DISCOVER THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ESSENTIAL OILS AND WRINKLES
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|By Jami Goode
Don’t be confused. There are no studies concerning essential
oils and wrinkles. The studies are about essential fatty acids
or fish oil and wrinkles.
“Essential oil” is not the type of oil that moisturizes the
skin. It is the concentrated aroma or “essence” of a plant.
Flowers, leaves, resins, berries, seeds or fruit peelings are
used as the “raw” material for the fragrances. They are
concentrated through distillation or by cold pressing, when the
aroma of a plant is already strong, as it is with orange peel,
There are some studies that support the use of aromatherapy as
an alternative medicine for uplifting the mood or relieving
congestion. Eucalyptus, for example, has been used as a
traditional remedy for asthma attacks. But, when it comes to
essential oils and wrinkles, there would be no benefit. Applying
them directly to the skin is actually hazardous.
The most recent study concerning fish oil and wrinkles showed a
10% improvement in firmness after three months of
supplementation. A fine line or a wrinkle will fade as firmness
improves and according to other clinical studies, you can get
even more improvement, with a special nourishing cream that is
applied directly to the face. I’ll come back to that in a
moment, but first, let me explain why the relationship between
fish oil and wrinkles was studied.
The human body produces “sebum” to moisturize and protect the
skin’s health. Sebum is composed primarily of “fat.” We don’t
want too much fat in our diets, but most people don’t get enough
omega 3 fatty acids. The best sources of omega3s are fatty fish,
like salmon. So, in the study, researchers sought to learn if
firmness or oisture content could be improved through omega-3
supplementation. In other words, is there a connection between a
lack of dietary omega3s or fish oil and wrinkles? The results
indicate that might be a factor.
Poor nutrition is a factor in most health conditions and the
skin’s health is what we have to try and improve, if we want to
look younger than we actually are. That’s why there is no
beneficial connection between essential oils and wrinkles. The
essences have no nutritional value.
People get confused, because fatty acids are often referred to
as “essential” fatty acids. When used in that way, the meaning
is that the fatty acids must be obtained from food, they cannot
be created within the human body.
“Non-essential” fatty acids are synthesized or created from
other fats within the body. So, eating foods that contain the
non-essentials is not a must.
There could be a connection between essential oils and wrinkles
caused by allergic reactions, irritation or other damage. You
see, these concentrated plant extracts are actually “toxic”.
They can “kill” the skin’s cells.
In addition to learning more about fish oil and wrinkles, you
might want to learn more about a protein peptide that has been
shown in clinical studies to increase firmness by 42% in just 18
days. But, hopefully, this article cleared up any confusion
about essential oils and wrinkles. Don’t use them on your skin!
About the author:
Jami Goode researches effective anti aging skin care products
that protect and promote good health. Visit her site www.radiant-and-clear-skin.com to discover the skin care products that