The skincare world is buzzing with new trends… but we’re not complaining! The latest entrant is an essential oil that every skincare-obsessed girl is going to love. And the best part about it is that it is a sure-shot treatment for your biggest skin woe. ACNE! Yes, you read that right. It’s a gift from the earth and it is called rosehip oil!
Surprisingly, rosehip oil is popular amongst native Americans and ancient Egyptians, and they’ve been using it for centuries now. Its incredible healing powers are what make this oil a go-to solution for many skin concerns. Rosehip oil is extracted from the seeds of wild rose bushes. This pressed oil is packed with antioxidants, skin-nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids. So, the next time you spot acne on your face, ditch over-the-counter prescriptions as well as spot treatments that are full of harsh chemicals for a natural alternative: rosehip oil.
How does rosehip oil treat acne?
From irregular pigmentation to collagen production and acne-related inflammation, this powerhouse ingredient is just what your skin needs. Rosehip being a natural source of Vitamin C and a potent antioxidant, helps encourage the regeneration of skin cells, minimises the appearance of acne scars and other areas of hyperpigmentation.
Rosehip is a miracle ingredient for all those who are struggling to treat acne and acne scars. It contains high amounts of linoleic acid and low amounts of oleic acid. If you have acne-prone skin, then your skin surface lipids are composed of oleic acid and lack linoleic acid. The lower levels of linoleic acid alter the skin’s natural sebum production, resulting in thick, sticky sebum that not only clogs pores, but also causes your skin to break out. Rosehip oil can help boost your linoleic acid levels and regulate sebum production, ultimately minimising breakouts.
How to use rosehip oil for acne?
Unlike a few other essential oils, it is absolutely safe to apply rosehip oil directly onto the skin without any dilution. However, we suggest you do a patch test on your wrist before going over with it on your face. Just pour two to three drops of rosehip oil onto your palms, rub your palms together and massage the oil onto the affected areas of your face. If you don’t want your entire face to look oily, then simply dab some oil on the acne spots.
Rosehip oil is safe for all skin types—dry, oily and combination. Just because you have oily skin, does not mean you should steer clear of face oils altogether. In fact, essential oils like rosehip act as an astringent, drying up natural oils and minimising the appearance of pores.