ROSE HIP OIL

BENEFITS OF ROSE HIP OIL FOR IMPROVING THE APPEARANCE OF SCARS AND BURNS

23-11-2016

Dr. Laura Miguel. 

How many times have you heard that your neighbour is putting rose hip oil on a scar and she recommends you try it too because she’s heard that it is very good for burns and scars? The fact is that it is a very widespread idea among people, but, is there any truth in it?

What is rose hip oil?

Rose hip oil comes from the seeds of a bush (Rosa moschata or Rosa Rubiginosa) that originated in Europe, but can also be found in South America, Asia and North Africa. This plant was traditionally used in folk medicine because of its excellent properties...

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BURNS AT HOME: WHAT TO DO?

16-11-2016

Apothecary Marián García.

Who hasn’t suffered a small burn at home? These little mishaps form part of everyday life. It is estimated that 3 out of every 1000 people need healthcare assistance for a burn, although fortunately only 5% need hospital care.

What types of burns are there?

The most common are lesions caused by the effect of heat on the skin, like the classic burns in the kitchen after contact with the iron, the oven or an oil splash. However, let’s not forget that as well as heat burns, there are other types of burns caused by different agents such...

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