The rosehip oil can
- Repair skin: Rosehip oil is a naturally rich source of essential fatty acids which include omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Our bodies can’t produce them but they are wonderful for our general health and health of our skin. These essential fatty acids help to regenerate skin cells and to repair damaged skin tissue.
- Reduce sun damage: Pure rosehip oil helps restore and reverse damage to the skin from the Sun. The oil restores the skin’s tone and color. This restoration occurs due to the healing properties of the oil’s trans-retinoic acid that prevents the formation of keloid scar tissue and loosens up fibrous cords. Dramatic improvements can be seen in just four months of daily use. For best results, apply once in the morning and once at night.
- Help prevent pregnancy stretch marks: Putting one or two pumps of Rosehip Oil into your body moisturiser and applying daily on your stomach, breasts, and thighs will help prevent and minimize stretch marks.
- Minimizes scars: Rose hip oil has the ability to fade scars due to presence of vitamins and fatty acids that have been shown to restore original skin color by reducing hyper-pigmentation and redness, avoid formation of keloids scars, fade scars left by chicken pox or acne, and even treat skin burned from radiation therapy.
- Prevent dry skin: It’s rich in beta-carotene and lycopene which help protect and repair the skin from premature aging. Dry skin patches sometimes appear during pregnancy when they have never appeared before. That’s because skin tends to stretch in new directions during pregnancy, resulting in itchiness and dryness, especially late in the pregnancy. Due to its light, moisturizing properties it penetrates the skin’s first few layers almost instantly to help soften dry, rough patches. To boost, the shell of the rose hip is a hub for vitamin C, another dry skin antidote.
- Acne: The production of Sebum can be greatly reduced in some people, by using organic Rosehip Oil regularly in between breakouts. Some acne sufferers have reported excellent results from regular use. Breakouts tend to cease once you start using it, skin feels smoother and this fine oil does not clog pores. It also helps to fade deep red pigmentations left by the acne. There is no further discoloration to your skin and where the oil has been used, the scars generally return to the original skin tone.
- Dry eczema: Rose hips naturally contain a high concentration of Vitamin C and oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acids (essential fatty acids). This is a perfect combination to heal eczema as it keeps the skin moisturized and reduces itchiness, inflammation and surface roughness.
- A gentle way to remove eye make-up: Eye lashes are beaten to death with mascaras and alcohol laden eye makeup removers that put a quick death to any life that the lashes may have. They contain ingredients that have no usefulness on the eye lashes let alone the delicate eye area. Rosehip Oil is great at removing makeup from around the delicate eye area and it not only removes make up but is full of Essential Fatty Acids that heal, nurture and moisturize both the eye area and lashes.
- Reduces Wrinkles: The essential fatty acids lenoleic (47%) and linolenic(33%) in pure rosehip oil assists cell regeneration and cell restoration to keep the skin’s surface smooth. It is particularly effective on the early appearance of wrinkles, known as crow’s feet. Loss of collagen beneath the skin’s surface occurs naturally as we age, leaving the face looking tired. The nutrients in rosehip oil help to rebuild collagen that keeps the face looking supple and rested. The skin also loses its elasticity as it matures, causing the skin to sag. As rosehip oil penetrates the skin it not only moistens but carries vitamins and antioxidants to the underlying tissue to strengthen it, which improves elasticity.
What are Rose Hips?
Rose hips are the seed pod left after the rose petals fall off. The oil from rose hips, often called rosa mosqueta, is very nutritious and consists of 80 percent essential fatty acids. They are an excellent source of vitamins A, B3, C, D and E. They also contain bioflavonoids, citric acid, flavonoids, fructose, malic acid, tannins and zinc. A great source of retinoic acid, which studies show reduces the appearance of wrinkles and brightens skin. Another key benefit is its ability to sink into skin without leaving a greasy finish, a common gripe with many facial oils that you can apply only at night for fear of shiny cheeks. It’s so light, you can even apply a small amount over make-up to perk up tired office skin, yet it is so moisturizing that studies prove it reduces the appearance of scars and burns, too. Splash a drop of rosehip oil in your bath to lift your spirits. It releases endorphins that make you smile.
|‘Mix 15ml of extra virgin olive oil with one drop of rosehip oil and apply to damp skin for an intensive night treatment,’ advises Kate Middleton’s facialist, Deborah Mitchell|
Like many herbal antidotes and tonics, rose hip oil is available in a number of natural health food stores. It should be applied with fingertips a few times a day. Keep in mind that rose hip oil can increase skin’s sun sensitivity so put sunblock on top of it after it dries if you are going to be outdoors.