Why Your Skin Will Love Rose Hip Seed Oil
Most of us are skin obsessed, always looking for the next best thing to defy ageing, reduce wrinkles and scars. There are also enough ads with celebrities endorsing revolutionary skin creams that most often come with a hefty price tag and some ingredients that are far from natural. No cream will defy ageing permanently. Yes, they may plump up wrinkles with moisture and fill in fine lines with elements that perform temporarily, but surely there
has to be something more natural that will help. We went searching for a natural health remedy that stands up to the expensive options but with more far-reaching long-term benefits to overall skin health. Let us introduce “Rose Hip Seed Oil.” Once the pretty petals of the rose have fallen off you are left with a bulb-like part of the plant, (the fruit of the plant also known as the hip). The fruit and the seeds contained within the “hip” are harvested and pressed into Rose Hip Seed Oil. When you break down the constituents contained within the pressed oil you may quickly notice that many of the individual parts that make up the whole are found in over the counter skin creams, but also as stand-alone natural creams. Rose Hip Seed Oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that all play a role in healing the skin. It is packed with skin-nourishing vitamin E, Lycopene, B-carotene and Vitamin C, which all help to fight free radical damage (associated with ageing cells). It is also rich in essential fatty acids (oleic, palmitic, linoleic and (GLA)-gamma-linolenic acid), when absorbed through the skin convert into prostaglandins (PGE), which are involved in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration. Another integral ingredient found in Rose Hip Seed Oil is “Trans Retinoic Acid” the natural precursor to vitamin A which helps to restore scar tissue.
Far-Reaching Benefits of Rose Hip Seed Oil
Collagen production naturally slows down as we age, but due to the high vitamin C content of rose hips this oil may help to stimulate collagen production in the skin and lighten the pigmentation of the skin, often associated with Hyperpigmentation (occurs when excess melanin forms dark spots or patches on the skin). Looking at your jar of moisturizing cream you may find “Retinol” listed an ingredient. Vitamin A is the natural source of “retinol”, which has the same effect as those skin creams in reducing the fine lines of ageing. Rose Hip oil helps to increase the elasticity of skin which allows scars to relax and start to mesh into the surface around them. Another way that Rose Hip Oil helps with scars is that it helps to
influence the natural pigmentation of the skin, assisting the scars to regain their natural colour. All those inflammatory reducing fatty acids found in the oil can also be helpful for inflammatory skin disorders such as rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and acne, to reduce the inflammation and redness, allowing the skin to heal. It is easy to apply, wash the area, take a drop or two on your finger (you only need a small amount) and massage it into your skin. Small, circular motions work great for working the oil into your skin. The idea of putting any oil on your skin may be off-putting however Now Foods Rose Hip Seed Oil is a dry oil, which means as soon as it touches your skin it is absorbed quickly, with no greasy or oily feeling attributed with it. Look for Now Food Rose Hip Seed Oil, a brand that you can trust that the label meets what is in the bottle. We recommend testing a small area of skin to ensure that you have no allergic reaction, and do not use on open wounds. We also like to use it as a natural anti-frizz treatment on the ends of dry hair. Do not drink Rose Hip Seed Oil. There are internal forms of Rose Hips that are manufactured specifically for internal use usually in the way of a tea or as a source of vitamin C supplements.
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