Rosehip oil is one of those rare natural elixirs that offer multiple health and beauty benefits for the skin. You just have to know how to use rosehip oil on your face, skin, and hair.
Rosehip is a special type of essential oil extracted from a very special kind of rose seed. Unlike an ordinary rose bush, rosehip flowers look either white or pink and bear cherry-like red colored fruits. Rosehip oil is extracted from these seeds by using cold press method. But what does it actually do for you? Well stay with me, and I’ll give you everything you need to know.
Rosehip oil and skin benefits
This herbal essential oil is light in texture but it has amazing potential due to the presence of skin-friendly ingredients. Rosehip oil contains Vitamin A, E, C, K and some vital fatty acids that are good for natural and glowing skin. The benefits of using rosehip oil are multifaceted. Some of them are:
- Reduces facial fine lines & prevents formation of wrinkles
- Eliminates facial scar caused by acne lesions
- Heals acne skin blemishes & unsightly dark spots
- Reduces the look of stretch marks
- Soothes sensitive skin
- Hydrates skin and makes skin soft and supple
- Checks the chronic irritation of Rosacea
- Regular application on dry eczema path soothes the irritation of itching
For obvious reasons, use of rosehip oil on face, skin, hair, and nail brings about visible improvement of skin texture. However, for optimum benefits, you need to know how to use rosehip oil on your face, skin, and hair. You may follow any of the 4 methods described here to enjoy its health benefits.
Direct application: You need to apply the oil directly on your face
Pure rosehip oil is a light-textured herbal essential oil with multiple beauty benefits. It gets quickly absorbed into the skin because of its quick-absorbing nature. Therefore, it is possible to use the oil directly on facial skin. You can use it any time of the day or night, but preferably after cleansing of the skin so that skin pores remain clean and unclogged of oil and dirt.
Take 2-3 drops of the oil in your palm and lightly massage the oil on your face with upward direction. Apply the oil on other areas as well. It will help in keeping your neck skin bright, tight, and blemish-free just like your facial skin.
Spot treatment with rosehip oil: You can use this herbal oil for reducing skin spots
If you have trouble in managing unsightly skin spots, rosehip oil remedy can be of great help for you. Direct application of this remedial oil on unwanted spots such as freckles, facial scars, under-eye wrinkles and dry-eczema patches remedies these issues. Simply apply raw oil on the dark patches of the skin and leave it for a longer period of time such as overnight. Regular use of this oil will fade the spots in a visible way.
Use it as night skincare treatment: Make rosehip oil based homemade night cream
Make an even mixture of shea butter, rosehip oil, and lavender oil (two table spoon of each) in a bowl and use a hand blender for blending all the ingredients together. Once the mixture is ready, you can feel the creamy texture. Keep it in a container and enjoy its application at night. Keep the cream in refrigerator and use it within the next 10 days.
Make an anti-aging serum
You can prepare an anti-aging serum by blending rosehip oil with some other anti-aging herbal essential oils such as vitamin E oil, pomegranate seed oil, and argan oil.
Mix 1 teaspoon of pomegranate oil, 1 teaspoon of rosehip oil, ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil and 2 table spoons of argan oil together. Now, it is time to add essential oils such as 4 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of geranium oil in the mixture. Close the bottle and shake the mixture well so that it gets evenly blended. Use 3 drops of this homemade serum on your face on a regular basis.
How to preserve rosehip oil
Although not volatile, rosehip oil is very delicate in nature and therefore has to be preserved with great care and precaution. Follow these simple tips:
- You may preserve it in refrigerator and keep it in lid-tight condition
- If not in refrigerator, you need to keep it in a cool dry place where sunlight cannot reach
- Air-tight container has to be used for preserving the oil
- It should be kept away from all types of heat sources
How to buy best quality rosehip oil
When you know about the health benefits and have an idea about how to use rosehip oil on your face, skin, and hair, you must know that only high-quality organic rosehip oil can provide you with all the health benefits mentioned here. Learn about a few tips to find best-quality oil:
- Check if the rosehip oil you selected is of certified organic quality
- Check if a safe and well-known cold press method was used for extracting the essential oil
- Check if the oil is solvent-, sulfur-, and paraben-free
- Best quality oil is usually of deep amber color so check the color too
- Check if the oil is dermatologist recommended
These are the tips about using rosehip oil on your skin and for natural skin problems. This herbal oil is suitable for all skin types and that is why it can be used by everybody, regardless of the users’ age. By using this natural oil remedy, you can avoid purchasing costly cosmetics such as night cream, serum, or acne scar treatment ointments.
It is proven that if you massage with rosehip oil daily, it will help you in preventing the signs of aging, formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and unsightly skin blemishes that get prominent on the skin due to aging and bad skincare. It works in a simple and natural way. Regular use of rosehip oil can be a permanent solution for your skin problems and a sure-shot restorative method to enjoy excellent age reversal benefits at a budget price.