Fine lines and wrinkles can make a person look older than they are. Natural remedies exist to ward of the signs of ageing such as the use of rosehip seed oil and helichrysum. Rosehip seed oil is a carrier oil used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Helichrysum essential oil is known for its skin regenerative properties. Recipes containing these two oils help to diminish wrinkles and ward them off.
Anti-wrinkle mask recipe
You will need one quarter of a cucumber, one egg white, 6 ml (1 teaspoon) of rosehip seed oil and two drops of helichrysum essential oil. Peel the cucumber and place it in a bowl of warm water for 15 minutes. Finely chop the cucumber and then mash it with a potato masher. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the mashed cucumber, egg white, rosehip seed oil and the two drops of helichrysum essential oil until they are well blended. Apply the mixture to the face and leave on the face to dry for 30 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water to remove the mask. Pat dry your face with an absorbent towel. This mask can be applied two to three times a week.
Skin-firming mask recipe
This recipe helps to firm the skin to ward off new wrinkles that may form as a result of sagging skin. You will need 18 ml (1 tablespoon) of natural honey, 18 ml (1 tablespoon) of rosehip seed oil, 6 ml (1 teaspoon) of helichrysum essential oil, 27 ml (1.5 tablespoons) of cornstarch and one egg white. In a microwaveable bowl, warm the honey in the microwave for about one minute. Add the rosehip seed oil, helichrysum oil and cornstarch to the warmed honey. Whisk in the egg white until the mixture is smooth. Apply the mask to the face and neck, allowing it to dry for 20 to 25 minutes. Rinse with warm water or remove with a facecloth. Pat face dry with a towel. This mask can be used once to twice a week.
Skin therapy oil recipes from Misty Rae Cech, ND
Rosehip seed oil and Helichrysum oil can be used without the need of other ingredients to fight wrinkles and other signs of ageing. For fine lines, mix five drops of helichrysum oil with 120 ml of rosehip seed oil to apply to the face each night before bedtime. A more aggressive anti-ageing skin therapy oil blend is to mix 20 drops of helichrysum essential oil with 30 ml of rosehip seed oil. This mixture is to be applied to the problem areas of the skin such as laugh lines and scars. This can be applied daily to the problem areas; however, if skin sensitivity occurs, reduce application to every other day.