The tissue in your skin tears due to a number of causes. When the tissue and collagen tear, the aftermath are scars shaped like parallel lines we call stretch marks. Stretch marks, or striae distensae, are a common problem among women and even for some men. Common causes are weight gain and pregnancy. Though genetics do influence how severe your skin can develop stretch marks.
Over the years, there has been product after product released to help reduce these formations. Some even consider surgery. In recent years, the old ways have come back and essential oils are being looked at more and more as great natural options.
A popular essential oil called Rosehip oil is used for its strength against stretch marks and aids against their formation.
Does rosehip oil actually help diminish stretch marks?
What is Rosehip Oil?
Rosehip oil comes from a group of different rose shrubs. The oil is cold-press extracted from the ripe fruit or seeds in the plant. The powerful ingredient found in rosehip oil is linoleic and related linolenic fatty acids, and also trans-retinoic acid (Vitamins A), D, E, and C.
These ingredients help support the way your skin feels, moisturizes and fights dryness, and also helps with scarring.
And what is simply a scar on your body? Stretch marks.
How to Use Rosehip Oil to Prevent and Reduce Stretch Marks
The way to use rosehip oil is very easy.
For most essential oils typically need to be diluted with water or a milder oil, rosehip is unique that it does not need to be diluted. Of course, exercise caution when using, and dab a small amount on a small area on your wrist to test any allergic reaction you might have to the rosehip oil.
Directly apply the rosehip oil to the areas you are concerned about. Mix with other oils or supplements for a nice calming, relaxing effect (eucalyptus or Vitamin E are both good choices) and also better storage life.
Because rosehip oil is a very mild oil, it can be directly applied on your skin 2-3 times a day without any problems. Just remember to wear sunblock going outside after putting on the oil, and don’t get it on any clothes.
Stretch marks can lead to more stress in the affected person’s life and embarrassment. People are always looking for a way to get rid of those stretched out scars. For those who have not developed them so far, count yourselves lucky for now.
No scientific study has been released showing how effective rosehip oil can be for preventing and reducing stretch marks. But there are decades and hundreds of years to back up the effectiveness rosehip has earned.
Always consult your doctor before using any supplements. Although rosehip oil is very mild, there is always the possibility of an allergic reaction.
If you’re looking for a natural way to reduce stretch mark formations, then try rosehip oil. If you simply want better looking skin and don’t have many stretch marks, then try it as well. See how much more your skin glows.