9 Uses of Rosehip Oil for Youthful and Blemish-free Skin

9 Uses of Rosehip Oil for Youthful and Blemish-free Skin | Essential Rose Life

What is Rosehip?

Rosehip or reship seed oil is derived from the rosa canina rose bush, which is grown mostly in Chile. Unlike rose oil, which is extracted from rose petals, rosehip oil is extracted from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant. It is known to have high antioxidant content.  As an active ingredient for cosmetic products, rosehip oil can solve your skin problems to give you youthful and blemish-free skin. Rosehip oil is also an essential active ingredient in our  Rose Gold Face Oil

What does Rosehip Oil do?

It keeps your skin hydrated and supple

Rosehip essential oil is high in fatty acids that keep the cells of the skin intact and healthy, especially with the extremes in weather during the summer and winter days. Summer almost always equates to skin breakouts due to more sweating while winter can result in cracked and peeling skin. Using rosehip oil can prevent these skin reactions in extreme weather conditions.   

Provides relief for itchy skin and other skin irritations

Skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, acne, and skin dryness that usually flare up when the climate gets extreme can be greatly helped by the fatty acids and vitamin E in the rosehip oil. Research shows that the use of rosehip oil in beauty products can help provide relief from these conditions. 

Removes dullness to promote a healthy glow

When the skin is stripped from necessary moisture, the skin looks dull and feels rough. Applying rosehip oil to the skin locks the moisture in and removes the dry upper layer of the skin, giving it a youthful glow. The high levels of vitamin A and C also aid in the fast growth of new skin so the skin looks healthy. 

Firms up your skin

While rosehip oil cannot add collagen to the skin, its' high vitamin A and C protect the collagen of the skin by preventing further breakdown. High collagen levels on the skin means firmer skin, less prone to aging. Rosehip oil helps you age beautifully. It can also reduce the premature appearance of crow’s feet and laugh lines for a more flawless skin.

Helps protect your skin from UV damage

Exposure to harmful UV rays breaks down the collagen of the skin, resulting in photoaging. Photoaging may affect the skin on the exposed parts of the body - face, arms, and hands. Wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and cheeks that have nothing to do with natural aging become very apparent. Rosehip oil’s vitamins A, C, and E work together to keep the skin protected from the sun rays. However, it should not replace sunscreen. 

Prevents skin darkening

Staying unprotected from the UV rays (both from the sun and artificial tanning) can cause damage to the exposed skin. Uneven skin darkening, freckles, and age spots are manifestations of prolonged UV exposure. These may even be precursors to skin cancer so it is best to always keep your skin protected. 

With regular use, rosehip oil may be helpful because it contains high levels of phenolic compounds that limit melanin formation. High levels of melanin in the skin result in skin darkening, freckles, and age spots. 

Helps prevent dark scars and stretch marks

The fatty acids and antioxidants in the rosehip oil support  renewal of the skin. Research shows that those who used rosehip oil to apply it near the site of surgery showed improvement in the scar color. It also prevents stretch marks when applied during pregnancy but remember to  ask your doctor about the safety of its use pertaining to your health conditions. However, studies do show that it can be used during pregnancy. 

Improves your body's immunity

Rosehip oil is known to have high antioxidants which helps support the body’s immune system. Ascorbic acid, carotenoids, B vitamins, and fatty acids all make up the rosehip’s antioxidant profile, each of which is known to help boost the body's immunity. When our body is healthy, our skin shows its natural glow and our mind is free to explore what makes us productive and happy. 

Helps control and heal acne

Applying rosehip oil on acne-ridden skin can help dry out the acne while keeping the healthy skin hydrated so it will not break out in the future.

Use of Rosehip and Other Precautions

It is best to use rosehip oil with other essential oil ingredients as well as a carrier oil since it can cause reactions such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fatigue without them. Use of pure rosehip oil or even something that has rosehip as an ingredient during pregnancy and breastfeeding should also be used under the recommendation of a medical professional. 

If you have also blood disorder, you should also check with your doctor before using products with rosehip oil. Refrain from using it altogether if you are allergic to rosehips and other rose plants. 

To determine if you are allergic to it, try to apply a small patch on the skin. Draw a circle around it and keep it under a bandage for 24 hours. Any redness, itchiness, or swelling on it means you’re allergic to it and should discontinue use. 

Before you go

Self-care is the best way that you can show your love to your family and friends. Having a healthy mind and body helps to guide you in making grounded decisions. The use of products that have rosehip essential oil in it is a good way to achieve healthy skin and support your body's overall health. 

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