It’s easy to get caught up in all the hype about anti-ageing skin products, but let’s not forget that looking after your skin and not stripping it of it’s natural oils, is the best way to keep it young looking!
Having said that, there are ingredients in Nature’s Store Cupboard that help an anti-ageing natural skincare routine even more. Anti-Ageing Natural Skincare ingredients:
Apricot Kernel Oil absorbs into the skin fairly easily and is great to nourish the skin. It contains vitamins A and E which encourage collagen production to regenerate skin cells and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It contains gamma-linolenic acid (rich in omega-6) which helps balance moisture levels in the skin. Apricot Kernel Oil is brilliant for very dry skin, but because it absorbs so well, it can be used on all skin types.
Sweet Almond Oil is a light, easily absorbed, soothing oil, rich in vitamins E and K which help skin to regenerate and retain elasticity.
Coconut Oil is full of vitamin E, it is also rich in lauric acid, known as one of the healthiest oils for your skin. It not only helps to reduce signs of ageing, delaying wrinkles and sagging skin, it’s also great for strengthening the outer skin layer, helping in the healing process of troublesome skin conditions.
Avocado Oil is a very thick oil but one of the healthiest oils for skin. It is rich in vitamins A and E, as well as plant sterloins to boost collagen production. Because avocado oil is so thick, we mix it in with other, lighter oils to help it absorb more easily.
Rosehip Seed Oil is incredible, with its high concentration vitamin A, which is known for its ability to reduce the depth of wrinkles, lighten age spots, and increase collagen production deep under the skin’s surface, healing damaged skin by boosting the growth rate of new cells. It is also rich in skin nourishing omega-6 linoleic acid and omega-3 linolenic acid which help to improve the appearance and elasticity of the skin. Plus it is light and easily absorbed!
(If you are going for a spot of DIY skincare, please remember that the essential oils listed below should be diluted in one of the carrier oils above (no more than one drop of essential oil to every 1ml of carrier oil) and should never be used undiluted.)
Geranium Essential Oil is helps to lighten age spots and even out skin tone. It improves circulation under the skin which helps cell regeneration, so it’s great for skin imperfections.
Cypress Essential Oil improves circulation, so helping to tackle cellulite, and reduces the appearance of spider veins under the skin’s surface.
Lemon Essential Oil can help to lighten age spots and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Rosemary Essential Oil helps to tighten skin, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Lavender Essential Oil helps regenerate skin cells so has great benefits for mature skin. Plus it smells amazing and helps you relax!
Patchouli Essential Oil promotes new cell growth and help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles making it great for ageing skin.
Rose Essential Oil is especially great for ageing skin. It has been found to contain therapeutic compounds which promote healing so help to refine skin texture and tone.