Why Use Rosehip in Your Beauty Routine?
Fun fact: rosehip doesn’t come from roses—it actually comes from a totally different fruit! People have reaped the benefits of the rosehip fruit since ancient civilizations like the Mayans. These days, we usually find it in skincare products.
If you’re looking for a multipurpose skincare staple, rosehip is it. You’ll find it in everything from anti-aging creams to skin brightening serums. Not everyone needs rosehip in their routine, but the benefits are too many to ignore.
What Does Rosehip Do for Your Skin?
If you’re looking for something that can help you avoid acne and reduce wrinkles, rosehip can improve your skin. It’s not magic, but it will enhance just about any skincare routine.
A lot of brands use rosehip as a moisturizer to help repair your skin, like in Shiseido’s body essence. But rosehip also comes in handy when you want to tighten up wrinkles. With vitamin C and antioxidants, it helps repair UV damage and brighten skin spots from those beach days. It also has carotenoids to help you replace dead skin cells faster and keep up a firm complexion.
Rosehip helps prevent stretch marks and scars, and its antibacterial and antiviral properties can help relieve certain chronic skin conditions, like eczema. Many people also use rosehip to avoid breakouts, since it has a bunch of acne-fighting ingredients, like linoleic acid, retinoids, ascorbic acid, and fatty lipids.
How Often Should You Use It?
You can use rosehip, either by itself or in another product, every day. It works as an oil that you put directly on your skin. If you use essential oils or other products that need a carrier oil, you can rosehip for that, too.
Rosehip is already an ingredient in a lot of moisturizers, but you can add your own rosehip oil to an unscented moisturizer. It’s more potent on its own, but it’ll benefit you either way.
You can use rosehip twice a day with just a few drops in the morning and evening. It’s a low-risk ingredient, but you should spot test it on a patch of your skin before using it on your whole face. That way, you’ll know whether you have an allergy or irritation before you go all in.
Where Else Can You Find It?
Rosehip isn’t just an oil. You can take it as a supplement in pill form, and that way it will benefit your insides, too!
If you’re a tea fan, you’ve probably heard of (or already drink) rosehip tea. Maybe you like it for the flavor alone, but some people use it to help with chronic digestive conditions, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. That said, if you do have a chronic condition, talk to a doctor before you try it. At Keshoume, we focus on beauty advice, and we’re not medical experts.
The way you use rosehip depends on the benefits you want from it. If you want to start improving your skin, start with rosehip and watch it work its magic!
Sarah Wood - February 15, 2021
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