Scars are areas of fibrous tissue that form after an injury as they replace normal skin. The formation of scars is a normal part of the healing process and this is the way that the skin deals with every kind of wound. However for those of us with scars on our face, we would prefer to gently get rid of any scar tissue in the most natural way possible – using facial oils.
Rose Hip oil has lots of properties that aid in its possible ability to help scars fade. It contains vitamins and fatty acids that have been shown to restore original skin color by reducing hyperpigmentation and redness, avoid formation of keloids scars, fade scars left by chicken pox or acne, and even treat skin burned from radiation therapy.
Retinol, a Vitamin A, is frequently used in cosmetic creams as a wrinkle reducer. It is found in rose hip oil along with vitamin C, omega-3, omega-6 and linolenic acid.The last three are fatty acids are used to heal scars.
To use rose hip oil to minimize scars, massage it into the affected area. It should be applied with fingertips a few times a day and may take weeks to show results. Keep in mind that rose hip oil can increase skin's sun sensitivity so put sunblock on top of it after it dries if you are going to be outdoors.