You might not know this, but one of the best natural products you can use on your skin and hair is rosehip oil.
Andean Indians of Chile have been using this as a beauty and health staple for generations, with many others following suit and today it is loved by millions the world over.
Well, as you would expect, rosehip oil comes from the hip of the rose and is a natural source of Vitamin E, which calms and hydrates dry and sensitive skin as well as protecting it from sun damage.
Natural source of essential fatty acids omega 3, 6 and 9 occur in this oil and help repair and regenerate damaged skin.
Things don’t stop there. It is also a source of Vitamin C which is a skin brightening, anti-ageing antioxidant that helps deal with pigmentation and tone.
Why stop there?
You will also find the powerful antioxidant lycopene in rosehip oil which can help improve the texture of skin and guard against premature ageing.
Brimming with nutrients and vitamins it can be used externally and internally and has many, many uses, some of which we are going to share with you today.
Our complexion takes a daily battering and rosehip oil can be a great facial moisturiser. Just a little contains a super-serving of essential fatty acids, which rehydrate sad skin and lock moisture. This beauty trick can be used all year long and you can even mix with your regular day and night creams for maximum results.
If your limbs are feeling a little unloved, treat it to a dose of rosehip oil. Rich in the essential fatty acids like omega 3 and 6, this oil can help nourish and rehydrate parched skin. Apply a little oil to problems areas like elbows, knees, cracked lips and heels and watch nature get to work.
You might think oil would make hair lank and greasy, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Rosehip oil is just the ticket if you want to put the life and shine back into your locks. Massage a little, warmed oil into your hair before you wash it, leave it on for a couple of minutes, wash and dry as usual and the bounce and silkiness will return.
Rosehip oil can also be used to deal with dandruff and other annoying scalp problems – yes, really. Simply massage a few drops of the oil into your scalp, leave it on for around half an hour, shampoo and you will see a difference.
If you are conscious of your neck then why not trying massaging a little rosehip oil into it? There is very little natural moisture in the neck area, which means it can look dull and prematurely aged. Pop a drop or two of oil into your hands and rub into your skin, which over time, will look more refreshed and healthier.
If you thought things could get any better, this super beauty product is also great for nails. It gets to the heart of soft, cracked and brittle nails and makes them healthier and stronger than ever. As part of your daily routine, massage your nails every night before going to bed and before long they will be stronger than ever.
Thanks to the omegas, vitamins and fatty acids, rosehip is perfect for helping nurture scars and stretch marks as well as evening out the skin tone around the affected area. Gently massage into the effected areas and in time the skin should improve and recover.
If you have any other uses for this amazing product, drop us a line and share your secret.