Pomegranate seed oil
The essential oil extracted from pomegranate seeds has well known anti-aging properties: It promotes cell regeneration and helps maintain skin elasticity. An omega-5 fatty acid in pomegranate seed oil called punicic acid is a powerful anti-inflammatory, delaying aging caused by damage from ultraviolet radiation. Apply the oil to skin before sun exposure to amp up the protective powers of your sunscreen. Pomegranate seed oil is also rich in ellagic acid, a natural antioxidant that’s known to be cancer-protective.
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Rosemary essential oil can improve blood and lymph circulation and help reduce the dimpled appearance of skin commonly known as cellulite. It also helps flush out environmental toxins absorbed into the skin. Massage rosemary oil, which has anti-bacterial properties, into skin to help treat acne, and combine it with coconut oil to tighten skin, minimizing stretch marks and wrinkles. Here are the 10 anti-aging myths dermatologists need you to stop believing.