Lately I’ve been attempting to switch to more natural beauty products – it’s been a slow process since I don’t want to throw out what I’m currently using, so I wait until a product is finished to replace it. My most recent switch has been in the moisturiser department. I kept hearing great things about rosehip oil, so I did some research and bought some for myself. It definitely lives up to the hype – I’ve always had dark bags under my eyes and within just 2 days there was a noticeable improvement. Aside from this, there are numerous other benefits – keep on reading to find out all of them!
Recommended use: apply a few drops of rosehip oil to your face and massage it in using your fingertips. Use 1-2 times daily, depending on how dry/oily your skin is naturally.
Benefit #1: Improves Discoloration
Rosehip oil is packed with antioxidants that even out your skin tone. Antioxidants are your body’s first line of defence against free radicals, which damage your skin when you are exposed to pollutants such as car fumes and UV rays (e.g. sun damaged skin). Rosehip oil is packed with antioxidants that not only fight oxidative damage, but also protect your skin from future damage.
Benefit #2: Treats Wrinkles
Another great vitamin that rosehip oil contains is vitamin A. As we age, our skin has difficulty producing collagen as well as it used to. Vitamin A promotes collagen production, which helps to strengthen the dermis as well as increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin.
Benefit #3: Moisturises and Firms Skin
Rosehip oil is a great source for essential fatty acids. They’re “essential” for a reason – your body needs them! The omega-6 (aka linoleic acid) and omega-3 found in rosehip oil help to normalize skin with large pores, improve tissue regeneration, and overall give your skin that “glow” effect.
Benefit #4: Fades Scars and Stretch Marks
Vitamin C is another powerhouse component of rosehip oil. Vitamin C is necessary for proper wound healing – it is essential to forming new connective tissue. It has been shown than vitamin C can slow down melanin production, which reduces the pigmentation of darker scars such as those caused by acne.
Still don’t believe me? Here’s proof! This photo was taken two days after I started using rosehip oil on my undereye area – I only used it on the left side so that I could directly compare it to the right side, which was left untreated. Although the left side isn’t perfect, the rosehip oil made a significant difference in just two days! I know the photo quality isn’t the greatest, but I wanted to show you all an unedited photo so that you can see the full effect.
Have you tried using rosehip oil? I would love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments!