Rosehip seed oil is cold pressed from special rose bushes known as Rosa moschata or Rose rubiginosa. These wild bushes can be found in the southern Andes. The bright crimson rose hips grow amidst delicious apple-scented leaves and thick spiny bushes and it is inside these fruits, or “hips” that you find the tiny seeds that are pressed to extract the precious rosehip seed oil.
This lovely, light oil is a nearly colorless and fragrance-free. Rumored to have been used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans for its healing properties. The delicate oil needs to be refrigerated or stored in a cool, dark location to prevent rancidity. For facial skin care, rose hip oil offers several benefits when applied externally due to its primary constituents: essential fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin C and B-carotene.
The essential fatty acids in rose hip seed oil can help reduce scarring and promote skin regeneration, as reported by Livestrong. Essential fatty acids improve skin flexibility and permeability. This oil contains emollients, which aid in skin repair. Vitamin A may also play a part in rose hip oil’s affect on scar tissue due to its ability to improve skin texture and tone.
Rosehip seed oil is rich in skincare vitamins A and E. It’s also very high in essential fatty acids – in fact, 77% of its composition is fatty acids. The natural sebum that seeps out of our pores to moisturize our face and protect our skin from bacteria is normally made of linoleic acid. But if you don’t produce enough linoleic acid, your sebum becomes made of oleic acid, which is thicker and dryer than linoleic acid and more prone to clog pores, resulting in whiteheads and cysts. Lucky for us, Rosehip oil contains linoleic acid!
The anti-aging benefit from using rose hip oil on your face comes stems from the oil’s ability to penetrate into deeper layers of skin. The vitamin C antioxidants stimulate collagen production, according to the Cleveland Clinic. It also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The oil can penetrate due to the vitamin A, which has small enough molecules to go deeper into the skin. Vitamin A improves the skin’s moisture levels and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
How to Use Rosehip Seed Oil
I use the rosehip seed oil directly on my skin, hair, and nails. After washing my face, I blot some of the water off (a little bit of water helps your skin better absorb the oil!) and drip a few drops of it onto the palm of my hand, apply it onto my face and massage lightly ’til it soaks into my skin and then rub the remainder of the oil left on my palm into my hair or onto my nails. It’s a wonderfully simple night cream, daytime moisturizer and makeup primer in one…but of course, you can add it into a bunch of beauty concoctions as well.
I talked to Chantelle Yandow, co-owner and founder of AXIOS salt spa + juice bar about her feelings towards rosehip oil. According to her, she uses the stuff everynight! She says, "I love the pairing of jojoba oil with the rosehip. My skin feels rich and hydrated, without the greasy feeling."
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This article originally appeared on the Clutch Blog Site as, “Inside the Mind: J. Cole”
Setting the scene and mentality of the album, J. Cole gives us his first track, “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Within it, Cole attends a funeral and reflects upon his life. He has visions and develops feelings that he will soon meet a similar fate. He describes hearing the bells becoming increasingly louder and observes the rain pour down that signal his impending doom. He expresses this feeling of helplessness, “I’m searching and praying and hoping for something, I know I’m gon’ see it I know that’s comin’ lord, but what do you do when there’s no place to turn? I have no one I’m lonely my bridges have burnt down lord.” Cole has forseen his fate, but has no way of preventing it from happening. This desperation is foreshadowing of the inescapable consequences Cole will soon face.
powerful verses on the album, Cole transcends himself and brings up feelings many people have to deal with: being weak and vulnerable to someone else for the first time. He wants to show this side of himself, but he has been trained to suppress these emotions and this perceived weakness. He does not want his lack of emotion to mean he does not care though. Treading uncharted territory, Cole suddenly feels the need to live for love instead of fame and fortune. This again reiterates the distancing from “Immortal” and “For Whom The Bell Tolls” because of the love he has gained.
In one of the largest turns of the album, “Change,” Cole is maturing and realizing the societal challenges poor men face. His first two verses deal with religion and how it is difficult to believe in superior beings when there is such little hope in slums and cities. He compares young black men in these places to caged birds and how the home they have is taking away their freedoms. However, in the final verse, Cole raps how he plans on combatting this issue, “Yeah, prodigal son got a new gun, this one don't run out of ammo lately been working on my handles can I ball, become a star, and remain myself, if I fall, dust it off and regain myself f*** 'em all, they don't know all the pain I felt, I'm in awe, after all the fame I felt I evolve, I no longer bury demons I be a vessel for the truth until I'm barely breathing, I'm singing.”
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
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mainly put it there because I genuinely love to workout, but no, I rarely post gym pictures because when I go to the gym I actually workout.
When Instagram first emerged, fitness celebrities quickly rose into fame with the new technology. This was mainly because fitness and some form of bodybuilding was already their career. Now, there are entire supplement companies that only promote their products through social media and their sponsorship of chosen athletes.
Shredz is one of the most notable companies we all are bombarded with on Instagram. Shredz athletes have photographers that take pictures of their killer physiques, workouts, and meal planning regimes in conjunction with the supplements and actually get paid thousands of dollars a post (for the very popular accounts). They were projected to gross 10 million dollars in 2014, a 100 percent increase over their 2013 numbers. The controversy behind these companies is the quality of the actual products and the effectiveness of the products on average consumers. The key to the effects of any supplement on a person is the knowledge that it all hinges upon the person’s combination of diet and workout in conjunction with the product.
An even more interesting secret behind the industry is how these fitness models manipulate themselves to get camera ready. One very popular Ausralian Instagram fitness model, Essena O'Neill, actually quit her job calling it,“contrived perfection made to get attention.” She even edited the captions of her old pictures to reveal the secrets behind them such as taking thousands of shots for one picture, starving herself, and getting paid to wear certain clothes in pictures.
This is the falsity behind the industry that is influencing our generation into thinking this is reality
If the reality behind the fitness industry is not made known to normal children growing up with the multitude of media stimulants surrounding them 24/7, then it can be a danger to lives. Dangerous eating disorders can emerge and other self-destructive behaviors. I've been through stages in my life where I've taken my fitness regime to an extreme, and it doesn't always result in happiness. Take what you see on Instagram as inspiration but don't let it bring down your self-assurance. The only person you should be comparing your physical fitness to is yourself in the past in order to know what you are capable of. I urge all people today to put down their phones and utilize exercise as what it was meant for: a challenge to become a healthier version of ourselves.
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