As you get older you may notice your skin isn’t as plump and as youthful as it used to be. It doesn’t bounce back and it may be sagging a bit. The skin looks like it is thinning and wrinkles are showing up.

Collagen is a structural building block for healthy skin, nails, bones, joints, tendons, and other connective tissues. Around 70% of your skin is made from collagen. Collagen is what makes your complexion firm, plump, and youthful, which is why it is so important in anti-aging efforts. It’s never too early to start supporting collagen production.

Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients for supporting collagen. Young Living has 2 kinds of Super C. Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins required by our bodies. The ingredients in Super C play a role in normal immune and circulatory functions, help to strengthen connective tissues, and promote overall health, vitality, and longevity. Because our bodies cannot manufacture vitamin C, we can benefit by consuming this powerful antioxidant daily.

Super C Chewable combines pure Orange essential oil with a proprietary blend of camu camu, acerola, cherry, and rose hips fruit powder to create a powerful immune-supporting supplement. Together, these premium ingredients deliver desirable polyphenols, carotenoids, and optimal amounts of vitamin C in a convenient chewable tablet.
Super C Chewable Tablets 90 ct
Item #3251

Super C Tablets not only contains 1440% of the recommended dietary intake of vitamin C per serving, but it is also fortified with rutin, citrus bioflavonoids, and minerals to balance electrolytes and enhance the effectiveness and absorption of vitamin C.
Super C Tablets 120 ct
Item #3242

Vitamin C is extremely important for collagen production.

NingXia Red has Vitamin C and other antioxidants, which also support collagen production.

While we are out in the environment, we are exposed to toxins which are everywhere, take a burden on our system. That is reflected in our skin. To prevent the free radical damage, antioxidants and bioflavinoids and lots of other good ingredients from a whole food source that supports collagen production.

Juvatone supports a healthy liver. Your liver is getting rid of all the stuff we are exposed to through food and the environment. The liver is one of the body’s filters. Sometimes there is too much going on and the liver needs some help.

Skin Exfoliant . Use Young Living Satin Facial Scrub to exfoliate the dead skin cells and assist the turnover of new skin cell production. Exfoliating keeps your skin cells turning over and helps to have a more youthful look. As we age, the skin cells turn over slower and slower. The jojoba beads stimulate circulation which assists in collagen production. You get a glowing look and improving collagen and elasticity of the skin.

AgilEase has frankincense, tumeric, undenatured Type II collagen, Glucosamine sulfate and hyaluronic acid. Supports healthy joints and structure of your body but also the elasticity and plumpness of your skin. AgilEase has undenatured collagen! When collagen is denatured it loses its shape and is not effective.
AgilEase
Item #5764
BLOOM by Young Living Brightening Skin Care
BLOOM by Young Living Brightening Skin Care is infused with the most advanced natural ingredients available to brighten the skin’s appearance and add natural radiance. BLOOM products are formulated free of synthetic fragrance—just one more expression of our unwavering commitment to clean beauty. Featuring the Sheerlume Brightening Complex, the BLOOM Brightening Skin Care Collection is loaded with antioxidants to help intensify hydration, minimize the appearance future damage, and help improve the appearance of an even skin tone.

BLOOM™ Brightening Cleanser
3.4 fl. oz., 100 ml Item No. 30291

BLOOM™ by Young Living Brightening Essence
4.7 fl. oz., 140 ml Item No. 30316

BLOOM™ by Young Living Brightening Lotion
1.7 fl. oz., 50 ml Item No. 30267

Essential Oils To Support Collagen Production

Vetiver
Frankincense
Myrrh
Rose
Copaiba
Lemon
Geranium
Carrot Seed
Neroli
Patchouli
Rosehip seed oil

Here are a few DIY skin care recipes.

Mature Skin Serum

3 Tbsp. Jojoba Oil
2 Tbsp Rosehip Seed Oil
2 drops Carrot Seed Oil
3 drops Myrrh
3 drops Frankincense
2 drops Rose

Mix jojoba, rose hip seed oil, and essential oils well in a glass dropper bottle.
Gently roll bottle to mix.
Store in cool, dark place.
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Mature Skin Collagen Support

2 tbsp Jojoba oil
1 1/2 tbsp Rosehip Seed Oil
1/4 tsp Vitamin E
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Myrrh
2 drops Patchouli
3 drops Vetiver
one dark 1 ounce glass dropper bottle

Place jojoba, rose hip seed oil, and vitamin E into glass dropper bottle.
Add essential oils, close top, and gently roll bottle to mix.
Use 1/4 – 1/2 dropper full of serum nightly on clean face and neck to preserve, smooth, and protect your skin.

Collagen Support Facial Oil
20 drops Frankincense
60 drops Vetiver
2 Tbsp Rosehip Seed Oil
15 ml organic coconut oil.

Directions:
Mix and apply as desired

Facial Serum Recipe

1 drop Rose Essential Oil
2 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
1 oz carrier oil of your choice

Directions:
Add essential oils to a 1 oz amber bottle fitted with a glass dropper.
Pour in the carrier oil you are using.

Beautiful Skin Blend
5 drops Sandalwood
5 drops Vetiver
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Frankincense
Mix with Lavender Body Lotion and apply to skin.

A Couple Other Ways to Support Collagen Production:
Supplement with Collagen Peptides.
Drink plenty of water
Do not put any chemical laden skin care products or makeup on your skin.

A little over a year ago I stopped using Young Living shampoo and started using one from another company. I know, really dumb idea. I did it because I wanted my husband to try a product they had for hair loss. I was buying the product for Mark so, why not try their shampoo? It was totally natural so I thought I would try it. Well, in the past few months I have been noticing the “old person smell”. I am familiar with the smell because of being around several elderly people over the years. I am approaching 60 but I really don’t want to smell like that.

I kept getting a whiff of the smell and I knew it was ME! Where is that coming from? I started sniffing and trying to track it down. It wasn’t anywhere else on my body but, it was really strong in my hair.

I decided to do a Google search on “old person smell” to try and figure out what causes that smell. I learned that, as people age, there is an increase of a chemical compound called nonenal in the body. The process typically begins around age 40, and occurs in both men and women. As adults are maturing past this age, the skin ages, causing its natural antioxidant protection to decrease. This ultimately results in greater oxidation of fatty acids. As women mature and reach the stage of menopause, hormonal imbalances and changes can also effect the production of nonenal.

As I was reading the information on nonenal, I noticed that there was a Japanese product with persimmon extract that dissolves Nonenal. I also learned that the nonenal compound is waxy and it takes weeks of using the persimmon soap to totally get rid of the smell. Interesting! I have also noticed a waxy feel in my hair. It felt like a residue that wasn’t getting washed out. I assumed the shampoo was leaving a residue, but now I realize it was just the shampoo not doing as well on the nonenal as the Young Living shampoo I had been using.

That got me thinking about why the smell was in my hair but not anywhere else. That’s when I realized the reason my hair smelled but not my body is because I had stopped using Young Living’s shampoo with essential oils in it. Still using oils all over everywhere else.

I am now back using Young Living shampoo and conditioner, both with added orange essential oil to speed up the removal of the gumminess and get that smell out of my hair. First time shampooing it was much better but I could still smell it. The thing I really noticed is the gumminess was gone right away. YAY!! My silky hair has returned. It has been a few weeks now and the smell is totally gone. If I hold the hair up to my nose I can’t even get a hint of the smell. I will keep adding some citrus oils to my shampoo to make sure the waxy substance is gone and not returning. I’m sure I don’t really need to add the extra citrus oils but I am a little paranoid. 😉

Citrus oils are great for dissolving gummy substances like what is often leftover when you remove price tags and labels. It is no surprise it worked so will removing the gumminess from my hair.

I use Thieves Bar Soap in the shower. I think that is why I didn’t have that smell anywhere but in my hair. It was a lesson learned and it helped me all the more appreciate Young Living’s Essential Oil infused products.

Click here for more information on Young Living Shampoos and Conditioners.


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There are many essential oils that are wonderful for use with a healthy skin care routine. Frankincense and myrrh are two of my favorites. I often add a few drops of frankincense and myrrh to lotion to make it more rejuvenating for my skin.


I love adding essential oils to my skin care routine to really support healthy skin. When I have the occasional pimple I put frankincense on it. I am always amazed how quickly it works.


Try adding 10 drops of Young Living frankincense to the Sandalwood Moisture Cream for an awesome facial cream.


One of my favorite products for skin is Young Living’s Animal Scents Ointment. I use it all the time on my face, hands and anywhere else on my body I feel inclined. It leaves my skin soft and supple. It’s not just for animals. It also has myrrh and several other oils that are great for skin.


Here are a couple skin recipes that you might enjoy.


Youthful Soft Skin Blend
1 TBL Almond oil
1/2 TBL Jojoba
1 Vitamin E capsule
1 Evening Primrose Capsule
12 drops Young Living Patchouli Essential Oil
5 drops Young Living Geranium Essential Oil
3 drops Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil
Add essential oils to a 1 oz amber bottle fitted with a glass dropper. Pour in the carrier oil you are using.


Facial Serum Recipe
1 drop Rose Essential Oil
2 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
1 oz carrier oil of your choice

Add essential oils to a 1 oz amber bottle fitted with a glass dropper. Pour in the carrier oil you are using.



Mature Skin Serum
2 tbsp jojoba oil
1 and 1/2 tbsp rose hip seed oil
1/4 tsp vitamin E
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Myrrh essential oil
2 drops Patchouli essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
one dark 1 ounce glass dropper bottle

Place jojoba, rose hip seed oil, and vitamin E into glass dropper bottle. Add essential oils, close top, and gently roll bottle to mix.
Use 1/4 – 1/2 dropper full of serum nightly on clean face and neck to preserve, smooth, and protect your skin.



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Mature Skin Recipe
4 drops Young Living Geranium essential oil
3 drops Young Living Frankincense essential oil
1 drop Young Living Rose essential oil
1 tsp. Young Living Creme Masque
Directions
Mix together and massage together onto your face in circular movements until absorbed completely. This blend may help you relax, ease tension and restore energy to your face by supporting healthy circulation.


Essential Oils are why the ART Skin Care system is so powerful. ART has the essential oils of frankincense, sandalwood, melissa, and chamomile generates a quantum leap in the care and protection of the largest of our organs – our skin.


Young Living has several skin care products with frankincense and other essential oils.


More and more people are looking to natural health products as a way to support a healthy body. We are all interested in preserving our health. We try to eat right, get plenty of rest and exercise and use natural health supplements. With all our efforts on natural health, many times people overlook one area of health that can be a serious hazard to their health.

Products that your family use every day contain ingredients that studies have linked to serious health issues.

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU!

The solution is as simple as reading the labels on your personal care products and replacing them with safe ones.

One of the worst and most widespread of these dangerous ingredients is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). SLS is absorbed through the skin and retained in the brain, heart and liver. Studies show that SLS also affects other areas in the body, such as your child’s still developing eyes. SLS has been shown to retard the proper development of eye tissues, cause cataracts, slow the healing of other eye problems and even cause blindness. SLS doesn’t even have to get in the eyes to cause eye damage. It does as much harm when it is absorbed through the skin.

Many so called “natural” products also have SLS as an ingredient. They may have a label that says, “100% natural ingredients.” Just because it says natural, doesn’t mean it’s good to put on your body. Poison ivy is natural, but I sure don’t want that on my skin.

The intended use of SLS is as an ingredient car wash soaps, engine degreaser and garage floor cleaner.

According to the Material Safety Data Sheet for SLS, exposure can lead to a burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting. It also specifically warns that SLS may be harmful if absorbed through the skin and that prolonged or repeated exposure should be avoided.
(The federal government requires a Material Safety Data Sheet for any hazardous chemical.)

Whenever I write an article on toxic ingredients in personal care, I always get a few people emailing me with why I am wrong about ingredients in shampoo. Let me ask you, if sodium lauryl sulfate is so safe, why does the Material Safety Data Sheet say to wear rubber suit, goggles and gloves when handling? Why all the warnings about liver damage and a long list of other issues?

The dangers of SLS are no secret to the medical community. In fact SLS is used as a skin irritant in medical labs. Scientists use it to purposely harm the skin in order to test healing agents.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is used in most shampoos and toothpaste. Go to the grocery store and try to find shampoo or toothpaste that does not have sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate in it.

Does your toothpaste have this FDA required poison warning label?

“Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately.”

You may have to search to find the warning because the companies try to hide it under the ingredients list. The warning may be on the box which you throw away and didn’t even notice it.

Did you know that the fastest way into the bloodstream is under the tongue? Nutrients as well as poison can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the dense network of blood vessels lining the mucous membrane of the mouth.

According to the PHYSICIANS DESK REFERENCE MANUAL, oral delivery is 10 times more efficient than anything that is swallowed. This is because ingredients enter the blood stream directly and are not filtered and broken down by the liver and digestive organs.

Do you really want poisons in the products you & your family use?

Besides the sodium lauryl sulfate, there is enough fluoride in a 4 oz tube of most brands of toothpaste to kill a small child. What’s worse is that scientists are now linking fluoride to dental deformity, arthritis and allergic reactions.

Another ingredient to avoid – propylene glycol, is found in most moisturizers and is commonly used as a humectant (additive to keep products moist) & a preservative. It sounds innocent enough but did you know it’s also a main ingredient in antifreeze, brake fluid, deicers, latex paint and laundry detergent?

It is supposed to make the skin feel smooth. While it may appear to moisturize the skin’s surface, it actually steals moisture from the under layers of the skin.

Propylene glycol is not only ineffective, it’s dangerous. It is derived from petroleum products.

The Material Safety Data Sheets on propylene glycol – warns against contact with eyes, skin and clothing. It also says inhalation can cause irritation of nasal passages. Ingestion can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Over exposure to propylene glycol can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

Did You Know?

Over 800 of the chemicals available for use in cosmetics have been reported to the government as harsh chemical substances. – The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health

There are safe products out there. Young Living has a line of safe personal care products without the harsh chemicals, but added benefit of essential oils.

Essential oils have been used for skin care since ancient times. They are a much healthier option than most of the chemical laden products on the market today. What you do today in the name of beauty may affect your health in the years to come.

Our skin is our largest organ; it is also the most noticeable. The skin acts as a protective barrier for our body. Many people don’t realize how absorbent the skin is. They use all kinds of products that are full of harsh chemical ingredients, which are absorbed by the skin.

There are many essential oils that are good for the skin. Young Living has a full line of skin care products with essential oils. I love Young Living’s skin and personal care products but I also like to make up my own.

Essential oils that are good in skin care products: Geranium, Frankincense, Myrrh, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Rose, Lavender

DIY Healthy Skin Care with Essential Oils

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How To Make A Sugar Scrub
This is effective for your whole body. If your facial skin is sensitive don’t scrub as hard as you would your feet.


Combine:
1/2 cup olive oil (or coconut oil)
1 cup of sugar
Few drops of essential oil


Store in a glass container. Use small amounts at a time and massage gently on the skin. You can leave it on for a minute or two for a tightening effect. Rinse.


Makeup Remover Pads
2 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil
2 Tbsp witch hazel
2 Tbsp water
2 drops of lavender and frankincense (or any other skin loving oil!) .

Facial Steam Treatment
4-6 cups hot water
1 drop bergamot
2 drops lemon
a bowl
towel
For oily skin, rosemary and cedarwood can be used.


Pour the hot water in ceramic bowl. Add the essential oils.
Drape the towel over the head, bending over the bowl at least 8 inches above the water, to form a tent. Keep eyes closed during the steam treatment, for 15-20 minutes or until water has cooled. Gently pat face with a towel to dry.


Essential oils can be helpful in maintaining beautiful skin. Frankincense, sandalwood, geranium or rose oils are excellent oils to use for this purpose. Put them in carrier oils or in fragrance-free lotions to rub on the face.


Beautiful Skin Blend
1 Tbs. Almond oil
1/2 Tbs. Jojoba
1 Vitamin E capsule
12 drops Patchouli
5 drops Geranium
3 drops Frankincense
4 drops Myrrh


Beautiful Skin Blend 2
2 drops Rose
2 drop Frankincense
2 drops Myrrh
3 drops Sandalwood


Blend in 1 oz of Rose Hip Oil and apply as needed.


Beautiful Skin Blend 3
5 drops Sandalwood
5 drops Vetiver
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Frankincense
Mix with Lavender Body Lotion. You can add it directly to the lotion bottle or make smaller batches.
Mix with 2 OZ Lavender Body Lotion store in a container.


Facial Mud Mask
2 TBS clay (powdered)
Mineral or floral water – enough to form a paste
Mix the clay and water to form a smooth consistency. Add the essential oils. Mix well. Apply with fingertips, avoiding the eye area and hairline. Leave on 10-15 minutes but do not allow to completely dry and crack. Remove the mask with a warm wet wash cloth.


Oils to add for oily skin:
Rosemary, geranium, basil, cypress, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, rose, lemongrass, patchouli, sandalwood, melaleuca alternifolia and ylang ylang.

Oils you can add to the Moisture Facial Mask:
Frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, geranium, jasmine, lavender, patchouli or ylang ylang.

Visit the product page for more info on Young Living’s Essential Oils.


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