for its time of life.

As we age, the body's functions slow down, cells are not replaced as quickly, and skin elasticity gives way to a gradual drooping. A mature skin is characterized by wrinkles and crow's-feet (those fine lines around the eyes), and thread veins, blemishes and age spots start to appear. The skin loses the natural bloom of youth, the hone structure underneath the face becomes more noticeable, and creases along the lines of the face muscles become apparent.

Do not despair! This process happens gradually, individual variations occur and for some lucky people the signs of ageing appear only in late life. Good and regular skin-care treatments can even slow down the signs of ageing. Reducing unnecessary exposure to the sun, assessing your diet and trying to improve it, and eliminating stress and environmental pollution as much as possible all help to delay the signs of ageing.

Regular aromatherapy facial treatments with selected essential oils can help maintain a healthy skin. Facial massage helps tone the sagging muscles and restore some skin tone. Hydrating face masks that include aloe vera, seaweed extracts, honey with propolis and other nutrients are beneficial. Careful twice-daily cleansing, toning and moisturizing remains important.

Suitable Aromatherapy Products

  • Essential oils that have a beneficial effect on mature skin include carrot seed, frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, patchouli, rose otto, rose absolute, roman chamomile, german chamomile and palmarosa. Carrot seed is especially valuable for revitalization, and frankincense can help to reduce wrinkles.
  • Suitable flower waters include rose water, chamomile water, linden-blossom water and angelica-root water.

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