I don't know about you , and I don't know if it's because I'm getting older and my skin is naturally changing - and by that I mean it is starting to lose it's once dewy appearance - but in winter it always looks dry and slightly parched and no amount of moisturiser - hydrating or otherwise seems to make it any better. Until , that is, someone reminded me about using rosehip oil on my skin to fix the problem. Firstly rose hip oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids which are vital for our general health and health of our skin. Essential fatty acids help to regenerate skin cells and repair damaged tissues. It is this that helps quench dry skin. Rosehip oil is also a natural source of Vitamin A, which can help prevent premature ageing. AND it is rich in antioxidants which help repair and protect the skin from free radicals. Sounds like a miracle oil right??!!
So I went to my compounding chemist that makes up their own skincare and brought a bottle. Since my skin tends to get a bit congested if I put anything too rich on it , I was concerned this might happen - but not the case. My slightly parched, finely lined skin drank it up and seems to have regained some of its moisture again and is looking sooo much better. I have kept it up and am now putting a few drops in my moisturiser which is also a good way to use it. I also exfoliate once a week to clean the skin and help remove any build up and stop possible congestion.
You also want to find a good quality rosehip with a solvent free extraction process. Cold pressed is the best as no heat is involved which can sometimes destroy the good stuff…. and preferably certified organic. At least your skin won't be feeling the winter blues.
Until next time :)…….
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I have been a makeup artist for over 20 yrs and am passionate about beauty and helping women to look the best they possibly can. I believe that women are beautiful at any age , and being older myself, am constantly on the look out for products that will help the skin retain its glow and beauty. From a very young age I have paid attention to my skin and have always gone looking for new, innovative - or even tried and true products that make a difference. I take inspiration from my friends and women I meet in my work. These women are the reason I started this blog , so that I can pass on my knowledge and help women to keep looking, and feeling amazing . I love finding new looks that inspire and you can adapt to your own style . I am also a mum with 3 boys which keeps my life very busy ... and never dull as anyone who knows me will attest to! All items posted on this blog are chosen because I have personally tried them and like them. I hope you find something here that you will love and will work for you.