I have been trying to be more natural in my everyday life including food and of course skincare!
I’ve heard many good things about oils but I have always been a teeny bit afraid of them as the thought of putting oil on my face is not very appealing. But after using a couple of different oils I am now a definite convert.
There are many amazing oils to use on the skin but It does depend on your skin type, what you want out of that oil and how comfortable you are with the feeling of oil on your face, I have only used a handful of oils that generally feel greasy on my face, the majority feel perfectly fine.
Now onto why I made this blog post… Rosehip Oil, I have given this oil a good trial on my skin and done some research, so here are some facts that could sway you to become a skin care oil convert.
– Fades Scars
This is one thing that really drew me to Rosehip oil as I have problems with acne scars that refuse and anything that could help that is a massive plus in my book, how it works? Essential fatty acids in rosehip oil help improve the appearance of scars and other pigmentation on the skin. It can also promote skin regeneration, which can help new skin growth. Rosehip oil is a natural source of omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, which help repair and regenerate damaged skin while reducing the appearance of all those scars from spots over the years.
– Treats Wrinkles And Firms Skin
No one likes wrinkles and if you think you’re fine because your 20 something? Oh no, you need to start young to prevent those things cropping up on your face early! And Rosehip oil has anti-aging benefits due to its antioxidant property, it is very high in vitamin A and Vitamin C which are the perfect nutrients for helping remove fine lines and wrinkles. It helps encourage healthy skin cell production, They also stimulate fibroblasts, the cells responsible for helping skin become firm and healthy.
– It Is One On The Comedogenic Oil Scale
Though your skin can react badly to any oil no matter the comedogenic rating the higher the rating the greater the risk for clog pores, acne and overall unpleasantness but I have used Coconut oil which is a 4 and I still found it amazing for my skin but its very good news that Rosehip Oil is only 1 on the scale so you don’t have to worry so much.
– It Hydrates Your Skin
Everyone wants soft hydrated skin and rosehip oil contains lots of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acid. Fatty acids help to keep cell walls strong so that they don’t lose water keeping your skin supple and soft.
I am always looking to get more glowing brighter looking skin as its so easy for it too look dull so the fact that rosehip oil can help reduce dullness and leave you with glowing vibrant skin makes me very happy. This is possible because it is high in Vitamin A and C! Vitamin A or retinol encourages skin cell turnover, Vitamin C also aids in cell regeneration, boosting overall radiance.
– Boosts Collagen And Reduces Inflammation
Collagen is essential for your skin’s elasticity and firmness and your body makes less collagen as you age so it’s better to use products with it in to help keep it from declining. Because vitamins A and C, are both necessary for the production of collagen rosehip oil is a very good pick for people 30+. But Rosehip oil also helps reduce inflammation which helps with acne, it is rich in both polyphenols and anthocyanin, which may help reduce inflammation. It also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory effects so if you suffer from acne this is a good pick plus as I said its One on the comedogenic scale so it is unlikely to clog your pores.
– It Helps Protect You From Sun Damage
As we all know the Sun is EVIL!!!! Ok, that’s a little strong ( the sun is amazing) but it is the main reason we get premature ageing which nobody wants plus UV exposure can also interfere with the body’s ability to produce collagen which as we know already depletes with age. As I’ve said Rosehip oil contains antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins have been shown to combat visible sun damage they may also help prevent photoaging. Rosehip oil may also be used to help reduce the negative effects of UV exposure but this doesn’t mean you should skip your sun sunscreen but it is an extra layer of protection which is always welcome.
I have used Rosehip Oil in my DIY Natural Skincare projects and they are all working so well, I have noticed my skin is definitely brighter and more hydrated.
So has this converted you? I have definitely been loving Rosehip Oil but you must make sure you get as pure as your purse strings will allow, try to get Organic, Cold Pressed, Cruelty-Free and Vegan. I buy mine from ArtNaturals and I’m absolutely in LOVE with it but it is definitely expensive at £56.50! ( I really don’t remember it being so expensive? I think they have raised the price)but it is the best I have ever tried and it comes with two Essential oils but if you don’t want to pay that much I have linked a cheaper alternative, Have you ever tried rosehip oil on your skin? Please tell me in the comments. Thanks for reading Xxx
Rosehip Oil (the one I have)
Rosehip Oil ( cheaper but still Cold pressed and Organic)