Updated: Jun 26, 2018
Essential oils have the power to turn back time.
Ancient civilizations knew the nourishing and restorative powers of essential oils for skin and used them in their highest quality cosmetics and skin care formulations.
In the centuries since, very little can match the versatility, regenerative abilities and effectiveness of essential oils on the skin.
The skin is the body’s largest organ.
It is the “armor” that protects us from pathogens and excessive water loss, as well as help insulate the body, regulate temperature and provide the sense of touch. Perhaps it is because we have so much skin that most of us take it granted, until it begins to show signs of aging, especially in the face.
The face tends to show the effects of aging more than anywhere else in the body perhaps because it is exposed to the elements more than other parts. Another reason is because, of all the skin on the body, the areas under the eyes and around the eyelids have the thinnest skin. These are typically the first areas to show signs of aging, in the form of sagging skin, “crows feet” and wrinkles.
The good news is, aromatherapy skin care provides natural skin restoration, can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, diminish age spots, even out skin tone and increase the elasticity and density of skin.
Essential oils work so well for the skin because of their inherent properties. Unlike most chemical molecules, essential oil molecules are small enough to absorb easily into the skin.
They are soluble with the lipids in the skin and renew the skin by penetrating all the way down to the dermal layer where new cells are generated.
Oils penetrate deep into the skin’s layers, entering the bloodstream and assisting in the flushing out of toxins and water retention. Skin remembers its natural elasticity, stretch marks are eased and scars heal.
Oils are the secret of the ancients and the answer to many a modern aging dilemma.
As we move away from synthetic formulations, the renewed focus on natural products and solutions to skincare dilemmas will bring us back to the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of oils on the skin.
Oils heal the skin like no other. And the world is discovering just how powerful these life-savers (and skin-savers) can be!