After an accident with an iron a few years back, my wrist was left with an unsightly scar and ever since then I’ve been attempting to cover it up… long sleeves, chucky watches… you name it, I’ve hidden my scar with it. I decided to go on a quest to find out the best way to reduce the appearance of my scar and carried out some research – I found that lots of people where raving about rosehip oil!
I was sceptical about using the oil at first as I was under the impression that this oil was merely used as an anti-aging remedy and I’m not at the age where I need to start trying to reduce fine lines and wrinkles quite yet! However, after conversations with a few different people who have used the oil to reduce the visibility of their scars, I decided to give it a go and put the oil to the test.
Rosehip oil isn’t the first product that I’ve used to fade my scar, however, other formulated lotions and potions I’ve tried have left my skin feeling irritated and dry; they seem to have done more harm than good in my opinion. With this in mind, I was excited to try rosehip oil as it’s completely natural so it was sure not to irritate my skin.
I had a look online and found that the most effective way to apply the oil is to gently massage 1 or 2 drops to my scar a couple of times a day. It’s fair to say that it wasn’t long until I started to notice some improvements although the results didn’t come overnight. It took around 6 months to notice a massive difference in the visibility of my scar but throughout that 6 month period, my confidence grew massively and I was no longer trying to hide away my wrist (I even gave my wardrobe a full revamp, throwing out all my old long-sleeved items – I felt like a new person!).
My scar is barely noticeable now and it’s all thanks to this magical oil! I was intrigued as to how the product worked, so I decided to take a look online. Apparently, the oil contains a great deal of essential fatty acids, which ‘provide tissue regenerating and rejuvenating effects’ and ‘the oil reduces inflammation’ – great for my sensitive skin!
Throughout my rosehip oil treatment, I read a great deal of testimonials that related to the oil and I’ve seen that many people have shared how it has helped them with skin conditions. Many people have used the oil to fade stretchmarks, improve skin tone, skin colour and also to nourish dry skin. A lot of the testimonials have included some great tips and advice too -storing it in the fridge is one of my favourites, it makes the oil feel really refreshing when applied to the skin. A tip that I’m yet to try out is popping a couple of drops of rosehip oil in my bath – this is supposed to deeply nourish your skin so I’m keen to give it a go!
I’m so thrilled with how the rosehip oil has helped to reduce my scar and I would recommend it to anybody who is feeling self-conscious about a skin condition – the oil gave me a massive confidence boost and I’m so glad that I decided to start using the product.