Essential Oils for Mature Skin

Here is a list of essential oils catering to mature skin to reduce the signs of aging on the face and help with other issues such as dryness or breakouts. Make sure to carry out a patch test before usage. Add a drop of essential oil with carrier oil or unscented moisturizer of your choice on your jaw and/ or the inner forearm. Wait for 12-24 hours to see if any irritation occurs.


Frankincense essential oil is loaded with antioxidants to slow down the signs of aging by combating free radicals that triggers oxidative stress and causes damage to the skin cells. Additionally, it is both a healing and balancing oil, making it ideal for mature skin that is struggling or prone to breakouts. It has antibacterial, antiseptic and astringent qualities to help eliminate the bacteria that cause breakouts, heal minor cuts and wounds, and tone the skin.


Helichrysum essential oil is widely used in anti-aging skincare products for its ability to promote skin cell renewal. It targets dull, sagging skin and age spots to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This leads to improved skin texture, resulting in supple skin that has a healthier glow.


Geranium essential oil has been well known for its extensive uses, including its skincare benefits, from as early as ancient Egypt. Not only does it help with firming up the skin, it can assist with skin cell turnover that slows down with age. Skin cell turnover is important because when the old and dead skin cells are being shed; newer and younger skin cells are replaced. This improves absorption of your skincare products, makes the skin appear and feel smoother as well as more radiant.


Neroli essential oil can be used on various skin types including mature skin. The tiniest bit goes a long way to help with regulating sebum production to reduce breakouts, soothe inflammation to reduce redness, while replenishing moisture to nourish the skin. Although it is extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, it is not phototoxic like other essential oils extracted from citrus plants, therefore no worries about phototoxic burns.


If you have the budget for it, do consider rose essential oil. It possesses an abundance of vitamins and antioxidants that cater to aging skin, dry skin that is flaky and inflamed. It also possesses antibacterial properties that are beneficial for blemishes. Not only does it eliminate the bacteria and reduce the inflammation, it can also prevent breakouts. Just like any other essential oil, rose oil is very potent so you most likely only need a drop.

Although aging is inevitable and catches up to everyone eventually, we can take some extra steps to slow down the signs of aging. Other than diligent skincare, other steps that you can take for graceful aging is to limit sun exposure as much as possible, apply sufficient sunscreen daily during the daytime and reapply as needed, eat well, get sufficient rest, avoid smoking, avoid excessive drinking and add some exercise.