Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for wrinkles August 08 2014
Skin wrinkling is a part of life, but many people wish to minimize the appearance of wrinkles as much as possible in order to maintain a look of youth and vitality. The dermis (the middle layer of our skin) is made up of fibers called elastin that help to maintain a youthful look and feel. A protein in the dermis called collagen also plays a part in preventing wrinkles and creating a plumpness of the skin. Over time, the dermis loses both collagen and elastin, meaning the skin gets thinner and has trouble getting enough moisture to the epidermis (the outer layer of skin). When this happens, the creases of the skin that are mainly present when we smile or frown, start to stick, even when we are not making those facial expressions.
Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that make it extremely beneficial for use on skin as it ages in order to help maintain appropriate circulation and elasticity. It helps to induce the growth of new skin tissues to make the skin more supple and prone to healthy regeneration.
How to use lavender oil to prevent wrinkles:
For best use topically, use one part lavender oil with one part carrier oil (such as jojoba, almond or coconut) and apply directly to the skin.
Add 2-3 drops of lavender oil to your regular daily moisturizer. Apply morning and night.
Lavender oil can also be added (1-3 drops) to daily body lotion or body oil. Massage into skin and repeat daily for healthy skin.
Place a few drops down the back of the neck and down the spine. Massage into each vertebrae.
Add 5-10 drops to a warm bath and soak for 10-20 minutes. This allows for the entire body to absorb the healing properties of frankincense oil.
To prevent wrinkles from the inside out, take 1-3 drops under the tongue or in a glass of water daily.
Lavender oil also induces a sense of calm, and can relieve stress that can potentially weaken the immune system. Place 5-10 drops in a vapor diffuser and allow the scent to penetrate both the environment as well as your senses.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.
Lavender Essential Oil - 15mL bottle
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