Why You Should Be Using Rosehip Oil
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.
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.
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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..
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.
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.
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 is why we decided to formulate one of our newest products – our Pain Relief + Recovery Cream – with rosehip oil.
Dr. Warner’s new pain relief body cream helps relax and recover myofascial tissues, improve the range of motion of ligaments and muscles and cool away the pain with the deep, penetrating power of PEA, anti-inflammatory Essential Oils, and Menthol.
This new product is ideal for recovery after exercise, daily inflammation and antioxidant support, and soothing inflamed muscles.
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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