My Mother Had Frown Lines Between Her Eyebrows
Author: Julia L.
Skill: Social Worker
Word Count: 346
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 10409-OR
Scientific Studies: 9
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I do not have many wrinkles at age 33, but I have definitely lost elasticity in my face, which you can see around my mouth and eyes. My skin texture also has looked kind of leathery in the past 2 years.
So I have been using a 1.5-ounce jar of jojoba mixed with 1-2 drops of Lemon, Frankincense, and Carrot Seed essential oils. This definitely makes my face look dewy but not greasy, and it is way cheaper than buying moisturizer in stores.
Carrot Seed oil has an SPF (skin protection factor) of I think 45, so I included that so I could use my mixture as my day moisturizer. Lemon essential oil can cause photosensitivity, so I have just been testing out if the Carrot Seed essential oil can counter that.
When I have pimples here and there, I find that they heal a lot quicker since using my Young Living essential oil mixture. I used to have a lot of acne, and Lemon essential oil helped heal all the scars along my jaw.
I liked how my face was looking. However, I felt that I could look younger and that my skin could gain some more elasticity, so I bought Rose essential oil. My mom and I split a bottle of the Rose oil since it is pretty pricey. I knew it was a good investment since I will just put a drop or two in with my jojoba carrier oil.
It has just been a week, but it cannot just be a coincidence that the lines around my mouth have lessened, and my skin texture does not look leathery anymore.
My mother usually takes my advice when it comes to skincare, except for putting on sunscreen every day, which I am sure is why she has a lot more wrinkles than her sister who is the same age. So I put one drop of Rose essential oil in her Aveeno night cream.
A week later she stopped me and said, "My forehead wrinkles are gone!" She meant the furrows or frown lines (glabella) right above and between her eyebrows.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: aging, crows, furrow, glabellar, scar, scarring.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."||Link|
|2.||"Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."||Link|
|3.||"Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete's foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."||Link|
|4.||"Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."||Link|
|5.||"[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."||Link|
|6.||"[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."||Link|
|7.||"[W]e suggest that Geumgamja [Korean Citrus obovoides] and Cheonyahagyul [Citrus natsudaidai] essential oils are attractive acne-mitigating candidates for topical application... against acne-inducing bacteria."||Link|
|8.||"Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."||Link|
|9.||"Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."||Link|
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