The products that we use on our skin are constantly changing with the trends, whether we're fans of tried and tested companies like Estée Lauder and Clinique or whether we're experimenting with the latest Korean brands. But one thing that's becoming increasingly fashionable is going back to basics - and one way to do that is by using oils on your skin. Rosehip oil is one of the most popular kinds and can be used on every skin type, from dry to oily to somewhere in between. Here are five reasons that rosehip oil might just benefit your face and body.
Rosehip oil has been used for thousands of years by different populations of people. Civilizations such as the Mayans, Ancient Egyptians, and Native Americans used rosehips for their healing properties, whether through pressing them or slow cooking them to form them into oils. Rosehip oil was also used in the UK during the Second World War when rationing was happening and food and nutrients were scarce. Because of its high Vitamin C content, rosehip oil was used to prevent children from developing infections and to help with stomach problems like indigestion and cramping. More recently, celebrities such as The Duchess of Cambridge, Miranda Kerr and Gwyneth Paltrow have added it to their beauty routines.
It's composed of fatty molecules that include oleic acid, cis-linoleic acid, and palmitic acid, along with tannins and vitamin C. Put together, all of these components are great for ensuring that your skin looks young, particularly the large concentration of linoleic acid. When fatty acids are absorbed through your skin, they convert to prostaglandins, which help with the quality of your skin membrane and tissue regeneration, which will fight scars and stretch marks. Vitamin C will brighten your complexion and reduce the appearance of dark spots, and retinoic acid will work effectively against fine lines and wrinkles.
Its high vitamin C content focuses on treating infections along with helping to keep the immune system strong. It helps to produce collagen, which is great for your skin and also promotes the healthy structure of your bones and muscles, along with assisting in your absorption of iron which produces red blood cells. If you want to add a little more rosehip to your life, rosehip tea can help to reduce inflammation in the body. That means that if you suffer from disorders like osteoarthritis or sciatica, rosehip can help to reduce your pain and improve your mobility.
If you suffer from skin conditions like eczema, the application of rosehip oil can help to soothe cracked, red skin. In the winter time it can also help to moisturize your lips, knees and elbows - and when summer comes and you want pretty feet, rosehip oil can help to smooth out your heels. If you have dry hair or dandruff, massaging rosehip oil onto your scalp and leaving for half an hour before washing, you'll notice a marked difference and much more shiny hair. If you're used to exfoliating your skin on a regular basis, rosehip oil can help to remove dead skin cells and clean out your pores without making your face sore. Finally, if you have a skin condition like acne or rosacea, rosehip oil can help to soothe it and to reduce redness.
Although many of us are used to looking at designer creams and powders, it's time to go back to basics. If you use oils, you give yourself more knowledge about what exactly you're putting on your skin, and as you're applying oil to your skin, the massaging actions can help to make your skin more soft and supple. Oil based serums allow you to experiment to find what exactly works for you and your skincare regime. If you want to add rosehip along with many other beneficial natural oils, you should take a look at our Repair Serum.
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