Frankincense is a remarkable essential oil. It’s extracted from a tree resin usually from the Middle East or North Africa. The oil has many useful qualities but one particularly exciting benefit is its ability to assist in fighting the signs of skin ageing.
Frankincense has the ability to promote the regeneration of healthy cells and to keep existing cells and skin tissue healthy. Frankincense oil has powerful astringent capabilities and makes a potent anti-ageing cream, lotion or oil serum. It can help to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity and appearance as we age. It helps to lift the skin when it starts to sag and to reduce the appearance of scars and acne.
Frankincense oil can help reduce the sun spots and age marks which plague us as we age, particularly on the face, décolleté and back of the hands. It can also help to fade stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin on the heels and feet. It can smooth micro-wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks, and generally tone and tighten skin all over your body, while simultaneously helping with cell renewal.
Frankincense oil should not be used directly on the skin but should be mixed with a carrier oil such as Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil. This is the best way to apply to the face or body. Just a few drops of pure Frankincense Essential Oil in 20mls of carrier oil will give the desired effect. It can also be inhaled from a diffuser or burner or even on a tissue.
If you are concerned with any of the signs of skin ageing then Frankincense Essential oil is invaluable.
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