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rosehip oil in a skincare routine

When Should I Use Rosehip Oil (In Skincare Routine)?

I have to admit I only started to use rosehip oil recently. But it quickly became one of the crucial ingredients in my skincare routine. I would often use it daily since it proved to be extremely useful in helping my skin recover and heal. But what is the right time to use it, in other words, when you should use rosehip oil in your skincare routine?

You can apply rosehip oil up to twice a day, and as for its place in your skincare rotation, I usually put it in third place – right after cleansed and a toner. Alternatively, you can apply a moisturizer right after your toner, but since organic rosehip oil is a natural, fast absorbing moisturizer, you don’t have to.

when to use rosehip oil in a skincare routine

And, if you are a woman, it goes without saying you should apply it before putting on your makeup.

When to Use Rosehip Oil in Skincare Routine?

Rosehip oil is one of those products that you can use in many ways. My recommendation is to use it for the "basic" care of facial and body skin, although you can easily mix them with other products, like moisturizer and foundation. So, use it for cleaning and hydrating, although I tried it as a make-up remover, and it worked. I have to mention it was a daily make-up. For evening make-ups, however, use products for that purpose.

So, after a regular morning wash, apply and rub several drops of rosehip oil on damp skin. A light massage will stimulate the circulation, and therefore all the processes that will bring back shine and youth to your skin. You can repeat the procedure in the evening, before bedtime, so that the nutrients from the oil can work overnight.

Besides the daily skin treatments, you can use this product as needed. For example, after you got redness and light burns after prolonged exposure to the sun. Also, I use a few drops of rosehip oil every time I feel that my elbows are rough or my mouth is dry. Active components of this product return moisture to the surface layers of the skin in short notice.

What Does Rosehip Oil Do For Your Skin?

Proper and regular skin care is essential for women of every age. Once you have established a routine, with the right products, you know you're doing something good for your skin. So I decided to give the rosehip oil a chance, given the many benefits it supposes to have. Another great thing is that this oil fits almost all skin types since it’s not known as comedogenic, and you can apply it without fear of irritation, clogged pores, too oily skin, etc.

Bye Bye Wrinkles

The first step in doing something good for your skin health is turning to natural cosmetics. The rosehip oil is an "elixir of youth," because it has proven to reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin. This product abounds in vitamin A, which alleviates the first signs of aging.

I started applying the rosehip oil as soon as I turned 30, i.e., as soon as observed some minor facial changes, like smile lines. Better safe than sorry. Vitamin A found in this oil acts on the surface layer of the skin, but also restores the cellular structure of its deeper layers, making small wrinkles even less visible. This will provide your face with a fresh and youthful glow, even after a long-lasting wearing of heavy make-up.

Skin Regeneration

Rosehip oil is an excellent thing if you have visible stains and scars on your skin. It contains vitamin C, which is known as the natural stimulant of collagen production. This contributes to the decrease of the already mentioned smile lines and deeper wrinkles, but also the regeneration of damaged skin.

After several days of using this oil as a cleanser and moisturizer, I noticed that my skin is much firmer and tighter in some places. Vitamin A can also contribute to equalizing your complexion, especially if you have visible scars from the pimples or acne.

After several months of regular use of rosehip oil, you will probably notice that the stains remaining in the places of former acne are no longer so visible. Scars also become less noticeable thanks to Omega 3 fatty acids that accelerate skin regeneration after injury. The damaged skin balances its hydration, which speeds up its recovery.

Calming Skin Disorders   

Our skin is the first line of defense. It is most exposed to harmful external influences, and inflammation often occurs in it. Therefore, people with sensitive skin are prone to disorders like eczema, redness, and irritation.

Rosehip oil has anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to the healthy fatty acids it contains. These are an excellent source of antioxidants, and beta-carotene is particularly beneficial. It encourages the creation of new skin cells, which will replace those "damaged" ones.

If you, like me, are often exposed to dry air and sun rays, you know how your skin "suffers" and ages faster because of all these harmful particles (free radicals). Tocopherols, another powerful group of antioxidants from rosehip oil, protect the skin from oxidative stress that free radicals cause.

How Do You Use Rosehip Seed Oil?

When we say rosehip oil, it can be pretty confusing. There are several ways in which this product can be obtained, either from fruit or rosehip seed. The oil obtained from seed is difficult to extract, so it is a valuable component in the cosmetics industry. It is considerably more concentrated than the one got from the entire rosehip.

The amount of unsaturated fatty acids in it is significant. These macronutrients are in charge to keep our skin healthy. The oil is used to regenerate and rejuvenate the skin. Its direct application on scars, burns, stretch marks or the consequences of hyperpigmentation  will make these skin disorders less visible shortly after you start to use this product on a daily basis.

This oil is quite refreshing to my skin, which is usually dry. It quickly absorbs and doesn't leave it greasy and sticky. It is great to use it on the eye area, which is thin and sensitive, especially if fine wrinkles are already visible.

Rosehip Oil before or after Moisturizer?

Women tend to exaggerate with using skin care products. We need nothing much than a couple of quality products. For getting the most out of rosehip oil, its proper use is essential. Whatever purpose you use it, you will certainly not make a mistake, but do you know how to use it best way?

Experience and practice show that most people will benefit from rosehip oil when you apply it after moisturizers. But it is not a mistake if you use it directly on wet skin. It often depends on the skin type. If you have oily or combined skin, you should use rosehip oil as the final touch, since its components will create a protective coating on the surface. That will allow all ingredients to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, and do their magic.

Igor Marcikic

I've struggled with acne and oily skin for the better part of my life. Along the way, I've picked up some valuable information, tips, and tricks, which helped me manage my "situation." This website is a way of giving back and trying to help others like me! Enjoy your stay, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

    • I’d advise against chugging or sipping rosehip oil 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to comment Elaine.

      Best regards,

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