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10 Best Essential Oils for Aging Skin And How To Use Them

Updated: June 14, 2019

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Essential Oils for Aging Skin

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This is a Guest post by Sania from The Smart Women Blog. Sania is a student of accounts and finance. She enjoys shopping, trying out skincare remedies and blogging about anything that is related to beauty and self-care. Her love for pets, tea and traveling are eternal. She ritually posts at The Smart Women Blog.

For treating almost every skin condition in the world, you can find an essential oil with great benefits. Aging skin is a very common condition most people tend to face, and naturally, there exists a whole bunch of essential oils that can effectively fight signs of aging. Add these oils to your skincare routine or your trustworthy recipe for a DIY facemask or just use them as a soothing moisturizer for skin. But remember to find the suitable carrier oil first!

I assure you that you will find yourself staring at miraculously youthful skin after only a couple of uses of the following oils. So, read through and thank me later!


10 Best Essential Oils for Aging Skin

1. Frankincense Essential Oil For Aging Skin

As we grow older, our skin cells stop regenerating. Frankincense oil reverses this process and promotes the growth of new cells in our skin. These new cells make your skin look much more youthful. Frankincense oil also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and also heals scars on the skin.

A study published in 2017 highlights frankincense essential oil’s ability to significantly decrease the levels of 2 important pro-inflammatory biomarkers, which demonstrates its known anti-inflammatory ability. Alpha-pinene is also recognized as a major anti-inflammatory component of the oil.  This study promising a potential to modulate the biological processes of inflammation and tissue remodeling in human skin. (Source)

According to a review published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, frankincense oil reduces redness and skin irritation, while also producing an even skin tone. (Source)

How to use

Ingredients

Pour sweet almond oil and frankincense essential oil in a dark colored glass dropper bottle using a funnel and mix well by shaking the bottle. Then, take 4-5 drops of oil mixture and apply it after you have cleansed your face.

Since the oil helps the skin to rejuvenate, using it in the nighttime right before you head to bed is a great idea.  Use it as a daily night mask in the end to get the desired result.


2. Geranium Essential Oil For Aging Skin

A geranium essential oil is one of the most potent and trustworthy essential oils when it comes to fighting signs of aging. It is full of antioxidants which fight the free radicals that our skin is exposed to. These free radicals are what make our skin saggy and wrinkled, and cause the appearance of aging spots and blemishes.

The anti-inflammatory properties of geranium oil also help treat eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. (Source)

Geranium essential oil also has astringent qualities. This means that geranium essential oil is ideal for people with oily skin. It will make your skin look more youthful by reducing the appearance of large, open pores as well. If your skin appears aged because of frequent acne breakouts, geranium essential oil can take care of that too!

How to use

Ingredients

Pour jojoba oil and geranium essential oil in a dark colored glass dropper bottle using a funnel and mix well by shaking the bottle. Then, take 4-5 drops of oil serum and apply it after you have cleansed your face.

You can use this oil mixture as a daily moisturizer because it is non-greasy and it helps control excess oil, removes wrinkles and breakouts while bringing more life to the skin.

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Essential Oils for Aging Skin


3. Carrot Seed Essential Oil For Aging Skin

Signs of aging become apparent on our skin when we leave it exposed to unhealthy environmental conditions for long periods of time. In these situations, carrot seed oil can act as your savior. Just apply a few drops of this oil mixed with the suitable carrier oil before you leave the house, and no environmental conditions will show their harmful effects on your skin. The youthful glow of your skin will be maintained no matter how long you spend outside your house.

The carrot seed essential oil has cell regenerative property and has antioxidants which can repair the skin cells making skin firm and bright. (Source)

How to use

Ingredients

Pour carrot seed oil, rosehip seed oil, and lavender essential oil in a dark colored glass dropper bottle using a funnel and mix well by shaking the bottle. Then, take 4-5 drops of oil serum and apply it after you have cleansed your face.

Start your morning skincare routine with this magic potion. You can use this oil mixture as a daily moisturizer and it helps control excess oil and removes wrinkles and uneven skin tone while bringing more life to the skin.


4. Argan Essential Oil For Aging Skin

Argan oil is known to work wonders for many different types of skin conditions. Making signs of aging disappear is just one of the wonders this essential oil works on your skin. Argan oil is most beneficial for those people who get signs of aging on their skin due to dryness. Watch your skin go from dry and scratchy to smooth and supple just with a few regular uses of this essential oil.

During menopause, the decrease of estrogenic secretion induces the disruption of skin functioning, thus causing the decline in skin elasticity characteristic of skin aging. A study was conducted and the findings suggest that the daily consumption and/or topical application of argan oil have an anti-aging effect on the skin demonstrated by the improvement of skin elasticity. (Source)

How to use

Ingredients

Pour argan oil and geranium essential oil in a dark colored glass dropper bottle using a funnel and mix well by shaking the bottle. Then, take 4-5 drops of oil serum and apply it after you have cleansed your face. Use this oil mixture as a daily moisturizer and bring more life to the skin.

Since argan oil is great for dry skin, you can also use it for cracked heels or hardened hands. Before you go to bed, apply argan oil thoroughly on your skin, hands, and feet and cover them up with gloves and socks. Take them off the next morning and feel a clear difference in your skin. You can also make it a part of your mani-pedi routine.

Essential Oils for Aging Skin


5. Sandalwood Essential Oil For Aging Skin

Sandalwood oil is another essential oil that is excellent for rejuvenating your skin and making it look youthful and radiant. It can reduce the sag that appears around the eyes and the cheeks by tightening your skin as well.

Because of its sweet, woody aroma, it can be used as effective aromatherapy as well. It can help your skin relax and de-stress, which makes it look furthermore beautiful and radiant.

How to use

Ingredients

Pour pomegranate seed oil and sandalwood essential oil in a dark colored glass dropper bottle using a funnel and mix well by shaking the bottle. Then, take 4-5 drops of oil serum and apply it after you have cleansed your face. Sandalwood oil works great for massages. Give a gentle massage of 1-2 minutes in an upward and circular direction.

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Start your night skincare routine with this effective face serum. Use this oil mixture as a daily moisturizer and it helps control excess oil and removes wrinkles and uneven skin tone and brightens the skin.


6. Myrrh Essential Oil For Aging Skin

There are many qualities we can attribute to the myrrh essential oil that make it extremely effective for skin that is showing signs of aging. One of these qualities is that myrrh essential oil is packed with antioxidants. As we mentioned before, these antioxidants fight free radicals which react with oxygen on your skin and make it look tired and aged.

A research study in 2010 discovered that topical application of myrrh oil helped elevate white blood cells around skin wounds, leading to faster healing. (Source)

Another reason why our skin ages early are because of cellular inflammation that shows its effects on our skin. Myrrh essential oil also has anti-inflammatory properties. These properties reduce cellular inflammation and make our skin look younger and much more beautiful than before.

How to use

Ingredients

Pour pomegranate seed oil, almond oil, and myrrh essential oil in a dark colored glass dropper bottle using a funnel and mix well by shaking the bottle. Then, take 4-5 drops of oil serum and apply it after you have cleansed your face. Give a gentle massage of 1-2 minutes in an upward and circular direction.

Add this face serum in your skincare routine as a daily moisturizer which will help keep your skin soft and supple while rejuvenating it gently.


7. Rose Essential Oil For Aging Skin

Essential Oils for Aging Skin

There are two qualities that rose essential oil has that make our tired, aged skin look younger and healthier. The first is that rose essential oil improves the blood flow to our skin. Increased blood flow makes our skin exposed to greater amounts of oxygen. This gives our complexion a youthful, pinkish glow and makes our skin look smoother.

Another quality rose oil has is that it improves the elasticity of our skin by maintaining collagen in our skin. This makes our skin smoother and much suppler to the touch. We, therefore, look youthful and beautiful!

How to use

Ingredients

Pour rosehip seed oil and rose essential oil in a dark colored glass dropper bottle using a funnel and mix well by shaking the bottle. Then, take 4-5 drops of oil serum and apply it after you have cleansed your face. Give a gentle massage of 1-2 minutes in an upward and circular direction.

Use this oil mixture as a daily moisturizer and it helps control excess oil and removes wrinkles and uneven skin tone, dark spots, prevents acne and brightens the skin. You can use this oil as a spot treatment twice a day. It helps remove blemishes and spots and make the skin supple.


8. Helichrysum Essential Oil For Aging Skin

This is another essential oil that is full of antioxidants. This makes it very effective in reducing signs of aging that include: aging spots, blemishes, wrinkles, fine lines, and sag. Helichrysum essential oil also has great healing properties attributed to it which enable it to reduce stretch marks, scars and acne marks and spots on the skin. Not being quite as well known as the other essential oils we have mentioned, we assure you that this oil will not disappoint you in reducing signs of aging.

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How to use

Ingredients

Pour all oils in a dark colored glass dropper bottle using a funnel and mix well by shaking the bottle. Then, take 4-5 drops of oil serum and apply it after you have cleansed your face. Give a gentle massage of 1-2 minutes in an upward and circular direction.

Include this effective face serum in your skincare routine as a daily moisturizer which helps control excess oil and removes wrinkles, acne, dry skin, uneven skin tone and brightens the skin. This will also help soothe the skin and remove the effects of UV rays.


9. Clary Sage Essential Oil For Aging Skin

If you believe that your skin looks aged and tired because of the appearance of large pores, dark circles and eye bags around your eyes, Clary Sage essential oil should be your go-to natural product. It is known to have astringent properties which reduce the appearance of large pores on your skin. This oil also rejuvenates your skin to make it look younger. This is why sagging around the eyes and cheeks and dark circles are also reduced. With continued use of this oil, you will notice your skin looking much less tired and stressed out and much more refreshed and youthful.

How to use

Ingredients

Pour coconut oil and both essential oils in a dark colored glass dropper bottle using a funnel and mix well by shaking the bottle. Then, take 4-5 drops of oil serum and apply it after you have cleansed your face. Give a gentle massage of 1-2 minutes in an upward and circular direction. Apply daily for the desired result.

Using this oil and coconut oil as a night eye serum can also help de-puff your eyes and bring more life to them. It also prevents eye bags and fine lines under the eyes.

Essential Oils for Aging Skin


10. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil For Aging Skin

Ylang Ylang essential oil is another essential oil which acts directly on the collagen that maintains the elasticity of the skin. Thus, it makes your skin softer and smoother by making it more elastic. Wrinkles and fine lines also disappear with continued use of this essential oil.

Ylang Ylang essential oil also has a lovely, flowery scent to it. This scent can prove to be quite therapeutic and can be used for aromatherapy. This will reduce the signs of stress on your skin which can lead to aged skin.

How to use

Ingredients

Pour all oils in a dark colored glass dropper bottle using a funnel and mix well by shaking the bottle. Then, take 4-5 drops of oil serum and apply it after you have cleansed your face. Give a gentle massage of 1-2 minutes in an upward and circular direction. Use this oil mixture as a daily moisturizer and it helps remove wrinkles and uneven skin tone and brightens the skin.

For benefitting greatly from the use of this oil, you can do boil some water and add 7 to 10 drops of the oil in it. Take the steam of the water you made. It will go deep into the pores in the form of vapors and help rejuvenate and de-stress the skin.


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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicki Richter
    December 28, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    How do you know which to use? Can you you mix them together?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      January 11, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Nicki,
      You should choose any essential oil and use the recipe given in the post.

      • Reply
        Tyra
        February 1, 2018 at 3:41 pm

        I have the same question as Nicki (which you didn’t answer….). Can you blend say ylang ylang & rose since both offer results that I would be seeking?

        • Reply
          Mamta
          March 4, 2018 at 6:10 am

          Hi Tyra,
          I have updated the post with a detailed recipe. Yes, you can blend both oils in a carrier oil like rosehip, carrot seed, avocado oil, etc.

  • Reply
    Rashmi
    February 3, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Is cinnamon bark essential oil is useful for tanning and ageing?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      March 4, 2018 at 6:17 am

      Hi Rashmi,
      Yes, this will help in anti-aging, but I am not sure about tanning.

  • Reply
    Sharon
    February 15, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Your information is very good, but more specifics in your how-to-use section would be helpful to your readers.

    • Reply
      Mamta
      March 15, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      Hi Sharon,
      Thanks for bringing this out to me. I have updated the article.

  • Reply
    Janet
    March 5, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Can these oils also be used in the eye area…under eye and eyelid area?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      March 15, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Janet,
      Yes you can use them under eye area, but be careful while doing so. Make sure you don’t end up putting them into your eyes.

      • Reply
        Le
        January 7, 2019 at 3:23 am

        Apply the oils at least one inch below the eye (or just at the bone ridge below the eye socket) as the heat of the skin will carry them upward. Any closer and the oils will get in your eyes that can cause burning and irritation.

  • Reply
    Adrienne
    August 12, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    I have a variety of these essential oils on hand already. I want to make one night time serum. I’m in my mid 40s, have combination skin, and adult hormonal acne. Which carrier oil do you suggest?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      August 22, 2018 at 7:31 am

      Hi Adrienne, Carrier oils like hemp seed oil, argan oil, rosehip seed oil and carrot seed oil are great for anti-aging and adult acne. Use these oils to make your effective serum.

  • Reply
    Geraldine
    October 1, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Do u mean 1 tbsp or 1 drop of carrot seed essential oil and 3 drops of lavender, thanks!

    • Reply
      Mamta
      October 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Hi Geraldine,
      Thanks for pointing this out. It was a typo mistake which I have fixed.

  • Reply
    Connie
    October 18, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Are there any of the anti-aging eo’s which should NOT be blended with other oils for either a morning or bedtime serum?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      November 4, 2018 at 5:38 am

      Hi Connie, You can apply any essential oil during the day or night has written in this post. And, avoid using citrus oils like lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit during daytime but you can use them at night. Always use sunscreen before going out in the sun.

  • Reply
    Mariyam
    October 22, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    That was an amazing post about essential oils for aging skin. I’m about to turn 23 and I’ve already decided to pay most heed on my skincare routine. I love the fact that not just for aging skin, but essential oils can be used for any type of skin!

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