One of the most valuable components of oils for the skin is lipids (fats). They glue the horny cells (scales) together, creating a protective barrier that retains moisture. Also protects against the penetration of harmful microorganisms.
Applying it to the cover in its pure form, it seems to us that by doing so we strengthen this protective barrier, and the skin is saturated with moisture.
But the problem is that no vegetable oil contains a lipid ratio suitable for our dermis. When applied to the face, we immediately feel hydration and comfort due to the fact that it smoothes horny scales and softens. It also creates a film that retains moisture on the surface.
If we continue to apply it regularly, it will begin to penetrate deeper into the skin layer and erode our own lipids. Their ratio will begin to change, which will lead to the destruction of the lipid barrier. The skin will become even drier and flakier.
Therefore, in order to strengthen the lipid layer, it will be much more useful to consume fats inside.
But there is good news as well. Thanks to their moisturizing and emollient properties, vegetable fats are great for treating wrinkles if you do it wisely.
In combination with other components, they have a beneficial effect on the skin and smooth out fine wrinkles. Therefore, they are even recommended to be used in various mask recipes.
But to keep the skin from getting used, the recipes need to be constantly changed. But more on that below.
How to choose an anti-wrinkle face oil instead of a cream
For the reasons stated above, it is not recommended to use it in its pure form on a regular basis, therefore, it will not work to replace daily care with it instead of a cream, since it can cause severe harm.
From wrinkles, for the purpose of additional moisturizing and softening, it is used in its pure form only in case of emergency, a course for 1-2 weeks. This must be done observing the following rules:
- face must be wet before application;
- the number of drops according to your skin type: dry 3-4 drops, normal 2-3, oily 1-2;
- after 15-20 minutes, blot the cover with a napkin, thus removing its excess;
- after use, be sure to apply a moisturizer;
- Apply oil to the eye area two hours before bed to avoid severe swelling.
An effective and safer way to use anti-wrinkle oil is to add a small amount of drops to various masks, the recipes for which are given below. In combination with other components within 20-30 minutes, such formulations will only benefit, provided that it is selected correctly (more on this later).
Anti-aging can be done 2-3 times a week. At the same time, so that the skin does not get used to it, it is recommended to change the composition of the masks once a month.
Which cosmetic oil is best for face massage
Many people use massage techniques to prevent and eliminate wrinkles. If you watch the training videos, then in many of them it is carried out using oils. Also, many cosmetologists use it for this purpose. Apply it abundantly to slide your hands.
What cosmetic oil is better to use in order to maximize the effect on the face?
If you carefully read the preface to this article, you have already concluded that even in a minimal amount (1-2 drops), regular use of it in its pure form can be harmful. And during the massage, it's not even a couple of drops, but a few ml, which you will thoroughly rub in for 20-30 minutes several times a week.
Consequences for oily - clogged pores, increased sebum secretion, acne, even if it is not comedogenic.
Consequences for dry - destruction of the lipid layer and, as a result, severe dryness and flaking.
The best fatty and essential oils for wrinkles
In the fight against wrinkles, both oily and essential oils are used. The features of their application will be discussed further.
Each of them, depending on the composition, has its own comedogenicity - the ability to clog pores and cause inflammation, as well as cause swelling.
In total, three groups are distinguished - non-comedogenic (1), low-comedogenic (2), and highly-comedogenic (3). It is for this indicator that it is selected for your skin type. So, for the fatty type, the third group is contraindicated.
Below is a list of fatty oils with an indication of the comedogenic group (in brackets) that are suitable for working with wrinkles:
- Sea buckthorn (1).
- Peach (2).
- Rosehip (1).
- Almond (2).
- Argan (1).
- Grape seed (2).
- Wheat germ (3).
- Sesame (2).
- Olive (2).
- Shi - karite (1).
- Coconut (3).
The following group is suitable for wrinkles around the eyes:
- Grape seed (2).
- Avocado (2).
- Rosehip (1).
- Almond (2).
- Hazelnut or walnut (2).
- Jojoba (2).
- Coconut (3).
- Cocoa (3).
It is also important to consider the method by which the oil is made. The most useful is cold pressing, which retains the maximum amount of nutrients.
But unnatural (mineral, petroleum jelly) is better not to use at all. They are highly depleted of petrochemicals and can block the normal functioning of the sebaceous glands, contributing to the development of acne.
Therefore, also pay attention to this factor and use only cold pressing.
How to use highly comedogenic?
It can be diluted with low comedogenic (group 1) in a 1: 1 ratio. All fatty ones go very well with each other and you can dilute any of them.
As you know, essential oils enhance the beneficial properties of fatty ones and it is also not recommended to use them in their pure form. Therefore, they are used in mixtures with basic (fatty) ones.
For rejuvenation, the following are recommended:
- Pink - very well moisturizes and removes fine wrinkles.
- Lemon - known for its whitening and toning properties.
- Patchouli - has a lifting effect.
- Geranium - smoothes and makes elastic, suitable even for the most sensitive.
- Frankincense - Fights crow's feet well and is great for the eye area.
- Ylang ylang, rosewood, grapefruit, neroli and sandalwood.
How to properly apply oil to your face: 3 ways
It can be applied in three ways:
Pure as whey (occasionally)
Before using it, you need to warm it up to a warm state, since it is more effective in a warm state. To do this, it is enough to hold a few drops (dry 3-4 drops, normal 2-3, oily 1-2) in a warm palm for a few seconds and you can apply it with your fingers with hammering movements on clean and damp skin. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then blot with a tissue to remove any residue. Be sure to apply moisturizer.
But remember that you need to use this method only in emergency cases for a course of 1-2 weeks.
Compresses under the eyes
Warm some oil until warm by dipping the bottle in warm water. Then wet two cotton pads and apply to the under-eye area. Soak for 15 minutes, then blot with a napkin.
This should be done no later than two hours before bedtime and also in a course of 1-2 weeks.
Masks are the best option
Any fatty oil works very well in combination with essential oils that have anti-aging and regenerating properties. In addition, auxiliary ingredients are added to the composition of the masks, which enhance the effect.
Since they can oxidize, cook them in glass or china.
Read the recipes for anti-wrinkle masks below.
To make the use of oils safer and beneficial, you need to adhere to some rules:
- It is better to use not just one, but combinations of several types. The ratio of fat in this way will be more appropriate.
- Apply a drop to wet skin, or add to the cream to enhance its nourishing properties.
How to apply almond oil for wrinkles - mask recipes
This is one of the most popular products in not only skin care but also hair care. Its texture is fine, due to which it is absorbed quickly enough and does not leave a film on the surface.
Almonds are the most oily of all pitted fruits. It is a unique agent that can enrich both the body and the dermis with useful microelements.
- Oleic acid is a powerful antioxidant that regenerates the structure of skin cells, normalizes the water-fat barrier, and restores collagen fibers.
- Linoleic acid - part of the lipid layer, which retains moisture and protects the cover.
- Vitamin E - slows down the aging of cells, eliminates inflammatory processes from the surface.
- Vitamin F - prevents the appearance of enlarged pores, normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands.
- Vitamin B2 - improves tissue regeneration, thereby treating eczema and psoriasis.
- Carotenoids - protect against UV radiation and help slow down aging.
- Bioflavonoids are the most powerful natural antioxidants that protect cells from destruction, protect collagen fibers, which allows maintaining the elasticity and elasticity of the cover.
- Magnesium - participates in the process of collagen formation, eliminates puffiness.
- Amino acids - take part in the synthesis of proteins (collagen, elastin, keratin), strengthen the protective functions of the skin, regulate the level of moisture.
- In addition, it contains iron, zinc, sodium, phosphorus.
Nourishing anti-aging formulations using fatty oils in combination with other ingredients will help smooth and prevent fine lines and wrinkles on the face. They can be done 1-2 times a week.
After the procedure, apply a moisturizer.
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tspalmond oil (2)
- 2 tsphoney.
Stir thoroughly and apply, except around the eyes, for 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
- 3 tspdry cocoa butter (3)
- 1 tspwhole milk
- 1 tspalmond (2).
Dissolve dry cocoa in warm milk, then pour in a spoonful of almond. Apply for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
- 1 tbspgrape puree
- 1 tbspfat cottage cheese
- 2 tspalmond (2).
Mix all the ingredients and apply the mixture for 30-40 minutes. Then remove with warm water.
This mask perfectly tones the skin and helps to eliminate dryness.
- 1 tbspsweet almond oil
- 2 tspargan
- 1 tspliquid honey
- 1 egg yolk.
Mix all products and apply for 20-30 minutes, then rinse.
The mixture can be stored in the refrigerator.
Mix almonds with ground coffee or salt. Massage your face in a circular motion to remove dead cells, enhance microcirculation and improve metabolic processes.
How to use castor oil for facial rejuvenation
This tool was also used by our mothers and grandmothers both in facial care and for treatment and cleansing of the body. It works well for aging, dry and sensitive skin.
Refers to non-comedogenic, therefore does not cause blockage and expansion of pores. You can safely use it.
Castor oil perfectly moisturizes, nourishes, whitens, protects the cover from the effects of low temperatures in winter, eliminates peeling, restores the protective properties of the epidermis.
The composition is rich in vitamins A and E, which help to synthesize elastin and collagen, elasticity and firmness depend on them.
Palmitic acid helps to retain moisture within the skin.
It is recommended to use castor oil warm, heating it in a water bath. So it will be absorbed faster and the action will be more effective. If you add it to the masks, it will be easier for the warm to combine with other components.
You can use it in three ways as described above.
From wrinkles around the eyes
- 1 dessert spoon of castor oil
- 5 drops of vitamin E (solution).
Mix and apply on eyelids in a thin layer. Drive into the skin with your fingertips and leave for 10 minutes. Blot the rest with a sponge.
- 1 tbspbanana puree
- 1 tspcastor.
Mix with a fork into a homogeneous puree and apply for 15 minutes. Remove with warm water and apply moisturizer.
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tspcastor
- 1 tspraw mashed potatoes.
Grate one raw potato finely and add to the yolk. Pour in castor oil and stir thoroughly. Apply the mass with a wide brush on the face, except for the area under the eyes, for 15 minutes, then rinse.
Applying camphor oil for oily skin
This tool tends to dry out, therefore it is used for the oily type.
Moisturizes, tightens pores, regulates sebum production, has a lightening effect, and helps to cope with the effects of acne.
The product has a specific smell that is not suitable for everyone.
- cineole - renews cells, helps to smooth the skin;
- safrole - anti-inflammatory and antibacterial property, which is important in the treatment of acne and acne;
- pellandrene - stimulates collagen production;
- bisabolol - eliminates inflammation and irritation;
- limonene - has brightening properties.
- 4 drops of camphor
- 15 g of cosmetic clay
- 10 grams of natural yogurt.
Stir the clay powder with yogurt and drip camphor. Apply the composition for 30 minutes, then remove with warm water.
- 1 yolk
- 0. 5 tspcamphor oil.
Stir and apply locally to wrinkled areas. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse. It is recommended to do it daily for a week. After a while, the course can be repeated.
You can also periodically add a drop of camphor to your anti-aging cream to enhance its properties.
Jojoba oil - properties and uses for facial wrinkles
Jojoba is often called "liquid gold" because it has very valuable cosmetic properties.
Extracted from jojoba beans. This plant is very hardy thanks to the wax that covers the pores of the plant during hot summer days and cold nights. It is this wax that prevents moisture evaporation. Its life force is beneficial for any human organism.
It is one of the best emollients and is considered more effective than even spermacet oil.
It contains amino acids that resemble collagen in structure. And he, as you know, is responsible for the elasticity of the integument.
It is also rich in vitamin E, which has regenerating properties, which is very effective in the fight against wrinkles.
This product is especially good for owners of dry and sensitive skin.
- 2 tbspjojoba
- 25 drops of sandalwood
- 25 drops of patchouli.
Mix and apply for 10 minutes, avoiding the eye area. Then rinse with warm water.
From deep wrinkles
- 5 ml (1 tsp) wheat germ oil
- 5 ml avocado
- 5 ml jojoba.
- 3 drops of damask rose
- 2 drops of neroli.
In a glass container, mix the indicated amount of all ingredients. The mixture is poured into a dark glass bottle and can be stored for 3 months in the refrigerator.
Apply a thin layer locally to wrinkles, driving in the mixture with your finger. Avoid the area around the eyes to avoid swelling. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then blot with a napkin.
This procedure can be carried out up to 3 times a day for 1. 5-2 months. Further, it is better to change the recipe to another, so as not to become addictive.
Whitening lifting mask
- 1 tbspjojoba
- 1 yolk
- 1 tspliquid honey
- 1 tbsplemon juice (do not add for dry skin).
In a glass container, mix the yolk, honey and lemon juice. Pour warm jojoba into the mixture (hold a spoon over the fire). Apply for 15-20 minutes and wash with warm water.
How to use coconut oil in mask recipes
Coconut is very popular in eastern countries. Thai women are very fond of using it in the care of their appearance and, thanks to this, they look young for quite a long time.
In hot countries, it is used for burns, including sunburn. This testifies to its ability to restore and renew the cells of the dermis.
Coconut contains fatty acids that have a rejuvenating effect: myristic, lauric, etc.
Thanks to its light texture, it is quickly absorbed and does not leave a greasy film.
Its valuable properties are hydration, anti-inflammatory effect, regeneration of skin cells, excellent nutrition due to the presence of a large amount of vitamins and amino acids.
Suitable for any type, especially dry as well as fading.
It is highly comedogenic, so owners of oily skin cannot use it often. Also, in this case, it is better to buy refined.
Creamy moisturizing anti-aging
- 2 tsp(no slide) coconut butter
- 1 quail egg yolk
- 1 tsp(no slide) honey
- 1 tspcream with a fat content of 10%.
Melt the butter in a water bath (2-3 minutes), then add honey to it. Mix the cream with the yolk and pour it into the butter. Stir the mass.
Apply a warm mask to a wet face in an even dense layer, you can also apply to the eyelids, neck, décolleté, for 15 minutes. Remove with a napkin and wash with warm water.
This composition can be applied 2 times a week.
Moisturizing Whitening Effect
- 1 tspcoconut butter
- Slice of bread
- 2 tbspmilk.
Soak the bread in milk and grind it with a fork. Melt the coconut oil in a water bath and pour into the bread mass. Apply the resulting puree for 15-20 minutes, then rinse.
- 1 yolk
- 0. 5 tspcoconut butter (melted in a water bath)
- 2 tspolive
- 0. 5 tsphoney
- 2 tspdecoction of chamomile.
Mix all ingredients and apply for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm chamomile decoction.
The rest of the cream can be poured into a jar and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Use warm 2 times a week.