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Super Skincare: The Magic of Rosehip Oil

Credits to Basma Faramawy | BBeautyArabia

Rosehips are a bit of a legend in the beauty world. Much to the surprise of many, this raggedy fruit of the rose plant is a veritable skincare powerhouse. 

For centuries, across Europe, Asia and North Africa, rosehips have been made in to teas, syrups and jellies and prized for their medicinal properties. When fresh, they can have more than 60 times as much vitamin C as one orange, they contain the plant-based provitamin A, which the body converts to vitamin A (the basis of all retinol products; hello anti-ageing!) as well as being rich in vitamin E and omegas 3, 6 and 9. This paramount blend of antioxidants makes the humble rosehip a skin-restoring super ingredient that’s worth its weight in gold. Not only does it stop lines, wrinkles and dark spots in their tracks, it can also help to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, making it a must-have for all mums-to-be.

the-treehugger-company-organic-rosehip-oilSome rosehip oils I’ve come across have felt heavy and clogged up my skin; however The Finest Organic Rosehip Oil from The Treehugger Company is decidedly different. It’s light, easily absorbed and doesn’t leave a greasy film on the skin; not to mention it’s 100% pure, cold-pressed organic oil. Think of it as a multivitamin for the face; or like a light cashmere sweater that you put on before you go out to face the elements- which in the UAE means the arctic AC in the malls. Massage in to clean skin to boost radiance, or repair chapped lips, stressed skin and parched knees and elbows after a day at the beach. A few drops can balance, soothe and hydrate, and give any skin type a beautiful glow when used under a moisturiser or when mixed with a foundation or BB cream.

FYI: If you’ve been struggling to find organic, cruelty-free and vegan beauty and wellness products in the Middle East, The Treehugger Company is a must-visit. Shop online or visit the store in Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi.

Blog Source From : Basma Faramawy on BBeautyArabia

Skincare for Pregnant Women

As a pregnant woman you are probably aware that what goes in your body has a direct impact on your baby. You try to eat the best foods so that when your baby is born, she will be healthy. But did you know that what goes on your body is just as important? The chemicals from the lotions, creams, and makeups that you put on your body are absorbed through the skin and enter your bloodstream and can have an effect on your baby.

There are two main compounds that you want to avoid putting on your skin while you are pregnant because they have been shown to be harmful or cause birth defects. The first of these chemicals is Retinoids. Retinoids are derived from vitamin A and are in many anti-aging products because they reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone. Retinoids have several different names in products, including Differin, Retin-A, Renova, Retinoic Acid, Retinol, Retinyl Linoleate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tazorac, and Avage.

Another chemical that should be avoided during pregnancy is Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid is used to treat acne because it is able to deep clean pores. Other names for Salicylic Acid include Betahydroxy Acid and BHA.

There are several other compounds commonly found in skin care products that are questionable for use during pregnancy. To avoid potential negative effects of these chemicals, it is best to choose natural skincare productsmakeup, and other cosmetics.

In addition to choosing natural, organic products, to keep your skin healthy during your pregnancy, you want to make sure you are taking a good prenatal vitamin like Noor Prenatal Vitamins. This supplement is a blend of all of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay healthy inside and out.

You want to give your baby the very best and healthiest start possible. You can do this by paying just as much attention to what you put on your body as what you put in your body. Use skin care products that are natural and organic and don’t contain chemicals that could harm your baby. Also take a good prenatal vitamin to keep you healthy on the inside and outside.