Rosehip Oil: The ‘Chicken Soup’ of the Skincare World
No really, it’s true…
It’s best not to try and eat it though, it probably doesn’t taste as good as chicken soup 🙂
Why is Rosehip Oil like Chicken Soup?
Rosehip Oil is a pressed seed oil from South America. It has been used for decades in skincare for all manner of skin issues including sun damage, hyperpigmentation and scarring. So how is it similar to chicken soup?
Rosehip Oil rehydrates the skin
The molecular structure of oils mean they penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, rehydrating from the inside out. Like the high water content of chicken soup, water is vital to our health and the effects of dehydration can’t be underestimated.
It’s full of Vitamins and Anti-Oxidants
Rosehip Oil contains (amongst others) Vitamin A (in beta-carotene form) and Omegas 6 and 9. These nutrients are vital for the body’s immune system to work effectively. Interestingly Vitamin A (also an anti-oxidant) can help the skin repel both bacteria and viruses, as well as healing and soothing skin.
Rosehip Oil can heal and repair damage to the skin
Part of chicken soup’s magic is it’s ability to speed up recovery from illness. Similarly, Rosehip Oil is well known for it’s healing qualities. In particular it is perfect for reducing scars and stretch marks and for brightening sallow skin that comes from being poorly.
It’s soothing, calming and restorative qualities mean Rosehip Oil really is medicine for the skin!
From the youngest child to the most elderly relative, chicken soup is doled out to anyone and everyone! Rosehip Oil can also be used by all, regardless of age or skin type. Pure Rosehip Oil in particular is great to using on children’s skin as it’s gentle and chemical free but still effective.
I have a few bottles dotted around, one in the bathroom cabinet, one in my car etc. You can use Rosehip Oil in all sorts of ways, so it’s always good to have a bottle close at hand.
Some suggestions of ways you can use Rosehip Oil:
- It can be added to a moisturiser for an extra hydration boost and to give a healthy glow to the skin
- In place of a night cream to wake up looking like you’ve had eight hours sleep!
- Added to body lotion, especially after sunbathing, to help repair UV damage
- As a cuticle oil for dry and brittle nails
- Used to prevent flyaway hairs without feeling greasy
- On burns, scars, bruises etc to soothe and calm skin
- Its very helpful for people going through oncological treatments as it helps to maintain the barrier repair function of the skin
- Hormonal related dark spots (e.g. during pregnancy) have been shown to benefit from Rosehip Oil
If you’d like to try a two week supply of my favourite Rosehip Oil, just send an email to email@example.com with your name and address and I’ll pop some in the post for you.