A woman’s self-confidence largely depends on the appearance of her skin. Unhealthy, prematurely aged and loose skin is definitely something we all want to treat and prevent.

Luckily, there are solutions to these issues and one of the main ways to tackle skin imperfections is to turn to essential oils. Treating your skin with essential oils has proven to be very efficient. These little bottles filled with nature’s finest goods have been used for the purposes of aromatherapy for ages. That being said, the following are among the best essential oils for skin tightening that you can safely include in your skincare routine.

Rosehip

This is the ultimate weapon to fight against the signs of ageing! Rosehip oil is rich in antioxidants which help inhibit the production of free radical thus protecting the cells from damage. The fatty acids found in rosehip seed oil have high antioxidant activity making it one of the best essential oils for skin tightening.

One of the key acids found in rosehip oil is the linoleic acid which is important for your skin barrier protection as it can help your skin maintain good moisture levels and most importantly, it can protect your skin from toxins that cause loose, saggy and aged skin. Rich in Vitamin A, which is known to help fight against age spots and wrinkles, rosehip oil is great for anti-aging. It’s also packed with molecules that are small enough to penetrate deep layers of the skin and improve moisture and collagen levels, while reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
For optimal results, opt for a rosehip CO2 serum. C02 is an advanced extraction method that has been used to guarantee purity and potency while preserving the complete properties of the rosehip plant.

Argan

In the beauty world, argan is known as “liquid gold.” This epithet was given not only due to its amber colour, but also for the various ways argan oil benefits your hair, skin, and face.

Argan oil has long been used as an anti-aging treatment. The antioxidant activity in argan oil helps protect the skin against free radical damage caused by the sun (one of the damages being premature aging).The omega fatty acids in the argan oil help to strengthen tissues in the skin and therefore can aid in wrinkle prevention. Argan is also a powerful moisturiser, while its anti-inflammatory activity makes it perfect for sensitive skin.

Apply argan oil (or face serums containing argan oil) directly to your skin at least twice a day. For visible results, wait at least four weeks.

Lavender

Being anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant and most likely anti-everything that’s bad for your skin, lavender oil is one of the richest gifts from mother nature. It is one of the most popular plants used in commercial baths and aromatherapy products. This type of highly antioxidant essential oil contains caffeic acid which is associated with anti-aging and radiation protection. Lavender can reduce the formation of new wrinkles while tightening the skin. This way, this potent oil works to tone and rejuvenate your skin. You can use pure lavender oil or a blend with rosehip seed oil for a more powerful effect. Just make sure you dilute it with a carrier oil (coconut, almond or olive oil) since it can be quite concentrated on its own.

When combined with chamomile, ylang-ylang and mandarin, it creates a powerful blend that calms the mind and helps you get the quality sleep you need.

Jasmine

When it comes to reviving and uplifting skin, jasmine oil is a very popular herbal remedy. Jasmine oil promotes blood circulation which results in your skin regenerating new cells. Using jasmine oil regularly improves your skin’s elasticity and decreases the appearance of wrinkles. Jasmine is also a powerful antidepressant and has a sedative-like effect.

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Lemon

This oil is extremely rich in vitamins. Despite being a fascinating antioxidant that fights photodamage and promotes the production of collagen, it’s also a skin brightening agent that’s used in skincare products to fade dark spots on the skin usually caused by the sun. The alpha hydroxy acid in lemon oil resurfaces the skin for a firmer look. Using lemon oil can benefit your skin in many ways: it promotes a healthier, tighter, and brighter looking skin with less visible wrinkles.

Ylang –Ylang

Antioxidants are known to stop the process of premature aging, and it’s equally important to implement them in both your diet and skincare routine. Ylang-ylang has been scientifically proven to have significant antioxidant abilities and it is quite effective when used in skincare products.

Not only is it good for your skin, but ylang ylang essential oil is also quite sedating and its soothing and calming effects may help with feelings of depression, irritation and anger.

Rosemary

Besides its distinct flavour, the rosemary herb is enriched with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that can do wonders in reviving dead skin cells. Experts claim that rosemary essential oil effectively prevents the formation of wrinkles as the anti-oxidation doesn’t allow the elasticity of your skin to break down. If applied regularly, it can help you attain a firmer, healthier skin.

Jojoba

The fatty acids in this oil are effective in protecting the skin’s barrier. The antioxidants in jojoba oil combined with Vitamin E protect the skin from drying out and aging early resulting in brilliant anti-aging effects and skin tightening.

The jojoba essential oil is suitable for all skin types and can be applied to the face and body without the risk of irritation. It also acts as a great makeup remover or a natural skin cleanser.

Geranium

Geranium oil is commonly used for the reduction of wrinkles and stretch marks. It is one of the best essential oils for repairing collagen and increasing the skin’s elasticity. It also helps regulate oil production on the skin that makes it effective as a part of an acne treatment process.

How to Apply Skin Tightening Oil?

Since the skin is the most sensitive, yet most exposed body part, proper care should be taken before applying new products. There are three typical ways to apply skin tightening oil on your skin.

Massage

Always apply essential oils on clean skin. Put a few drops of the essential oil on your finger and do a patch test on a small era of your skin to see if irritation occurs. If it doesn’t, gently massage where you need to, but always avoid the eyes.

Apply to targeted areas and rub it.

This is an effective way to apply essential oils on your body to tackle stretch marks and other problematic areas.

Add to lotions and moisturisers.

If you simply don’t have the time or your skincare routine is already time-consuming, you can add your preferred essential oil to your favourite moisturiser that you use on a daily basis.