So last night I ran out of my 'cant do without' facial serum and thought this would be a perfect time to share with you my recipe and why I use the ingredients I do use, since they seem to be working so well!
I first discovered the amazing effects of rose hip oil after purchasing a similar serum. I immediately started noticing that my skin wasn't so dry, that the redness was receding ( I am a long time sufferer of rosacea) and that, low and behold, my wrinkles were not as noticeable! I went through a few of these store bought bottles before I had to delve into the science behind this marvelous oil. Now my formula isn't the same as the one I started out with but I think this one suits me even better for my particular problems. There are many wonderful oils that you can use on your face and essential oils that boost them with great affect.
My first ingredient, as the title states, is Rose Hip Oil. It has amazing properties and is especially suited to older skin but will also benefit younger. It is a very lightweight, non-greasy oil that promotes the healing of damaged skin. It has a high concentration of natural vitamin A and it is full of nourishing fatty acids. Rose hip oil has the great ability to smooth wrinkles and to lighten age spots. It stimulates the growth of new cells and increases collagen production. It also improves elasticity, texture and the appearance of your skin and it helps treat chronic dryness. It calms the redness and irritation of your skin with it's anti-inflammatory properties and can be a great help to those suffering from rosacea and acne. Who wouldn't want to use this oil on their face?
Vitamin E oil is the second ingredient and is a super antioxidant that helps reduce wrinkle formation. That's right. it helps stop them in their tracks! It also boosts collagen production, aiding in keeping the skin elastic. It encourages new skin cell growth and speeds up cell regeneration. It also helps protect skin from UV rays and pollution. And it is one of the best remedies for scars. I had a friend use this on a scar every day with great results. I will never forget how we watched it fade away.
I use these two together as the base oil then I also add 5 essential oils to my formula. All of them have wonderful skin healing properties also:
Frankincense is a wonderful skin regeneration oil that helps reduce scarring, smooths wrinkles and reduces fine lines. It is a great skin tightener, reducing sagging, and it evens your skin tone and balances the skins pH.
Geranium is a wonderful anti-inflammatory that also helps with age spots and evens skin tone. It improves circulation under the skin's surface aiding in cell regeneration and also aids in reducing scarring, smoothing wrinkles and improving the texture of your skin.
Carrot Seed Oil is full of antioxidant caretenoids which help to prevent sun damage. They also stimulate the rejuvenation of skin cells and help detoxify your skin. This oil often helps with chronic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Cypress helps reduce broken capillaries under the skin, improves
circulation and strengthens the skin.
And last but not least, Jasmine Oil. I add this oil because I love it's scent but it is also known for its benefits for your skin. It is helpful for fading scars and treating dry brittle skin. I would advise against the use of this oil by pregnant women though for its emmenagogue effects.
Rose Hip Facial Serum
4 Tbs of Rose Hip Oil
2 Tbs Vitamin E Oil
5 drops Frankincense Oil
5 drops Geranium Oil
5 drops Carrot Seed Oil
5 drops of Cypress oil
20 drops Jasmine 10% oil*
Combine ingredients and gently stir before pouring into bottle.Store in a cool, dry place.
*I use such a large amount of this oil because it is not pure Jasmine but diluted in a carrier oil. IF I had pure jasmine I would probably only use 3 drops.
I hope this recipe is helpful to you. It is never to early to start pampering your skin. It will thank you by giving you a fresh young glow!
Have a wonderful week ~ Diane