This may come as a surprise as aromatherapy for wrinkles treatment is fairly rare but gaining popularity although it has been used for many other beauty and care products like shampoos, perfumes, soaps, and shower gels. Perhaps not known to many, a few of the commonly available aromatherapy oils actually possess anti-aging properties. For example, sandalwood, rosemary and rose.
How do these oils fight aging? By inhibiting elastase activity and preventing the breakdown of collagen and elastin. Consequently, this retains the elasticity of the skin.
But how to select and use authentic aromatherapy oil for wrinkles treatment? How to effectively apply the oil on to wrinkles to treat it?
Before jumping into the application, first, know that with increasing popularity to use aromatherapy for wrinkles treatment comes confusion as well. Many start using the oil without understanding much. As a result, the beneficial effects of using aromatherapy for wrinkles treatment are generally lost. Also, not everyone is suitable to use aromatherapy for wrinkles treatment as the skin may be allergic to the oil.
Before everything else, first do a skin test. Apply a small amount of the oil on the inner arm and observe for redness or itchiness. If it occurs, choose alternative oil and try again. Consider other wrinkle treatment methods if you can't find a suitable oil.
If you have passed the first test, the next is to learn how to identify authentic aromatherapy oil. Don't brush this step off as aromatherapy oils are so common available nowadays that you may end up picking the wrong one.
From supermarket, drug stores, cosmetic stores to beauty and care centers. They are available in many different brands with a wide price range, that it can get confusing just identifying a brand for our purpose. The truth is that most are aromatherapy oils of inferior quality. Others are fragrance oils or perfume oils which offer no beneficial effect for reducing wrinkles at all.
Here are a few tips before picking up your first bottle of aromatherapy for wrinkles treatment.
a) Insist to get them from herb stores or health stores.
b) Look at the label to make sure you are not picking up fragrance oil or perfume oil.
c) The oil is bottled in dark colored bottle to maintain the quality of the oil.
d) Ensure the Latin name, country of origin and method of extraction are available.
e) The oil is produced recently. Ideally, it should be within the last 6 months. This is important because the quality of aromatherapy oil deteriorate over time. If you purchase a bottle produced a few years back, it may not be effective for treating wrinkles anymore.
Once you are sure that you are having 100% pure aromatherapy oil. It's time for oil preparation. Mix 5 drops of your aromatherapy oil to an ounce of Jojoba oil. Although there are many different carrier oil in the market, Jojoba is preferred because of its ease of absorption into the skin and skin nourishing properties. It is fairly stable and does not turn bad easily compare to other carrier oil.
Now it's time to apply the oil. Be gentle during application particularly when dealing with the area around the eyes. Do not rub the oil onto the skin as it can damage the skin more than repairing it. Instead, gently massage it to promote blood circulation and allow the oil to absorb into the skin. This way, you get the most anti-aging benefits. At the same time, with better blood circulation, your skin cells also receive a constant supply of nutrients and oxygen keeping it nourished and healthy.
While aromatherapy wrinkle treatment can reduce lines and delay new ones from appearing, a more holistic approach is to treat wrinkles internally and externally.
You have learned the way to treat wrinkles with aromatherapy oil. This is an external method. The internal method is to focus on diet. Proper food choice compliments the effort to reduce and delay lines from appearing.
Choose foods rich in antioxidants, omega 3, and vitamin C and E. They can be found in vegetables, fruits, green tea and salmon. Keep alcohol to the minimum and drink 8 to 12 glasses of water daily. Finally, if you are a smoker, stop smoking. Complimenting aromatherapy wrinkles treatment with proper food choice is the surest and faster way to benefit from the treatment. Go for it.