Looking for easy ways to reverse aging and look younger without breaking the bank? These natural essential oils for eczema work wonders to rejuvenate skin and hair — for a fraction of the cost of anti-aging creams and lotions — and can even aid other troublesome skin conditions, like psoriasis.
Plump your skin with argan oil.
No wonder it’s called “liquid gold”: Postmenopausal women who apply a few drops daily are shown to have suppler skin within 60 days! Argan oil’s polyphenols and omega-3s promote the growth of firming collagen. One we like: Viva Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil ($10 for 4oz., Amazon.com).
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Ease irritation with emu oil.
Normal aging can cause inflammatory skin conditions (such as eczema and psoriasis to flare. To the rescue: emu oil! Studies show that applying a drop of the anti-inflammatory oil to affected areas reduces flaking, itching and redness as effectively as an Rx, with no negative side effects. One option: Ultra Clear 100% Pure Emu Oil ($15.99, Amazon.com).
Thicken hair with coconut oil
It helps heal injured hair follicles and prevent strands from losing protein, minimizing the breakage that makes hair thin. Coconut oil is also a powerful antimicrobial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal that's mild enough for all skin and hair types. One option: OGX Nourishing Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist ($5, Amazon.com).
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Regrow hair with rosemary oil
Folks who used products with this follicle-nourishing oil for six months had the same hair regrowth as those who used 2 percent minoxidil! (Avoid undiluted rosemary oil, which can irritate your scalp,” says hair restoration specialist Robert Dorin, D.O.) Try: Kiehl’s Magic Elixir Hair Restructuring Concentrate with Rosemary ($30, Amazon.com).
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