Wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores and pigmentation, all the inevitable signs of getting older and your skin showing the effects of your extravagant lifestyle.
I have stuck to my new year resolutions and cut out alcohol and junk food, reduced my sugar intake and snacks and choosing healthy options with lots of water. There are, however, some skin concerns that cannot be fixed with diet alone. One of which is stretch marks.
I have suffered from stretchmarks for as long as I can remember. One side effect of being pale and anaemic is that injuries take longer to heal, meaning marks like spots, cuts and scrapes can leave blemishes on the skin long after they have healed. I see this a lot with the skin on my face with red and pink patches left on the skin after a bout of spots or pimples.
My stretchmarks are no longer red and angry but are now silvery lines and I am looking to fade these using a microneedle pen and supporting skin care regime. Over the last two weeks I have been micro needling on the lowest setting and building up my tolerance on small areas of my stomach effected with stretchmarks. I have been doing his every 3-4 days and then applying oils to help mend the skin. My favourite products so far are:
Purepotions Scar Oil, £18.99
After micro needling the skin can look red and inflamed. Once the area is clean and dry, I like to apply an oil that seeps into the skin directly and easily but does not leave a lot of residue on my clothes.
Purepotions scar oil comes in a hand pipet opening jar so it is super easy to use and control how much you apply. It is designed exactly for dehydrated skin, ageing and scared skin because it’s rich in pure, cold-pressed rosehip oil.
Rosehip oil is packed full of nutrients such as Vitamins A and C, and the essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6. These ingredients work to support the natural cycle of skin cell renewal by feeding the epidermis with the vital nutrients it needs to regenerate damaged or fragile areas. Used over time the oil can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and scars. It makes a perfect emollient oil to condition, smooth and soften rough, dry or fragile skin, leaving it supple and healthy.
This affordable scar oil is a great bathroom cabinet edition, its paraben free, and suitable for those with skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and dry, sore, itchy skin conditions. It is so delicate on the skin it can even be used on babies over 6 weeks!
Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.
I love this oil because of the handy size, a little goes a long way, the get pipet packaging to control how much you use and it doesn’t smell.
Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, £14.97
You guessed it, Rosehip, a organic cold pressed oil is the ingredient of choice of skin scars and heeling.
This particular variation and use of the Rosehip seed is perfect for an intense face oil. After cleansing apply 3-4 drops to damp skin on the face and neck before bed. It locks in moisture and does not irritate the skin.
Rosehip oil comes from Rosehip berry seeds found in the Andes. These seeds have naturally occurring fatty acids and antioxidants that help reduce free radical damage on the skin which results in fine lines and wrinkles.
This organic rosehip oil is as pure as you can get and for a bargain price.
Made by the same people as the for mentioned oil I have been using on my face this roll on is the first of its kind. I love the idea as it means I can get my rosehip fix on the go and it makes the perfect addition to my travel bag.
I also love the fact its so easy to use. Simply roll on like a deodorant and ta-dah! No mess, no waste and quick to apply. It soaks into the skin easily without leaving greasy residue.
Both Rosehip Plus items are PETA endorsed, vegan and animal friendly.
Keep checking back for my micro needling pen review!