5 Best Carrier Oils for Anti-Aging and Vibrant Skin
Aug 29, 2015
Wish you had smooth, beautiful, radiant skin? Certain carrier oils soften wrinkles, reduce scarring and slow aging. Consider using rejuvenating, anti-aging oils on your skin daily as they are essential for healthy, young looking skin.
Oils (more than lotions) keep your skin, breasts and body healthy. Lotions can't provide the same benefits because they don’t mimic the specific type of oil naturally produced by your skin. Therefore, you need to replace the oils you wash off every time you cleanse your face, shower or bathe.
Your skin uses oils to provide a healing and protective barrier. Every minute of the day your immune system is working to break down your skin’s natural oils. That process helps kill germs, viruses and bacteria to prevent them from entering your body.
Here are 5 key carrier oils that when combined offer dramatic, positive impact on skin and overall health:
Jojoba Oil - This fabulous golden oil is most like the oil produced by your skin, and science shows it assists both repairing damaged skin and wound healing. It has been shown effective in reducing superficial facial lines, restoring elasticity, plus easing psoriasis, inflamed skin, and dermatitis. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it softens and moisturizes, plus is naturally antibacterial, an antioxidant that helps prevent skin damage, and may increase collagen production. Jojoba is one of the only carrier oils when mixed with essential oils shown to increase effectiveness, including antimicrobial activity while decreasing chances of irritation.*
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Incredible benefits come from using EVOO topically, as studies show it significantly reduces all signs of skin aging in 45 days. This green oil is rich in chlorophyll, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential fatty acids, and omegas-3-6-9 for vibrant, radiant skin. It was shown to be significantly synergistic when combined with essential oils to be antimicrobial, repairing damaged skin and assist wound healing. Olive oil also improves repair of bruising and reduces the odds of cancer, The Jan 2005 Annuls of Oncology reported that oleic acid (a fatty acid found in olive oil) is believed to suppress a gene responsible for many breast cancers, by up to 46%.*
Castor Oil - Rich in a unique, potent, immune-boosting fatty acid called ricinoleic acid, this sticky oil has been shown effective topically in preventing the growth of numerous viruses, bacteria, yeasts, and molds. As a skin treatment it's highly effective for hyperpigmentation and for occasional acne, skin inflammation, and keratosis. Castor oil should only be used topically, and external use benefits health by naturally making skin softer and more pliable, enhancing healing and organ performance, reducing inflammation, improving circulation, assisting digestion and reducing constipation.*
Sesame Oil – Obviously rich in sesamol, which helps with fine lines and wrinkles, repair damaged skin, slow aging, improve circulation and skin rejuvenation. It acts as a natural sunscreen and skin detoxifier to assist with reducing skin blemishes. Ultra-dense in vitamins, minerals, proteins, as well as linoleic acid, alpha linoleic acid, and lecithin which helps soothe the nervous system. Sesame is applied to the skin in Ayurvedic medicine for its potent antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for eczema, psoriasis, and arthritis. Topical application of this restorative oil reduces phlebitis and may reduce varicose veins.*
Rosehip Oil - Rich in vitamin A, C, E and essential fatty acids, this brightening, cell regenerating skin oil is the leader for treating wrinkles, stretch marks, pigmentation, sun or skin damage and inflamed skin, plus preventing aging. Rosehip is used in medical and spa practices for stimulating cell growth, reducing scars, fine lines, burns, increasing elasticity, and regaining more even skin color and tone, as well as helps irritated lips and skin such as eczema and neurodermatitis.*
What about Coconut Oil? The benefits of coconut oil on the skin are connected specifically to virgin coconut oil, and not the clear refined oil. This makes it not practical for many people in regards to daily use as the virgin oil is solid at room temperature, plus has an intense aroma. This means no matter how you use the virgin oil or what you mix it with, there is always a strong smell of coconut.
When it comes to use in the hair, however, coconut oil in any form is exceptional because it helps maintain hair thickness and strength by reducing protein loss. It also has a low molecular weight and straight linear chain which makes it able to penetrate deep into the hair shaft for moisture and benefits.
- Why don't we suggest Argan oil? Although argan oil has been used for centuries with great skin beauty benefits, some people get itching or a rash from using it. However more importantly, there are concerns regarding the over-harvesting of this oil. In 1998, UNESCO placed the small region where the tree grows under protection. "It is currently under the threat from excessive human exploitation. The Argan tree is not only the focus for conservation, but also for research and socio-economic development."
Choose Organic or Wild - Using organic or wild harvested ingredients is better for our environment and better for your vital force. At Kaliana we feel so strongly about this that when available, we always select organic or wild ingredients for our home and of course our product line.*
Want the most vibrant and youthful skin? In addition to rubbing the 5 highly beneficial oils above over your entire body (including face and chest) every morning and night for 30 days, you will want to address underlying emotions that trigger stress, anxiety, and frustration. These emotions are very aging and damaging to the body.
Make your own blend or try my Deep-Release™ Oils as an easy solution to get these carrier oils and essential oils in ideal proportions for your skin and emotions. Take before and after photos to reveal the remarkable improvements.
About the Author: Kaliana has been studying natural healing since 1976. She developed her own line of aromatherapy products in 1995, is a gifted intuitive, Master Energy Healer, author of 4 books, professional speaker, and offers private consulting for spiritual women and moms.
Kaliana is a certified Phyto-Aromatologist, graduated from Queens University as a Presidential Scholar, sat on the Board for Eating Disorders at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, holds a 4-year Advanced Certification from the Mastery of the Heart School, and teaches certified courses for Continuing Education Hours by NCBTMB.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treat. This information is based on research and knowledge by the author, and the ideas are not intended as substitute for medical advice. As with any products it is suggested that you check with your medical practitioner prior to use. The author disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of any products mentioned herein.