7 Little-Known Benefits of Rosehip That Can Revolutionize Your Skincare Routine

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There’s a reason why so many celebrities love rosehip oil and include it in their daily skin care routines. Rosehip oil is derived from the rosa canina rose bush and it’s pressed from the plant’s fruit and seeds. This oil is packed with skin-nourishing vitamins, essential fatty acids, and phenols that have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Kate Middleton uses rosehip oil to get flawless skin. Miranda Kerr says that this oil is great when it comes to age prevention. So, let’s see how your skin will thank you if you add this oil to your skin care regimen!

Bright Side collected 7 benefits of rosehip oil that are sure to inspire you to give this miracle oil a try.

7. Rosehip oil fades scars.

Due to vitamins A, B, and C, rosehip oil has an anti-inflammatory, regenerative, and antimicrobial effect. Therefore, this oil can be used to reduce scars, burns, and acne. To improve the efficiency of this oil, apply it to the damaged area with clean fingers.

Anti-fade massage:

  • Pour a quarter of a tsp of the product onto your palm. You can warm the oil up a bit if you wish;
  • Massage the skin gently until the oil is completely absorbed;
  • The procedure can be done in the morning and evening before bedtime.

6. Rosehip oil has anti-age properties.

The oil contains tocopherol and carotene that stimulate the synthesis of collagen, a natural protein that supports the elasticity and flexibility of the skin. Thus, the oil slows the formation of wrinkles and has a softening effect. Due to the vitamin C, it helps increase blood flow and improves the nutrition of skin cells.

Anti-age mask recipe:

  • Mix one tbsp of sour cream with one tsp rosehip and 2 drops of orange essential oil;
  • Apply it to your skin for 20-30 minutes;
  • Rinse with warm water.

5. Rosehip oil moisturizes the dermis.

Rosehip oil removes the dryness of the epidermis. Since it contains fatty acids (palmitic, oleic, myristic, linolenic), it protects the skin from external negative effects and retains moisture inside the skin cells. Due to the presence of B group vitamins, this oil also moisturizes the skin. In order to moisten the dry and mature skin and to add nutrients, you can apply the rosehip oil in its pure form every day, or together with a moisturizing cream.

Moisturizing face mask recipe:

  • Mix 2 egg yolks in a bowl;
  • Mix the whipped yolks with a tsp of rosehip oil;
  • Apply the mask to your face for 20 minutes;
  • Remove with warm water, milk, or herbal brew;
  • Then you can apply your usual day cream.

4. Rosehip oil exfoliates the skin.

You can even use this oil as a face wash. Have you ever heard of the Korean multi-step cleansing process? Rosehip oil is the best oil for the first step because it has a low comedogenic rating. Apply it in pure form or mix it with baking soda.

Exfoliating face mask recipe:

  • Combine one tsp of rosehip oil with 1/2 tsp of baking soda;
  • Gently massage your skin with the mixture;
  • Remove with warm water, milk, or herbal brew;
  • Then you can apply your favorite day cream.

3. Rosehip oil has a firming effect on the skin.

If you want to regain elasticity or prevent sagging skin, use rosehip oil daily before bedtime. It contains iron, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, strontium, magnesium, and copper that all participate in cellular metabolism and produce hormones and enzymes. All of these microelements are necessary when it comes to tightening the skin. Apply it in pure form or mix it with your face cream.

Firming face mask recipe:

  • Mix one tbsp of banana puree, one tsp of honey, and 1/2 tsp of rosehip oil;
  • Apply it to your face for 30 minutes;
  • Remove with warm water or herbal brew;
  • After the procedure, you can apply your favorite day cream.

2. Rosehip oil improves skin tone.

If you have any red patches on your skin, this oil is for you! The B vitamins in the oil will help calm any irritation, while vitamin K has healing properties and can help eliminate pigmentation.

Calming face mask recipe:

  • Mix 2 tsp of aloe vera with one tsp of oil;
  • Apply the mask to your face and leave it for 30 minutes;
  • Remove with warm water or herbal brew;
  • Then you can apply your favorite day cream.

1. Rosehip oil can brighten your skin.

Rosehip oil has astringent properties and contains vitamin K. That’s why it can tighten your pores and brighten your cheeks.

Brightening face mask recipe:

  • Take half a glass of milk and boil it;
  • Grind 2 tbsp of oats in a coffee grinder;
  • Mix the oats with the milk;
  • Let the mixture cool in the fridge;
  • Add one tsp of rosehip oil;
  • Apply it to the face for 20 minutes;
  • Remove with warm water or herbal brew;
  • After the procedure, you can apply your favorite day cream.

Bonus: Rosehip oil for your hair.

You can use this magic oil to get healthy hair. It helps moisturize and strengthen your hair thanks to vitamin B and the vitamin K helps it restore damaged structure and stop hair loss.

Hair growth mask recipe:

  • Mix one tsp of rosehip oil, 2 tsp of honey, and 6 drops of bay essential oil;
  • Heat it up using a water bath;
  • Apply the mask to the roots of your hair and along the entire length;
  • Put your hair up and wrap it in a towel;
  • Wash off with shampoo after 60-90 minutes.

Have you ever tried rosehip oil in your skin care routine? Share your experience with us in the comments section below!


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