For the longest time I have had issues with my “adult” skin. You would think this crap would change as we get older, but it doesn’t. So aside from bills and jobs and kids, I have to worry about aging skin too, fantastic.
A few months ago I started getting into oils. My medicine cabinet has sort of become a hippie hideaway. I have all sorts of essential oils and a few other organic oils for cleansing, moisturizer, and hair treatments. My husband wonders why his stuff keeps getting bumped from the cabinet and onto his side of the sink. It takes a lot to look this adorable!
But aside from my gratuitous self inflicted compliments, I’m serious on the oil front. For years and years everyone was so worried about oils on their skin because someone somewhere once said “Oil=Oily” and it’s just simply not true. The problem with oils in skincare products, is usually it’s synthetic oils, or filler oils, meaning not ones that are actually beneficial to your skin. Here’s a little something to think about…
Your skin NEEDS oil. It craves it. If you aren’t feeding it with the good stuff, it is going to create it’s own. Sometimes you might just be a lucky one to have a nice balance to natural dryness to natural oil, but that is the exception, not the rule. The more oil you give it, the less natural oil (the kind that can lead to acne) it will produce. And this changes, your entire life. So what worked last year, might not work next year. So make sure you’re taking care of your skin!
By far my favorite oil in my collection is my Rosehip Seed Oil. I use it for everything and I love it! Some people will swear by coconut oil, or argan oil, and I love those too, but for my skincare routine, Rosehip Seed Oil is where it’s at. It doesn’t hurt that Miranda Kerr swears by it, she’s a model, and it’s her literal job to look good.
FACTS ABOUT ROSEHIP SEED OIL
- Rosehip Oil is a pressed seed oil, extracted from the seeds of a wild rose bush in the southern Andes.
- Rose hip seed oil is high in the essential fatty acids: linoleic acid or omega-6, and linolenic acid or omega-3.
- The oil contains provitamin A, and tretinoin, a vitamin A acid that retinol converts to.
BENEFITS OF ROSEHIP SEED OIL
- It is commonly used for a variety of skin conditions, including dermatitis, acne and eczema.
- Helps treat fine lines and wrinkles in mature skin.
- Corrects UV damage in sun burnt skin.
- Helps heal scaring and dark spots.
- Moisturizes the skin and can help diminish the appearance of scars & stretch marks.
ROSEHIP SEED OIL IN MY BEAUTY ROUTINE
I used to really struggle with my skincare. There are so many options out there, and it can be really overwhelming. I wasn’t ready to shell out hundreds of dollars on something that might not work for me, so I sort of just hung in skincare limbo for a long time. I tried a lot of samples of things, and never really felt comfortable with any of them. When I tried oils, I knew that I had found something that was going to work very well for me. They have become a huge part of my beauty regimen. For my daily routine, I use Rosehip Seed oil in a variety of ways. The smell is very natural and earthy and almost smells like toasted sesame oil to me, this is because it is 100% cold pressed and organic, leaving all the benefits intact.
I actually stumbled upon this on accident. I wear a lot of black eye makeup products. Liquid liner, and a few coats of mascara can make me look like a long last member of KISS when I step out of the shower. I had misplaced my normal makeup remover and decided, “It’s oil, why wouldn’t it remove it?” I had used coconut oil in the past, but Rosehip Seed Oil replaces it now as best makeup remover ever. Not only did my makeup come off like a breeze, but it didn’t burn and it actually helped my skin!
The way I use it the most, is as my nighttime moisturizing treatment. After cleansing my face, and applying any sort of treatments, I rub a few drops of it in my hands, and massage it all over my face, making sure I get it on my neck and decollete. The first couple times I did it, going to bed with an “oily face” seemed odd to me, but after a few minutes it’s absorbed into my skin and feels normal. It helps with my dry areas and patchy spots, and has made applying makeup in the morning so much easier!
I polish my nails and wear overlays a lot, so my nails take quite a beating. I use Rosehip Oil as a nail treatment, because it helps dry cuticles and brittle nails. A pply a drop on each nail and massage into my nail beds, cuticles and finger tips. It’s been a huge help!
I can’t use the oil on my face during the day, it would melt all my makeup right off! But I do add a few drops into my daily body lotion and rub it into my skin. It helps me stay hydrated and moisturized and I’ve even noticed the small bumps and dry patches almost completely disappear! It’s great on cracked heels as well, with an intense foot cream in some moisturizing socks!
For a quick and easy treatment for frizzy, fuzzy, crunchy damaged ends, a few drops rubbed into dry hair helps immensely! It can also be used as a blow dry aid on wet hair as it will penetrate the hair cuticle, forcing water out and actually helping to cut drying time, while also imparting benefits and shine!
WHERE TO BUY IT
The brand of Rosehip Seed Oil I use is by one of my favorite natural and organic line out of Florida, called InstaNatural. There are other skincare lines that have it as well, but I personally recommend and use InstaNatural. Their products are affordable and very high quality and they sell all of their products online on Amazon. They also have an amazing Argan Oil as well, among many other wonderful products my skin adores.
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Have you tried Rosehip Seed Oil? What did you think?
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