Rosehip oil is not actually extracted from a full-grown rose. Instead, it “is pressed from the seeds of wild rosehip fruit, which is a plant grown in Chile, but can also be found in other parts of the world, too,” says Melissa K. Levin, M.D., New York City-based dermatologist. “Originally, it was used by the Mayans and Native Americans for its healing properties.”
Typically ranging from Rs.2500-4000 rosehip oil (or rosehip seed oil) “has a high ratio of linoleic, alpha-linolenic, and oleic acid, as well as tocopherol and carotenoids,” says Levin. “This combination makes it useful as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant to neutralize oxidative stress.”
“Many people who regularly use rosehip oil note that their skin is less dry, which makes sense considering the free fatty acids, including linoleic acid, that are found in this product,” says Suneel Chilukuri, M.D., founder of Refresh Dermatology in Houston. Howe adds that linoleic acid is an essential component of ceramides, the skin’s main moisturizing element.
The vitamins A and C stimulate collagen production and offer anti-aging benefits. They reduce wrinkles (especially around the eyes) and fine lines. The oil also contains lycopene, which has skin-rejuvenating properties. If you are looking to avoid using chemicals on your face, rosehip oil could be a good option. It is also known to treat dark spots.
The astringent properties in rosehip oil help tighten your pores and brighten your skin, so adding a product like Art Naturals Rosehip Oil to your skincare routine is great if your cheeks need a little brightening up. “Start with a small quantity in your daily routine: patting a few drops on cleansed skin at bedtime,” says Yadav.
There are wonderful regenerating and antioxidant effects of rosehip oil, you can accelerate the recovery of burns and bruises. And the presence of essential fatty acids can prevent scarring as well. The application of rosehip oil was also found to treat keloid scars and accelerate wound healing.
Reduces Stretch Marks & Scars
One recent study looked at a stretch-mark prevention cream that contained rosehip oil. Amazingly, “women who used the cream throughout their pregnancies were less likely to develop stretch marks, and those who already had them found that they did not get worse,” explains Howe. Just give it a shot.
Relief from Eczema and Skin Inflammation
Rosehip oil possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help treat the inflammation and pain caused by eczema. It also moisturizes the skin and keeps it from drying out – which is another issue eczema sufferers face. Vitamins A and C in the oil restore skin elasticity as well. Simply clean the affected areas with water. Pat dry using a clean, soft cloth and apply three drops of rosehip oil to the skin. Allow it to dry naturally. Repeat once daily before taking a bath.
Improves Nail Health
Rosehip oil can strengthen your nails and protect them from breakage. The fatty acids take care of this. Massage the oil into your nails once a week.
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