None of us can put life on pause in order to stay youthful. With time our skin will begin to succumb to the ravages of weather, stress, laughter, anger and all other emotions that we wear on our faces.
However, with good care using essential oils that tighten the skin, your skin has a chance to remain youthful a lot longer.
Because sagging skin is irreparable, it should be discouraged from the onset. Use of essential oils is an effective and natural way to make sure your skin remains soft and tight over time.
Other than the natural benefits of topical application, essential oils varied fragrances have the auxiliary benefits of cheering you up and lifting your mood, keeping you young at heart and the same exuberance reflects on your skin.
When you are happy and relaxed from within, a hormone called oxytocin is released by the body. This hormone enhances your immunity and affects your general mood allowing you to be calm and collected.
Regular essential oil massages are beneficial to the skin. Aroma therapy evokes a sense of well being that leaves you refreshed and revitalized from the inside. This dynamic is amazing at helping you achieve that youthful look.
Skin tightening oil benefits
The skin is the largest organ of our bodies and requires proper maintenance. Time is indiscriminate on where the skin should sag or wrinkle and the spots that suffer the most are usually the most obvious.
However, essential oils are greatly beneficial and work with the collagen in your skin which is the structural protein that acts as a support and is the reason for youthful skin. In fact, support and suppleness are the two biggest secrets to any skin tightening technique.
Certain areas are more prone to sagging compared to others. These include:
The stomach is susceptible to lose skin because it oscillates between bulging and receding for women as a result of childbirth. This expansion and contraction result in stretch marks, as well as skin folds and loose skin.
If we talk about male stomach, it is usually a result of poor feeding habits which result in obesity or quick weight loss.
Wrinkles on the face are most dreaded as they are a sure sign that time is catching up with us.
Although aging is inevitable and is to be embraced and celebrated, one should age gracefully with smooth supple skin. Body firming essential oils that will help you age gracefully are readily available.
Frequent application of body firming oils will not only keep the skin on your breast smooth but will also aid in keeping it firm and taught leaving you looking younger than your years.
General topical application of essential oils that have body firming qualities is beneficial to your skin.
You can do it yourself or you can go for a massage with these oils.
Add to this regular exercising for toning and you will stay forever at 30.
All the above trouble areas are common to both men and women and skin tightening essential oils are equally beneficial to both gender.
How to tighten skin after weight loss naturally?
If you are in the process of losing weight, you may find that you are making the much-needed gains on the weight loss front but are faced with a skin loosening predicament as you shed weight. This problem can be alleviated through workouts that help you gain muscle.
Massages with essential oils in tandem with muscle toning exercises will go a long way in transforming your skin from loose to tight. You will not only look good but also feel much more comfortable in your own skin.
However, this requires a combination of your hard work in the gym, dieting, staying hydrated and aromatherapy.
For the most part, skin tightening is associated with anti-aging and pore reducing serums. They will aid in making the skin firm, taut and tight by minimizing large pores. This allows your skin that smooth, supple healthy look.
Essential oils are the natural alternative to expensive beauty products that are chemical laden.
Essential oils are extracted from herbs and plants that are known to have healing and other beneficial properties that have been used successfully across many millennia by numerous civilizations.
The extraction method of the potent oils is through distillation or cold press of these aromatic herbs and plants.
Although all essential oils work magic for many needs, there are specific ones that are particularly effective for the purpose of body firming or skin tightening.
Through anti oxidation
Sagging, and lifeless skin is as a result of aged and worn out skin cells caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules which steal oxygen from the skin to become stable.
By stealing oxygen from the healthy skin cells, these free radicals damage the skin leaving it lifeless and are the culprit for premature aging and sagging skin.
Essential oils are powerful antioxidants that are equipped with the natural capability of combating these free radicals. They repair old worn out skin cells by breathing new life into them.
They are naturally astringent
Essentials oils are naturally astringent and play an important role in shrinking large pores which in turn reduce oiliness of the skin creating a smooth appearance. This astringent quality is to be found in most essential oils in their pure form.
Through collagen boost
Some essential oils are known to boost collagen keeping the skin taut and preventing it from sagging. Collagen fibers support the skin and cause it to be tight and youthful.
Neroli oil derives its name from the princess of Nerola, in Lazio, Italy, who introduced the essence of the bitter orange tree as a fashionable fragrance. She used it to perfume her gloves and her baths and since then the name ‘neroli’ is associated with this essence.
The oil is extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange tree. It bears a complex but pleasant scent that is sweet, honeyed with a touch of a spiciness. The method of extraction is steam distillation.
What to expect?
The fragrance is stunning and is popularly used in colognes and cosmetic preparations.
It is a fragrance also makes it popular in aromatherapy and treating chronic depression because of its ability to refresh and invoke happiness and a sense of joy.
It also works very well to clear stretch marks, scars, spots and marks left by acne and pox.
Blend it with a light carrier oil like jojoba oil and mix well. Use a drop or two when going to sleep to give you a relaxed, restorative night. For daytime use, add it to your lotion and reapply all day as you see fit to keep the fragrance going.
Frankincense has a rich history dating back to the biblical times. Known and cherished for its fragrance, this was a gift fit for kings, it still is today.
It is also known as Olibanum and it is a fragrant resin, transformed into an essential oil with great value in aromatherapy.
It is harvested from the Boswellia genus tree, particularly the Boswellia serrata. The bark of the tree trunk and mature branches are punctured by piercing small wounds which will produce a milky white sap that is allowed to harden into a gum resin for several days then scraped off in tear dropped shape and is ready for the market.
What to expect?
It has a subtle fragrance that fuses well with other essential and carrier oils. It plays a significant role in promoting healthy skin cell regeneration and keeping existing cells and tissue healthy.
As one of the most effective essential oils used in treating dry skin, reducing the appearance of stretch marks or scars and reducing signs of aging, it is highly sought after.
Because of its astringent properties, frankincense is effective in skin care especially skin tightening. Add 2-3 drops of it to your nightly routine and use it as a hydrating and skin tightening mask.
Frequent massages with frankincense essential oil will tighten and invigorate your skin.The soothing and uplifting scent which is a combination of woodiness, earthiness, slight fruitiness with a hint of pine and lemon aroma will bring out your ‘happy’ and leave you refreshed.
In ancient times the resin would be charred and ground into a powder and made into a heavy kohl eyeliner by ancient Egyptian women. If you are daring and have the know-how, perhaps you can try it.
This sandalwood essential oil is derived from matured sandalwood trees hence the potent, deeply aromatic scent. The oil is extracted through steam distillation of the Australian Santalum spicatum tree.
What to expect?
The main constituents of Sandalwood that make it extremely beneficial for varied use are beta santalol, santyl acetate, and santalenes. Apart from the many qualities that sandalwood has including being an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory among many others, it is also cicatrisant and astringent. This means that it’s healing components are known for soothing the skin and helping with scars and spots.
Sandalwood essential oil is particularly favored in skin care and body firming because of its astringent aspect which induces contraction of muscles and skin. This quality proves greatly beneficial in strengthening and tightening of the skin.
Australian sandalwood works wonders for your skin, especially when used as a massage oil. Coupled with a pleasant fragrance that has depth, blending it with coconut oil it is an effective way to beat fatigue and stress by clearing your mind and helping you relax.
Massage it into your upper body after a bath and inhale its relaxing and soothing fragrance as you unwind.
Geranium essential oil has an aroma similar to that of a rose. Extracted through steam distillation of stems and leaves of the geranium plant, this oil has many health benefits.
What to expect?
The oil has many properties that include being anti-microbial and speeding up healing. One of the elements that make it amazing with skin is its astringent property that induces contractions when applied.
This particular quality makes geranium oil ideal for preventing muscles and skin from sagging.
It’s natural ability to reduce the presence of wrinkles by tightening the facial skin keeps your skin taut and youthful.
Geranium essential oil can be blended with other essential oils like jasmine, neroli or cedarwood as well as carrier oils.
It can be used frequently for body massages that will not only make sure your skin is nourished but will also leave you with a sense of wellness and a vibrant mood from the pleasantly calming aromas.
It only takes a drop or two of the oil mixed with another of your favorite oils and you can apply the blend to your neck area or dab just a little onto your wrists.
Patchouli oil has its origins in India. It was used to preserve cashmere from India on its way to Britain. It is a pleasant smelling scent that lingers long after you have stopped using it.
What to expect?
Patchouli oil comprises of alpha bulnesene, patchouli alcohol, beta pachouli and pogostol amongst many others. It is safe and effective as an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, sedative and tonic substance.
Plantlife patchouli oil’s powerful astringent qualities stimulate contractions in muscle, nerves and skin thus preventing sagging skin. This oil is effective as an anti-aging substance
Patchouli oil can be irritating to the skin in its natural form. So make a blend of the oil with some lavender to dilute its potency, amplify its scent (it has a beautiful scent) and enjoy its sedative like qualities.
It is best to be used at night time to induce peaceful sleep and relax your muscles while tightening your skin.
Skin tightening recipes (with essential oil)
Cypres firming and anti-aging recipe
- 2 table spoonfuls of sweet almond oil
- 2 table spoonfuls of rose seed oil
- 10 drops of cypress essential oil
- 10 drops of geranium essential oil
- 7 drops of frankincense essential oil
Mix all ingredients in a 2-ounce glass bottle. We recommend using this mixture once a day, preferably at night before you turn in. It only takes a small amount of the mixture to cover your entire face and neck. In order not feel all greasy, don’t apply too much.
Pore tightening serum for anti-aging
- 2 table spoonful of rosehip oil
- 10 drops of geranium oil
- 10 drops of frankincense oil
- 7 drops of lemon oil
- 2 table spoon carrier oil of choice
- 2 Oz amber glass dropper bottle
Add all the oils together in a dropper bottle, screw on the lid and shake the bottle well but gently to get the all the ingredients mixed up.
Store in a cool dry place or begin using immediately. Place 2 to 3 drops in the palm of your hand, rub together slightly and deeply massage it on all your face.
Because lemon is photo-sensitive, we recommended that you use at night time only for optimal results.
Face tightening gel
The base ingredient in this recipe is pure Aloe Vera gel, a moisturizer as well as a natural astringent.
- 10 drops of neroli or geranium oil
- 3 table spoon full of pure aloe vera
- 7 drops of tea tree oil
Using a clean glass jar, put the aloe vera then add essential oils and stir well but gently.
Store in a cool dry place avoiding direct sunlight as it degrades the aloe gel.
When you face is clean and dry, a single finger scoop of this mixture is enough to cover your face.
Smooth supple skin that is tight can be achieved by regularly using the above-mentioned oils as they have natural nutrients that help in tightening loose and wrinkled skin. They are also pleasantly fragrant, uplifting your mood every time you use them.
Aging need not be taboo to talk about or even think about. You can look much younger by using nature’s gift to us: essential oils.