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5 Amazing Benefits of Rosehip Oil

Dr. Dur e Shehwar Sikandar

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Coconut oil, olive oil or jojoba oil are some of the holy grails for natural skin care and younger looking skin. Even though each oil have their own benefits and uses, another contender in this list of natural oils that you have seldom heard about is rosehip oil.

Do not let the name mislead you. Grown in Chile, rosehip oil is harvested from the seeds of wild rose bushes namely Rosa moschata or Rosa rubiginosa. Rose hips are the fruits left behind after a rose has flowered and dropped its petal. The oil is packed with natural healing properties and is a great source of antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamins. The Rosehip oil has the following benefits:

1- Hydration and Moisture:

Rosehip oil is a savior for those who experience extremely dry skin. The oil naturally hydrates and also acts a moisturizer in many skin products. The oil is rich in antioxidant and fatty acid properties. The antioxidants keeps skin hydrated and makes it appear soft and smooth whereas the fatty acids ensures that the skin doesn’t loosemoisture by keeping the cell walls strong.

2- Anti-Aging:

Rosehip oil is high in antioxidants which gives it anti-aging properties. If you are experiencing signs of aging, rosehip oil is a great addition to your skin care ritual. It has been known  to reduce visible signs of aging. High Vitamin C level in rosehip oil enhances collagen production which is reduced as we age. It is seen to restore the skin surface and elasticity for a better younger looking skin.

3- Hyper-pigmentation:

Skin being one of the biggest organ of our body needs care and attention is the only organ that is directly affected by UV rays. The UV rays from the sun not only makes the skin loses its suppleness but also damages the outer layer of the skin resulting in hyperpigmentation and age spots. Vitamin C and Vitamin E in rosehip oil helps combat the sun damage and is also seen to remove redness and irritation.

4- Immunity Booster:

Due to its rich content in Vitamin C which helps in fighting infection and strengthening immune system. Vitamin C is also associated with collagen production that forms the composition of our muscles and bones

5- Scars and Acne Healer:

Rosehip oil supports skin regeneration due to essential fatty acids found in it. It has seen to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars. It has also seen to affect patients with skin conditions such as eczema by hydrating and moisturizing the skin thus forming protective barrier.

There is no doubt that rosehip oil has the potential to work wonders for your daily skincare routine! Moisturising, anti-aging and a pigment repeller, it is a great all rounder for your skin. Keep the rosehip for a rosy glow!

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Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Dur e Shehwar Sikandar - Author Dr. Dur e Shehwar Sikandar is among the Best Dermatologists in Islamabad. Dr. Dur e Shehwar Sikandar is a Dermatologist practicing in Islamabad. Dr. Dur e Shehwar Sikandar has the following degrees: MBBS, MCPS (Dermatology), MD (T. PIMS), AAAM (USA) and has 16 years of experience.
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