I am sure you have heard about rosehip oil, but you might be surprised by the many ways this oil could aid you with your skincare issues. Read on to learn more about this fabulous oil.
My Introduction to Rosehip Oil
My memories of rosehip go way back as a kid. I would play outside in the Summer and inadvertently step in fresh rosehip buds that had fallen out of the rosehip bushes. I remember that the rosehip buds had a very raw flowery fresh scent to it. This rosehip scent stuck with me.
Every time Summer is at our doorstep, I can still smell the fresh scent of rosehip. Now many years later, this very same rosehip has become a staple of my daily skincare routine in the form of rosehip oil.
How is Rosehip Oil Made
Rosehip oil or rosehip seed oil is extracted from the rosehip seeds, which are then cold-pressed. The oil contains antioxidants, vitamins A and C, essential fatty acids, and beta-carotene. It helps regenerate your skin cells.
Good quality oil is reddish-orange. Rosehip oil is not greasy in texture and has a raw fresh scent. Watch out for any other ingredients or fillers added to the ingredient list of rosehip oil.
Fine Lines And Wrinkles
If you are wondering, what is rosehip oil good for? This non-greasy natural oil is a suitable face oil for all skin types. It has anti-aging properties and also minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, it has a pleasant feel to the skin. I use it in the morning mixed in with some raw Shea butter for my face. I like to use this same combo again in the evening after using African black soap for face wash and my skin becomes a little dry.
As with any facial oil, it is always a good idea to do a skin patch test to ensure you don’t get any reactions. Cold-pressed rosehip oil moisturizes nicely and does not leave a greasy film behind.
Upper Arm Acne And Hyperpigmentation
Are you suffering from upper arm acne or hyperpigmentation as a result of blocked pores? Rosehip oil contains essential fatty acids omegas 3 and 6, which aid in the regeneration of skin cells and tissues. The fairly high level of linoleic acid helps with upper arm acne and hyperpigmentation. It also helps with scars from breakouts, evens out the skin tone and gives a smoother complexion.
I sometimes get tiny bumps from blocked pores on my upper arms after my workout, which ends up looking like hyperpigmentation. Rosehip oil helps take care of this area on my upper arms. First I shower with African Black Soap to cleanse my upper arms. I then use rosehip oil when my skin is still damp. The oil absorbs into my skin immediately, and the small bumps tend to stay away. The hyperpigmentation also seems to be getting lighter.
Itchy Dry Skin
In Winter, if you suffer from itchy dry skin as I do, rosehip oil helps relieve this very well. Make sure that you put the oil on your skin while it still feels damp. Your skin will absorb the oil immediately and will lock in the moisture. As a result, this prevents your skin from itching in the first place. It is excellent for stretch marks as well.
Homemade Skincare Products
When I make my skincare products, I typically use coconut oil in my body butter and hand creams. The result is more creamy body butter. An excellent alternative to coconut oil is rosehip oil, as it is less greasy and absorbs faster into the skin than coconut oil does.
Overall it has many great benefits, whether you use it on its own or add it to your DIY skincare products. It is an affordable oil that is worth adding to your everyday skincare routine.
FAQ’s About Rosehip Oil
What does rosehip oil do?
It is a great moisturizer and contains essential fatty acids. It also has antioxidants that aid with cell regeneration. It diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and helps with hyperpigmentation.
How do I use rosehip oil on my face?
All you need is a few drops of oil and it incorporates into the skin right away. You don’t need much because a little bit goes a long way and it doesn’t leave a greasy film behind. I typically use it in the morning with an added layer of sunscreen if I want a lighter moisturizer.
Can I use rosehip oil every day?
Yes, you can use it every day. I regularly use a Shea butter face cream in the morning but when I feel like something lighter on my skin, in the Summertime, I switch to rosehip oil. I do always use an added layer of SPF 40 sunscreen. You could also mix a few drops of Rosehip oil into your Shea butter or another moisturizer.
How long does rosehip oil last?
Please ensure that the oil you buy comes in a dark bottle and if you keep it in a cool dark place it will last a while. It does have an expiration date, so be sure to use it up before it expires or your oil could go rancid.