Why You Should Be Using Rosehip Oil

Why You Should Be Using Rosehip Oil

Rosehip Oil:

anti-aging and anti-oxidative

Rosehip oil often fades into the background in crowded makeup or pharmacy aisles. Oils like jojoba, argan, coconut oil and others are more well-known for their skin-healing or clarifying properties, but don’t count rosehip oil out simply because it is rarer. It’s a great, versatile option for skincare – especially as we’re moving into dryer and colder months.

First, rosehip oil is naturally moisturizing and has powerful anti-aging properties. It has a high level of Vitamin C, which gives the oil a concentrated anti-aging effect. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and can protect + repair UV damage while assisting in reducing wrinkles.

Basically the concentrated levels of Vitamin C in rosehips provide a good scavenging platform to remove damaging free radicals from your skin. Rosehip oil is also rich in carotenoids, which, similar to Vitamin A, are involved in regulating skin turnover – which can lead to a more even and brighter complexion. Rosehip oil has a lot of Vitamin A, therefore it is basically a natural retinoid.

Read More: How Vitamin C Improves Immune Function

Retinoids such as all-trans retinoic acid also assist in brightening skin appearance. It lightens pigments within the skin and also speeds up skin cell turnover and maturation, which gives you a fresher, more youthful appearance..

How To Use Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil can be directly applied to the face, chest, shoulders, etc. – anywhere you could use an anti-aging lift. It’s a light oil, but goes a long way, so start with a drop or two and go from there.

You can either use three or more drops warmed in the palm of your hand alone, or add a drop or two to your regular moisturizer.

This oil is antifungal and antibacterial, so don’t worry too much about it clogging your pores and causing a breakout. In fact, the same retinoids that produce high skin turnover are similar to Retin-A, which reduces the likelihood of buildup forming in your pores. The anti-inflammatory effects of rosehip oil can also calm inflammation-related cysts and acne as well.

Beyond Aesthetics:

how rosehip oil can improve your well-being

Rosehip oil (or as it’s sometimes labelled, Rosehip Seed Oil) has a high concentration of oleic, linoleic, alpha-linolenic acids alongside carotenoids and tocopherol. These compounds make rosehip oil naturally anti-inflammatory and can assist in reducing oxidative stress.

It has also been shown in a 2019 study to help reduce the appearance of scarring. It does so by stimulating macrophages to shift out of a chronic inflammation mode and promoting good healing, as opposed to a state that results in poor healing and more pronounced scar formation. It has also been used effectively to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

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Rosehip oil is one of many natural, plant-based remedies that you can use to improve your overall well-being. At Well Theory, we believe in the potential of natural remedies, combined with cutting-edge medical research, in improving your life, health, mental well-being, and more. 

This theory is what inspired Well Theory – and all the resources and products we offer here on our website.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Easy + Natural Ways To Reduce Spider Veins

Easy + Natural Ways To Reduce Spider Veins

Reduce Spider Vein Appearance

at home & without a doctor's visit

Spider veins are typically more an aesthetic concern than a medical concern as they are painless and do not result in complications that would require medical attention. However, spider veins can impact the way you feel about your appearance, which can affect your mental health. If you have spider veins and would like to reduce their appearance, keep reading for some natural options available to you.

How Do Spider Veins Form?

reduce the likelihood of their formation

Spider veins are a network of visible, small veins that rise to the surface of the skin and appear in a network of “spider-like” groupings, thus the name. They can be red or blue in color – and can form in small groupings of one or two veins or spread out over a large area of your skin.

They are most commonly found in the legs and thighs – more or less consolidated to your lower extremities. Gravity is the reason for this. There are many factors that influence the formation of spider veins, including:

  • Family history
  • Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy
  • Sudden weight gain or weight loss
  • Smoking
  • Too much sun exposure
  • Trauma to the surface of the skin
  • Oxidative damage to the structure of the small blood vessels

While family history is possibly the most influencing factor in the formation of spider veins, you can address the other factors by staying out of the sun, avoiding skin injury, and maintaining a stable weight. Also, by controlling the amount of chronic inflammation that attacks your mind and body you can limit the oxidative damage to the blood vessels.

Your at-home Spider Vein Treatment options

Spider vein treatments in an aesthetic clinical setting can be expensive and even painful. Techniques like vein stripping or sclerotherapy are necessary at times of course. However, if you’re looking for a way to reduce the appearance of spider veins naturally at home to save money and try a more natural option before resorting to needles, try these options instead:

Essential Oils. Essential oils are a great way to safely reduce the appearance of spider veins. Some oils known to be effective against reducing the appearance of varicose or spider veins are Grapevine oil, Yarrow oil, and Lavender oil. When trying out essential oils, be sure to test them in an inconspicuous area, and use a carrier oil to dilute it, such as jojoba oil, coconut oil, almond oil, or others.

Pair these essential oils with a short massage to further reduce spider vein appearance.

Read more: Essential Oils & How to Use Them

Apple Cider Vinegar is thought to improve your body’s blood circulation, possibly reducing the formation of new spider veins.

At this time, there is no evidence that applying apple cider vinegar topically can reduce spider vein appearance - and we would not recommend applying it topically if you have sensitive skin especially. Instead, pour a teaspoon or two into a salad dressing to boost your circulatory system.

Exercise and compression garments. Compression socks, calf and ankle sleeves and other wearables designed to compress the legs are very helpful. This is especially true for those who stand at work all day. In order to fight the load on the small blood vessels, the overall load of fluid in them must be reduced. Compression garments can do this for you.

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Exercising allows the muscles of the legs to act as natural pumps to push blood out of the tissues and back to the heart. Without regular use of your leg muscles, blood will simply pool and sit and this expands the small vessels to the point of no return; this gives spider veins. Taking a walk with compression socks on is a very useful tool to help fight this problem yourself.

CBD. Cannabidiol works with your body’s natural regulatory system, the endocannabinoid system, to assist in reducing inflammation and restoring balance. Because of its anti-inflammatory effects, it may reduce or possibly prevent the appearance of future spider veins. CBD is massively anti-oxidant too.

CBD has taken both the medical and wellness communities by storm lately, as it is a highly effective, plant-based compound that has little to no side effects. CBD has even been used effectively in the treatment of epilepsy.

You can use CBD topically or take it internally in oil or pill form. At Well Theory, we offer a variety of CBD products for you to choose from – so you can find the right formulation for you. All of our products include ingredients hand-picked by an orthopedic surgeon, our founder Dr. Meredith Warner, and are 3rd party tested for your peace of mind. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
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100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

5 Ways Start Aging Gracefully

5 Ways Start Aging Gracefully

What It Means

to age gracefully

As we age, we are constantly bombarded by friends, the media and society with all the things we can do to slow or hide the evidence of age. Age, or simply time, is a natural part of life and happens to everyone, and there is no way to change that – however, you can change how you age and the way you respond to it. 

Keeping a positive mindset is key; as our bodies slow down we can take it as an opportunity to focus inwards and improve our health from the inside out.

Prioritize Your Physical Health

1. Exercise To Maintain Muscle Mass

As we age, the adage “use it or lose it” becomes more relevant. Muscle mass shrinks, bones can become more brittle, and joints can become arthritic. It’s important to maintain muscle to support your bones and joints, and gentle daily resistance-based exercise is a great way to do just that. Here are a couple ideas to get you started:

Yoga is a perfect way to not only build muscle but improve flexibility. Join a local studio or play one of the countless free videos on Youtube. It is our recommendation that you seek a class with a yogi (teacher) that has certification in ‘medical’ yoga or similar. Having a knowledgeable instructor is priceless for this activity. Start slowly with beginner’s classes and work your way up as your stamina improves. Yoga will improve your strength and flexibility over time; this is a great adjunct to aging!

Walking and Swimming are great, low-impact ways to maintain your health. Walk around the block or join a local fitness center to use their treadmills. Swimming is an especially great way to ease into exercise, as floating in the water lifts weight from typical problem areas like your hips and back. Walking in waist or chest high water in a pool achieves both resistance and aerobic work for you. So put on your waterproof headphones, select a good podcast and go!

2. Maintain A Healthy Diet

It becomes more important than ever to make sure you’re getting the daily recommended amounts of all vitamins and minerals as you age. The recommended daily amounts from the government is the bare minimum often; sometimes you need more. This is a great conversation to have with your favorite healthcare provider. Vitamins and minerals can be important both for your immune system and to promote proper function of your musculoskeletal system - promoting bone and muscle health. These systems are related of course as the immune system is involved in all aspects of inflammation and healing.

It can sometimes be difficult to know which foods to eat, which foods not to eat, and how they work together to benefit your well-being. Pairing Calcium with Vitamin D, for example, helps the Calcium absorb better. Here are a few guidelines and tips you can use as you assess your dietary choices:

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables by pairing at least one serving with every meal.
  • Choose more lean protein instead of red meat; choose fish, beans, or chicken. Tofu is a great protein source.
  • Eat healthy fats and avoid processed foods, refined sugars, and unhealthy fats. Generally, it is recommended to use oils instead of solid fats. Unsaturated fats like olive oil have amazing health benefits overall.

Start a supplement routine. The best way to absorb nutrients is through a balanced diet, but if you find that you are lacking in a few essential vitamins and minerals, taking a supplement is still a great way to make sure you’re getting everything you need for your body to stay healthy. Dr. Meredith Warner’s Multivitamin is designed to promote immune + orthopedic function by providing essential nutrients we commonly miss each day. She also added hemp with CBD for a powerful, safe, and natural anti-inflammatory component – to help you stay active without harmful joint or muscle inflammation. SHOP NOW

Take Care Of Your Mental Health

3. Get Enough Sleep

Getting quality sleep is essential for maintaining both your physical and mental health. During sleep is when your body repairs itself, stores away memories, and it also plays a role in your skin’s health as well. The brain can detox best during sleep. You should aim for about seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Here are some things that quality sleep gives you:

  • Lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Reduces stress and fights depression + anxiety
  • Reduces inflammation
    improves focus and concentration
  • Helps with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight

4. Prioritize Your Mental Health

Often, mental health goes unnoticed until there is an issue. Don’t wait for stress, depression, or anxiety to strike before taking steps to improve your mental health. Maintaining your emotional well-being is essential for aging gracefully. There is a deep and strong connection between mind and body that is only now being recognized fully in western medicine.

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Stress can physically impact your body in many ways – promoting premature aging and wrinkles, to causing higher risk of heart disease. Stress and anxiety are directly linked to pain as well. Here are a few steps you can take to relieve stress:

  • Getting adequate sleep, as mentioned previously, can do wonders for both your physical and emotional health. Prioritize your sleep and your well-being will improve!
  • Use relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises. Mindfulness definitely reduces anxiety and stress.
  • Regular exercise is also a great way to both relieve stress and improve your physical health. New data has shown specifically that short bursts of highly intense exercise can do wonders for the brain’s health.

Change Your Perspective

& age with grace!

“My goal is to help people age better, age fitter, and enjoy their old age. We’re all going to get old. You can’t stop that.

Meredith Warner, MD

5. Change Your Mindset

Above all, you should do your best to embrace aging as a natural part of life. It is inevitable, so try your best to not make aging a source of stress. Only you can embrace the gifts aging has given you. 

Appreciate your friends, the things you’ve learned, the hobbies you’ve cultivated – and be thankful for the process. Age with joy, and wellness will follow!

Everyone ages. At Well Theory, we’re in the business of helping you learn how to do so with grace and poise – through our wellness products designed to revamp your well-being from the inside out, our Herbal Kitchen recipes curated to give your body the nutrients it needs to thrive, and the expert advice written here on our blog.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE