One of the most valuable components of skin oils are lipids (fats). They glue horny cells (scales) together, creating a protective barrier that retains moisture. It also protects against the penetration of harmful microorganisms.
By 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. Applied to the face, you immediately feel hydration and comfort thanks to the fact that it smoothes the 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 relationship will begin to change, which will lead to the destruction of the lipid barrier. The skin will become even more dry and flaky.
Therefore, in order to strengthen the lipid layer, it will be much more useful to consume the fats inside.
But there is also good news. 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, it is also recommended to use them in various mask recipes.
But to prevent the skin from getting used to it, the recipes must be constantly changed. But more on that below.
How to choose an anti-wrinkle face oil instead of a cream
For the reasons given above, it is not recommended to use it regularly in its pure form, so it will not work to replace daily care with it instead of a cream, as it can cause serious harm.
From wrinkles, for the purpose of additional hydration and softening, it is used in its pure form only in an emergency, a course for 1-2 weeks. This must be done by observing the following rules:
- the face must be wet before application;
- the number of drops according to the type of skin: dry 3-4 drops, normal 2-3, greasy 1-2;
- after 15-20 minutes blot the cover with a napkin, thus removing the excess;
- after use, be sure to apply a moisturizer;
- Apply the oil to the area around the eyes two hours before bedtime to avoid severe swelling.
An effective and safer way to use wrinkle oil is to add a small amount of drops to various masks, the recipes of which are given below. In combination with other components within 20-30 minutes, such formulations will only benefit if they are selected correctly (more on this later).
Anti-aging can be done 2-3 times a week. In addition, 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 to use for facial massage
Many people use massage techniques to prevent and eliminate wrinkles. If you watch training videos, then in many of them it is performed using oils. Also, many cosmetologists use it for this purpose. Apply generously to run your hands.
Which cosmetic oil is best to use 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 in its pure form can be harmful. And during the massage, it is not even a couple of drops, but a few ml, which you will rub thoroughly for 20-30 minutes several times a week.
Consequences for oily pores - clogged, increased sebum secretion, acne, even if it is not comedogenic.
Consequences for dryness: destruction of the lipid layer and, consequently, severe dryness and peeling.
The best fatty and essential oils for wrinkles
In the fight against wrinkles, both oils 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 fat 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).
- fishing (2).
- Rosehip (1).
- Almond (2).
- Winch (1).
- Grape seeds (2).
- Wheat germ (3).
- Sesame (2).
- Olive (2).
- Shi - shea (1).
- Coconut (3).
The following group is suitable for wrinkles around the eyes:
- Grape seeds (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 produced. The most useful is cold pressing, which retains the maximum amount of nutrients.
But unnatural (mineral, petroleum jelly) it is better not to use it at all. They are highly purified of petrochemicals and can block the normal functioning of the sebaceous glands, contributing to the development of acne.
Therefore, pay attention to this factor as well and only use cold pressing.
How to use highly comedogenic?
It can be diluted with low comedogenic (group 1) in a 1: 1 ratio. All fat ones are very good with each other and you can dilute 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 the basic ones (fats).
For rejuvenation, the following is recommended:
- Rose: moisturizes very well and removes fine wrinkles.
- Lemon - known for its whitening and toning properties.
- Patchouli - has a lifting effect.
- Geranium - smoothes and makes it 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 on the face: 3 ways
It can be applied in three ways:
Pure as whey (occasionally)
Before using it, it is necessary to heat it to a warm state, as it is most 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 surfaces and moist skin. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then blot with a tissue to remove any residue. Make sure you apply a moisturizer.
But remember that you need to use this method only in emergencies for a 1-2 week course.
Tablets under the eyes
Heat some oil until hot by immersing the bottle in warm water. Then wet two cotton pads and apply to the area under the eyes. Soak for 15 minutes, then blot with a napkin.
This should be done no later than two hours before bedtime and also in a 1-2 week cycle.
Masks are the best option
Any fatty oil works very well in combination with essential oils which have anti-aging and rejuvenating properties. In addition, auxiliary ingredients are added to the composition of the masks, which enhance their effect.
As they can oxidize, cook them in glass or porcelain.
Read the recipes for wrinkle masks below.
To make the use of oils safer and more beneficial, you need to adhere to some rules:
- It is best to use not just one, but a combination of several types. The ratio of fat in this way will be more appropriate.
- Apply a drop on wet skin or add to the cream to enhance its nourishing properties.
How to apply almond oil for wrinkles - recipes for masks
This is one of the most popular products not only in skin care but also in hair care. Its consistency is fine, thanks to which it is absorbed quickly enough and does not leave a film on the surface.
Almonds are the fattest 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 skin cell structure, 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, thus treating eczema and psoriasis.
- Carotenoids: protect from UV rays and help slow down aging.
- Bioflavonoids are the most powerful natural antioxidants that protect cells from destruction, protect collagen fibers, which allows you to maintain the elasticity and elasticity of the cover.
- Magnesium: participates in the collagen formation process, eliminates swelling.
- Amino acids: participate in the synthesis of proteins (collagen, elastin, keratin), strengthen the protective functions of the skin, regulate the level of humidity.
- In addition, it contains iron, zinc, sodium, phosphorus.
Recipes of masks
Nourishing anti-aging formulations that use fatty oils in combination with other ingredients will help smooth out 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 teaspoons almond oil (2)
- 2 tsp honey.
Mix thoroughly and apply, except around the eyes, for 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
- 3 teaspoons dry cocoa butter (3)
- 1 tsp whole milk
- 1 teaspoon almond (2).
Dissolve the dry cocoa in warm milk, then pour in a tablespoon of almonds. Apply for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
- 1 tablespoon pure grape
- 1 tbsp fatty ricotta
- 2 teaspoons almond (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 eliminate dryness.
- 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
- 2 tsp argan
- 1 tsp liquid honey
- 1 egg yolk.
Mix all products and apply for 20-30 minutes, then rinse.
The mixture can be stored in the refrigerator.
Mix the almonds with ground coffee or salt. Massage the face with circular movements to remove dead cells, boost microcirculation and improve metabolic processes.
How to use castor oil for face rejuvenation?
This tool was also used by our mothers and grandmothers both in face care and for the treatment and cleansing of the body. Works well for aging, dry and sensitive skin.
It refers to non-comedogenic, so it does not cause clogging and dilation of pores. You can use it safely.
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 synthesize elastin and collagen, elasticity and firmness depend on them.
Palmitic acid helps retain moisture within the skin.
It is recommended to use hot castor oil, 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 heat to combine with other components.
You can apply it in three ways as described above.
From the wrinkles around the eyes
- 1 dessert spoon of castor oil
- 5 drops of vitamin E (solution).
Mix and apply on the eyelids in a thin layer. Drive into the skin with your fingertips and leave for 10 minutes. Blot the rest with a sponge.
- 1 tablespoon pureed banana
- 1 tsp.
Mix with a fork into a homogeneous puree and apply for 15 minutes. Remove with warm water and apply moisturizer.
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp
- 1 tsp raw potato puree.
Finely grate a raw potato and add it to the yolk. Pour in the castor oil and mix thoroughly. Apply the mass with a wide brush on the face, except for the area under the eyes, for 15 minutes, then rinse.
Apply camphor oil to oily skin
This tool tends to dry out, so it is used for the oily type.
Hydrates, tightens pores, regulates sebum production, has a lightening effect and helps cope with the effects of acne.
The product has a specific smell which is not suitable for everyone.
- cineole - renews cells, helps smooth the skin;
- safrole - anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, important in the treatment of acne and acne;
- pellandrene - stimulates the production of collagen;
- bisabolol - eliminates inflammation and irritation;
- limonene - has lightening properties.
- 4 drops of camphor
- 15 g of cosmetic clay
- 10 grams of natural yogurt.
Mix the clay powder with the yogurt and camphor dropwise. Apply the composition for 30 minutes, then remove with warm water.
- 1 yolk
- 0. 5 tsp camphor oil.
Mix and apply locally on wrinkled areas. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse. It is recommended to do this every day 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 resistant thanks to the wax that coats the pores of the plant during hot summer days and cold nights. It is this wax that prevents the evaporation of moisture. Its life force is beneficial to any human organism.
It is one of the best emollients and is also considered more effective than spermacet oil.
Contains amino acids that resemble the structure of collagen. And he, as you know, is responsible for the elasticity of the integument.
It is also rich in vitamin E, with regenerating properties, very effective in the fight against wrinkles.
This product is particularly suitable for owners of dry and sensitive skin.
Recipes of masks
- 2 tablespoons jojoba
- 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 teaspoon) of wheat germ oil
- 5 ml of avocado
- 5ml of 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 kept for 3 months in the refrigerator.
Apply a thin layer locally on the wrinkles, pushing into the mixture with your finger. Avoid the area around the eyes to avoid swelling. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then pat with a napkin.
This procedure can be done up to 3 times a day for 1. 5-2 months. In addition, it is better to change the recipe to another, so as not to be addictive.
Whitening lifting mask
- 1 tablespoon jojoba
- 1 yolk
- 1 tsp liquid honey
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (do not add for dry skin).
In a glass container, mix the egg yolk, honey and lemon juice. Pour the hot jojoba into the mixture (keep a spoon on the stove). Apply for 15-20 minutes and wash off 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 to take care of their appearance, and thanks to this, they look young for 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 absorbs quickly and does not leave a greasy film.
Its precious properties are hydration, anti-inflammatory effect, regeneration of skin cells, excellent nutrition thanks to the presence of a large amount of vitamins and amino acids.
Suitable for any type, especially dry and faded.
It is highly comedogenic, so owners of oily skin cannot use it often. Also, in this case, it is better to buy refined.
Recipes of masks
Creamy regenerating moisturizer
- 2 tsp (without slide) coconut butter
- 1 quail egg yolk
- 1 tsp (no slide) honey
- 1 teaspoon cream with a fat content of 10%.
Melt the butter in a double boiler (2-3 minutes), then add the honey. Mix the cream with the yolk and pour it into the butter. Mix the mass.
Apply a warm mask on the wet face in a uniform and dense layer, it can also be applied on 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 tsp coconut butter
- Slice of bread
- 2 tbsp milk.
Soak the bread in milk and chop it with a fork. Melt the coconut oil in a double boiler and pour it into the bread mass. Apply the resulting puree for 15-20 minutes, then rinse.
- 1 yolk
- 0. 5 tsp coconut butter (melted in a double boiler)
- 2 tsp olive
- 0, 5 tsp honey
- 2 teaspoons of chamomile tea.
Mix all the ingredients and apply for 20 minutes, then rinse with a warm decoction of chamomile.
The rest of the cream can be poured into a jar and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Use hot 2 times a week.