What is Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip oil is extracted from the seeds of the wild rose bush. It contains a very high percentage of fatty acids, and has been used in Chile for centuries to treat skin concerns, such as scarring, burns, sun damage and dryness. It is considered to be a “dry” oil, as it absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving behind a greasy residue.
The Benefits and Uses of Rosehip Oil
As skin ages, it produces significantly less oil. This can cause dryness and deterioration of elasticity. Rosehip oil directs an infusion of moisture to extremely dry skin, without causing normal skin to become greasy.
Rosehip oil provides an effective treatment for the signs of aging that result from exposure to sun radiation and environmental pollutants. In several lab tests, it was proven to fade age spots, even out skin tone, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.
One of the most effective ways to use rosehip oil is as a preventative measure against the formation of lines and wrinkles. With consistent, prolonged use, it can effectively ward of the signs of aging.
Fading Scars and Stretch Marks
Pure rosehip oil can be applied to both surgical and traumatic scars. The oil can be applied to skin after stitches have been removed to help skin restore its elasticity and uniform color. Rosehip oil can also be used on old scars and stretch marks.
Rosehip oil can be used as a hot oil treatment to improve hair’s texture and mend split ends. Its mild pH balance makes it ideal for the hair, skin and scalp. While many traditional hot oil treatments contain harmful chemicals, rosehip oil is an all-natural and affordable alternative. It is beneficial for the scalp, as it effectively treats the dryness and flaking that is associated with conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis and eczema.