Rose Hip Oil in all its glory

Health

Rosehip Oil The Merge Journal Health

by Deanna

Don’t be fooled by Rose Hip Oil’s sweet smelling name. But what it lacks in a delightful scent, it certainly makes up for in its many benefits.

The oil is extracted from the ‘hip’ of a wild rose bush; the fruit that is left after it has lost its petals. It is a great substitute for serums and antioxidant oils currently on the market, and most importantly – it’s natural!

Rose Hip oil has all of the ingredients you want in your skincare to produce a glowing, healthy, even looking skin tone. It contains Vitamin E, Beta Carotenes (the substance in carrots, pumpkin and sweet potato that make them orange – great for the skin, but beware – this ingredient is the reason your lovely white pillows will turn a little yellow after continuous use, so best to apply way before bedtime), lycopene (anti-aging) and best of all essential fatty acids, which help repair and regenerate damaged skin, such as scars, bites, and cuts.

Want a quick list of it’s awesome abilities?

  • Hydrates the skin
  • Fades scarring
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Heals cuts and abrasions
  • Lightens pigmentation

To Use:

Place a few drops into the palm of your hand (no more than four), and apply evenly over a damp face (moisture helps moisture penetrate the skin). It is important not to use any more than this. Please don’t think if you have dry skin, the more you use – the more your skin will love it. Overuse of oils can counter oil production in the skin, effectively making your dry skin even drier.

After applying, use your normal morning / night moisturiser over the top. Rose Hip Oil is best used in conjunction with a moisturiser, as our skin requires both oil and moisture to regenerate.

My fave brands are Trilogy and Sukin – both of which can be picked up at your local chemist.

Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

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