4 Essential Oils You Need to Try for Younger Looking Hair and Skin
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).
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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).
This story originally appeared in our print magazine.
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