If you fancy the self-help approach to anti-aging, then extend your research into various herbs and spices as many contain anti-aging properties. It is important to identify your own needs first though before trying out any for the sake of it.
Bilberry contains phyto-chemical compounds that help to advance blood flow to the extremities and to the heart. Bilberry can help with horrible conditions such as haemorrhoids, varicose veins and even degenerative conditions such as arthritis by preventing any deterioration of collagen found within the joints.
Bilberry is also good at helping conditions of the eyes.
is renowned for its viral fighting benefits but it can help with anything from ear infections to heart problems and is useful for maintaining the joints- as
supple, flexible joints keep old age at bay. Garlic keeps the blood thin, helps to lower blood pressure and to strengthen your immune system.
helps to regenerate cells, is excellent for healthy skin and help to
slow down the aging process. It has excellent anti-anxiety effects and is reported to be useful for the prevention of mental capacity during older age.
(Ginkgo Biloba) helps to increase the flow of blood to the brain, and this is important because memory loss is often impaired by the aging process.
renowned for its energy boosting properties- it is often called the fountain of youth. It tones muscles and the skin in addition.
Also, applying a face mask can have faster results. Turmeric helps to reduce the excess oil on skin as it regulates the production of sebum. As turmeric is a wonderful exfoliating agent, a paste prepared by mixing gram flour and turmeric powder in water can help to ward off any visible signs of aging.
is an excellent regenerative oil for skincare use. It helps to repair and to tone your skin, increases circulation and elasticity and also helps with the reduction of annoying wrinkles.
whilst this essential oil is not the cheapest to buy, consider it an investment as it helps to stimulate the re-growth of your skin cells.
Nerolihelps to improve broken capillaries and increases your skin elasticity.
makes a wonderful astringent if you have oily skin.
use this essential oil if you have mature skin that needs a little help with hydration and need to start improving overall elasticity.
When applying pure essential oils to any home-made skin care recipes, it’s important to take care and not use too much. Less is often more in essential oil terms.
Oils (apart from lavender essential oil which can be applied neat) should always be diluted with a good carrier oil, such as almond oil or jojoba oil. Always test on a patch of skin before trying out any homemade recipe which is especially
important if you have sensitive skin.
Note: As much as there is a great deal of benefit from using aromatherapy pure
essential oils, it is worth noting that there can be many contra-indications when using essential oils so ensure that you read up on the individual ones thoroughly prior to use.